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!

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.

 

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

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.

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Golden Retriever and Duck are Best of Friends

I came across this video on Facebook this morning, so I did a little research, and found this story from WITN from back in July of 2014.

When Occy, the golden retriever was just a puppy, he befriended “Biggie” the duck, who was also a baby at the time.  Biggie and Occy hit it off so well, Biggie decided that he would rather be a dog, and chose not to live with the other babies who lived nearby.

The unlikely duo are inseperable.  They swim together, eat grass together, play together, and even eat together.  Biggie refuses to eat duck food, and eats out of the dog bowl and water dish!

The pair live in Atlantic Beach NC together at Mash’s Surf Shop and their owner Frances says people often go by on their boats and take pictures and videos of the pair..

This is the video I found on Facebook this morning, it’s been edited and put to music, and it’s kinda cute!

Hopefully they are still doing well. I found this photo on their Facebook page from August 2015 on National Dog Day.

Photo: Facebook/Marsh'sSurfShop

Photo: Facebook/Marsh’sSurfShop


Watch Adorable Puppy Video = Feed Shelter Dogs

Well this is a win/win situation I am excited to share!  Soulpancake has partnered with Purina and will donate 1lb of Puppy Chow for every view of their video to Rescue Bank IF they reach their goal of 500,000 views.

The video explores the power puppies have on humans, and is worth every second.  At the time of this post “Can Puppies Fox Boredom?” has appoximately 115,000 views.  I’m confident they will  more than exceed their goal!

Now watch this adorable video and feed a shelter dog and SHARE AWAY!

 

A Golden Retriever Scratching Post for Cats?  Hmmm, they may be on to something!!

OK, so there is this golden retriever scratching post for cats from Studio Erik Stehmann from The Netherlands – ad set to music…if I were a cat….

Video From Kanaal van StudioErikStehmann