Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Ned Turns 2

I can't believe our beautiful Ned turned 2 the other day.  It feels like it was yesterday that I picked him up from the airport.  He has been such a wonderful addition to our family and we just love him so much.  Golden Retrievers are the BEST family dogs! 

This week whilst Brad and Harry are away at Brad's family farm in NSW Ned has spent a lot of time on our bed.  He isn't usually allowed on our bed but I let him when Brad isn't around....just down on the end of the bed.  He loves it and secretly so do I.  I feel safe with him there as I can be a bit of a scaredy cat when when I am home alone. 

Oh and just in time for Ned's Birthday this week Max {our 11 month old} started saying woof woof...exciting times in our household!!  Happy Birthday Ned.

43 comments:

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Anna,

What a beautiful "BEST FRIEND" you have!!! :-)

Ned seems to be so sweet, so caring...

It's cute that you share you bed with him sometimes... so cute.

Happy B-day!!! :-)

Enjoy your day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

Luciane at HomeBunch.com said...

Anna,

What a beautiful "BEST FRIEND" you have!!! :-)

Ned seems to be so sweet, so caring...

It's cute that you share you bed with him sometimes... so cute.

Happy B-day!!! :-)

Enjoy your day!

xo

Luciane at HomeBunch.com

The enchanted home said...

Awwh......so agree arent' they the best!! I have a 5 year old golden retriever, Teddy and he is the biggest mush. Our family just wouldn't be the same without him and your little Ned is too cute!
Happy birthday to him......enjoy the special day with your cutie!!

Kate said...

Aren't dogs just the best!? I'm housesitting my parents' place while they're in Bali at the moment and our family dog Dougall (the Schnoodle) is keeping me perfect company - there's nothing more heartwarming than having someone greet you at the front door with such pure adoration! PS. Love your quilt cover x

Natasha said...

He's a very lucky dog!
I remember when you first showed us pictures of him on the striped chair... I think it was on the striped chair, stuffed with pillows :)

Northern Light

cindy said...

i have an Andy that looks like your Ned. We have had 3 goldens and are addicted to their sweet loving nature.

Have you given him a summer haircut yet? They love it, look like a puppy again and there is no hair in the house for the summer months. He actually gets it cut several times in the summer. Called a "puppy cut", not shaved.

I enjoy your blog and will someday get to visit your beautiful country with my family.

A pic of Andy is on my blog
stylishserendipity.blogspot.com

Continued success in your business!

I Dream Of said...

"Woof woof!" indeed. Happy Birthday, Ned. What a darling boy.

C said...

Heart meltingly adorable! I've never had a dog but our neighbour has a golden retriever, they are absolutely the best. Happy Birthday to Ned!

rowena said...

happy birthday to ned.

Squeak said...

Indeed! Happy birthday, sweet Ned!

Becky Brocato said...

precious! i remember when you welcomed him into your family!

la la Lovely said...

He's so pretty!!!!!
Happy Birthday Ned!
xo Trina

Ivy Lane said...

awee... how sweet Ned is!

FairyFiligree said...

He is ....absolutely beautiful. I can imagine you feeling safe with him around. Would love to do a blog post about your artistic preferences... would that interest you?

Babs Blog said...

Happy birthday, Ned! Aren't dogs the best family pets? Our two big dopey dogs are precious, as is yours. For Ned, I wish him lots of scruggles on his birthday! (A scruggle is a scratch and a snuggle at the same time...) :)

Dianne said...

I have a black Lab Retriever and he is very precious to our family. Your Ned looks adorable. Happy Birthday sweet Ned!

Cassandra said...

I've been reading your blog daily since well before you brought Ned home. Fantastic you're still writing and that your business is so successful. All the best.

Diane James Home said...

What a handsome lad at the end of your bed! I concur, goldens are wonderful family additions; my girls have a bit of lab mixed in so their fur a bit more manageable!

VictoriaArt said...

Ned, the divine.....
Nothing better then such a companion!
Give him a ear rub from me!

Kara said...

Awww...so cute!! I have a yellow lab (Kodi, he's 5) who I do the same thing with when my husband is out of town. Too funny! Otherwise, Kodi doesn't get on the bed at all.

Super cute pup!

Joyce@canadianoriginals.net said...

Our dog Jordy (Jordan) is a twin to your Ned, except she lives in Toronto! She's our second cream golden and we adore her. Just wish she didn't shed so much. It's hard to find a better family dog.

Ann said...

Beautiful but I'm not so sure Ned would be the best protection in a burglary - which is why I love them so much (we've had three in our family) Could lick them to death I suppose! A x

Lee Nicholson said...

Ned it gorgeous! So is your coverlet.

maria said...

I want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY too to your loveable NED. He is such a gorgeous animal and I know and love him from other blogs he was seen. LOL ...when he was sitting on your white couch...

Keren - The Brown Trading Co. said...

Oh gosh Anna he is gorgeous! I remember when he first arrived, wow that time has gone fast.

I have Humphrey my Golden Retriever who is 1 now. Aren't they just the most wonderful bundle of fun and love. I always say 'everything is fantastic in Humphrey world'. I think we can learn a lot from our furry friends hehehe.

Keren
xx

PS. I meant to comment the other day and say how gorgeous little Max is looking too!

Alicia said...

Happy two!

White French said...

Dear Anna, my 4 year old grandaughter said can i visit him nana ? do you think he would bite?
as she looked over my shoulder at your site. Even the babies are keen on your blog . Beverley xx

Tales from Goshen said...

I have a golden who's 10 and I couldn't agree more with you about them being the BEST family dogs. My golden, Bailey, is my first child and as I start to see signs of her getting old, it's breaking my heart. This family will always have Goldens if I have anything to say about it. Can't live without them, fur and all.

EL at home... said...

Awww, happy birthday Ned! He's dreamy... Wish we had a puppy :(

Where My Heart Is said...

I have to say Ned looks mighty comfortable up there on your bed :)

Tamra of walkswithBella said...

So precious!! Happy Birthday Ned.

xo - tamra

tamrasanford.blogspot.com

Alicia said...

He is so cute! Have a dog myself and completely understand that you allow him on your bed when you're home alone ;)

Happy b-day Ned!

http://mundodealicia.blogspot.com/

Dylana Suarez said...

Sooooooo cute!

xoxo,

colormenana.blogspot.com

Belichek said...

What a wonderful dog!)) someday if I cer dog - it will be exactly the breed

Joanne @ Rich Radiant Real said...

THAT is one cute pooch! Utterly gorgeous! Happy, happy birthday Ned.

Shell Sherree said...

Happy birthday, sweet Ned! *Sigh* They grow up so fast...

{this is glamorous} said...

happy, happy birthday to ned! time really does fly -- remember when he was just a puppy xo

Little Rus said...

He is GORGEOUS! Please give him a belated happy birthday kiss for me. My cocker spaniel baby is turning two this month, too, although I still treat him like a lil puppy. :)
x

CJ/Rick said...

They are a very pleasant breed and mine is very protective as well. I'm sure Ned enjoyed the extra time with you. Happy belated Ned!

Janela do Sóton said...

Our beautiful dog that!
i love dogs...
Happy b-day Ned!
xoxo

Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh your puppy is just darling!

FitFat said...

He's a cutie!
I just got a little golden retreiver pup. He's 12 weeks and I'm quite taken with him.
Might I ask, how long it took him to grow out of the nippy rambunctious puppy stage?

amourette said...

he is so cute!

i had a golden growing up and they really are the best dogs!

Though now that I live in Brooklyn, i have a little frenchie who has stolen my heart.

they are all so sweet