Around here it’s a *Golden* St. Patrick’s Day

Golden Retriever Zoey and Alexandria

This is a photo from Adele Rouser of her Golden Retriever Zoey and granddaughter Alexandria in their matching St. Patrick’s Day headbands. They are obviously fascinated with the “boinging” going on above their heads. Zoey is a patient poser, having been accessorized for every holiday imaginable. And, Alexandria loves posing as well as she gets to keep the accessories when these photo sessions are complete.



A Golden Heartbreaker

A 5-week-old beauty from Starhill Goldens

I came across this Golden Retriever sweetie in November via Gregg von Sternberg’s Facebook page. It is just a stunning photo. She probably reminded me of my Darling Darcy as they both have Pebwin dads.

Starhill Golden Retrievers and Field Spaniels, owned by Gregg & Margaret von Sternberg, are located in North Andover, MA. They are active in conformation, agility, and obedience. They also provide the great Golden Breeders Resource site.

Meet Payton: SAR Pup-in-Training

I just love this little guy. Meet Robin Stanifer with Golden Retriever Payton, her search and rescue dog. They are working from a motorboat on a pond in the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana to track scent during a Department of Homeland Security Search and Rescue Conference training exercise held June 4. (U.S. Army photo by John Crosby)

Learn more about Golden SAR dogs here.

I’m the MAN. [indeed]

I simply adore this photo of Golden Retriever Dylan from his dad, Pirate Scott. Be sure to click on the image to see a fabulous supersized view (and then click again to really supersize it).

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And, this photo is a close second that shows a young Dylan after his first swim in the pool. Don’t forget to click on the image to see a fabulous supersized view (and then click again to really supersize it).


Puppy Girl Blythe

In December 2008 I posted about Blythe. She was being trained by my Golden pal Pat who is a charter member of the Valley of the Sun Volunteer Chapter of CCI. Pat has probably trained over 20 furkids at this point, which is pretty amazing.

I could not ever remember Pat training a little girl as it has always been boys that she has received these many years. I had always had male dogs and my sweet Darcy was our first female. But she was so spunky and filled with attitude, which I adored. And, she was known for loving her toys huge to thrash and then lie on in victory. So I asked her about that.

I thought I’d try a girl for a change. These last couple of guys have been handfuls! Loving handfuls mind you, but I thought a little mellow girl would be a nice change of pace. NOT! This one has spunk! And attitude, hence the blog. Blythe and I are new at blogging, but we will get the hang of it. I’m in New Mexico for a day or two, but when I return, I’ll send you some cute first day pictures. I had gotten all these girl toys … soft animals, even a cashmere camel. She went for the biggest ball in the house and drags around the biggest bone she can find. I love her already!

Well, I just got a post from Pat today, Blythe having left for service dog college, as they call it. She has a new pupper to raise . . . and it’s back to males. Here is Pioneer from his first day with Pat. I’m sure you’d agree that he is simply too precious for words.