Yes, that is correct. There are free on-line CPR classes available through the American Red Cross…specifically for helping and assisting dogs/cats in need of CPR. Check it out and consider…the dog or cat you save will be forever grateful to you.
My golden sole-mate
A devoted companion
Loyal and true friend
Haiku by PamelaWLucas 3/4/18
Photo of Brodie by PamelaWLucas
Brodie continues to be a golden boy, bringing daily joy, laughter and just plain fun. He sends his golden best to you all.
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
Lyrics of “Christmas Feeling”…golden wishes for you and yours…Merry Christmas!
I love that Christmas feeling
It does my heart so much good
Strangers I meet all seem like friends
And the world’s just a neighborhood
So here’s to the joy of Christmas
Here’s to the ones I hold dear
May you have that Merry Christmas feeling
All through a happy New Year
Photo of Golden Brodie taken by PamelaWLucas
Inspirational photo by Pixabay
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!
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!
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.
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.
And remember my golden rule…safety first! Now go chow down a hot-dog and finish it off with a piece of apple pie…that would be my choice anyway.
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.
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!