Blog Entries ( golden retriever )

Meet Champ, the happiest dog in the world

March 15th, 2013
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20-year-old Candice Sedighan was recently flown out by Yahoo! (the parent of Flickr) to New York City to do a short interview about her incredibly sweet photography. Two days ago, Flickr posted that interview on their blog, sharing the behind-the-scenes story about the golden-haired subject that's in most of her shots. Sedighan's photos feature a very happy and photogenic golden retriever. Surrounded by bubbles, autumn ...

Dogs Provide Source of Healing for Veterans

July 2nd, 2012
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Two years after returning to Massachusetts from Iraq, the worst memories of her combat experience began to resurface for Natasha Young-Alicea: Five dead Marines, killed while dismantling unexploded bombs; the bloody gear she collected for disposal; the personal belongings that she sorted, packed, and returned to grieving families. Nightmares, migraines, and anxiety attacks followed. The 31-year-old became increasingly isolated and depressed. She withdrew from family and ...

Skippy the Wonderdog

April 6th, 2012
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We talked about getting a dog for years. We could never decide on a breed--should we get a hypoallergenic dog in deference to my father's allergies? Should we get a lapdog to carry around? Should we get something fierce to protect our corner of suburbia? The discussion raged on, but we could always decide on the name: Fang. In 1998, we decided ...

The Stuffing Toys Are Made Of

February 16th, 2012
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Stuffed toys are to my dog like chocolate is to some people. When she knows it's somewhere near, she has to have it. And once it's in her mouth, she has to destroy it. Like a typical Golden Retriever, Tasha first holds a stuffed toy with a "soft mouth." This breed usually holds their prey tightly, but without too much pressure, so as ...

Final Journey: Buddys’ Book

December 28th, 2010
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After the publication of "Finally Home," Buddy was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  Once the unthinkable happened, and Buddy's precious life was cut short, his family was left heartbroken and devastated. At the same time, in another state, poor economic conditions forced another family to give up their golden retriever. As fate would have it, his name was Buddy. While they were mourning the loss of their beloved dog, ...