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!
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.
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.
This hurricane thing called Harvey is a very bad person. It’s beyond me why anyone would place such destruction and sadness…anywhere.
Now, I have never met a hurricane and I sure hope that my family and loved ones…my area…my home…my beloved Virginia…anywhere for that matter…never comes in contact with the likes of a Harvey.
Remember…safety is always at the center of my golden retriever messages. So, humans have a plan when you know you are going to meet such a beast, as Harvey…and be sure that your plans cover your pets…your livestock…they are counting on your good common sense and caring.
Summertime and the living is…hot…dog days hot. Sure, it affects me more than I’d like to admit. I think my golden coat…which I happen to like…it defines me in many ways…but my thick undercoat keeps me boiling hot during the last summer months. How do I deal with it…shade…lots of water and of course, air-conditioning…as do you.
My humans…I see you walking around with bottled water in hand…bottled water in the car cup-holder…water…water…water. So, my dog self gets a fresh bowl of water each AM and replenished often… based on my needs. Gotta stay hydrated! I even have a “Chill out” collar to wear outside on these super steamy days.
When dunked in cold water, this collar cools my dog skin around my neck. I like it, although blue is not my color.
Paws up for this yellow lab messing with the hose water…a canine cool down.
Sometimes a dog just gotta be a dog…you know eat things that humans find disgusting…like an old sock or a rank morsel out of the trash can or some strange thing lying along the sidewalk. And yes, grass…green grass especially during the growing season.
Yes, I am golden guilty of munching on grass. I really have no explanation…other than I like it…I guess.
I’m a retriever…you know a lowland gun dog…a go get it and bring it back golden dude…noise does not phase me..however, there are those dogs among us…who are fearful of what the 4th of July and surrounding days brings…popping, loud sounds that are very out of the ordinary.