Meet Einstein – A Special Needs Golden Retriever

I came across this little guy on Pinterest.  I have to be honest, the picture blew my mind.  I have never seen this before.  Einstien has hydrocephalus which causes his head to look this way.  I think he looks absolutely adorable.  The writeup below is copied from NOLA Labrador Retriever Rescue. (I feel they say it best, through Einstein’s eyes.  If there is any problem with this, I hope someone lets me know, I’m doing it for Einstein)

“Hi, I’m Einstein. I’m just a pup. That is not a photoshop trick in my picture; that’s really me.I’m a very smart boy I even know the theory of relativity because I feel it every day.E=MC2 therefore there is not enough space in my head for all the fluid my head body creates and it creates energy against my head in the form of contained pressure. Matter can turn into energy. Did you know that?See, I am really smart for such a young guy, right? Yes, I know I have a huge head from having hydrocephalus, but believe it or not my heart is even bigger; overflowing with the love I am now feeling. NOLA Lab Rescue has agreed to foster me. They promised they will help me find the diagnostic care and treatment necessary to cure or contain my condition so I can live long and happy.First I need an MRI to get a good diagnosis and a treatment plan. After that, we will know if I need a shunt put in to drain the cerebrospinal fluid to other areas of my body that can absorb it, or if it can be treated with steriods and other medications so my body stops producing so much of it. I’ll be so glad to know what needs to be done. Up until NOLA said they would help I figured I would just stay like this or get sick because of it.I’m otherwise healthy but starting to have vision problems because of pressure in my head. If I can get that relieved, I will probably see just fine again.My treatment plan is going to be expensive; more doggies bones than I can add up even though I’m pretty smart. I appreciate any help you can offer.I’d love to look normal and have a forever home one day but not many people would adopt me like this. I have to get fixed up. Would you please help NOLA help me?”Hope this sweet boy does okay.  I will do my best to spread the word for his cause.  If you wish to donate, please click here.  Thank you to all who support rescue.  My dream is to be able to do more!

If you are able to donate even a little, please click here.  To keep up to date on Einstien, follow his Facebook page here.

Disturbing Craigslist Ad for “Free Golden Retrievers”

I occasionally come across these in my Google searches.  This one is particularly disturbing.  Apparently this person “rescued” the un-spayed/neutered golden retrievers as “they” were going to put them down.

FREE 2 Golden Retrievers Male Female (California City)

The person is apparently “highly allergic” to the dogs so they posted them on Craigslist.  Calling local Golden Rescue!?

Oh, and the ad states the female “may” be pregnant.  UGH!  Hope this ends well.

“Goldens in the Park” sounds like heaven..

Lil, a 4-year-old golden retriever owned by Lori and Ed Kalin of Arroyo Grande, was successful in getting four tennis balls in her mouth at one time. //Contributed photos

Just imagine, 300 Golden Retrievers all in one place, a sunny day, and lots of tennis balls.  Last Sunday July 8th was the 5th Annual Goldens in The Park in Laguna Lake Park in San Luis Obipso.  The event is held to raise money for the Woods Humane Society & Animal Shelter & Adoption Partners (A.S.A.P.)  The event is organized by Lenny Jones of  SLO County Golden Retrievers.

Golden Retrievers, as well as other breeds, participated in contests like “most tennis balls in the mouth”, “best trick” and “most senior golden”

Photo courtesy of Emotions – A 1000 Words Photography

Photo courtesy Emotions – A 1000 Words Photography

Photo courtesy Emotions – A 1000 Words Photography

Photo courtesy Emotions – A 1000 Words Photography

Golden Retriever hit by car..NO ONE STOPS!

Here is a very sad post..a golden retriever is hit by a car on Hacienda Boulevard in La Puente.  No one has claimed the black lab, named “Grace” by Los Angeles County animal shelter in Baldwin Park, and will apparently be available for adoption soon.