Category Archives: Golden Retrievers

Expert In All Things Paper

My Margret and My Greg got a new couch a few weeks ago.

I’ve been waiting for them to take off the tag on the couch that says it belongs to us. I’ve waited and waited and waited. This morning I decided I had waited long enough and took care of it myself.

I don’t understand why but My Margret wasn’t real happy that I took care of that for her. All she said was “Belle! What did you do?” in “that” voice and it made me sad.

Then she said as she ruffled my fur. “Well I’m glad only the tag came off.”

You would think by now she would know that I’m an expert in all things paper. I mean come on I’m the only one that can take tissues out of pockets.

But I didn’t want to stay mad, so to show her that I forgave her I let her give me a tummy rub.

~this is Belle “the expert in all things paper” Pup for the rest of the pups and kitties.

An Awesome Day Of Firsts

Today was a day of firsts. This morning My Margret and I went to someone called a groomer. It was my first time there and I didn’t know what to expect. Turns out I liked it and they made me look even more like the princess that I am.

Then this afternoon I went with her when she picked up her grocery order at Walmart. My job was to supervise as the groceries were put in our car.

Both of the grocery people said I was really cute, I was going for beautiful but I guess cute will do. One of them handed My Margret a bag of treats just for me! Seems that there are pups who are regulars at grocery pickup and they get treats every time. Hmm I think I need to become a regular.

My Margret said I had one more surprise.

Oh yeah…and the best thing ever… I didn’t have to share!

All of these firsts made me very tired so I curled up with My Margret and took a nap.

~this is Bonnie “what an awesome day of firsts” Pup for the rest of the Pups and Kitties.

Me No Me Wait Me First

So we talked My Margret into letting us all share this time. Please let me go first please!?!?!?! Ok Belle, you start us off.

We do a really good job sitting for our snacks as you can see.

We never miss the opportunity to suggest we get a snack either. I’m still taking my ear medicine and as soon as My Margret gets out the cheese we all come running. I get the most as it should be since it’s my medicine cheese but my sisters get a little bit of the cheese too.

Oh wait one more thing…I’ve been watching how the Bouncy One gets My Margret and My Greg’s attention by just looking at them. I decided to try it and who knew…it works!!

My turn, my turn….

Ok Bonnie you are next…

So last week I went to go visit our vet for my annual check up.

I got to meet lots of dogs, some kids and a nice lady who asked if she could pet me.

I met Tater a 170 lb English Mastiff and his brother who was I think was a pit bull mix. Then there was a year and a half old German Shepard who liked to sit behind her person. Then there was a little dog who was really really old and she sat on her person’s lap. Then a family with 4 little people came in with their parents and 7 month old British Cream Golden, like my sister Bessie. I wanted to play but there wasn’t very much room.

I also kept watch on our car to make sure it didn’t go anywhere. While it was fun to be the waiting room greeter and pose like the princess I am, I was glad when it was our turn so then we could go back home.

FINALLY it’s my turn…

Yep Bess go for it.

It’s getting colder and I’ve started cuddling a lot with My Margret. In the past I’ve been pretty bouncy and don’t like to sit that long with anyone, but it feels really good so I’ve been doing it more and more. My Margret posted the following this morning on her Facebook page. I don’t know why she thought this was so funny I was just doing my job! Humph!!!

Last night the pups kept going out to check on the progress of (in their eyes) the rumbly glowy eye big thing that was eating up the corn in the fields surrounding our house. Bessie kept barking to warn the surrounding neighbors what was happening so they could be watchful in case it headed their way. This morning all of the pups, including Miss “I have to get up to go lay on the couch for my early morning nap” Bonnie, have been going in and out to rediscover their world now that their view has been expanded. Oh Pups you make me laugh! 🤣

Linus kitty, um Linus…..


How about you Lucy?

I’m happy to report everyone is doing what they are supposed to be doing.

~ this is Belle, Bonnie, Bess, Linus and Lucy ” the we all had something to say crew” for the Pups and Kitties

Belly and Ear Rubs at the Vet

My Margret took me to see my vet this afternoon. I don’t know why she didn’t understand that I needed to sit in the front seat of the car. How on earth was I supposed to keep an eye on things for her while sitting in the back seat! No matter how hard I tried she wouldn’t let me sit up front there or back home. She’s a stubborn one that My Margret!

When we got to the vet I was a good girl and did a very pretty graceful sit on the scale just in case anyone was watching. They weren’t.

But guess what! The nice girl who showed us to the room said I had a happy walk. Um…It would have been a lot happier if I could have walked right back outside! But My Margret kept saying it wasn’t time to go yet.

Dr. Bols came in and looked at my left leg that I had been licking over the weekend. She thinks I had a bug nibble on me that made me itchy. My Margret had given me some medicine that made me not so itchy anymore so it was getting better. While I was there I got my ears checked and yep I have an ear infection in my left ear. My Margret felt bad because she hadn’t see it. Everything looked good when she cleaned my ears out last week. She said that she wished I wouldn’t be so stoic, whatever that means, and would tell her when something doesn’t feel good. I told her I would try.

I really really like Dr. Bols she gives really good tummy rubs. After she swabbed out my ear (during which I glared at My Margret hard) she put in some medicine and rubbed my ear for at least a million minutes, ok maybe 5. But it felt so good that I leaned into her hand and she called me sweet girl.

Finally it was time to go home. Once there I told My Greg all about it and he kept calling me his Belle Puppy and cuddled with me for a long time until I felt better about everything. He’s good at that!

~this is Belle “the couldn’t sit in the front of the car but I got belly and ear rubs” Pup for the rest of the Pups and Kitties.

Dogs Should Be More Like Cats

Early this morning after the big loud bouncy one went outside I decided to come sit with My Margret.

The older more mature quieter ones were there too. Bonnie behaved just as I’ve trained her. But Belle started to give me some sass which I shut that down real fast!

Then Belle and I pretended that we didn’t see each other.

She finally did what she should have done in the beginning which was to leave me be and go curl up next to My Margret.

When she did that I went and curled up on top of the couch behind My Margret. Which I had wanted to do from the beginning.

Why do dogs always make things harder than they need to be?

~ this is Lucy ” the dogs should be more like cats” Kitty for the rest of the Pups and Kitties.