Photo Contest Winners International Golden Retriever Day

After much deliberating, the winner of the contest is…

Photo: Instagram @house_bears

Photo: Instagram @house_bears

Ball?  What ball?  I’m so gorgeous.   Hi”

Congratulations Jennifer!

Some honourable mentions to

Photo: Jenna Johannessen Lavaliere/Facebook

Photo: Jenna Johannessen Lavaliere/Facebook

Photo: Instagram @krista_and_bo

Photo: Instagram @krista_and_bo

And our Instagram winner…

Photo: Instagram @raisingmaisie

Photo: Instagram @raisingmaisie

Thanks for sharing your photos, I loved them all!

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.

 

Dancing Golden Retriever Wows Judges on America’s Got Talent

58 year old Jose Fuentes and his dancing golden retriever Carrie have been performing since at least 2007.  They have made appearances on shows around the world, including France’s Got Talent and David Letterman.

This YouTube video, entitled “Dancing Merengue Dog” has received over 19 million views.  It was uploaded in August of 2010.

They recently auditioned for this season of America’s Got Talent and the show aired on May 31, 2016.  Here’s the full clip:

They managed to get 3 yeses from the judges, which means they move on to the next round.  I wonder what else they can do?

Once Simon was done laughing, he said it was “Incredible” and he wished his dog could do that.  He voted yes.  Heidi said she liked it for the first 15 seconds…and gave a “no”.

Jose and Carrie on AGT, photo: NBC/Trae Patton

Jose and Carrie on AGT, photo: NBC/Trae Patton

Mel B said she  “loved it” (yes) and Howie did the dramatic pause, before he gave the third “yes”

Carrie throws up her front paws with joy!

After the duo left the stage (Carrie danced off with host Nick Cannon) Simon said “I actually think the dog liked dancing”

Carrie appears to be enjoying herself, and the routine, to the song Shake Senora, is under 2 minutes, but there are some comments on the videos about her hips.  I’m curious what experts would say.

Do you think this is bad for the dog?

 

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

Golden Video of the Week -Golden Retriever Wont Go Through Open Door

Poor Buddy.  According to his owner, Brittany, Buddy bumped his head once when the patio door was closed and it took him a few weeks to build up enough trust to walk through the door again.

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The struggle is real!  Must watch till the end!

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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