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.

image

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 ….

image

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.

image

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

image

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.

 

 

Dancing Golden Retriever Wows Judges on America’s Got Talent

58 year old Jose Fuentes and his dancing golden retriever Carrie have been performing since at least 2007.  They have made appearances on shows around the world, including France’s Got Talent and David Letterman.

This YouTube video, entitled “Dancing Merengue Dog” has received over 19 million views.  It was uploaded in August of 2010.

They recently auditioned for this season of America’s Got Talent and the show aired on May 31, 2016.  Here’s the full clip:

They managed to get 3 yeses from the judges, which means they move on to the next round.  I wonder what else they can do?

Once Simon was done laughing, he said it was “Incredible” and he wished his dog could do that.  He voted yes.  Heidi said she liked it for the first 15 seconds…and gave a “no”.

Jose and Carrie on AGT, photo: NBC/Trae Patton

Jose and Carrie on AGT, photo: NBC/Trae Patton

Mel B said she  “loved it” (yes) and Howie did the dramatic pause, before he gave the third “yes”

Carrie throws up her front paws with joy!

After the duo left the stage (Carrie danced off with host Nick Cannon) Simon said “I actually think the dog liked dancing”

Carrie appears to be enjoying herself, and the routine, to the song Shake Senora, is under 2 minutes, but there are some comments on the videos about her hips.  I’m curious what experts would say.

Do you think this is bad for the dog?

 

Golden Retriever with 46 lb Tumor Abandoned On Beach

Last month, animal control officer Valarie Schomburg found a lopsided golden retriever wandering alone in the Newport Beach area..  It turns out the dog had been abandoned, probably due to the large mass on his right side.

Photo: Newport Beach Police Dept.

Photo: Newport Beach Police Dept.

“Everybody who has seen him has kind of taken up a [sigh] ‘Oh, my Lord.’ But the whole time, he’s trying to give you kisses and wagging his tail and so that kept us going for the time until we can make a decision,”  said Valerie in an article from CBS Los Angeles.

Valarie, too, fell in love with the sweet, affectionate canine and with some financial assistance and a local vet, managed to have the tumor removed.  It has been 6 days since the operation, and Henry now weighs a 78 lbs.

According to the article from  CBS Los Angeles, after a few weeks of healing, Henry will be ready to find his new forever home.

Please contact the Newport Beach Animal Shelter at 949-644-3656 for details.

If you or someone you know is having trouble with veterinary bills, here is a link with some places you may be able to find some assistance:  Having Trouble Affording Veterinary Care?  – HSUS

Golden Video of the Week -Golden Retriever Wont Go Through Open Door

Poor Buddy.  According to his owner, Brittany, Buddy bumped his head once when the patio door was closed and it took him a few weeks to build up enough trust to walk through the door again.

  • image

The struggle is real!  Must watch till the end!

Bretagne, The last known surviving 9/11 dog, has died

Bretagne, the last known surviving canine hero who searched the rubble of ground zero after the 9/11 tragedy on September 11, 2001, has crossed the rainbow bridge.  She was a 16 year old golden retriever.

photo: Today.com

photo: Today.com

When Denise Corliss, Bretagne’s (pronounced Brittany) owner and handler noticed earlier this week that Bretagne wasn’t eating, she knew something wasn’t right.  Eating was her favorite thing.  Sunday night she wouldn’t settle unless she was right by Denise’s side.

Continue reading