Exploring Fabius Township and St. Joseph County, Michigan, with side trips all over this Great Lakes state

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Goodness, gracious great Golden dog!

Here is the true gem of this blog for G-day, Willow, aka Lady GG (for great girl or good girl or goofy girl) and also Gold Feather with whom we have been bonded for just over a year now.  We are grateful to the Great Lakes Golden Retriever Rescue group and the patron saints of Goldens in St. Joseph County, Lynda and Tom Molter, for granting us the gift of her company.

Now grant me leave to give in to the temptation for doggerel (no offense, Willow) with which I have been greeting you during Round 8 of Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC Wednesday!

First, gather glittering words to build
the books of Ginsberg and Graham Greene,
also Germaine Greer, the so-glib guild.
They grant us visions of glamorous gams,
a gaffer in galoshes and the gentle geranium
midst gruff goats and gamboling lambs. 

Gravy and gulumki help grow our girth,
Garbage and gardens galvanize the earth.
What guarantees this grim verse mirth?
Gadzooks!  how much is a gag order worth!

And in case you are not already grumbling, here is Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fire from my goofy teenage years when we gathered at the 5 & 10 to greet the latest rock and rollers who are now old geezers! 

Jerry Lee Lewis - Great balls of fire
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  1. What a gorgeous golden dog! Great shot.

  2. A great choice! Beautiful!

  3. Love golden retrievers! And this is a GORGEOUS GLOWING picture.

  4. Great dog
    Great Jerry Lee to get me going in the morning.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  5. Golden retrievers are such lovely dogs, in looks and in spirit!

  6. hhahaha...I'm loving the title...nice!

    Great to be here. Hope you can take a look at my ABC Wednesday entry as well. Thanks!

  7. Love the dog photo. She's beautiful!

  8. Cute!

    Please visit my first ABC entry, thank you and nice to meet you through ABC.

    I am now your follower, will you follow my blog too?

  9. I hope Willow will be the topic of many more entries! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment about Goldens. It's obvious you're having a love affair with the breed too!

  10. Nothing nicer than a golden. :)

    I like your new header too. Very cute!

  11. Goldens are wonderful and so is the music you've chosen. I might be a geezer but I'm not sure. :) Great post!