Golden Retrievers Cross Boston Marathon Finish Line In ‘Spencer’ Memorial

  • Several golden retrievers crossed the Boston Marathon finish line Sunday in honor of Spencer, the official Boston Marathon dog, and his niece Penny.
  • What started as a small group of golden retriever owners getting together to go on hikes grew into a community of friends.
  • When they learned of the passing of Spencer and Penny within weeks of each other, the group knew they wanted to do something.
  • “I think it’s a symbol of Massachusetts, but it’s also a symbol of strength and resilience. I think we’re all going through a time where we all need strength and resilience coming out of the pandemic. Opportunities to make people smile, whether it’s the day of or the day before, I think it’s a way to come together as a community,” said Elisha Bussiere, of Massachusetts Golden Meetups.
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