Monthly Archives: February 2014

Golden Retriever helps Grant Childs’ Make-A-Wish Dream

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Ricochet the surfice dog is doing what she does best, making others lives a little brighter.  This time it was with cancer fighter Caleb Acosta.  Caleb has stage for brain cancer.

Caleb and Ricochet - Facebook/SurfDogRicochet Caleb and Ricochet – Facebook/SurfDogRicochet

The Make A Wish Foundation contacted Ricochet’s owner, Judy Fridono, after Caleb saw Ricochet surfing with children on ESPN. Judy and Ricochet were moved and honored to help make Caleb’s dream come true.

On February 12, 2014, Caleb and Ricochet met at Del Mar Dog Beach in California where Caleb’s wish was granted.  He was able to escape his pain and suffering and had an amazing time, and I’m pretty sure Ricochet didn’t mind either.

Once again, thanks so much for all you do Judy and Ricochet!  Please check out their Facebook page and tell them The Daily Golden sent you.

Also, please take a moment if you can to visit Caleb’s page…

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World of Pets Expo


WHEN: Sat, February 15, 10am – 7pm AND Sun, February 16, 10 am – 6 pm

WHERE: Hampton Roads Convention Center, Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA, United States (map)

Join us at an exciting new event this year, as we team up with our friends at Collars for Causes to raise much needed funds for our SEVA GRREAT Goldens! A portion of collar sales will be donated to SEVA GRREAT, and we’ll have our own merchandise as well. So come help us spread the word about SEVA GRREAT, and enjoy all the fun activities at the Expo. For more info, visit the following link by copying and pasting it into your browser: http://www.worl​

The 2015 Calendar Needs Your Pictures!


While you weather these dreary days inside with nothing to do … check out the pictures on your camera and computer! Take a cute Valentine picture of your best furry friend and make a card for your sweetheart … and send us the picture! The deadline is a little earlier this year but you can submit your pictures all year long to We are looking for pictures that portray the wonderful Golden personality, and especially, ones that are seasonal and holiday related. It doesn’t have to be a current picture … just a good one. Honor your best buddy with a page in the 2015 Calendar!

It’s That Time of Year..Near Water? Keep an Eye on Your Golden Retriever(s)!

You hear stories of dogs rescued from the icy depths after falling through the ice. Yes, most are Goldens or Labs. Please watch where both you and your dog step during these cold, icy months.

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I posted several reports last year of goldens on the ice/water.  Some ended well, others didn’t.  If you are near frozen waters, please keep an eye on your dogs at all times…there are too many of these incidents to report!!!  (Please share with anyone who owns a dog and has access to frozen bodies of water!!)

Hopewell Township, NJ – Here’s a story (with video) about 2 golden retrievers, Trixie and Ruby, from New Jersey who

Race Race (Photo credit: samikki)

ventured out onto the icy waters after escaping their home (it happens to the best of us, let’s not judge)   After 20 minutes, they were rescued by the Union Company Fire & Rescue Squad.

Fire Crews Rescue 2 Golden Retrivers from Curtis Lake in  Hopewell Township –

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Golden Video of the Week – Golden Retriever Facts

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This brilliant video was written and produced by Ben Stumpf and Matt Pagourgis   I discovered it on The Pet Collective – my favorite source for pet videos.  It shares clips of previous golden videos I have shared, but with a dramatic voiceover with witty sayings like “Today, we’re looking at the pups that Midas touched” and  “cloudy with a chance of tennis balls”   And the ending!!!!

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