Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mirror, mirror on the wall?

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fairest of them all?

Eukanuba sponsored a contest to determine the most beautiful dog breed. This was in response to People Magazine and it’s Most Beautiful People issue. With over 2,000 people voting, the results are in and the winners are final. The winners of the contest are, (drum roll please), Golden Retrievers. The picture is of "Beautiful Dogs at Play". If you don’t believe that Goldens won, visit this web site to see for yourself.

A few blogs ago I wrote that based on a scientific study, Golden Retrievers were one of the top four smartest breeds of dogs. Now it turns out we are the best looking breed as well. Smart and handsome, what more can we ask?

As a life long Golden Retriever I knew we were the smartest. How many other dogs write blogs? Have you read a blog written daily by a Collie? How many Boxers write their life stories? How many Poodles post their activities on the Internet? I know Golden Retrievers are handsome; I get compliments every time we go for a walk. I get attention when I go in the pet food store with Bella, my step sister. People tell us how pretty we are.

Now I can prove we are the total package. Good looks and brains, plus we obey commands. What more can you ask for?

For those underprivileged humans that do not have a Golden Retriever in their home it is not too late. Operators are standing by to take your call and match you up with a deserving, homeless Golden Retriever, or other dog of your choice. And if you call in the next ten minutes, we will include a new best friend for life for no additional charge.

Visit a local rescue kennel, listen to the stories of the individual dogs and see how many very beautiful, well mannered dogs end up homeless through no fault of their own. A child develops allergies and a beloved family friend is suddenly in a chain link run at doggie jail. An elderly couple moves to a care facility and a well trained, well loved, dog is suddenly homeless. A soldier is sent to Iraq and the perfect companion is suddenly a lonely, bewildered dog, shivering in fear in a cage. All of these dogs are in doggy jail through no fault of their own, but to get out they need your help. There is no pardon, no retrial, and no second chance except through you. Someone else has potty trained him, leash trained him and taught him his manners, you only have to open your heart and your home to have the perfect companion, instantly. Adopt a homeless dog, provide a foster home for a dog in transition, and find a new best friend.

Golden Retrievers, bet you can’t love just one!


p.s.: Try these links to find a deserving dog close to you: is a listing of national rescues, there is one near you. Mogley’s favorite rescue, make a donation on line to a 501(c)3 organization, open your heart if you can't open your home. A Golden Source
There are hundreds of special breed rescues on line to help you find a new best friend.

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