Category Archives: Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever And German Shepherd At 12 and 10 Years Old

I thought I would provide a little update on my dogs as they have been featured throughout my blog for a number of years. Maggie, the Golden Retriever, turned 12 years old on January 10, 2014.  From what I have read, the average age of a Golden Retriever is around 10-11 years old, so I’m […]

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Maggie, Golden Retriever Age 11

This post isn’t about butterflies nor wildlife, but I couldn’t resist posting a few new photos of Maggie, my 11 year old Golden Retriever. The thing about Golden Retrievers is that they seem to prematurely age in their facial hair.  Maggie has been no different.  When she was younger she was a much darker color, […]

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Golden Retriever And German Shepherd Laying Together

These two looked so cute together I had Leecy take a picture with her iPhone.  Maggie (Golden Retriever) is looking really old in the face, especially now that she had one of her canine teeth removed.  Her face is also very grey.  Although she is now 10 years old, her energy level is still very […]

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Old Golden Retriever Doing What She Does Best

Maggie is my 10 year old (as of January 10) Golden Retriever.  She’s had a rough December and January.  I take that back.  I’ve had a rough December and January worrying about her, she’s just been a little stressed because of her recent visit to the vet. Back in December we took Maggie to the […]

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Golden Retriever And German Shepherd Swimming With Underwater Camera

I bought Leecy a new camera for her trip to the Galapagos next year.  It’s a Canon PowerShot D10.  It’s “supposed” to be able to take pictures and videos underwater, so we decided to see if it really works. First a few distance shots.  Here’s Sascha the German Shepherd trying out her new Ruffwear Doggie […]

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A Beautiful Day For The Dogs

Sascha (German Shepherd) and Maggie (Golden Retriever) joined us out in the yard while we were releasing the six Monarch Butterflies (more on that in a later post). Maggie is now 9 years old and is somewhat showing her age.  Her muzzle has definitely turned gray, she has some light cataracts, and she tends to […]

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Have You Ever Crate Trained A Cat?

I thought this might provoke an interesting discussion.  Have any of you ever crate trained your cat? We have.  Why?  Honestly, Leecy started the whole thing when I went on vacation.  You may recall that I went to the Texas Hill Country and took Sascha (German Shepherd) with me.  At the time I forgot to […]

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What Happens When Kitten Plays With German Shepherd?

Probably not what you think.  Leecy provided these pictures. Delilah, our adopted rescue kitty really seems to like Sascha, my German Shepherd.  In truth, Sascha seems to like the kitty as well. However, I wonder what Sascha must be thinking?  “Why’s this kitten playing with my ear?”  Why am I in the crate when the […]

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How A Kitten Bonds With Dogs

It hasn’t taken very long for Delilah (the kitten) to bond with Maggie (the Golden Retriever) and Sascha (the German Shepherd). Sascha seems to be the most bonded with Delilah as she follows her everywhere and licks her at every opportunity. On the other hand, Maggie, being true to her character, doesn’t seem to care […]

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Kitten Gets Clean Bill Of Health

Good news for Delilah yesterday.  She got the “all clear” from the vet regarding her respiratory infection. She and Chloe get along great, as well as her and the dogs.  In fact, her favorite playmate (other than Chloe) seems to be Sascha, my German Shepherd. We also got her a new toy today.  I think […]

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Golden Retriever Goes Swimming

It’s getting close to that time where I can’t control when Maggie will decide to get in the pool. Today was a perfect example.  Maggie slowly waddles over to the edge of the pool and gently glides in the water. That’s not Maggie’s favorite pool activity however.  What she really likes to do is to […]

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The Pet Adventures Don’t Stop Yet

I’m still pretty sad about Madison not being around anymore.  Maybe this is typical in any death.  When I go upstairs I still expect to see Madison give me a meow greeting  I think Chloe is curious to where that other cat went to hide.  I mainly get teary these last few days when I […]

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