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Meet Riley Hammerle – today’s Wednesday Friendsday pup! Riley’s proud owners are Katie and Brian Hemmerle. Isn’t he such happy pup? I love the spot on his tongue!

Riley’s absolute favorite toy is a tennis ball. He’ll play fetch for hours on end! His favorite trick is to slide down the hallway tile to catch it. Since Riley is an Arizona pup, he also LOVES to swim. So, you can just imagine how much fun he has when he gets to play with his favorite toy (the tennis ball) in his favorite place (the pool!). He really likes to blow bubbles under the water. Riley has gotten so good at the tennis ball that his dad, Brian, recently introduced him to the frisbee. Riley can catch the frisbee mid-air just about every time! Riley, you sure are a talented pooch – that’s tricky to do!

I love this shot of Riley as a little puppy. Don’t you wish they could stay this little forever?

Katie’s parents actually got a puppy (a boy named Keegan) from the same litter that Riley came from. I love that – such a fun way for a pup to grow up with a sibling. However, these pups don’t see eye to eye when it comes to college athletics. Riley is a die hard Wildcat fan, and loves to root for the University of Arizona. After all, Riley’s parents are UofA Alumni. (Sidenote: Katie is my Chi-O sister!). On the other hand, Keegan is an Oregon Ducks fan and roots for the U of O. Come football and basketball games, both dogs sport their favorite teams’ bandana. Who will be the champ this season? Sorry Keegan, but I’m with Riley – BEARDOWN ARIZONA! πŸ™‚

Katie & Brian, thank you for sharing your photos and all of the fun facts about Riley. What a beautiful family you all make together! I look forward to keeping in touch over our love for all things golden.

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Today I’m featuring Roxy’s parents for Wednesday Friendsday! Hard to believe that it’s already been a year since we brought Roxy home for the first time – she has grown up so fast! When puppy shopping, Brad and I knew Roxy was ours because we also fell in love her her parents – they were both so sweet and well mannered. Who do you think Roxy looks more like – her mom or dad?

Roxy's Mama
Roxy's Daddy
Roxy

 

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Happy Wednesday Friendsay everyone! Today’s pup is Miley Halland – isn’t she a blonde beauty?

Miley was born September 25, 2009 so she is still just a pup. Her awesome mama is my friend Jen Halland. Like us, Jen loves to travel with her Golden. She recently took her to Dog Beach in San Diego – looks like Miley had a great time! I love this one of her enjoying the sunset on a lifeguard tower.

Adorable surfer pup! Love her big smile.

When she’s not at the beach, Miley also loves to swim in swimming pools!

Her favorite toy is her squeaky chicken (although it’s not Jen’s favorite because it’s so loud!). She also loves all of her KONG Wubba friends!

I’m convinced Miley is our Roxy’s long lost cousin – they look so similar! Maybe one day they can go for a swim together πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing your story and photos Jen – we love Miley!

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Today on Wednesday Friendsay we have Ben & Tanner – the Pahl’s family pups!

Ben (with the white face) is eight years old, and Tanner is four. As you can see, they are the best of friends and are wonderful with children! It doesn’t get much better than adorable photo of a little child cuddling with a Golden. Enjoy the photos of this dynamic duo!


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Puppy Day!

It’s a very exciting day for my friend (and Chi-O sorority sister!) Jenn Wells.. her puppy is finally old enough to take home!! Jenn has wanted a Golden Retriever for years, and now that her and her fiance have a great house and yard they finally got one! Jenn’s mom also got a puppy from the same litter, so the two pups can grow up with one another – too fun!

Jenn’s puppy (that they named Beau – so adorable) will be featured on an upcoming Wednesday Friendsday, but I just had to share some of the cute photos she has already posted on facebook. I’m so excited for you and your fiance Jenn!

PS – “Puppy Day” got me thinking.. is there such thing as National Puppy Day? I did a little research and yes, March 23rd is National Puppy Day – which I believe is the same weekend Jenn is getting married! Coincidence?.. I think not πŸ™‚

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Our Wednesday Friendsday pup this week is Lucy Noonan! Isn’t she adorable? Lucy’s awesome dog daddy is my friend Bryan Noonan. I always see fun pics of Bryan and Lucy on Facebook – she is one lucky pup! Lucy has a lot of toys, but her favorite is the frisbee.

Lucy also loves stuffed animals, including her pig, bunny, rooster, chick, platypus and hippo. She loved them a little too much though, and ripped them all to shreds (including the voice box inside!). Lucy also loves to swim! I love this photo of Lucy jumping into the pool (while Bryan enjoys a cold beer) πŸ™‚ Great action shot!

Lucy enjoys playing with her cousins Tucker, Opi & Sadie. Tucker is a Russian Whitehaired Golden Retriever – so perhaps a possible future Wednesday Friendsday! When she’s not in the pool, you can usually find Lucy sleeping, taking car rides, playing in the snow up north, or watching the golf channel or football with Bryan.

I can’t wait to meet this angel in person, such a beautiful pup! Happy Wednesday Friendsday Lucy & Bryan!

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Happy Birthday Nala!

Today we are wishing our friend (and Quincey’s girlfriend!) Nala a very Happy Birthday! What are you doing to celebrate today Nala? You may recognize this pup from a previous Wednesday FriendsdayΒ post, click the link to learn her story πŸ™‚ We love you Nala!! Happy Birthday!!

Quincey thinks Nala can be a “Playboy Puppy” in this photo!

 

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Happy Wednesday Friendsday! Today we are featuring Lizzie Sherman – isn’t she a sweetheart?

Lizzie is the family dog of my good friend Sydney Sherman. Sydney’s parents adopted Lizzie 3 years ago, and she has been a joy to her family ever since. She is 8 years old and has a very calm, quiet and sweet personality. Sydney grew up having Goldens and has never met a dog that is more sweet and gentle than Lizzie. Sydney says “if Lizzie were a human, she’d be a yoga instructor.” πŸ™‚ This lucky pup lives on a golf course, and many times gets to go swimming at the course’s lake. Lizzie also loves chasing desert bunnies and taking naps on her bed. Her favorite toys are stuffed animals.

Sydney, her mom Rita, and friend Heather are the most talented photographers I know! If you need a photographer, look no further than Captured Moments by Rita Sherman & Company. Be sure to check out their “Furry Ones” Gallery – lots of great pup shots. Here’s one of my favorites!

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This week for Wednesday Friendsday I’m so excited to introduce you all to Bentley Hutkowski. We met Bentley and his mamma Jenna through this blog – and have loved sharing stories and photos ever since! Bentley lives in Columbus, OH and he just turned 2 last week (Happy Birthday Bentley!!). Isn’t he so adorable?

Bentley’s favorite toy to play with is a ball – any kind! Every time he goes to the dog park he is in doggy heaven because there are balls to play with everywhere. He also likes to play with a rubber stick and a stuffed “Christmas Turtle.” No matter the toy, if you throw it he’ll fetch it all day long. His newest hobby is swimming – Jenna is teaching him to paddle really well πŸ™‚

Bentley is also a die hard Buckeye’s basketball fan!! He’ll watch the entire game (preferably on the furniture with mom and dad if he’s allowed) – too cute.

Jenna, thank you for all of your support with i heart golden retrievers, and thank you for sharing your story and pictures of Bentley. I look forward to keeping in touch!

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Nala Tussing is today’s Wednesday Friendsday pup – isn’t she beautiful?? Nala is one lucky pup, not only does she get to live in Napa Valley, but she has the world’s most amazing mommy! I met Karen (aka “KT”) when working for E&J Gallo Winery, we had so much together at the Louis M. Martini tasting room in St. Helena. I am so blessed to have her in my life, she is such a beautiful person inside and out!I miss her dearly, but it’s great to keep in touch now over our love of golden retrievers (and animals in general)!

Nala is quite tech-saavy, she even has her own facebook account! I find myself stalking her page quite frequently, because she has the cutest pictures and hilarious wall posts. Quincey also checks out her pics quite a bit (they have been in a long-distance relationship for over a year now!). Quincey snagged a good one, Nala is one beautiful pup. He loves his girlfriend πŸ™‚