Brodie looks up for the HDD Drone

Acronyms are part of our world…so go retrieve this one that I created…HDD Drone..Hot Dog Delivery Drone…yeah Oscar Mayer Wiener is working on dropping you a dog…get on with yourself…watch this video and be sure to wait for the Wienerdrone…

Fireworks in blue and green tones

Remember safety first as you celebrate the coming 4th of July!

Dog heroes..it’s about blood…

Here I am…a golden retriever…learning so much…but never enough.  Well, I just found out that I have only a limited number of years…that’s right six or less years to donate my blood…yeah…my dog blood.  Who knew?!

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.

Golden Brodie barks “Give Your Dog a Job”

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.

Golden Retriever Brodie with his white bunny toy
Brodie with bunny

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.

We all need a job…yes even dogs…certain dogs are happiest when they have a purpose…consider teaching your dog how to help you with chores around the house…and of course…don’t forget the tricks!  

 

Golden Brodie Alert: Sometimes ice is not nice

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!

Golden retriever with mouth open and tongue out
Golden retriever with mouth open and tongue out…panting but happy

More on ice and dogs…

Cock-a-doodle blue? Golden Brodie takes a look up in DC

When walking on the grounds of the National Gallery of Art East Building…you gotta look up!  Yeah and then go up on the terrace for a photo opp with “Big Blue.”

This plastic blue dude started out, ruling the roost over the City of London’s Trafalgar Square.

Plastic Blue Rooster sculpture overseeing Trafalgar Square
Plastic Blue Rooster sculpture overseeing Trafalgar Square

The doodle-blue then crossed over the pond and has found his roost in Washington, DC since last July.  Go see this colossal sculpture and check that off your “Golden To Do List.”  I’m already waiting in the car…let’s go!

Brodie waits in the car...stuck in traffic
Brodie waits patiently to go sight-seeing.

 

 

Brodie barks his head off: The Big Top…gone…what about the animals

I gotta admit that I was not very good at being in a kennel. Just me…my golden self wanted space…so when I heard that the “Greatest Show on Earth” closed…my retriever heart celebrated for all of the many animals that had spent their lives in crates and cages…or tethered on chains…traveling from here to there.

And now my golden heart worries where these beautiful wild animals will find a home…where will they go…who will offer the care needed as they live out their wild lives…I say give these incredible survivors peace and a natural environment…free to roam…a golden please on this one. And a shout out to those who work toward this goal…those who are the protectors of all gods creatures.

Golden Brodie shares: Dogs that dig the past

Yes… digging is part of many dogs lives…but…there are dogs that get into locating bones that are hundreds of years old…yep…archaeology on four legs.  These dogs have such self-control…once they find bones…they back off…moon walk backwards and NEVER touch the bones.  Can you image that one?  Read on for golden enlightenment.  Bones them bones…them dry bones.

Golden Brodie rests after digging in the dirt.
Golden Brodie rests after digging in the dirt.