Just a quick Throw Back Thursday post. We had a blast during our trip to Asheville last April. The Biltmore was awesome and we all had a great time. There were so many opportunities to make great photos. If only the weather had been a bit more cooperative the day we were there.
Here is one of my favorites of Oshie from the trip to the Biltmore House. He was pretty popular with the other tourists!
Golden Retrievers have a soft mouth. That might seem like a weird statement to make because when you look at a dogs mouth you see a big floppy tongue and a bunch of large hard teeth. What I mean by this is that Golden Retrievers are able to carry delicate items in their mouth without damaging them. This is one of the characteristics that makes them a great retriever. If you are a hunter you wouldn’t want your retriever to bring back a mangled bird would you?
We were well aware of this and had even heard the claims that they could carry and egg in their mouth without breaking it. Recently on social media we had seen a few videos of owners testing this on their beloved Goldies with success. Now we don’t doubt that they do have soft mouths but we wanted to see if Oshie was capable of completing this challenge. We suspected he might but were also prepared for him to break the egg. Below is the video we made of Oshie attempting the challenge. He gave it his best ha-ha.
One of the great joys of owning a dog is seeing their personality as it develops. Their faces can be so expressive, especially their eyes. Oshie’s many different faces are a constant source of entertainment in our house. He makes strange faces when he hears noises from another room or when his ears are getting rubbed. He even makes faces when you say certain words or phrases to him like “do you want” ha-ha. I do my best to try and capture these faces so we can look back on them later an laugh.
Here is one of the faces he does often and it always makes us laugh. I think it is his inquisitive used when he is trying to figure something out like “why is dad sticking his camera in my face again”. Don’t you think this is a face that would drive all the girls crazy?
Just another short video of Oshie being Oshie. Seeing a dogs personality is part of the joy of owning them. Oshie has certain habits and behaviors like waiting for us at the top of the stairs in this video or running and grabbing his blanket. His face always cracks us up when he waits at the top of the stairs. The way he looks down at us causes the skin of his face to hang loose and it just looks so funny. His eyes are also so expressive which adds another level of cute/funny to every look that he gives you. Enjoy!
Also I will warn you that there is a brief attempt made to hump the blanket ha-ha.