Most of our snow has melted, so it doesn't really seem like December! But the seed catalogs are beginning to arrive in the mailbox, and now comes all the joyful planning for the gardening season to come. I am already bursting with ideas and plans, and new plants I want to grow, but I will save that for another post in the near future. For now, even though this is a garden blog, I promised to show you some pictures of my four beloved Goldens!
One of my favorite gardeners, Tasha Tudor, was partial to corgis, and named her home Corgi Cottage. Golden retrievers have been my favorite breed since I was 6 years old (but I didn't get Captain and Nellie til I was 18). They are such happy dogs, with TONS of energy, and always friendly...and they are beautiful! So maybe one day I'll have Golden Retriever Cottage! :D
I wish I could find a better picture of all four of my dogs together, but its almost impossible because they are always on the move!
Captain and Nellie
Captain (After reading about Dickon's pet fox in "The Secret Garden" many years ago, I decided that if ever I had a male dog, I would name hime Captain).
Captain stole my glove!
Nellie with her ball...
Captain on my running trail...
Nellie and a dandelion!
Captain just posing...:)
And in June of last year, I added these two to my golden family! I named them Carina and Zorra (Zorra is the one with the stripe on her face).
Zorra chewing my shoe laces...
Carina playing with a pine cone. It looks like she is winking in this picture!
Carina yelling in my ear (actually I think she was just yawning!)
Cuddling with Zorra...
All of my dogs enjoy chewing on any stick they can find!
A couple more comical pictures of Zorra...she is by far the most mischievous of the bunch :)
Carina and Zorra's first time playing with Captain and Nellie...
Nellie loves to sit beside me and sometimes even tries to be a lap dog!
Carina all grown up, with their "Chuck-it!", which has since been chewed up (looks like it was already pretty worn out in this picture!)
Captain enjoying an evening run...
Captain and Nellie in the snow...
Carina and Zorra playing tug-of-war with a bone...
Captain and Nellie resting in the shade on a hot day...
Nellie jumping off the A-frame on their agility course...
Carina giving me what we call the "concerned golden retriever look"!
Captain and Nellie sharing a stick after we went skijoring...
I hope these pictures made you smile! I'll be back with something about gardening again next time. :)
I am a passionate gardener and seed-saver, who also enjoys playing the violin and accordion, running, spending time with my 4 golden retrievers, keeping chickens, photography, and reading. I also blog for Heirloom Gardener.