Living with Goldens

Here in this house...

I will never know the loneliness I hear in the barks of the other dogs 'out there'. I can sleep soundly, assured that when I wake my world will not have changed. I will never know hunger, or the fear of not knowing if I'll eat. I will not shiver in the cold, or grow weary from the heat. I will feel the sun's heat, and the rain's coolness, and be allowed to smell all that can reach my nose. My fur will shine, and never be dirty or matted..................................................

I am a dog......not a thing!

I am a dog. I am a living, breathing animal. I feel pain, joy, love, fear, and pleasure. I am not a thing. If I am hit, I will bruise, I will bleed, I will break, I will feel pain. I am not a thing.

Goldens Rule

Strikingly beautiful, full of love and energetic, the Golden Retriever is one the most popular dog breeds in North America. It’s no wonder. Their amazing appearance with a softly plumed coat and happy-go-lucky temperament provides the perfect combination for a domestic pet.

No Basic Training

To most of us, our dogs are not just our pets, they are a part of our family. And just like our children, they need to learn good behaviours and basic manners so that they can become healthy and happy members of society.

Demand Barking

This article will concentrate on the potential causes and solutions to one of our dog’s most annoying attention seeking behaviours. We find ourselves often frustrated with our dog’s poor communication skills.

Food Bowl Aggression

Every species in the canine world has some degree of innate possessiveness towards food or toys. It begins the very day they are born and are fighting with their littermates over who gets the best milk-producing nipple from mother. As pets in our homes, this behaviour is most frequently exhibited at mealtime and can include growling, showing teeth, and even barking and lunging at others who come near the dog’s food bowl while eating.

Traits of Golden Retrievers

A popular family and show dog, the Golden Retriever is a medium-sized breed. With roots in Scotland that go back to the late 1800’s, Golden Retrievers were historically used by wildfowl hunters to retrieve waterfowl such as ducks and upland game birds.

Rescued dog helps pay it forward

The St. John Ambulance program is always looking for new volunteers but not everyone passes the evaluation. Everyone who is tested is told that their dogs may not be a good match for this particular volunteer experience, but that does not mean that they don’t have a great dog. It takes a special partnership to succeed with this program.

Another Day

I keep my eyes tightly shut, because without having to look, I know out there it is dark. The kind of dark where even shadows melt into blackness. I know I am not alone though because I can feel the warmth of several bodies packed in beside me. We wait in silence until we hear the heavy footsteps approach the door…

From Pauper to Prince: The Story of My Golden Boy

I am the proud owner of a Golden Retriever. He is two years old and his name is Bowden, the Celtic word for ‘blonde boy’. His favourite things include playing with his ball, swimming in the lake, and sleeping in my bed. The reason I tell you this is because, like most dog owners, I believe I have the best dog in the entire world. Despite all of his ‘naughty’ behaviours, Bowden brings a happiness and warmth to my life unparalleled by most other things and, to me, he is perfect. That is why I am so thankful that he is in my life.