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A Child’s Golden Story

Our children are blessed to be growing up with some of the best canine companions around – Goldens! Our dogs are part of their everyday lives, and we couldn’t be happier that they get to experience the joys, lessons, and work that these animals share with them! Our second grade daughter recently wrote about one of the aspects of daily life here at Windy Knoll Goldens:

Bio Sensor Therapy For our Cute Puppies

Every day, Jonathan, Mary, Elizabeth, Anna, and I go out to the kennel where our cute puppies reside. It is our job to do bio-sensor therapy for each puppy. Bio-sensor therapy helps our golden retriever puppies be calm, well adjusted dogs. When we pick up each puppy, we move them up, down, upside down, and wiggle their toes as we count to five for each step. After bio-sensor therapy is finished on each of the ten puppies, I get to play with them! I cuddle the soft, chubby, golden puppies. They chase us around on strong, little legs. Sometimes, they bark, and wiggle their short tails. They are so, so cute! My favorite puppy is a soft, little brown girl who is sweet and cuddly and always runs to me when I open the door. I call her Vanilla. I love our Golden Retriever puppies and am glad I get to do bio-sensor therapy with them! 

(For more information on why we implement bio-sensor therapy with all our puppies, feel free to click here.)

FDA Finds NO Link Between Grain Free Foods and DCM

No Link…

Why am I not surprised? After 2 years of scaring dog owners and causing many pet food manufacturers to scramble to find replacements for their quality lines of FDA approved dog food, the FDA finally admits there is no link between grain free dog foods and dilated cardiomyopathy or DCM. I could have said as much without costing taxpayers millions… oh wait, I did! I looked at every single case the FDA reported on their website (around 600 cases at the time) and found that the numbers didn’t add up. There was no rhyme or reason looking at the dog foods used and the supposed correlation between the dog food and DCM. For years, Windy Knoll Goldens has stood by our use of high quality grain free dog foods which are healthier for our dogs as grains cause a multitude of problems. This whole thing looked like a “conspiracy” (yes I said it) by the largest multi-national dog food corporations along with the FDA, who they seem to have in their back pocket, to persecute smaller companies who were using higher quality ingredients and cutting into their profit margin. But that is just my opinion.

New Study suggests FDA has some serious explaining to do regarding DCM

The Fight to Justify Grains

You see, grain is cheap but dogs don’t do well with it especially when it is one of the primary ingredients. Some grain ingredients are used as fillers and are entirely useless to dogs. Think of it this way: that 50 lb bag of dog food may actually be 25 pounds of available food for the dog. It is a way to make it look like you are getting a good price for a large bag of dog food.  This is a victory for the smaller guy which means it is a victory for you and me.

I’d still like the FDA to look at why cancers are exploding across the pet world. Could it be something in the FDA approved dog food formulas? Could it be FDA approved pesticides and chemicals that are sprayed on our lawns and our food supply? Could it be FDA approved vaccines that have mercury, aluminium, formaldehyde, live viruses, and worse yet, aborted human babies.  And yes, the last ingredient is sadly in many dog vaccines and human vaccines. I’d like to see the FDA remove those harmful ingredients from the vaccines so they are safe, yet effective. This is why we use Hampl’s 9 way non-toxic dog vaccine.

We continue to be happy with PawTree’s grain free sweet potato and turkey recipe. This is the formula we recommend, but leave the choice up to you. Also, don’t forget to get a good beef bone for your dog as Thanksgiving rolls around. No matter how “good” the bag of kibble may be, nothing can beat God’s natural food for your dog. Your golden will be very Thankful!

Read the article here.

Our Record Setting Puppy

Some of you know that we had a record setting litter arrive several weeks ago: Patsy presented us with one, very large, very cute little girl pup! Needless to say, with no mealtime competition, and undivided attention from Patsy, this little girl is an extremely large, chubby, vigorous puppy who is the spitting image of her handsome sire, Charlie! Although not quite developmentally on the same page as Daisy’s older litter, she definitely is almost as big as them! Isn’t she adorable?!

Here’s her pretty mother, Patsy:

And this is her sire, our handsome Charlie:

Medium Colored Golden Retriever

Can you notice the resemblance?!

Daisy’s Adorable Puppies Are Doing Great!

Daisy’s and Charlie’s puppies are over six weeks old now, and sweeter, chubbier, cuter little youngsters would be hard to find! With the exceptionally warm weather we’ve enjoyed this fall in New England, these little boys and girls have had the privilege of outside playtime quite often. They love to run, tumble, wrestle, roll, and sniff through the abundance of fun, crunchy leaves, after one another and after the children! Tomorrow, they will experience their first car ride when they embark on an adventure to the vets for their health exams. And, before long, their new owners will be coming to claim these little Golden treasures as part of their families!

A Golden Autumn Goodnight

Our daughter and her sweet Golden girl, Susie, watch the sinking sun set our beautiful Vermont countryside ablaze with gorgeous warm autumn colors before bidding the day goodnight.

Daisy’s Pups at Two and a Half Weeks

 

After sharing a little update and some adorable pictures of April and Grant’s pups yesterday, we wanted to pop in with a few photos of Daisy and Charlie’s fast growing litter as well! If you had to choose which little canines are the cutest, could you?! I would definitely be hard pressed to vote on that question!

t two and a half weeks old, Daisy and Charlie’s chubby, healthy pups, four boys and three girls, have their beautiful blue eyes open to the world around them. Their cute little legs grow sturdier with each passing day as they toddle around, while their adorable little bodies have plumped out charmingly (Daisy’s a good first time mother and takes her responsibility of nourishing them seriously!).

They haven’t quite outgrown the newborn puppy stage of soft little squeaks, grunts, and sweet murmurings even as they rapidly gain size and strength. These pups’ faces define adorable! When we took them outside yesterday to enjoy the beautiful Indian Summer weather, they seemed more impressed with their need to sleep then to experience the world around them – but give them a few weeks, and they’ll be romping and tumbling all over the place!

 

Good night, sleep tight!

 

Please note that all of these puppies are already reserved. 

 

Growing Golden Pups!

Look at those sweet faces!

April and Grant’s puppies will be four weeks old in just two days! Healthy, robust, happy, and playful, they have grown by leaps and bounds since their birth  in September, and have enjoyed the additional benefit of some beautiful outdoor, autumn playtime thanks to the warm weather we’ve been enjoying.

Our children love playing with them each afternoon, and after fastening soft little colored ID collars on them, unofficially christened them with names: Red collar is “Apple”, green collar is “Cucumber,” yellow collar is “Joyce” – but my memory fails me in recalling all the creative names in use at the moment!

Looking quite handsome!

I love the variegated golds that lend such a beautiful charm to this face!

 

Exploring together is definitely the way to go for these two.

 

Crunchy leaves are so much fun to explore!

 

Hope you enjoyed your day as much as these growing Goldens pups did theirs!

 

More New Puppy Arrivals!

We have lots to give thanks for, including more new puppies here! Daisy and Charlie’s first litter of fine pups were born on September 29th, 2020 – a lovely bunch of dark red, roly-poly adorable little canines!

As a first time mother, sweet, pretty Daisy has settled into her maternal duties quite well, nursing, cleaning, caressing, and snuggling her healthy, vigorous four little boys and three little girls!

Look at those tiny, perfect ears!

Daisy takes after her mother, Sunny, (one of our especially favorite Goldens) so much that we keep finding ourselves calling Daisy by her mother’s name! And if Daisy’s pups take after her and Charlie, they will mature into beautiful, handsome, strong, sweet, and dark/medium dark Goldens!

Puppies can make themselves comfortable anywhere!

 

Puppy snuggling is in full swing – and just like April’s puppies, this litter has been introduced to their bio-senory stimulation. While we can’t share the puppy snuggles on the computer, we’ll try to share some of the puppy cuteness – but please note that all of these puppies are already reserved and are not available for sale. :o)

Our baby’s chubby little hands caressing a chubby little puppy = cuteness captured!

 

This little girl, who happens to be the largest of the litter at the moment, immediately caught my eye even at this tiny stage. as the spitting image of her father!

 

Snuggled up by mother Daisy.

Open Eyes

April and Grant’s pups are doing splendid and growing by leaps and bounds! Their beautiful blue eyes are open to the sights of the world around them – a world which right now consists of mother, a warm, cozy home, plenty of milk, lots of naps, and sweet snuggle times. As you might have noticed in the video posted earlier on our facebook page and also embedded below, these youngsters are also discovering how to use their legs as they toddle about! Aren’t their little growls and squeaks adorable?!

 

Two Wonderful Arrivals

Here at Windy Knoll Goldens, we’ve been blessed with two wonderful arrivals this past week: Both the official autumn equinox and the glorious warm hues of early fall have washed over our home, and our first fall litter of puppies have been born! 

Three Lovely Girls

We welcomed AKC April of Windy Knoll Goldens and AKC Ulysses Grant of Windy Knoll Goldens gorgeous litter of healthy, dark red pups on September 18, 2020.

Each of these adorable little canines, seven little boys and three lovely girls, have already grown in size and strength in their first few days of life, murmuring sweet, soft squeaking sounds as they root about in the comfort of their mother’s shelter, nursing vigorously and sleeping soundly as only  puppies can.

One of the sweet, dark red females

They also quickly settle in for snuggles, and have been introduced to daily bio-sensor therapy, a technique we use with all our pups which helps develop excellent neurological development and better adaptability throughout life.

Another adorable dark red little girl

After a month or two break with no new litters of pups, we’re so happy to enjoy the soft, cute, beauty and new life of these ten lovely Golden Retriever pups! Here are some puppy photos so you can enjoy them with us as well!

A sweet, sleepy little boy

All seven fine males (who didn’t seem too impressed with a photo session)

Please Note: All these puppies are reserved.