Monday, July 27, 2009

Haley


We'd like you to meet Haley, our Golden Retriever. Haley is 10 1/2 years old, with a bit of hip dysplasia which is very common in Goldens. Nevertheless, she gets around quite well. She is a "golden" dog, who just does nothing wrong. She doesn't even bark. Her parents were both champion show dogs and she looks very much like them. We call her "Pookie."

41 comments:

Olivier said...

j'espère que cela n'est pas trop grave pour Haley, qui est très belle.
I hope that it is not too serious for Haley, which is very nice.

Juergen Kuehn said...

Thank you, Jacob and Lois, for this great photo.
As you know we love dogs, too. A dog is an important member of the family and bring companionship, joy and lifelong loyalty.

Vogon Poet said...

Love your Pookie, golden in every sense. Great portrait of a champion dog.

Wolynski said...

That's a great photo of a lovely dog - unbelievably cute.

magiceye said...

Hi Pookie! You are beautiful! Why don't you come over and join us at Pet Pride

Bozo
Pet Pride

Nikki Beaumont said...

Oh, she is beautiful! She looks like an old soul, too. Deep and just chock full of unconditional love.

Cezar and Léia said...

Nice to meet you dear Haley, you are soooo adorable!I love your colour and what a fashion necklace!!!
purrs and love
mommy Léia and Luna

Jilly said...

Beautiful portrait of your dog. That lovely soft Golden face. Sorry about the displaysia but as you say, it's treatable with an anti-inflammatory and also glucosamine/chrondritin.

Hilda said...

Jacob, she's lovely!
Haley and our dog Siopao should get along very well, even if he's not pedigreed. He's 15 and doesn't bark much either. Just a bark or two when he sees a stray cat in the garage, then a token chase ;)

Leif Hagen said...

Haley's beautiful! No doubt an ELCA favorite breed! Ruf ruf!

Kcalpesh said...

Lovely pet! Awsome shot!

Small City Scenes said...

Well Haley looks like quite the nice dog and very well cared for. Love the name. MB

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OOoh, I want to hug that dog!!!!!!!!

B SQUARED said...

She is very similar to our late, great Golden. He was 15 when he left us. I don't think I heard him bark but two or three times in all those years. I read a wonderful book titled THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN. You may enjoy reading it.

Lois said...

What a beautiful dog! Her fur is gorgeous and she looks like a sweetheart. Love her nickname too!

Allison said...

I, too, have a 10 1/2 year old doggie, but she's a Weimaraner. She also has bad hips and one shoulder full of arthritis. We still walk 25-30 miles a week together thanks to canine arthritis meds (for Mollie, that is! Although, now that I am sharing the 40's with my boss, I sometimes feel like sharing Mollie's meds!). What would we do without our pups, huh?

My oldest daughter shares Haley's name. She's my namesake as my maiden name is "Hale."

Thanks for sharing your Haley-girl with us, Jacob. Have a wonderful, sunny day!

Memphis MOJO said...

I'm a sucker for dogs (cats, too). What a handsome animal.

Rose said...

My friend has a Golden Retriever named Brandi--when she needs to go outside she has a bell she rings. She is getting older and has epilepsy...such a grand dog.

Daryl said...

She is so pretty ...

Ming the Merciless said...

Pookie is a beaut!! Golden retrievers are one of my favorite breeds.

Asta said...

Hi Jacob,

What a sweet dog.
She looks very happy and content.
I don't have a dog anylonger. We used to have a whippet named Emma, and my dad has always had dogs of course, and my son in law has 2 dogs. - And 4 cats-:) Every home should have a pet.

Best regards
Asta

Frank said...

Haley looks like the sweet type that would very quietly find a place on the end of the bed at night. Or is it the entire middle of the bed? Beautiful dog.

Dianne said...

she's beautiful
love her sweet face
and the warm highlights in her fur color
who does her color!? ;)

she looks younger than 10 1/2
must be all the love

Becky said...

I am a dog lover and I really just want to come to Florida now and cuddle with and pet your "Pookie." She's beautiful.

Tricia said...

Awww! I absolutely love Goldens - they have to have the best, most kind demeanor of any dog.

Bob Poris said...

Lovely!!!!!

Per Stromsjo said...

Probably not much of a guard dog but I'm sure that's not why you got her. Looks like a very nice and friendly family member. Well snapped too.

Jarart said...

Golden Retrievers are one of the best family dogs. This one looks adorable.

m_m said...

Beautiful! Looks great and friendly!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

Excellent! That's a nice shot of a very nice dog. So cute! Pleasure to meet her.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Haley is beautiful. I have a warm spot in my heart for golden retrievers. Every one I've ever met was smart and gentle. A few have been a little naughty at times but I think that's because some are so smart they get bored if their owners don't exercise them enough. Haley looks well cared for.

James said...

I'm pleased to meet her. She is a beautiful dog.

cieldequimper said...

Nice to see you again Pookie! I love you, you're gorgeous!

Rob said...

Looks very sweet, with a ... loving face. Nice!

JM said...

Haley is a beauty!

A home far away said...

What a lovely photo!
I`m a swedish woman living in Singapore, I´m at the moment in Sweden but I fly back to Singapore on Sunday, I can´t wait:)

Hugs Gunilla

Lee Spangler said...

"This world has gone to the dogs" fortunately after looking at yours, this might be a good thing!

Prospero said...

Jacob, what a sweetheart Pookie is. All I can say is - where would we be without our dogs.

Lisa Wilson said...

She's just beautiful! My parents have a Golden named Maggie. She's only 2 and we are all crazy about her. They do make sure she has a nice bed to sleep in because she does seem to have stiffness in her hips, vet keeping an eye out for dysplasia.

BeachILike said...

beautiful hairs he has.

amatamari© said...

Smack!

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