In Golden Retriever Adopts 3 Tiger Cubs at Zoo, I learned something fascinating. One, that a domestic dog would willingly nurse the young of another species (we’re talking about TIGERS here), and two, that it isn’t unheard of. I know how strong the maternal instinct can be, and these lucky tiger cubs are certainly proof of that.
I believe golden retrievers are one of the most beautiful of all dog breeds. And the ones I’ve been fortunate enough to have a nodding acquaintance with have been calm and loving. It’s hard to believe they can also be fierce hunters. For instance, my dentist has a golden retriever and he regales me with stories of her prowess tracking down and doing in the rabbits and possums who wander onto their property. Poor things, but I suppose it’s not that different than domestic cats with their penchant for song birds.
I’d love to hear some of your personal golden retriever stories. Any one have a good one out there? You can send me photos too if you’d like and I’ll put them right up there with the blog.