25 Golden Retrievers who are Snake Charmers (Instagram)

As an active member of the Instagram community, I can’t ignore the trend that is snake charmers. (aka #snakecharmers)

Here’s one of my favorite blogging golden retrievers, TheK9HarperLee, exhibiting the snake charming ritual…(see post:  It’s Official-I’m a Snake Chamrer )

Photo:  TheK9HarperLee
Photo: TheK9HarperLee

And here are 24 more great shots of golden retrievers being snake charmers..courtesy of Instagram.

Still Riley's favorite toy. #snakecharmers

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Cupcake wants to he the newest member of the #snakecharmers club! @johnanng 😛🐍 #goldenretriever #puppy #dog #snake #petsmart @petsmart

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Snake scarf #goldenretriever

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My submission to the #snakecharmers club… My snake might be smaller but I've charmed him to do tricks! @johnanng

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Couldn’t help it. These aren’t Golden’s but.

Feel free to add your snake charming photo to the comments, or tag on Instagram #snakecharmers

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Golden Retrievers and “Tail Envy” – Off the Leash

Just wanted to share this cartoon from Rupert Fawcett from Off The Leash. (daily cartoons featuring real conversations between dogs).  Click here to like their page on Facebook.

leashGoldens DO have the best tails, right!!?

Happy Mother’s Day from The Daily Golden

Another post for my loyal readers!  I had some very rare alone time today, and have recently been back to blogging after a wee holiday.  It is you who keeps me going, and I truly love every minute.  Enjoying the sunshine on this wonderful day, and am planning a trip to next year’s Blogpaws conference in Nashville Tennessee!  I have been inspired already, and have updated my About The Blogger page, and wanted you to check it out.

Temporary selfie, soon to be updated with a more flattering, professional type photo
Temporary selfie, soon to be updated with a more flattering, professional type photo

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there, two legged and four.  Since I am a mom, I have declared today all about ME and it feels pretty darn good!  Thanks for all you do moms!  We ROCK!

I wanted to share this that I found on the Golden Rescue Facebook Page today also.  (It’s good to be back!)

Before I Was a Pet Mom

Before I was a Pet Mom:
I made and ate hot meals unmolested.
I had unstained, unfurred clothes.
I had quiet conversations on the phone,
even if the doorbell rang.

Before I was a Pet Mom:
I slept as late as I wanted
and never worried about how late I got to bed
or if I could get into my bed.

Before I was a Pet Mom:
I cleaned my house every day.
I never tripped over toys, stuffies, chewies
or invited the neighbour’s dog over to play.

Before I was a Pet Mom:
I didn’t worry if my plants, cleansers,
plastic bags, toilet paper, soap or deodorant
were poisonous or dangerous.

Before I was a Pet Mom:
I had never been peed on,
pooped on, drooled on,
chewed on or pinched by puppy teeth.

Before I was a Pet Mom:
I had complete control of my thoughts,
my body and mind.
I slept all night without sharing the covers or pillow.

Before I was a Pet Mom:
I never looked into big, soulful eyes and cried.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn’t stop a hurt.
I never knew something so furry and four-legged
could affect my heart so deeply.

Before I was a Pet Mom:
I had never held a sleeping kitty
just because I couldn’t put it down.
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was well.
I didn’t know how warm it feels inside
to feed a hungry puppy.
I didn’t know that something so small
could make me feel so important.

Before I was a Pet Mom:
I had never known the warmth, the joy,
the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the
satisfaction of being a Pet Mom
Author: Unknown

 

 

About the Blogger.

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A Gala of Golden Retrievers!

Adopt A Golden Atlanta held their annual Gala on Saturday April 19th to benefit abandoned golden retrievers in the Atlanta area. Golden retrievers were welcome, and dressed in fine attire.  This is Dexter.  (*Photos from Facebook page of Adopt A Golden Atlanta)

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Cupcakes were on the menu

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And these cute little guys made an appearance!

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The decor was amazing.

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They showed a video highlighting the 4 greatest rescue stories of the year that was sent to me by a reader. Grab the kleenex. The smiles on these dogs’ faces says it all.  Wonderful people, wonderful dogs.  Life isn’t all bad!

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20 Golden Retrievers Celebrating Easter

Here are some Instagram Golden’s rocking the bunny ears etc. Some appear to love it, and some don’t! Happy Easter!

Where are those eggs? #ilovegoldenretrievers #instagramgoldens #thedailygolden

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this little bunny is not amused 😛🐰

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My little bunnies #easter #littlebunnyfufu #ilovemygoldens #goldenretriever #dog

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Beach bunnies ❤️🐰. @cupcakethegolden and the moose. They had a wonderful day at the beach. #beachbunny

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One dog. Lots of bunnies. #easter #easterbunny #eastersunday #bunny #holiday

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Missing my girl #tbt we will be together soon. #lastfullday #bittersweet

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Happy #throwbackthursday from 5-week old baby bunny Colt. I've been waiting for months to post this one just in time for Easter ☺️

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Happy Easter love Jack 😍🐶🐰

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Okay 21. Late submission. Worth sharing. Love Rusty!

Rusty spends #easter just hangin' with his peeps.

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Don’t Be Decieved: English Cream Golden Retrievers

A male "English cream" Golden Retriever.
A male “English cream” Golden Retriever. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Golden retrievers come in a wide spectrum of colors. Sometimes they are bred as rare “English Cream” golden retrievers. This upsets me as much as when I hear the term “golden lab”. Each one is special in their own way, and fall under most breed club standards.

Here is a great article from The Golden Retriever Club of Canada that provides some great insight on the topic.

“English Cream Golden Retrievers”

In recent years there has been a sharp increase in internet marketing strategies aimed at specifically promoting cream-coloured Golden Retrievers. These light dogs are sometimes being presented to the general public as being exceptionally rare or extremely valuable and are often called ‘English Cream Golden Retrievers’ or ‘Rare White European Golden Retrievers’ or ‘Exquisite Platinum Imported Golden Retrievers’. Such cream Golden Retrievers are frequently being touted as being healthier, of having better temperament, of having stronger longevity and the implicit suggestion is that they therefore are more valuable than the more golden-coloured Golden Retrievers bred in North-America. Due to these common marketing ploys the average puppy buyer sometimes mistakes such light-coloured Golden Retrievers for being a separate breed. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is only one Golden Retriever breed, governed by the breed standard endorsed by various recognized Kennel Clubs around the world.

The Golden Retriever Club of Canada would like to emphasize to breeders and puppy-buyers alike that the cream colour has always been part of the full spectrum of colours found in our breed. We furthermore direct you to the following section of our Golden Retriever Club of Canada Illustrated Breed Standard (click here to view the GRCC Illustrated Breed Standard): “The acceptable range of colour in the Golden Retriever is broad. While a medium gold is always correct, coat colour can range from cream to a darker coppery gold. Any dogs within this range of colour should be considered equally, based on their merits, including balance, head type, movement and structure. “

The photo below furthermore illustrates the common shades of cream and gold found on this continent and all of these particular dogs are bred right here in North America. This broad range of colour is not only commonly found around the world, but both light and dark shades can also occur in the very same Golden Retriever litter, with full siblings varying in colour from very light cream to a rich gold.

Colour Back Line

Some breeders favor different styles of Golden Retrievers and some may even have a personal preference for a lighter or a darker golden, but good breeders never focus exclusively on a specific colour, since this would unnecessarily narrow the gene-pool and may cause genetic predispositions towards hereditary health issues to become magnified over time. Furthermore, the various styles have nothing to do with colour, but rather reflect the individual breeders’ aesthetic preferences and their interpretations of the breed-standard. Good Golden Retrievers of differing styles should, however, all possess strong breed-type. They should be readily recognized as Golden Retrievers, whether they are a rich gold or a pale cream.

The Golden Retriever breed originates from Scotland, which is a part of Great Britain. All Golden Retrievers across the world are descended from this original Scottish stock. To call the current light ones ‘English Cream Golden Retrievers’ is incorrect terminology, and in fact the majority of these dogs do not even come from England, but are bred right here in North America or are descended from dogs that have been imported from various European countries, Scandinavia, New Zealand and Australia. You can also find very dark coloured Golden Retrievers overseas, just as you can find very pale cream North American bred Goldens.

The cream colour of a Golden Retriever might be considered very attractive to some puppy-buyers, but this colour does not signify that such a light puppy is particularly superior or that it is necessarily well-bred, or that it should ever be referred to as an ‘English Cream Golden Retriever’. It is our position that a breeding program which focuses mainly on colour should be viewed with some skepticism. If claims are being made that the light creams are more valuable or healthier than darker coloured Golden Retrievers, then the buyer should be aware that such statements are blatantly incorrect.

We instead urge all new puppy owners to carefully review all recommended health clearances and ask the appropriate questions about longevity in the pedigree of any puppy. It is never the colour of a Golden Retriever that determines its temperament and working-ability or its health and potential longevity. Instead the quality of a Golden Retriever will be determined by the care the individual breeder has taken, by adhering to the standard when breeding, as well as by doing careful pedigree research and screening for soundness in mind and body.

*The above article was posted with permission from The Golden Retriever Club of Canada

Please share your constructive thoughts in the comments below.  In my opinion, they are all equally wonderful.

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Golden Retrievers Bring Joy, Healing to Boston

6 Golden Retrievers from the Lutheran Church Charities K9 Comfort Dogs will be in Boston to help bring joy and comfort to the thousands of people attending the area for the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21st.  2 of the comfort dogs,  Addie and Maggie are already in Boston.  They also plan to visit hospitals and first responders.

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Luther, Ruthie, Hannah and Rufus will arrive in Boston tomorrow and will be stationed at the First Lutheran Church of Boston, 299 Berkley St.- just a few blocks away from where the bombings occurred last year.  The dogs work for about 3 hours at a time and then are given a break.

Here they are with LCC president Tim Hetzner and their wonderful handlers, preparing to leave.

Photo - LCC Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs - Facebook
Photo – LCC Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs – Facebook

President of LCC Charities Tim Hetzner says

Our goal is to bring mercy and healing to those that are not only physically affected, but emotionally affected, too.”

Here’s some coverage of the comfort dogs visiting Boston last year:

Dogs will be available at the Boston Lutheran Church at 299 Berkley St:

Thursday 5-7 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.

Friday 3-7 p.m.

Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sunday 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Monday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Travel expenses and other expenses are covered by donations from the public.  If you would like to donate to the LCC Comfort Dogs, please click here.

 Comfort Dogs are returning to Boston for Marathon Weekend – Yahoo News

 

How Long Do Your Golden Retriever’s Stuffed Toys Last?

I love seeing pictures of golden retrievers snuggled up with their “stuffies” or just carrying them around in their mouths. Sometimes they have a whole toy box of these things.

Good Night… Sleep tight!!! 🙏💕😴💤 Boa Noite… Durmam bem!!!

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This is not the case with Tucker. I think the longest one of those things has lasted in our house was maybe a week.

Do you know of any “indestructable stuffies? Maybe if he had a whole bunch, he wouldn’t destroy them. We only buy one at a time.

Hopefully when Tucker is a bit older he will go easy on the stuffies, but for now, its fun to watch him destroy his “prey” like the stuffed mallard. (RIP mallard)

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