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Happy Halloween, from My Spoiled Golden Retriever!

Sharon Hill | October 31st, 2010

Sabrina Renee doesn’t mind wearing a costume on Halloween, she likes the attention she gets when she dresses up. I had already bought her a Halloween costume when I spotted this pink flower one and decided to try it on her. She smiled and wagged her tail as soon as she put it on and I knew instantly it was the one she wanted to have.

The pink petals framed her face perfectly. The green bodysuit was pretty easy to get on her. I added the bumble bee, it’s actually a squeaky toy from her Hide-a-Bee toy.

I took Sabrina Renee to Dog Bone Alley, where we got the costume, and she showed them how happy she was that she got a cute outfit.

Then we came home and went to see the pumpkins that her friend, Colt, the chocolate lab, has at his house. She ended up playing with him. . .

and getting treats from his mom. She wasn’t much interested in seeing their great pumpkins.

We also went to the neighborhood Halloween parade before coming home and playing in our yard.

My Spoiled Golden Retriever Meets a Chocolate Lab

Sharon Hill | July 25th, 2010

Today our former neighbor came into town from with her dog, who we had not met before. He is a chocolate lab named Dexter whom she rfescued from a shelter. He is about two to three years old and is very cute. I was concerned about Sabrina Renee meeting him because sometimes she gets a little rowdy when she first meets a new dog.

Turns out I had no reason to worry. She saw a familiar face and got really excited then Dexter came running out the door and Sabrina Renee took to him right away.

We got to walk with them a few times and play Frisbee.

They invited us to visit their home in the future.

My Spoiled Golden Retriever Loves the Water

Sharon Hill | June 27th, 2010

It’s about 102 degrees here in Walnut Creek today. Sabrina Renee keeps wanting to go out to play frisbee. So I have let her out to the back patio but instead to frisbee, we’ve been playing with water.

She has her own kiddie pool but she especially like just getting in front of the hose and being sprayed.

Here she is being sprayed at the pool.

When we are done, the water in the pool is used to to water plants in the common area.

A Wonderful Weekend with My Spoiled Golden Retriever

Sharon Hill | May 2nd, 2010

Sabrina Renee and I had a wonderful weekend together.

Yesterday our friend Cathy Currea, who is an animal communicator, held a teleseminar, Introduction to Animal Communication. I have taken her classes before but never one of her teleseminars. I didn’t know if I would like it but I thought it might be fun for Sabrina Renee to be able to hear the class. I listened on speaker phone and Sabrina Renee stopped what she was doing as soon as she heard Cathy’s voice and was relaxed and attentive the whole two hours of the call. It was remarkable. I totally believe that animals understand us and can be connected to us at a soul level. We need to listen and understand them more than we do. Even Oprah says animals can be soulmates and has said she and her late dog Sophie were definitely soul connected.

Today, Sunday, we went downtown and attended a dog event sponsored by Tony LaRussa’s Animal Rescue Foundation. Every year they close a couple of blocks in our shopping plaza and have a dog walk and lots of vendor booths. We went down at 9:30am, even though the event starts at 11am, and there were already lots of people and dogs. Booths went up quickly to accommodate the morning rush.

Sabrina Renee doesn’t always like these events. Last year we got to the street and she backed up, she didn’t want to go. She almost did that today but I encouraged her. Then we found a lot of people there who knew us, a few we haven’t seen in awhile, and she got a lot of adoration and was fine.¬† I was really proud of how calm she was. Her veterinarian had a booth¬† and commented on how well she behaved she was today, too.

Around 11:30am, Sabrina Renee headed out. It was getting hot and very, very crowded and after two hours she was tired. We got home and she took a long nap. We played frisbee in the patio later, took a few walks then in the evening we went out to the patio again. She played a little then just laid down to relax.

The photo above is of Sabrina Renee relaxing after a happy weekend. Notice my trees have some well-bitten off branches.