National Golden Retriever Day

Happy National Golden Retriever Day!

Started in 2012, this day celebrates one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. Scotland first bred this type of dog for the first time back in the 1800’s. Today, golden retrievers are the third most popular breed and fourth smartest breed (behind only border collies, poodles, and German shepherds).

We try to celebrate our sweet golden retriever, Evie, every day. She’s my writing buddy and officemate and she fills up my heart each day with her sweet smile, goofy noises, huge tail wags, and warm hugs.

If you have read my new children’s book, Turtle Tube: An Erutuf National Park Novel, I did think about Evie while writing about Reese and Dean’s dog, Tutu, in Turtle Tube: An Erutuf National Park Novel. Tutu had to be a golden retriever! ๐Ÿ™‚

Bark Ranger Day

As part of National Park Week, today is Bark Ranger Day. Let’s take a guess what this might mean…..bark….like dogs!

BARK actually stands for:

Bag your pet’s waste

Always wear a leash

Respect wildlife

Know where you can go.

These are four great points to remember when bringing your pet to a national park.

Enjoy a photo of our first dog, Ranger, at Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.