Golden Retriever of the Month – “Barney”

Introducing “Barney” our Golden Retriever of the Month for July 2013.  Barney is 8 years old enjoys basking in the sun at his home in New Zealand.

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Barney was born in Wales and has done his share of travelling.  He even has his own passport!

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Barney loves the ocean and swimming.  And sticks!  Little ones….

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and big ones!
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Barney can often be seen rolling on his back.
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Barney enjoys playing in the sand, but doesn’t enjoy the bath afterwards!
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Here’s what Barney’s human Samantha says about him:
His favorite food is garlic bread and cat biscuits and he loves giving me hugs when I come home from university. He never barks, apart from when he sees people getting hugs as he wants hugs too! He likes to play tug with his rope toys and fetch with balls. Whenever he sees me he grins and crinkles his nose and makes cute growly noises like a laugh! I love Barney more than anything.”
Here’s a photo of Barney being groomed in the sunshine on his favorite bench, along with his “human” Samantha.
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Barney is recovering from an injury that left him unable to walk for a few months so he has been a little sad.  Hope you are feeling better soon Barney!!
You can see more of Barney on his new Facebook Page.  Stop by and send your well wishes, and tell him The Daily Golden sent you!
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  1. Barney is a doll! I have a 10 year old golden named Mike-y. Mikey loves to roam around the yard to keep an eye on the neighbors and other dog friends. He brings much joy and love to his family. Hope Barney is on the mend and feeling better…and is happy and not sad. Sheila, Mikey’s mom.

    1. Hi and thanks for your post. Barney is fine now. He hurt his leg and we thought that it was his ACL but rest and then gentle exercise for about 6 weeks as ordered by the vet was all he needed. He’s been out for a long walk today ( and swim) and he is sleeping on the floor!

    1. Hi and thanks for your post. Barney is fine now. He hurt his leg and we thought that it was his ACL but rest and then gentle exercise for about 6 weeks as ordered by the vet was all he needed. He’s been out for a long walk today ( and swim) and he is sleeping on the floor!
      He’s fine thanks!

  2. It’s mid-winter here in NZ but shorts and T-shirt weather this afternoon, so we had a great walk and Barney could have a swim!

  3. Woof! Woof! to Barney. Glad he is feeling well and able to swim. Will LIKE/friend Brney in FB. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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