Obesity is huge…Golden Brodie gives the scoop

Dang…did you know that obesity in dogs and cats is truly a problem…yeah…a life compromising situation for your pets?  Well, here you go…read up…information is power right?!…The Association for Pet Obesity is ready to help.

I’m a retriever…I love to eat…I could chow down on  anything…anytime of the day or night.  However, I am golden blessed with my peeps and vet who keep me on a healthy track…but darn…could I get a bacon strip now and then…or perhaps a piece of that pizza?!?! Not in my house…paws up for staying trim and healthy.

Golden mantra:  Reduce treats and increase exercise

Golden retrieves good news lemons

Sure…golden retrievers don’t drink lemonade but we do know a happy and golden undertaking when we see it.  The great state of Utah just legalized lemonade stands and other businesses run by kids.

lemonade sign
Come and get your fresh lemonade

Who would ever think that necessary?!..seems odd…but now Utah kiddies no longer need a $30 permit to exercise their entrepreneur spirit…earning money to so such things as shoveling snow and setting up a lemonade stand.  I’m clapping my paws together for these industrious kids…Utah’s state motto is “industry” and for those adults who passed a good golden rule law for “the Beehive State.”

Get ready to walk your dog to your neighborhood lemonade stand and support those golden kids.  Good on ya!

Golden Brodie retrieves for you the Virginia State Flower and Tree

I’m a content and people pleasing golden…I try anyway…and today I am bringing you a present…a virtual flower and tree that are near and dear to my Virginia born heart…the Dogwood.  The Dogwood is not only a treasured beauty but also the State tree and State flower for the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Some say that at one time the Dogwood bark was also used as a mange treatment for dogs.  A tree that keeps giving golden!

Golden Retriever Brodie shares an illuminating story about loyalty to The White House.
Golden Brodie retrieves Dogwood for you

The treat is all mine to enjoy the flowers of the Dogwood in the spring and then their colorful foliage change in the fall.   Love me some Dogwood.

 

Photo by PamelaWLucas, Oakton, VA  4/19/17

 

 

 

 

Golden Brodie fetches Shelter Doggy Easter Egg Hunt

Here you go and a golden big thanks to the Austin Animal Center…  for their annual Shelter Doggy Easter Egg Hunt.  It rocks for the shelter pups…they get to be outside…search for good treats in decorated eggs with a volunteer at their side.  Puppy seekers are welcomed to join in the fun and see the dogs in action and learn as much as they can about potential take home pets!  This is a win-win…

Happy Golden Easter to you!

Golden retrieve rolling in yellow flowers
Golden retrieve rolling in yellow flowers

Brodie unearths Polk being dug up yet again?

Gotta golden tell you that the 11th President of the United States, James Polk…keeps moving around…his remains have been exhumed three times and still…there is another possibility of relocating him yet again.

R.I.GoldenP.  President Polk.

Golden Brodie History Nugget

 

 

Golden Brodie barks about garden beauty and the beast

Dogs see flowers differently than humans …dogs don’t know when a flower is poisonous…you humans do know however… because you can read about potential threats…some of us dogs see flowers as just another something to eat…so please read and use this credible dog source when planting your garden…when walking your dog…paws up for you folks that realize the beauty of nature also has potential danger for us puppies…a big golden thanks for keeping us safe.

Golden Brodie fetches a gator and silks on #6

#6…John Quincy Adams born 1767…first son of a former president to become POTUS…first president photographed… born in Braintree, Massachusetts…Harvard grad… traveled abroad assisting his father…who was a founding father… outstanding multilingual talents…Q spoke English,French and Russian fluently and got by with Greek, Italian and Spanish.  John Q’s life had him as a young boy witnessing the Revolutionary War practically in his MA backyard…he knew Thomas Jefferson well and hung out with Benjamin Franklin’s grandchildren…in his father’s footsteps…he dedicated his life to public service…architect of the Monroe Doctrine…after his presidency he served as U.S. Representative from Massachusetts in 1830, serving for the last 17 years of his life with greater acclaim than he had achieved as president.

Best golden digs…Q did not have a dog while in the White House…he did however, have an alligator gifted to him from the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette’s family.  In the absence of social media then…ha!… we don’t know how the lovely first lady Abigail Adams felt about the reptile…but the toothy jawed creature lived in a bathtub in the East Wing…constantly shocking people with its mere image…eventually finding a new home (unknown location.)  Abigail also raised silk-worms and the silks contributed in the making of her dresses.  How about that?!  Gator and silks…

Young alligator in the reeds
Alligator in the reeds…not in a bathtub
A silkworm eating a Mulberry leaf
Silkworm eating to make a dress