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


Golden Video of the Week – Golden Retriever makes the Postman’s Day

This video went viral on the internet a few days ago and I couldn’t wait to share it!  A U.S Postal worker captures the best part of his day while delivering mail to this gorgeous golden retriever.  The video was posted YouTube on January 28, 2013 and already has over a million views!

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Why I love the Golden Retriever

Blonde hair and soft brown eyes.  A smile that exudes the zest for life we all should have.  A large wagging tail that thumps the ground each time you walk by, a gentle mouth…and the kisses!!  Oh the kisses!!

Here’s to one of the most popular dog breeds, The Golden Retriever, and why we love them. (in no particular order)

1.  They have lived in the White House.

Gerald Ford and “Liberty”

2.  They were at ground zero.

New York, NY (Sept. 15, 2001) God Bless America

3.  They lead the blind.

4.  They visit the sick or wounded.

5.  They are owned by celebrities

Oprah and Luke, Layla and Gracie

6.  They are celebrities:

7.  They are great with children

8.  They make the cutest puppies

9.  They love to cuddle..

10.  Oh! And they retrieve things..

They are gentle, loyal and attentive to their humans.  They don’t discriminate.  They love everyone. They are our best friends, our helpers, and our heroes.

The only negative aspect to owning a golden retriever is their fur, after it has come off of their body.  It never ceases to amaze me how my boy will make it his life’s work to come and rub up against me as soon as I put on a pair of dark colored pants.  The lint brush is my friend.  Oh the joys of watching that big blonde ball of fur go rolling across the kitchen floor, almost always when you have company.

Oh, and the holes they dig, and the things they chew, and the overly exuberant welcomes….I wouldn’t trade it for a thing!

If you’re still not convinced, here’s a great video from Animal Planet

(Please please buy from a good breeder who raises his/her dogs indoors, are bred for temperament first, under a non-breeding agreement, and registered by your national kennel club)  (AKC, CKC, etc) or better yet, RESCUE!!!!!!!!!!  Don’t even think about a pet store.

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