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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Is there anything more adorable then a golden retriever puppy playing with a baby goat? I think not. Here is a 4 month old golden retriever puppy making friends with a 4 day old baby goat. You’re welcome.