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Miley hasn’t been on the blog very much because she damaged a cruciate ligament in her knee. Her activity is greatly restricted until it starts to heal. The vet is not recommending surgery at this time, just lots of rest.

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Photo by Djanick Michaud.

Photo by Djanick Michaud.

Most golden retrievers don’t have any black hairs on them, but sometimes, they experience somatic mutations that allow black pigment to appear on their fur.

Djanick Michaud sent me this photo of this dog with just a few black hairs that are likely the result of one of these mutations.

It’s not heritable, but you can get some weird black hairs in a purebred golden retriever.

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Old Gold

Here’s old Goldie, age 12 or so. She spent a lifetime running the ridges, retrieving like mad, and swimming in all kinds of weather.

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I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day.

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She has given up duck chasing.

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Not even interested:

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Freakish heat today.

Only thing to do is cool off:

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