Win a PupBox! Summer Puppy Photo Contest

It’s time for a contest!  Two of my favorite things…summer and puppies.  The Daily Golden is looking for your cutest summer puppy picture.Submit your best photo of your golden retriever puppy enjoying summer by July 25th for a chance to win a Pupbox delivered to your door.  (this contest is available to North American readers only)

TO ENTER:  Email photos to thedailygolden@gmail.com  Photos can be recent or old, but photo must be a puppy.  Enter as many photos as you like, but one photo per email please.  Photos will be shared if chosen so please indicate who credit belongs to. Photos must be your own.

The top 10 photos will be posted and you will be asked to vote fo your favourite photo.

WInner to be announced on August 15, 2017.  Stay tuned for adorable puppy pictures!!!

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Pupbox is a puppy subscription box that is customized to your puppy as he or she grows, and delivered to right to your door.  To receive a 10% discount use code DG10.

 

Sorry We’ve Been Away!

Hi everyone, thanks for sticking with my blog during this tumultuous year I have had.  Back to blogging soon, as I have my desktop computer back.

Tucker is doing well, a little too heavy, but spoiled as ever.  We are in the process of moving, but once I’m settled the blog will be back up and running.

Still always looking for products, stories, videos to blog about.  Send ideas, stories, etc to thedailygolden@gmail.com

Here’s a video I found on Buzzfeed Animals in the meantime.

Yours in Goldens,

Shannon and Tucker

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.