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.
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 have also learned that human blood banks go to all time lows during the summer months...yeah the beach…the mountains…the vacation time…ya’ll forget during this time to donate…hey…it happens. Just consider giving some blood before the running around fun time sets in. So, lay down and give…Now that’s a golden good thought!
A big thanks to Huffington Post for this informative post and touching video.
Ever since I was a pup…I have been working on being a well-behaved dog…I’ve been at this for three years and it never ends. I’ve also learned to listen and follow my instincts…the retrieving part…so I get things…yes I do understand quite a bit…but I mean I go and “get things”…like my toys.
She says “Go get your toy!”… and off I go…retrieve the toy and bring it for a playtime. I’m also still working on calming down…goal in mind… become a Therapy Dog…so I’ve been practicing outside of my local hospital…learning to take my place…be calm…and just do nothing…that’s right nothing…just sit or lay down and accept the gentle hands that pet me…It’s my job…hey somebody has to do it.
Listen up! My golden retriever self adores crunching ice cubes…I get these treats when we’re outside…when I’m settled…when I’m lounging on the patio. If I’m overheated after a walk or a romp…my people lower my body temperature by pouring cool water on my head…my dog neck and belly…it’s such a relief…they never offer ice cubes at this time...because my body temp could drop too quickly shocking my system. So, ice is nice at the right time. Cool paws!