Sa Nov 23, 2013 A French Bulldog & I exchanges "words" this morning. Mama did not see that he was bothering me earlier but it was a boisterous affair complete w/Lady's dad getting into the mix pulling the bulldog away & my own Mama reaching down to separate me to protect me. I was put on leash for easy management but Mama was careful to let me know that I was not being punished & not at fault at all. She's soothing me with pets & kind words.
Sa Nov 15, 2014 Central Park was once again an encyclopedia of golden retrievers this morning! All types; dainty, blonds, big, ginger reds, skinny nose, square face. All cuties. All sweeties. Mama says I am a good girl. I just have this off leash, sticking close to her, checking in with her thing down to a science.
F May 31, 2013 We met the Darth Vader of dogs this morning. Desi, a mixed breed is apparently a terror in the Central Park early morning community. At the sight of his mom and him, my Papa and I noticed everyone leash up their canines (for protection) and walked swiftly away in the opposite direction. Heather and her Seal Team 5, Lasker's dad, everyone. I had never met this Desi but was informed that his owner is a psycho. Such a shame; it's never the dog, always the human.
Sa Oct 2014 Carrying my own leash for the last part of my walk heading for home always gets me dotting remarks from passerby. Here I am walking home after a nice morning walk in the park with my gal Lady and her family.
Sa Apr 5, 2014 Mama & I walked w/Oliver (golden neighbor upstairs) & his mama this afternoon. 2 tiny children asked us if we wanted to play. They were 3 & 5, happy as can be to be in our company. The girl took my leash and ran me in circles like a horse in a ring, while the boy tossed a ball for Olly. And so it was like this for nearly 15 minutes. Good times.
H Mar 2015 Check out me in action while I play one of my favorite games during my walks "Steal the Lease". I must say I have gotten pretty good at it! After winning, I always make sure I of course give the leash back.
M Aug 2014 I am back to smelling like a field of lavender after my adieu to the sea this morning. We transition back to civilization with this ferry ride off island. Good bye Nantucket, we'll be back next summer.
F May 30, 2014 Fridays can be a golden's favorite day. On this particular evening, my family is all home resting, reading, watching tv, downloading music. I am in utter bliss. It is a rare evening of no sleepover guests or dinner out; just Us3.
Su Oct 12, 2014 Gorgeous day in CT, the leaves are just beginning to turn colors and I go for a morning walk all around the lake. Then my parents had to take my brother to Long Island for a soccer tournament. My cousins and Ba/Grandma go on a picnic without me sadly.
Sa Feb 2015 What a wonderful surprise to have fluffy, flaky, dense snow falling and covering the park today for my pm walk. Papa let me go off leash to dance around, since it seems we had the whole park to ourselves.
M Sep 1, 2014 I am home! Back to NYC, to Central Park, to my friends. Labor Day was slow with plenty of naps for me as I transition back to concrete, humidity, taxis after 2 months of sea, salt, air! Here a shot of me overlooking the ball field in The best park in the world.
H Sep 25, 2014 Papa hopes to run in Central Park in the mornings with me. So today he took me for a spin to see if I would goof around with the leash or whether I decide to just sit down in boycott. The report is in; "Mon Cheri did very well with the jogging--but she ate the wrapping of my muffin!"
W Aug 27, 2014 Mama caught me in this sacred of poses today in between swims around the lake. My big big golden retriever brother before me, Arcea's photo with this exact pose sits fondly on my parents' bedside table. It's sure to bring back sweet memories for my family for they love and miss him very much.
T Jul 22, 2014 We walked around town today because my brother needed a pair of tennis shoes. I get a bit crazed because it's been a while since I am in town. There are cars, tourists, cobblestone streets--my rhythm is off. Mama used the "heel" command on me which she never needs to because I'm usually very good on leash. Here I am at a quintessential Nantucket moment. Sunset view is best here.
F Jan 16, 2015 Ha ha I couldn't be more delighted to see those herding pair on their leashes this morning. Pesty little boogers--always chasing me around the park, as I pair I tell you, one snipping at my hind leg while the other directs me towards wherever they want me. As if I am one of their cattle! Ple-ease!
F Apr 2015 Rough night for me and Mama. I had to go out 3 times but clever Mama was expecting these episodes so she had her coat, keys, phone, bags and leash handy. Papa's away so of course I had to have a stomach bug.