Alex and the new neighbor (slide show)

What happens when a 13-week-old Golden Retriever comes to visit from next door?  Check out this new slide show to find out.… is my traditional interface to photos.]


  1. Jon

    April 19, 2006 @ 11:33 pm


    I love it! As a proud papa of an almost 6-year-old golden named Ike ( who is still every bit a puppy as your new neighbor, I can appreciate it.

  2. Eric Hanchrow

    April 20, 2006 @ 12:02 am


    I’m sure you’ve violated some state Maximum Cuteness Regulations.

    How much time elapsed between the first shot and the last? I noticed the sun came out partway through …

  3. suzanne goode

    April 20, 2006 @ 12:12 am


    quite a winsome couple! Next time, would love to see the two of them being readied for a flight in the airplane. Philip’s youngest nephew (b. 3/02) often talks about Alex getting strapped into a harness to sit in the backseat. Alex offers his paws ever-so-sweetly.
    Love to observe folks like my brother who like pets for their own sake. My husband and I absolutely agree that we only acquired the feline (1990s) and the canine (2001 to present) because of our children’s pleadings. Furthermore, some friends of ours blame us for their dog acquisition in 2002, as their son’s best friend (our son) had a dog!
    But of course Alex has a much sweeter disposition than our somewhat skittish dog . . .
    Enjoy the new baby in the family!

  4. Phil Harrington

    April 20, 2006 @ 2:54 am


    Alex still looks so young. He’s a handsome dog. I put one of these photos on my desktop and cleared all the junk off of it so I could see happy dogs at play. Thanks for sharing as always.

  5. Wendy

    April 20, 2006 @ 10:17 am


    Aw, they’re adorable, Philip. I miss seeing you and lovely Alex.

  6. Fazal Majid

    April 20, 2006 @ 11:58 am


    Cute indeed. Alex has the short end of the stick, however, blown highlights in some of the frames don’t do his fur justice, perhaps you could recover some if the shots were RAW.

  7. Michael

    April 20, 2006 @ 4:08 pm


    Honestly…too cute for words. Almost makes me willing to pick up the dog, er, refuse.

    Honestly, Phil, which is more of a babe-magnet — the cute dog or being a millionaire? 😉 (Good thing I’m not the president of Harvard…)

  8. presidentpicker

    April 20, 2006 @ 4:12 pm


    I changed big to medium in the url to make images fit in the browser without scrolling

  9. Atilla

    April 21, 2006 @ 1:47 pm


    Two things struck me:
    It’s amazing how puppies bring out the puppy in adult dogs. You’d think they’d be annoyed by the little scamps, but they rarely seem to be. (As contrasted with kittens and mature cats)
    They’re so social, it’s really easy to anthropomorphize them. It’s really easy to picture what they might be “thinking” in many of those pictures.

  10. Ryan

    April 22, 2006 @ 12:00 am


    For people with smaller monitors (or the task bar on the side of the screen):

  11. Peter Bednar

    April 24, 2006 @ 8:47 pm


    Lovely photos, is it just me though or do 5D photos seem… somehow unsaturated compared to what the small sensor canon dslrs offer up?

  12. Bronwyn

    April 25, 2006 @ 3:17 am


    So cute! They are both so adorable & fluffy & lovely! I have a black labrador, & he is so friendly & gentle & patient, & still a pup at times.

  13. Dave

    May 10, 2006 @ 1:17 pm


    Thank god for WordPress. Manila was so 2001.

  14. Ann

    June 4, 2006 @ 9:11 am


    They should be cast for a film about dogs.I have two fat lazy cats, but after seeing these two creatures, my heart melt. They are like toys, so nice, i would like to hгg and kiss either.

  15. Essay

    April 27, 2007 @ 1:01 am


    I had a Golden when I was a kid. You can’t ask for a better companion. Now I have a Rottweiler named “Betty.” There are many who would claim that Rottweilers are by nature violent and aggressive animals that should not be allowed in the home as pets. Media propaganda depicting horrible attacks by the animal does not alleviate the concern that the breed of dog is dangerous. Like any dog, Rots have unique personalities that must be considered before purchase. All too often potential owners seek out this breed of dog without knowledge of their distinct traits and personalities, or seek to use the dog’s loyal nature for deviant purposes. Rottweilers are not by nature evil creatures.

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