Coco Chan, the corn eating golden retriever from Japan, has died.

If you have ever watched the video of the golden retriever eating corn on the cob that went viral this summer, or the many other videos posted on her YouTube channel than you are familiar with Coco Chan.

She lost her battle to Cancer on September 11, 2014.

CocoChan - Facebook

CocoChan – Facebook

Rest in peace Coco Chan.  You will be fondly remembered around the world.  If you wish to leave condolences on her Facebook page, click here.

Golden Video of the Week – Puppy Golden Retriever Comforts Older Dog

Hi everyone. Hope you are enjoying your summer with your fur friends. Hopefully be back to blogging real soon. In the meantime, here’s a cute video of a golden retriever puppy comforting their new friend.

Sports-Loving Golden Retriever Georges Watching The World Cup

This golden retriever internet star doesn’t care what sport, or team…he just loves to watch sports.   According to YouTube poster Bearaids “He will watch the games for hours and doesn’t care who wins or loses, as long as he can watch them play”   Here is Georges cheering on players during The World Cup.

See more Georges watching sports at the YouTube Channel Bearaids


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Golden Retriever Celebrates 1000 Therapy Visits One Month After Owner Dies

Delhi, ON (Canada)  Ok, this story is close to home, so I post with great pride.  Eight and a half year old golden retriever Amy celebrated her 1000th visit as a St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog on May 21, 2014.  Amy visits the local hospital, nursing homes, special events and Delhi Public School, where youngsters were are to practice their reading. She is only one of about 12 dogs who have reached this milestone in the program in the last 20 years.  It is believed she may be the youngest dog to achieve this goal.

Dan Nakonechny and Amy (Photo - The Simcoe Reformer)

Dan Nakonechny and Amy (Photo – The Simcoe Reformer)

Sadly, Amy’s owner Pat Nakonechny, who was looking forward to this accomplishment, passed away a month ago. They were celebrated with an assembly at Delhi Public School and a tree was planted in their honour in front of the school. Her husband Dave said she loved the program, and would talk about it “to anyone who would listen”  Amy and Nakonechny made three visits a week, every week for seven years.

Thanks Pat and Amy, for all of your time and effort.  It won’t be forgotten.

Golden retriever celebrates 1000th visit – The Simcoe Reformer

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Golden Retriever Rescued from House Fire

Pocopson, PA – On 21 May 2014 about 50 firefighters from local and surrounding departments fought a 2 alarm blaze while a golden retriever lay afraid in the basement. The homeowner, Michael Pacifico, who was in the shower when the fire started, was alerted of the fire by a neighbor. The fire had started in the garage. The homeowner was unable to find Cody, a 3 year old rescued golden retriever. After almost an hour, while owners Michael and Lisa watched in horror, firefighters found Cody in the basement and brought her to the safety of her very happy owners.

Cody and his owners - Photo Michael Price - The Daily Local News

Cody and his owners – Photo Michael Price – The Daily Local News

Reporter Michael Price from The Daily Local News in West Chester, PA captured the moment on video: (skip to 2:55 if you don’t want to watch the house burn for several minutes)

It felt really good. I feel like I’m in a dream right now” said Cody’s owner Lisa Pacifico in an article from the Daily Local News about seeing her dog being brought from the home.

Full story here:

Fire guts house; Golden Retriever Saved – Michael Price – Daily Local News, West Chester, PA

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Drone walks Golden Retriever (video)

I discovered this video this morning. It appears to be going viral. I don’t suggest you try this at home, but what a good dog! This golden retriever is being taken for a walk on the streets by a helicopter drone. Video by Jeff Myers.

*After some comments, just want to add, Jeff did this purely for fun, and is not lazy, and does not recommend this. Yay Jeff! I, personally, love it!

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Jimmy Fallon’s Golden Retriever Makes an Appearance on The Tonight Show

This huge Jimmy Fallon fan was happy to see “Gary Frick” on The Tonight Show last night.  She did a pretty good job!  Jimmy was promoting Purina Beggin Party Poppers and Gary was posing as the host, with Jimmy’s arms.  Here’s a link to the video:
http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/gary-frick-is-a-party-animal-for-beggin-party-poppers/2784488

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There is hope for more Puppy Predictors yet!