Golden Retriever of the Month – Harper Lee

Introducing Miss Harper Lee from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was named after the famous author of To Kill a Mockingbird.

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Harper Lee has an award winning blog “The K9 Harper Lee” that is written by her, she actually does the blog posts herself, really!

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In her blog she likes to share cool ideas, like recipes and stuff, tested by her of course!

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She is quite the princess, and her favorite color is purple.

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Harper Lee turns 5 on Monday, March 17 and is already celebrating.  Happy Birthday sweetie!

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One of her favorite times of the year, Mardi Gras!

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Another fun fact, Harper Lee has a miniature horse friend named Penny!

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Someone looks like they are spoiled with lots of stuffie toys..

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Even though she is a delicate princess, sometimes she likes to get a little crazy.

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HL loves to cheer on her favorite team with her humans.

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and help them out in the garden whenever possible

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Time for an adorable puppy picture!!!

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Harper Lee is also on Instagram. Here’s one of my favorites of her.

Do I smell rain? #goldenretriever

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You can also check her out on Twitter and Facebook !  Stop by and tell her The Daily Golden sent you.

The best lesson I get from Harper Lee’s blog? Always take time to stop and smell the roses!

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Golden Retriever of the Month – Troy!

This is Troy from Southern California. He is a 9 year old golden retriever that was found on Craigslist at the age of 6. The ad read: “5 year old Golden Retriever needs a home.. please call.” It had no photo, and no reason why. Troy went to his “furever home” that night with his new owner.

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Troy’s favorite treats are anything sweet potato or peanut butter! His human says “His favorite thing in the world to do is swim. I have to force him to stop or he would literally go for hours. He doesn’t even need anything to chase he just wants to swim, but his favorite thing to retrieve is definitely a stick

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Like most goldens, Troy likes to bring you things when you come home, or to company when they arrive – “One of Troy’s quirks I guess would be he HAS to put something in his mouth when I get home, or when someone comes over. His usual choice is the remote control that sits on the coffee table. If that’s not there he goes for a shoe, a water bottle, a dish towel, or anything he can find that isn’t an actual dog bone or toy.” (Tucker is the same way, thankfully he hasn’t tried it with the remote yet, its usually shoes or bones!)

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I discovered Troy through Instagram, and wanted to share a few photos of him at the permission of his owner. You can follow Troy on Instagram at @janellekayli and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nelle4

Here’s some pictures of Troy doing what he loves best, amazing Instagram photos I might add…

This is Troy. He isn't letting #cancer stop him #goldenretrievers #goldensofinstagram

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Back to the beach and my boy 💛 #goldenretriever #goldenlove #thedailygolden

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Unfortunately, “Troy was diagnosed with lymphoma Aug 2013. He went into remission after 6 chemo treatments. He still has 3 months left of chemo but so far so good. He’s had only positive reactions!” You can follow his updates or donate to his treatments here: http://www.gofundme.com/TTreatments

#k30day – silhouette. Troy in pV. #palosverdes #silhouette #ocean

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Despite all of this, Troy likes to live life to the fullest…

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Thankfully, Troy is in great hands! Wishing you all the best Troy and Janelle!

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Golden Retriever of the Month – Keisel!

The Daily Golden’s Golden Retriever of the Month is Keisel, from sunny Florida, who happens to be celebrating his first birthday today!  (all photos shared from Keisel’s Facebook Page with permission)  Stop by and tell him Happy Birthday!

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As you can see, things got a little crazy at the party…

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Keisel has some of the cutest puppy pictures!!!  Please forgive me for over sharing!puppy1cutestuffphone

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Ok, that’s enough!

Keisel lives close to his mom, and his brother Keegan, and often visits them.  This is (left) brother Keegan, Keisel, Mishca, and mom Miley.  What a good looking family!

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Keisel has already earned his CGC, and is no stranger to the show ring.  He is working towards his championship.showring

Two of Keisel’s favorite activities are chasing balls…

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and swimming, especially with his brother Keegan. (Keisel is the one in front!)

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This past weekend, Keisel got together with his mom and siblings to enjoy some beach time!  (left to right, Miley, Riley, Keisel and Keegan!)beachfamily

Keisel loves to snuggle everyone, and will fall asleep just about anywhere, even with a toy still in his mouth!

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Follow Keisel on his Facebook Page to check out more adorable photos and videos of this handsome boy as he grows! He is destined for greatness! Happy Birthday Keisel!

Golden Retrievers of the Month – Spencer and Penny

The Daily Golden usually has a Golden Retriever of the Month.  This month, I have selected two.  Spencer, 4 and his neice Penny, 1, live together with their cat Shelby in Holliston, Massachusetts.  Their day often includes a trip to their “human’s” office, a photography studio, where they are often forced into hard labor, posing for photographs…

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While Spencer is very calm and docile, Penny is quite the opposite, she is so excitable but she tries so hard to contain herself.  She often sits and almost vibrates.

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Photo: The Henry Studio

I have always admired the beautiful photos on Spencer and Penny’s Facebook page, but the night I saw the video of  them sitting on the stairs waving goodnight, I fell in love with these beautiful goldens!

IMG_9912Another one of my favorite things about this pair is the fact that the love to carry things in their mouths…even food!

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Their owner says  “They both love to carry things and on 90% of their walks they are carrying a frisbee, stick or ball. They both retrieve the mail, carry my lunch into the studio,  and bags of pastries from the coffee shop while I carry the coffees.  All I have to say is pick it up and point. Spencer knows his left from his right.  Penny brings things to the recycle bin and Spencer is trained to get his leash.  Both carry an umbrella on our walk if there is chance of rain (unopened of course)  They love every treat but carrots please them and me!  They both  get to clean the yogurt cup every morning as morning ritual and treat.”

A cute video of Spencer getting the mail….

Spencer and Penny’s owner says “Around lunch time every day Spencer grabs his frisbee and brings it to me and holds it in his mouth until I take him out to play.  Penny likes a big bouncy ball and although she does retrieve it, she prefers to run around with it in her mouth.”

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Penny loves every creature equally from humans to frogs.  Twice she has brought in a live frog and dropped it in our house much to my wife’s dismay.  She is very much in love with her cat friend Shelby.  She licks the cats head and cuddles with her constantly and of course an occasional chase that involves a 3 second tour of the entire house.  The cat loves it!”

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Spencer and Penny are from Massachusetts, so they like to demonstrate their love for Boston in many ways.

First, there was this beautiful photo posted on their Facebook page after the Boston Marathon tragedy..

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Photo: The Henry Studio

And they are also avid Red Socks fans!!  Go Sox!

After speaking with Spencer and Penny’s owner, I discovered that one the viral golden retriever photos I often come across belongs to him, and is a picture of Spencer holding a paper that says “I Will Love You Forever !!”

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Photo: The Henry Studio

Here’s the cool part!  The Henry Studio, (that’s S & P’s owner) offers mugs, calendars, mouse-pads etc with this print, as well as other beautiful prints of his dogs.  Check out their Etsy page AllsGolden

To see more beautiful photos and cute videos of these two, go “like” their Facebook page, and tell ’em The Daily Golden sent you! 🙂

Golden Retriever of the Month – “Riley”

Our golden retriever of the month for September, 2013 is Riley from Southern California.  He has is own Facebook page “The Adventures of Riley” that I very much enjoy.  Riley will be turning one year old on September 28th.

This sweet little guy’s favorite activity is to run and play with other dogs.  Riley’s human says “ Riley is the friendliest dog you’ll meet, but he won’t give you the time of day if you have a dog with you.  His only desire is to meet your dog, and then play with him.”

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The Adventures of Riley – Facebook

Riley likes his Chuckit toys, but couldn’t help himself when it came to the launcher…(Tucker’s looks the same way!)

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Facebook – The Adventures of Riley

His favorite toy is a stuffed giraffe.

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Facebook – The Adventures of Riley

He has his very own pool..

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Facebook – The Adventures of Riley

and gets to shop at Three Dog Bakery!

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Facebook – The Adventures of Riley

Riley has appointed himself neighborhood watch dog, and takes this job rather seriously..

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Facebook – The Adventures of Riley

Did I mention he makes the most adorable Christmas elf?

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Facebook – The Adventures of Riley

Here’s a puppy photo of Riley at 5 weeks old..

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Facebook – The Adventures of Riley

Thanks Riley, for being our “Golden of the Month”

Stop by his Facebook page and wish him a happy birthday, and tell him The Daily Golden sent you!

If you know a golden retriever who would make a good “Golden of the Month” email thedailygolden@gmail.com

Golden Retriever of the Month – Sugar!

Our Golden Retriever of the Month for August is Sugar!  Sugar turns 12 today!  She is a golden retriever from Illinois who is the star of her own website Sugar The Golden Retriever – GoldenWoofs.  This blog has been in the works since 2008.  It is one of the top golden retriever blogs on the net.

If you are a blogger, join Sugar’s Blog Hop Barkday Party.  There are even prizes to be won! Here’s the badge to add to your post:

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Sugar is the star of a children’s book called Sugar’s Furry Friend.  It’s about Sugar’s friendship with a backyard chipmunk, Fred.  Click here for details!

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One of my favorite things about Sugar’s website is the treat recipes!  “Tasty Tuesdays” are some of their more popular posts.  Probably because golden retrievers LOVE anything to do with food!

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Sugar’s favorite treat is BANANA!  Especially when it is stuffed in a Kong.  She can even balance them on her head!

Last year, Sugar lived in Hawaii.  It was the best time of her life.

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Sugar is famous for wearing her purple PAWS because of her allergies.  She explains it here.

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If you would like to wish Sugar a happy 12th barkday, please visit her Facebook Page or Twitter and tell her The Daily Golden sent you!

Happy Birthday Sugar!

Golden Retriever of the Month – “Barney”

Introducing “Barney” our Golden Retriever of the Month for July 2013.  Barney is 8 years old enjoys basking in the sun at his home in New Zealand.

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Barney was born in Wales and has done his share of travelling.  He even has his own passport!

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Barney loves the ocean and swimming.  And sticks!  Little ones….

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and big ones!
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Barney can often be seen rolling on his back.
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Barney enjoys playing in the sand, but doesn’t enjoy the bath afterwards!
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Here’s what Barney’s human Samantha says about him:
His favorite food is garlic bread and cat biscuits and he loves giving me hugs when I come home from university. He never barks, apart from when he sees people getting hugs as he wants hugs too! He likes to play tug with his rope toys and fetch with balls. Whenever he sees me he grins and crinkles his nose and makes cute growly noises like a laugh! I love Barney more than anything.”
Here’s a photo of Barney being groomed in the sunshine on his favorite bench, along with his “human” Samantha.
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Barney is recovering from an injury that left him unable to walk for a few months so he has been a little sad.  Hope you are feeling better soon Barney!!
You can see more of Barney on his new Facebook Page.  Stop by and send your well wishes, and tell him The Daily Golden sent you!