Does this Golden Retriever Doing A Trick Upset You?

I shared this video on the Facebook page a few hours ago and it appears this video makes some readers upset.

There was an angry face reaction almost immediately, and a bit of a war in the comments section.  I think most people just saw it for wat it was, simply a dog doing a trick.

Funny, because you don’t hear about it when a dog balances a treat or other object, but I suspect it’s the fact that it is beer in the glass.

This is River, and the video is being taken at Sycamore Brewing in North Carolina. River’s owner says he likes to balance all sorts of things on his head, from pizza to jenga pieces.

Can I just say..please find something serious to get upset over…..  This dog is having the time of his life.

Full article from The Daily Mail here.

Golden Retriever Slippers from BunnySlippers.com – Review

After much anticipation, I received my golden retriever slippers the other day from Bunnyslippers.com.

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Golden Retriever Slipper $34.95

In exchange for a pair of these gorgeous slippers, I was asked to write a blog post review.

The slippers are nice and large for my size 9 feet, have anti-slip soles and a very soft cushioning… and Tucker kind of likes them too!  He chases my feet around the house when I’m wearing them, thinks they are his stuffy when I’m not…

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The slippers come in two shades, the lighter shade, which is called the yellow labrador slipper, and the darker reddish, which is the golden retriever.  I chose the yellow labrador slipper, as it is closer to Tucker’s coloring.

Yellow Labrador Slipper $34.95

Yellow Labrador Slipper $34.95

The slippers are one size fits all, and fit very large. Foot measures 11″.  They also have other breeds available, such as Pug, Bishon Frise, Boston Terrier, Bulldog, Dachshund, German Shepherd and more.

Thank you so much to Bunnyslippers.com for the fuzzy slippers.

Please visit their website to purchase your own pair!

 

Photo Contest Winners International Golden Retriever Day

After much deliberating, the winner of the contest is…

Photo: Instagram @house_bears

Photo: Instagram @house_bears

Ball?  What ball?  I’m so gorgeous.   Hi”

Congratulations Jennifer!

Some honourable mentions to

Photo: Jenna Johannessen Lavaliere/Facebook

Photo: Jenna Johannessen Lavaliere/Facebook

Photo: Instagram @krista_and_bo

Photo: Instagram @krista_and_bo

And our Instagram winner…

Photo: Instagram @raisingmaisie

Photo: Instagram @raisingmaisie

Thanks for sharing your photos, I loved them all!

A (very brief) history of International Golden Retriever Day

International Golden Retriever Day began in 2012 from a fellow golden retriever blogger, Kristen,from Iheartgoldenretrievers.com.  Why wouldn’t there be a day to celebrate the best breed in the world?

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Photo: Instagram @house_bears

The Daily Golden got on board the following year and it has since very slowly gained steam.

What country will you be celebrating from?  And what will you be doing to celebrate/spoil your golden(s) !!  Share in the comments!

Golden Retriever Saves Owner’s Life on New Year’s Eve

A Northern Michigan man, known only as “Bob” is lucky to be alive thanks to his golden retriever Kelsey.

Kelsey and Bob (CBS News)

Kelsey and Bob (CBS News)

This past New Year’s Eve around 1030 pm, Bob went out to the shed in his housecoat and slippers to grab some firewood.  He slipped and fell, breaking his back.  He yelled for help but his nearest neighbor is a quarter mile away.  Kelsey came and laid on Bob and licked his face to keep him awake.

Kelsey’s barking alerted Bob’s neighbor the next day, after almost 20 hours.  CBS News reports a statement provided by McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital, Bob says:

She kept me warm and alert.  I knew I had to persevere through this and that it was my choice to stay alive

Bob is being treated at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and is on the road to recovery.  He thanks Kelsey that he didn’t suffer any frostbite.

Full story from CBS News here.

This golden retriever singing along to the piano will make your day

This is Oscar.  He can’t seem to help himself when his human starts to play “The Prayer”.

And here’s an encore…check out the audience member in the background…

We can’t wait till Oscar learns some more songs…so far he only chooses to sing to this one.

Any ideas what song might make Oscar sing?  I suggest “Memory”….like from Cats.

 

Tucker’s Special Delivery – Custom Hand made Leather Collar – IQ Studio – Review

A gorgeous custom made collar arrived in the mail for Tucker today!  We were selected by IQ Studio to write an honest review of their leather collars hand made in Oklahoma, U.S.A.

Angie is a leather artisan and entrepreneur.   She owns 3 German shepherds, Pixie, Nala and Sawyer who are her inspiration. Each collar is designed in their studio with the utmost care.

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Photo of Angie’s Studio – IQ Studio

I must say I was honored and anticipated the arrival of our special delivery.  Delivery was super fast and nothing beats the smell of real leather.  It’s a must have wardrobe piece for any dog, really…!

Here is Tucker modelling ….

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The collars and leashes will last the life of your dog and then some…and the more worn the better I say!  Each collar comes with a Buy it for Life Guarantee.

The hardware is brass and the leather is soft and sturdy.

They come in some beautiful colors that happen to compliment gold quite nicely. Tucker chose atomic blue.

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I was a bit concerned about the dye bleeding onto Tucker’s fur so I soaked the collar in lukewarm water for about 20 minutes.  There was some blue dye in the water.  I mentioned this to Angie, who is going to discontinue sending out some of the dyed collars until she can fix this problem.  I am going to try soaking the collar again to see if water will run clear.

For the girls, or the brave boys, you can get a flower on your personalized collar.  I really wanted the flower, in pink, but Tucker would have none of this….  Have another idea in mind?  let Angie know…

“We are constantly seeking new techniques to create a unique, durable, and comfortable collar for your pet. Check out our shop where you can find various collar designs. However, if you have something special in mind, contact us. We would love to work with you in creating your custom one of a kind leather collar.”

– Angie, IQ Studio

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Photo: IQ Studio

The online shopping experience was a pleasure, and the measuring chart is very simple and accurate.

The collars currently are on sale for $44 – $64 USD ($10 off)

For $50.00 you can also add a matching 1 inch 4 foot leash.   A custom designed leather collar and leash…how luxiourious!

Click HERE to check out IQ Studio and spoil your dog!

I am very happy with my IQ Studio collar and leash.  Thank you for considering The Daily Golden Angie!  Please email thedailygolden@gmail.com if you have a product for review.