Golden Retriever rocks the keyboard in a Walk off the Earth Christmas video

The awesome Canadian group Walk off the Earth, who became popular on YouTube for doing some really cool cover songs I.e. Somebody that I used to Know (Gotye – 5 peeps, 1 guitar) released this video on YouTube last Christmas.  As a Canadian, I can say if you haven’t heard of this group, hopefully you will soon! (Actually, you have now!)

It’s The Little Drummer Boy, performed by the group, accompanied by a golden retriever on the keyboards, a husky on “percussion” and what looks like a shepherd mix..(anyone?) who stole the show on the cello! (ish like instrument)

You can also view the behind the scenes video here, which, sadly, doesn’t include much about the doggies…

It may be worth your while to subscribe to their YouTube channel here – WalkofftheEarth

Help Wanted…What the Heck!? Calling all Golden Experts/Lovers/Owners

As you can see, lately my blog has been lacking.  I am under the weather, and don’t want go go into detail, but calling on my golden readers to submit some ideas, guest posts, videos, etc.

Example:  I recently posted a question on Facebook from one of my followers:

My beautiful girl, Addy Mae , is obsessed with tennis balls. I am sure many of you can relate. I am trying to find a GOOD puzzle toy or any mind stimulating, challenging toys that use tennis balls. I am asking here because I would like some ideas from other golden parents. Thank you in advance for your help.”

I would love some video/photo submissions on how to play this game..in the form of a blog post.  I would give total credit to you and your website of choice!

Golden Retriever of the Month has gone by the wayside…due to lack of submissions, not my lack of choices..I was beginning to feel like a stalker. (although, that’s admittedly what I am, a golden stalker!)  I recently received a beautiful submission, but before I posted it, that golden has crossed the rainbow bridge from cancer.  RIP Winnie. (Please check out  (like)  @TeamGoldenOldies on Facebook!)

Winston "Winnie" enjoying his last days with love from www.facebook.com/TeamGoldenOldies

Winston “Winnie” enjoying his last days with love from www.facebook.com/TeamGoldenOldies

I have some great ideas for blog posts, but cant seem to get them from head to blog right now.  I want to keep this blog going!

I am looking for golden experts in show, field, agility, obedience, etc to submit some original posts.  I would also love great rescue stories, service dog stories, etc about golden retrievers.  I do have a decent amount of followers and continue to climb the ranks in Google.  (Over two years, slow and steady wins the race.)

I haven’t lost my passion for goldens, and read my Google alerts daily, and my emails, tweets, and when I can, Facebook and Instagram.  I just haven’t been able to post.  I apologize that I didn’t get my post on adopting a senior golden retriever done in time for the end of November.  Next year….I have some amazing photos that have already been submitted.

I miss so many of my WordPress friends, as I find it hard to access my reader now, but try my best to keep up.

Thanks to all who have stuck with me, more golden stuff soon!

Shannon

Golden Retriever Rescued After Head Stuck In Cat House

Medford, NY – Yep, you read that right.  Friday morning, Suffolk County Police received a call after golden retriever Buddy got a little too curious for his own good and got his head stuck in a…cat house?  I wasn’t even aware these existed.

Photo:  Suffolk County PD

Photo: Suffolk County PD

Police freed Buddy with hammers and crow bars.  According to an article from CBSNewYork there was no comment from the cat.  Thanks to officers Stephen Lukas and Martin Gill, and Sgt Kit Gabrielsen.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2835357/Curiosity-nearly-killed-dog-Police-officers-rescue-dog-cat-house-head-got-STUCK-entrance.html#ixzz3J7c1WTQD
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Golden Retriever Helps Raise African Wild Dogs

A video just posted by The Oklahoma City Zoo shows a golden retriever named Lilly nursing some african wild dogs. Their mother had been determined to be unfit to care for the litter.

Photo:  OKCZoo.com

Photo: OKCZoo.com

Lilly recently gave birth to a puppy of her own, which is being raised with the others. She is also a retired search and rescue dog. Well done Lilly!!!

Full story from the zoo here:  Golden Retriever becomes Surrogate Mother to a litter of endangered African Wild Dogs Born at the Oklahoma City Zoo