I painted a Golden Retriever today. This is Murphy, also known as “The Murph” and he belongs to Molly Field. Isn’t he gorgeous? I think Golden Retrievers have beautiful fur. I love the color. It reminds me of a field of wheat shimmering in the sun.
Molly just adopted a new puppy, his name is Charlie. She blogged about the rescue efforts, of two women, who saved her puppy, and all of his siblings, from impending doom. It’s a great read and a real page turner. You can read Charlie’s story by visiting her blog, Grass Oil by Molly Field. Anyway, Murphy and Charlie became fast best friends. It’s fun to see the pictures of them playing together. Murphy isn’t a puppy anymore, but having a puppy playmate sure makes him act like one!
The Golden Retriever is an excellent family dog. They have easy-going personalities and are pretty happy-go-lucky in general. We have a Golden Retriever mix and he is the sweetest dog. He is friendly and gets along with everyone. He needs a lot of exercise daily otherwise he digs holes for entertainment. Hip dysplasia is a real concern for this breed. Our dog has some hip issues that we have to keep an eye on. He was also born with a hole in his heart so he takes Lasix everyday to keep the fluid out of his lungs. I don’t think that is typical for a Golden Retriever, but it’s something our dog, Rumples, has. We discovered he had heart problems when we noticed his tongue was getting really dark. If you notice your dogs tongue has started getting darker take him to the vet for a check-up. It could save his or her life.
Only four more paintings after today. Is there a dog breed I missed that you would like to see on the blog? Let me know in the comment section!