Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July to you and your goldens!

While it’s fun to have your pup outside enjoying the celebration – please, please, please be careful and keep your dogs inside during the fireworks show! Even the calmest of dogs can bet spooked and run away from the sound of fireworks (sadly, we learned this lesson the hard way – read about our scary experience here). July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters!

Have a wonderful celebration everyone! God bless America and those who have served and continue to serve to protect our freedom!

 

Bring your pup to work

Companies allowing employees to bring their dogs to work is becoming increasingly popular -for a good reason. Studies show that having a dog in your office reduces stress, improves productivity, and can lead to more social, fun meetings with your clients.

Since both Brad and I work from home (when we are not out and about for sales calls or meetings), we are blessed to work on our computers with a pup under our desk. As a matter of fact, Roxy is taking her mid-morning nap on my feet as I’m typing this..

The official “Take Your Dog To Work Day” is TODAY – June 22nd! There is even a fun website where you can share photos and tips – check it out!

Does your company allow you to bring your dog to work? If not, you should share this posting with your boss. Even President Gerald Ford worked with his Goldens in the oval office! 🙂

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

Wanted to wish you and your pups a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!! We hope you enjoy the day doing what you enjoy most with your family, friends, and puppy dogs.

Please take time to remember why we celebrate this day – and to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country’s freedom, as well as all those who have served and continue to serve. We are the land of the free because of the brave!

This is one of our all-time favorite YouTube videos – of a Golden reuniting with her mom after a long deployment in Afghanistan. Warning: this will bring tears to your eyes – so have a tissue handy!

An American Idol Golden!!

I looooooove American Idol. I look forward to it every Wednesday night! A couple of weeks ago I was so excited to learn that contestant Hollie Cavanagh has a Golden Retriever – and made sure to include him in her videos from home. Hollie has such a cute British accent – it was hard for me to understand what this beautiful pup’s name is (if you know it – please share!!). But nonetheless, he’s adorable!!

On top of Hollie being a Golden Retriever lover – she is also incredibly talented. Such a powerful voice comes out of her petite frame! I remember her from last season being so shy and timid yet having such a beautiful voice (she was eliminated before the final 24 were announced). Awesome that she came back and auditioned this year, and is now in the final 7!!

So, if you’re home tonight tune into American Idol and be sure to vote for Hollie. Although I’m sure her pup misses her dearly and would love to have her home – he’d much rather her continue on the show 🙂 Hollie I’m sure we’d all love to know – does your golden recognize you on television?

Roxy finds her golden quite handsome 🙂 She couldn’t take her eyes off the screen!

 

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter golden lovers! I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!

This morning the Easter Bunny came to our house and hid little peanut butter treats all over the backyard! Needless to say, the dogs had a great time finding them all. It’s pretty impressive how powerful their sense of smell is! Not a single treat went undiscovered – and some were very well hidden!

Enjoy the rest of this wonderful day! Here are some fun photos to make you smile 🙂

Wednesday Friendsday – Summer

Meet Summer – our Wednesday Friendsday featured golden! What a beautiful brown-eyed girl she is!

Summer is a gorgeous 8 month old Golden who lives in Klang, Malaysia! (I love that golden lovers from across the world can connect with one another!!) Summer was a birthday gift to her dog mom, Hamae, from her husband. Coincidentally, Summer was born on the day Hamae and her husband were married! Summer was just destined to be a part of their family. 🙂

Summer’s favorite treats are carrots and green apples – what a healthy puppy!

When she’s not cuddling with Hamae and her husband, she loves to play fetch with a ball. Summer also enjoys to travel! Car rides are her favorite!

Thank you Hamae for sharing these wonderful photos of Summer with us! I love this pic of the three of you – what a happy pup she is to have such awesome parents!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Wanted to wish you all and your goldens a Happy St. Patricks Day! I’m sure you’re all feeling luckier than ever that you’ve got a beautiful golden to love. Pot o’ gold? No – I’ll take a paw o’ golden 🙂

I found this adorable photo on the web.. this is 10 year old Lucky! Perfect name for his awesome outfit!

And meet PangPang! A Golden rescued thanks to the team at Project Taiwan Looks like this pup found her pot o’ gold with a loving home!

I can’t help but think Quincey has strong Irish roots with his beautiful rich red coat. In fact, Golden Retrievers came from breeding the Irish Setter with other various breeds, and it’s roots go back to starting in nearby Scotland in the mid eighteenth century (a little bit of history I pulled from Wikipedia!)

Well, to have Quincey join in the celebration of his heritage – we let him lick our Guinness pint glasses clean 🙂

Happy St. Patricks Day everyone!

 

 

Wednesday Friendsday – Radar

Happy Wednesday Friensday everyone – meet Radar!

Radar is not your ordinary dog for so many reasons! He helps his owner, Ali, out with her homework:

Radar licks the leftover milk from Ali’s cereal in the morning:

He loves the water (and even has his own pair of doggles!):

And Radar can even open the front door all by himself! I’ll bet the UPS man loves that 🙂

When Ali unfortunately had to be in the hospital for a week, she had this green blanket with her. Radar missed her so much that when she brought it back home it became his favorite blanket – he carries it around everywhere with him!

Thank you Ali for sharing these wonderful photos of Radar with us! He looks like an incredible dog – and what an adorable puppy he was!! (and still is!)

 

Love Your Pet Day Photos

Wanted to share some of the great photos we received from Love Your Pet Day!  There are a lot of lucky pups out there – thanks for sharing everyone!

Caryl & George

Jenny & Bentley

Jenn & Beau

 

Today is also Fat Tuesday!! Laissez les bon temps rouler! Quincey wore some beads to celebrate the occasion

But then – Roxy flashed Quincey, so he gave them to her 🙂

 

 

Love Your Pet Day

Just heard that today is “Love Your Pet Day” – isn’t every day that? 🙂

Maybe today you can do just a little extra pampering for your pet.. An extra 5 minutes of belly scratching? Homemade dog biscuits? A trip to their favorite park?

Or even better, maybe today you can show your love for the pets that still have yet to find their forever home by donating to the ASPCA , your local Humane Society or Golden Rescue organization.

We’d love for everyone to share their favorite pics of them and their loved pet on our facebook fan page! We’ll include them in tomorrow’s Post-Love Your Pet Day blog post. Here’s one of our facebook fans, Jane, and her two beautiful Goldens that she rescued!