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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
I can think of a few things that Tucker has destroyed that I just couldn’t figure out WHY!?? My bottle of thyroid medication (which resulted in an overnight stay at the vet), my daughter’s contact lenses, and the “only certain parts” of underwear. (some of you may know what I mean here…what the heck is THAT all about?)
“I have a 15 month old English Golden Retriever named Bodhe. He is my My Boo Bear, my Monster, also known as “Hey A$$hole” (my husband’s usual choice), or the Furry Garbage Can. He is my little Prince Joffrey, if you will.* He is our pride and joy and our weapon of mass destruction. My boy has a special talent of destroying the evidence of his kills by ingesting it. All of it.
This includes the squeaker, the stuffing, the thread, the buttons, and even the fuzzy outer shell. My house is a virtual graveyard of dog toys from Christmas’ past.
“This toy is a 10 on the dog-proof toy scale!”
“Oh really?” I say to the apparent heir to Cesar Milan’s dynasty at my local pet supply, “Because the last indestructible toy was drawn, quartered and gutted in the time it took me to throw out the packaging!”
Yeah, so until the thing is actually Honey Badger proof, I am going to stick with the rope toy from Target’s dollar bin.
Bodhe is a medieval master of dismemberment, and it truly is a site to behold. Unlike my little Eskimo dog Tahoe, he has no strategy or finesse. Tahoe is the surgeon and Bodhe, the savage. He tears at his prey with the same tenacity of a kid opening the biggest present under the Christmas Tree. All while happily swallowing the evidence only to show up 24 hours later in the front yard as poop art.
List of conquests:
Two dog beds- and one hanging on for dear life by duct tape.
Tuffy Dog (a #9 out of 10 on the indestructible scale) shark, and Ring. Both were destroyed within one hour.
Single-doggedly committed a genocide of the menagerie of plush toys, including all of Tahoe’s.
3 hair clips and countless hair ties
A kitchen “chip clip” which was discovered as a large chunk of bright blue plastic in his poop art.
Book of matches (this morning’s conquest while I took a 3 min shower)
One tube of Blistex, two Zambeezi lip balms and a $15 tube of Muriad lip gloss
A partially identified beloved Christmas ornament
Two welcome mats and the underside of the living room rug
What can only be described as ” The entire bulb of garlic incident”.
A Keirig K Cup of Medium roast coffee followed by the longest night of our lives.
A kitchen corner full of spackling compound to replace the original corner that he ate in the first place)
An entire roll of toilet paper
Cement-like mud that had to be hand scraped off the roof of his mouth while on a hike.
All the leaves that fell of our 2 front yard trees this fall…and I mean every single one of them.
Various important shopping receipts and the reason I still possess a really stinky lotion from Bath & Body Works.
A pair of apple ear buds
Approximately 10 – 40 pairs of socks. Is there a blood test to detect toxic levels of cotton available?But who’s counting right?He is never to be trusted. Ever. He spends any unsupervised time in a fortress of metal with two locks to contain his thirst for search and destroy missions. Our game plan to avoid these ingestions includes a daily full security sweep of the house for any suspicious items that would make the secret service look like Keystone Cops. Somehow he always finds a nugget either in the form of a discarded cotton swab or paper clip.My hope is that one day he will outgrow this obsession and get a hobby like vacuuming (is there a scholarship out there for ultimate fetch?) In the mean time, I would suggest buying stock in a Gold Toe brand socks because I’m predicting a major spike in sales this second quarter.
* this will make total sense to any Game of Thrones fan.”
End of blog post….
What is the strangest, or most costly thing your dog/dogs have destroyed?
On Sunday September 21st, 2014, in Alliston, Ontario (a town 6o min north of Toronto), Golden Rescue will hold their 22nd annual picnic at the beautiful MapleLane Farms that boasts a 3 acre off leash area. There are also activities like dock diving and agility. Last year there were over 120 dogs in attendance.
This year, they want to break the Guinness World Record for most dogs being brushed at one time. All breeds are welcome. (Imagine the fur ball!) Funds raised go to this amazing rescue organization. Click here to see their website for details.
I am only two hours away, and I really hope to bring Tucker!
If you would be interested in attending, they would love it if you give them a “heads up” by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is National Puppy Day! It was founded by Colleen Paige in 2006. I believe it is now International Puppy Day, due to the fact that social media makes this world a much smaller place. I am celebrating from Canada.
“National Puppy Day is a special day to celebrate the magic and unconditional love that puppies bring to our lives. But more importantly, it’s a day to help save orphaned puppies across the globe and educate the public about the horrors of puppy mills, as well as further our mission for a nation of puppy-free pet stores.” – NationalPuppyDay.com
Here are 10 photos of golden retriever puppies from some of my Instagram friends.