“Everyone begins as a child by liking the weather. You learn the art of disliking it as you grow up. Noticed it on a snowy day? The grown-ups are all going about with long faces, but look at the children and the dogs? They know what snow’s made for.” C. S. Lewis
Inspirational photo by PamelaWLucas of Golden Brodie, snow lover
Who knew that even these sometimes annoying, yet entertaining…bird feeder robbers have their own day? Yes…and here it comes since 2001… Squirrel Appreciation Day, January 21,2018.
Personally, the retriever in me love to chase these little fellers and have yet to get even close…man they can book. Paws up to all of them come 1/21.
Inspirational photo by Tara McLaughlin 12/17
My humans noticed my big golden nose turning pink…what they said…why? Well..
“Snow nose” or “winter nose” is the most common reason why a dog’s nose will change color. It will fade from black to brown or pink during the winter months. … Siberian Huskies, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, Labs and Bernese Mountain dogs are the breeds where snow nose is most common.” Good stuff to know if you have one of the above breeds…pink is in and brown is out…during the winter months.
Inspirational photo by PamelaWLucas 1/4/18
We’re beginning to get ready for our Thanksgiving celebration. Lots to do for humans and tons of things for a golden dog like me to watch while they do it. The deliciously different smells in the kitchen…the unusual movements…the special serving pieces that make different noises when placed on the table…the real wax candles that smell of spices…the gaiety in the air and the smiles…it’s starting.
Makes my golden mind wonder about those two dogs… an English Mastiff and a Springer Spaniel…that some historians say crossed over the Atlantic in 1620 on The Mayflower and according to journals…attended the first feast shared by the new settlers and the Wampanoag tribe.
So, as we prepare for giving thanks and being grateful, I’m feeling humbled by the sacrifices these people made and the tradition that came as a result of their persistent fortitude. Watch and listen…
The cold weather just arrived and my golden dog-self celebrates every chilly moment we will experience…reminiscing about the winters I have rolled in… I wax-poetic in this moment.
“Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart.” ~Victor Hugo
Vic and I are down with “Old Man Winter.” Bring it!
I know, I know…I’m a golden retriever and I’m suppose to love the water…swimming, etc. But, I don’t…it’s true and I have come to think it’s OK…I’m a landlubber. But, if I did swim… I’d sure enjoy being with the sea otters.
You otter watch these adorable creatures and the good they give us. Golden Paws Up!
Photo by Pixabay
Well, yeah. I am one clean retriever. I get groomed each morning for 5 minutes…followed by a treat…I get a bath when needed with Oatmeal/Coconut Dog Shampoo…followed by a treat…and my paws get manicured every other week…nails trimmed often…with the required treat that follows.
So, you people are now buying shoes that look dirty and cost over $700 dollars?…say what? My golden heart loves you all…but really you should call me if you find yourself buying expensive dirty shoes… I’m just sayin’ Paws Up!
Trending dirty sneakers.
Ok… my dog mind thought that each time a hurricane presented itself in the Atlantic…well…a bunch of people just decided on the spot what to name this horrible thing. But no…that’s so incorrect.
The World Meteorological Organization selects the names and the names are in rotation every six years…get it…rotation. Best part of this name game…any hurricane that is really nasty and destructive…that given hurricane name is retired…so goodbye Harvey. Prayers going out to all in the aftermath of Harvey and to those in the path of Hurricane Irma.
Read more about the naming of hurricanes.
I’m watching all of the people and their four-legged animals who have lost their home in Texas…nowhere to go right now as the Harvey rains continue and threat of the dams overflowing looms large. So, while these raging waters are causing catastrophic situations…there came bright lights of giving… golden moments. That’s right, all of the goodness that’s happening between humans is not being overlooked by this dog. So many folks have come to help. Example… Anheuser-Busch stepped up giving cans of water…that’s right not cans of beer but crystal clear drinking water.
Each year, Budweiser halts the beer making process to can water for emergency situations…so the much-needed water was waiting to help…and here comes Harvey and there goes the Bud Trucks to Texans in need. Now that is a golden plan. Drink up and be safe.
This retriever doesn’t drink beer…but if I did, I’d be throwing down a Bud to honor “This Buds for You.”
That Harvey is hurting so many in Texas…it’s beyond my dog sensibilities. But…Houston is showing a strength that goes beyond great organization to save lives…rises above human differences…seeks to flat-out help everyone in need…in peril…in danger. Houston…you even opened up the Houston Convention Center to thousands of folks in need of a safe and dry place…and you let them bring their pets.
See… many people when rescued from the floodwaters would not leave their pets to drown or starve while they fled to safety. They would not leave their pets behind…they were sticking with their animals. So…Houston you stepped up in a big way yet again by allowing pets with their owners into the Houston Convention Center.
In closing, there are also animal rescue boats out right now…looking for abandoned pets…stranded pets… Paws Up…Safety first…prayers for all to survive and come another day with golden sunshine.
Photo of flood water by Pixabay