Our friends at ONEHOPE Wine just released a new California Pinot Noir (they are calling “Pinot for Paws”) where every case sold helps a homeless animal find its forever home through the ASPCA. How cool is that?
We first tried it at one of our favorite local restaurants, and loved it so much we purchased a case! It’s such a fun wine to give as gifts and take it to dinner parties (since, like us, all of our friends are obsessed with their four-legged children!). Like them on facebook and share your pet pictures with them using #PinotforPaws on Facebook & Instagram.
This wine does so many wonderful things for the animal community.. that these guys just had to give it a kiss!
Thank you ONEHOPE for making it easier than ever to help our furry friends! Cheers!!
We hope everyone has a wonderful time celebrating 2012 with your goldens! Remember to keep your pups safe and inside at night – fireworks, firecrackers, etc. can spook them and cause them to flee! Also, be sure to turn on a TV or two to distract them.
It’s been an incredible year for our family – as we welcomed a (two-legged) baby into our family! Our two goldens have been wonderful with her – Goldens are truly the perfect family dog!
What was your favorite memory from 2012? What are you looking forward to in 2013?
The love of a pet is needed most during times of grief – so we loved hearing that Golden Retriever Therapy Dogs visited the town of Newtown, CT to comfort those affected by the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
We also encourage everyone to join Ann Curry’s #20Acts & #26Acts of kindness to honor the Sandy Hook Victims – maybe your Goldens can help? You can also donate to the Golden Therapy teams listed above.
We apologize for the long delay in posts – it’s been a busy year for our family as we are expecting our first baby within the next few weeks! We look forward to giving our four-legged children a new little (two-legged) sibling!
Now onto current events.. it’s hard to avoid all of the political drama going on. Regardless of which party you support, I think we can all agree that we’ll be happy when this election is finally over! If this guy ran – he’d get our vote! What about you?
Stay tuned for updates on how our goldens react to their new sister! Do you have any tips to share?
While it’s fun to have your pup outside enjoying the celebration – please, please, please be careful and keep your dogs inside during the fireworks show! Even the calmest of dogs can bet spooked and run away from the sound of fireworks (sadly, we learned this lesson the hard way – read about our scary experience here). July 5th is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters!
Have a wonderful celebration everyone! God bless America and those who have served and continue to serve to protect our freedom!
Companies allowing employees to bring their dogs to work is becoming increasingly popular -for a good reason. Studies show that having a dog in your office reduces stress, improves productivity, and can lead to more social, fun meetings with your clients.
Since both Brad and I work from home (when we are not out and about for sales calls or meetings), we are blessed to work on our computers with a pup under our desk. As a matter of fact, Roxy is taking her mid-morning nap on my feet as I’m typing this..
The official “Take Your Dog To Work Day” is TODAY – June 22nd! There is even a fun website where you can share photos and tips - check it out!
Does your company allow you to bring your dog to work? If not, you should share this posting with your boss. Even President Gerald Ford worked with his Goldens in the oval office!
Wanted to wish you and your pups a Happy Memorial Day Weekend!! We hope you enjoy the day doing what you enjoy most with your family, friends, and puppy dogs.
Please take time to remember why we celebrate this day – and to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country’s freedom, as well as all those who have served and continue to serve. We are the land of the free because of the brave!
This is one of our all-time favorite YouTube videos – of a Golden reuniting with her mom after a long deployment in Afghanistan. Warning: this will bring tears to your eyes – so have a tissue handy!
I looooooove American Idol. I look forward to it every Wednesday night! A couple of weeks ago I was so excited to learn that contestant Hollie Cavanagh has a Golden Retriever – and made sure to include him in her videos from home. Hollie has such a cute British accent – it was hard for me to understand what this beautiful pup’s name is (if you know it – please share!!). But nonetheless, he’s adorable!!
On top of Hollie being a Golden Retriever lover – she is also incredibly talented. Such a powerful voice comes out of her petite frame! I remember her from last season being so shy and timid yet having such a beautiful voice (she was eliminated before the final 24 were announced). Awesome that she came back and auditioned this year, and is now in the final 7!!
So, if you’re home tonight tune into American Idol and be sure to vote for Hollie. Although I’m sure her pup misses her dearly and would love to have her home – he’d much rather her continue on the show Hollie I’m sure we’d all love to know – does your golden recognize you on television?
Roxy finds her golden quite handsome She couldn’t take her eyes off the screen!
On January 8, 2010, my life was forever changed when my husband and I adopted our first Golden Retriever, Quincey. Quincey made us fall in love with the Golden Retriever breed. Everything from their demeanor, obedience, and that floppy tongue smile – it’s no wonder why they are such a popular dog! After having Quincey for about 6 months, Brad and I already wanted another one to join the family.. so Quincey got a little puppy sister we named Roxy.
Due to Quincey and Roxy's popularity on facebook (my friends couldn't get enough of their photos!) I decided to start a blog to post photos and stories of our four-legged children for everyone to enjoy. Soon my blog started to transform into more of a community where Golden lovers across the globe could share stories, photos, and educate one another on this incredible breed. I encourage my readers to comment on my postings, submit their own pictures or topics, and share this site with other Golden lovers. I hope we can all learn a lot from each other!
Thank you for visiting my blog - and for loving Golden Retrievers!
PS - If you like wine, please visit ONEHOPEWine.com! When I'm not spending time with the Goldens, I'm working hard for this amazing company that donates 50% of profits to partner charities.