Okay so it’s in German, and a day early, but I stumbled upon this video and had to share it. This golden retriever is the star in movie clips from movies like Harry Potter, Star Wars and even Free Willy! Well done ApeCrime !
Denali is an 11 year old golden retriever from Ohio who graces the cover of many greeting cards. Denali’s owner, photographer Madalyn Ruggiero says he loves jumping up on the table and sits and waits to be adorned in the day’s costume. Some days, he’s not in the mood and she has to work around his schedule.
Madelyn and Denali have appeared in the local newspapers on many occasions, and even on the local news.
Denali loves peanut butter, doggie ice cream, and beef sticks. He doesn’t have a particular favorite toy, but is obsessed with snow and loves making snow angels. He sleeps in his mom’s room at night and isn’t afraid of fireworks or thunder.
Denali was recently diagnosed with nasal cancer. Madalyn explains:
“Last fall Denali started having lots of thick mucus coming out of his nose.. I took him almost every other week to the doctor. In the end of October the mucus turned into blood and that scared me. My doctor recommended I take him for a biopsy. I took him to Michigan State Vet School for a biopsy. Denali had some problems during the biopsy and was loosing a lot of blood. After they got him stabilized they found out he had cancer. The tumor in his noses was blocking air-flow completely on one side and was starting to go to the other. A friend suggested I take Denali to Ohio State University Vet Medical center and that’s where I met Dr Cheryl London. She’s a well know oncologist who was doing a nasal cancer study. Thankfully, she gave me hope and Denali is has been enrolled in the program since last November.“
Denali has a new little brother named Sir Wilbur who has given him a new zest for life.
Together they are making some pretty cool greeting cards and living the life! Did I mention they like watermelon?
and car rides?
You can check out their Blog or Facebook Page to follow their story. I urge you to help out this golden-loving artist by purchasing a card or two. They are very reasonable and you will have them on hand for that last minute occasion!
Here are my cards that I received from Madalyn. (who needs to show me how to take a decent picture!)
One thing is for sure – Madalyn has found her true calling with her “subjects” and is getting double golden love at the same time. I wish her and the boys the best of luck. Belly rubs and kisses to Denali and Sir Wilbur.
The LCC K9 Comfort Dogs are once again called to action in Moore, Oklahoma after a tornado devastated the community, and the casualties are still climbing. It is really kind of sad having to post so often on their appearences at the tragedies occurring for my neighbours to the South. They are in my thoughts and prayers. Ruthie, Barnabas, Kye, Bekah, Zeke and Lila are on their way in this photo from their Facebook page. Please click here to donate to their efforts.
Another golden retriever is part of the rescue and recovery efforts. Chief and his handler Andrew Pitcher from Nebraska Task Force 1 are part of a group of 8 teams searching for survivors in the destruction.
Chief was rescued from Roice Hurst Humane Society in Clinton, CO. His guardians are Barbara Phelps and Michael Walker. Chief was named after gardener Mike McGroarty from Mike’s Backyard Nursery. His nickname was “Chief”
Here is an amazing article from Search Dog Foundation – whose slogan is “from rescued to rescuer”
I have to admit, Tucker has been more of a challenge than my previous dogs (except for a male alaskan malamute) He is very dominant and I am pretty good at keeping him in check. He has never shown aggression meeting another dog, and has never growled or snapped. I can take a raw beef bone from his hands and stick my hand in his food bowl. He hasn’t had a lot of exposure to young children, and when he did he approached them with a little too much “zest”
I managed to capture Tucker making his “killer face” tonight. (bared teeth, crinkled up nose) At first I thought it was cute and was trying to teach him to smile, but as you can see, he actually sort of snapped at my finger, even though he didn’t bite hard.
On our last visit to the vet, when the vet reached for Tucker’s head, he made this face. Needless to say, the vet immediately went for the muzzle. Tucker took it well, and it was removed before the end of the exam. I told him Tucker sometimes makes this face while we are playing. The vet set he couldn’t take the risk. I told him I didn’t blame him one bit. I think it had something to do with the high strung vet tech who tried to weigh Tucker and backed him in a corner and he peed on the scale. She continued to try and force him on the scale and you could tell he was avoiding the pee and not wanting to step in it. I eagerly offered to clean up the pee and told her he wouldn’t get on the scale like that. She shoved us into the exam room and told me we were “holding up progress” This made me both irate and embarrassed, and our visit had not started off on a good note. I’m not making excuses, but the place was literally packed and I think it was a bit much, even for Tucker. I ended up crying on the way home and thinking that I was a failure in terms of having an obedient, well trained dog. (When I have a treat in my hand Tucker is actually extremely smart and obedient!)
I am curious as to your thoughts golden experts! Is this a sign of aggression? If so, any suggestions on correcting this behavior?
Ahh golden retriever puppies. Here’s one loving his bath, courtesy of The Pet Collective.
My golden loves having baths. From what I read on other posts, some goldens don’t care for it at all. What does your golden think of the bath?
Portsmouth NH – Buckley the golden retriever was chosen from over 70 dogs auditioning for the role of Sandy this past Saturday for the Prescott Parks Art Festival production of “Annie”
The Prescott Park Arts Festival production of “Annie” will run June 28 through Aug. 25.
For landing the role, Buckley also received a year supply of dog food donated by the Canine Cupboard.
Congratulations Buckley and owner Jean Kane of Portsmouth.
This video is great and just wanted to share with all you dog lovers…
and for all you cat people, this video is absolutely brilliant, and I couldn’t resist sharing.
Just for fun..enjoy!
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