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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 experienceย 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!

 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Mark your calendars for International Golden Retriever Day 2013!

Wow, what an incredible response we got yesterday! Since we had golden lovers from all across the globe join in on the fun – so we had to rename this joyous holiday to “International Golden Retriever Day” ๐Ÿ™‚

We cannot thank everyone enough for helping us spread the word!

Some fun highlights:

– Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast, and Golden Retriever lover, Shawn Johnson tweeted about the holiday on twitter!

Petco helped advertise this holiday on twitter

– Thousands of people across the world started to search “Golden Retriever Day” on the internet

– We received so many wonderful comments, photos and stories on this blog, our facebook fan page, and twitter account

Please join us in celebrating next year by RSVP’ing on facebook! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts in helping make this a success – and a now an internationally celebrated holiday!

Happy New Year!!

Just wanted to wish all of our readers and their pups a happy and healthy new year! Cheers to 2012!

Doesn’t Quincey look so dapper in his new years crown? ๐Ÿ™‚

12 Days of Christmas – Golden Gifts – Day 7

Now that we’ve given you some ideas on aย christmas stocking for your pup, here are some toy suggestions to fill it!

Golden Gift Suggestion #7: Chew Toys

If your goldens retrievers are like ours – they LOVE to chew. Sometime’s it’s difficult to find toys that will last them a while.. there’s nothing more frustrating than spending $15 on a new toy and having it destroyed within 5 minutes – and having tons of pieces to pick up all over your house! Here are our suggestions on some chew toys, for tough chewers, that make great stocking stuffers!

Nylabone Durable Dental Dinosaur Chew Toy – $4.34 – Amazon.com

How cute are these? I’ve never seen them before at my local pet store, so I was so excited to find them online! They also got terrific reviews. Roxy and Quincey can look forward to opening these Christmas morning!

KONG Classic – $7.21 – Amazon.com

Can’t go wrong with this toy. Maybe Santa can fill it with some peanut butter and a cookie?

Zanies Christmas Holiday Naught & Nice Tennis Ball Rope Toy – $3.50 – Amazon.com

How cute is this? Great deal, too!

Jax and Bones Good Karma Rope Toys Holiday Ring – $12.00 – Wag.com

Very festive – and great for tug-of-war!

Got any other ideas to share? Let us know!

12 Days of Christmas – Golden Gifts – Day 3

Golden Gift Suggestion #3 – Holiday Collars

When decorating your house for the holidays, why not add a little holiday flare to your pup? Check out these holiday dog collars that would look oh so fab on a golden!

SwankyPet.net – Holly Jolly Christmas Collar – $21.00

Be sure to view their other holiday collars here!

 

Foster & Smith – Luxury Dog Ruffs – $6.99

 

Martha Stewart Pets at PetSmart – Holiday Houndstooth Collar – $14.99

Woodin’ You shop on Etsy – Collars with Curb Appeal – Jingle Jangle – $16.00

BowWow Store on Etsy – Christmas Plaid Bow Tie – $30.00

12 Days of Christmas – Golden Gifts – Day 2

Golden Gift Suggestion #2: A Golden Retriever Calendar

Hard to believe it’s almost 2012! Every one needs a calendar to track those important dates – so why not have a golden’s smiling face there while you do it? Here are some calendars we love!

Rescue A Golden of Arizona “Hearts of Gold 2012” Calendar – $13.50

We love this calendar for many reasons. First, proceeds benefit Rescue a Golden of Arizona – so it’s a gift that also gives back. Also, there are adorable photos to enjoy! Most importantly, we like how each month features a Golden that was rescued, along stories from their adoption and the wonderful life they were given thanks to their adopter.

For The Love Of Golden Retrievers 2012 Calendar – Amazon.com – $14.99

Just Goldens 2012 Desk Calendar – Calendars.com – $13.99

365 full color golden photos! A new golden photo each day? Yes please!

Golden Retrievers 2012 – BrownTout Publishers – $13.99

12 Days Of Christmas – Golden Gifts

Happy December! Tis the season for giving, so we decided to create a i heart golden retriever’s gift guide! Looking for something special to put in your pup’s stocking? Want to give the golden lover in your life the perfect gift? We’ll be doing 12 posts this month featuring our favorite golden gifts!

Golden Gift #1 – Pet Christmas Stocking

Your golden is a member of your family – so it deserves his/her own stocking above the fireplace! Plus, it’s the perfect place for Santa to put all of your Golden’s Christmas Day presents! Here are some of our favorites..

Personalization Mall – Love Them Bones Embroidered Dog Stocking – $29.95

Personal Creations – Love My Cat, Love My Dog Stocking – $19.99

Plow & Hearth – Hooked Wool Personalized Dog Christmas Stockings – $29.95

Midnight Velvet – Personalized Pet Stocking – $34.99

For The Love of Dogs – Golden Retriever Needlepoint Stocking – $35.99

Do you have any other suggestions to share? Here’s what our fireplace looks like. We ordered our stockings through Personalization Mall a couple of years ago and love them! PS – Sorry there is not a pretty fire inside – it’s still too warm in AZ to light one!

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween everyone!!

Did you know that nearly 15% of American pet owners dress up their pets for Halloween? Brad and I are happy to be part of that population – check out our Superpups!

Roxy loves her costume..

We dressed the pups up last year as turtles! It was really hard to keep the headpiece on.. but worth every penny for the picture! Heroes in a half shell!

Always make sure your pet is safe in the costume you dress it in, and always supervise them while wearing it (and supervise them around that big bowl of chocolate candy for the trick-or-treaters!). The ASPCA website offers some great tips on Costume Tips for your Furry Friends.

Do you dress up your golden? Please share photos on our i heart golden retrievers Facebook Fan Page!

Here are some fun photos I found online of other Goldens in costume:

I think Halloween is Quincey & Roxy’s favorite holiday.. they love doorbells and children – so a great combination!

 

 

Happy Labor Day!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Labor Day! I hope you all took some time to relax and enjoy the day with your pups. Q-man and I had a nice afternoon floatin’ in the pool!