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Oshie And The Egg Test

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.

Enjoy!

Oshie’s Day With The Marines!

Here is the follow up video to the last blog post about Oshie’s trip to work with Nancy. Oshie loves hanging out with the Marines and they love having him. His visit might not be completely within the rules (ha-ha) but it is definitely good for morale. I know I would have loved to have a dog hang out at my shop back when I was in.

I remember living in the barracks you couldn’t keep pets of any kind and you could go long periods of time without interacting with a  4 legged friend. For animal lovers and Marines that grew up with pets that can really suck. You also don’t realize how long it has been since you last played with a dog until you finally get to again.

It is pretty cool that Nancy brings Oshie to work every so often. I know he loves it and I know the Marines appreciate it too, especially when Oshie helps them take out the trash ha-ha.

Enjoy!

So Excited!

Every so often Oshie goes to work with Nancy and hangs out with the Marines. He loves going and they love having him. About two weeks ago she decided she would take him in on a Friday. I had gotten all of his things ready and when he saw them on the counter he knew he was going on a trip. Sometimes he is too smart. He knows when the harness/leash are out that he is probably going to be doing something fun. Below is the video of him in all his excited glory.

Flight Of The Oshie

Friday is finally here and if you are like me you couldn’t be more happy. It has been a long slow week and I am looking forward to the weekend. Thanks to the holiday on Monday (Presidents Day) it is a long one. I also get Tuesday off due to some electrical work being done to the building I work in. This video of Oshie below (with Wagner’s Flight Of The Valkyries as the soundtrack) shows how much he enjoys going for rides. The joy you see on his face is exactly the same feeling I have about this much needed long weekend.

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

 

Oshie on MSN – Dog Celebrity

The video I took of Oshie greeting Nancy when she returned from Norway is on MSN.com (I guess it has been there for a little while but we forgot to mention it)

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/video/animals/excited-golden-retriever-welcomes-us-marine-owner-home/vi-AAklTQh

The video on our YouTube channel has 700,000 views. I think it is safe to say that Oshie has gone semi-viral. He better not let this go to his head and start acting like some pompous celebrity. Besides, Nancy and I already treat him like royalty. How much more can he really expect?

Valentines Day Delivery

Oshie, Nancy and I hope you all had a wonderful Valentines day spent with the one (or ones) you love. Even if you are single we hope you had a great day!

Being the lover that he is, Oshie got in the spirit of the holiday and mouth delivered his card to mom as soon as she arrived home from work. He worked so hard on the card that he almost didn’t want to part ways with it. Eventually he remembered he is a gentleman and a Retriever and he swapped for Nancy’s lunch bag and carried it in for her. Enjoy the short clip of Oshie delivering his card.

Tuesday With Oshie

Just a little portrait of Oshie to share on this Tuesday that seems to be dragging on forever. There is a bow-tie somewhere beneath all of that golden hair.

Shot with my Canon 7D Mark 2 and Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 lens. Processed in Adobe Lightroom.

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4 week old Golden Retriever Puppy

The other day I was going through some of my pictures from last year that I hadn’t made an attempt at editing quite yet and I found this little gem. I took this short video with my Canon 7D Mark II during our trip to Asheville back in April of 2016 and I guess sort of forgot about it. The bed and breakfast we stayed at (http://www.ashevillegreencottage.com/) had a litter of Golden Retriever puppies that were around 4 or 5 weeks old. We were fortunate enough to spend a little bit of time socializing them and I snapped a few pictures that I have shared here in past blog posts.

In this video Nancy had picked up one of the puppies and was cradling it like a baby. It soon fell asleep (I believe they had just finished feeding) and began to bark,whimper and cry. It was too cute/funny not to record. I wonder what it was dreaming about? Enjoy!

Birthday Boy!

Yesterday Oshie turned 3 years old which, depending on the source, is anywhere from 24-29 in dog years. Despite getting older he still has that happy and rambunctious puppy attitude about him.

As usual he was completely spoiled and received a delicious steak and vegetable dinner (fear not the steak was not seasoned it any way).

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Only the best for Oshie

And after dinner Oshie received a special cupcake because how can you have a birthday without a cake? Nancy made the cupcakes which had peanut butter and carrots in them along with peanut butter for frosting. I will be sure to post the recipe later.

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Homemade cupcake with peanut butter and carrots in it and peanut butter frosting.

Oshie absolutely devoured both the steak and the cupcake. See for yourselves in the videos below.

Hopefully he doesn’t think that now he will be eating like this every night.

Happy Birthday Oshie!

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