My Garden Retreat

My Garden Retreat
photo Gridley Graves for Country Living

Hello, my name is Emmitt

Hello everyone,
My name is (Doc) Emmitt Brown/Jenkins and I have just arrived here on Church Street!

I guess you can say...
I'm back...back from the future!
And I have seen that this going to be a blast!

By the way, I'm a golden retriever!
And...As the newest member of our family, I have been very busy breaking in the parents!

Even though I'm small day, I will be big!

I'm already 6 1/2 weeks old and 7 weeks old on Wednesday!
I weigh almost 8 pounds...Quite the handful or two as I'm told.
See, I'm getting bigger by the minute!

I have no patience...NONE AT ALL!
When I am hungry...
I want to eat right this minute!

I don't want to wait until you've washed my new bowl or figured out where you want me to eat.
Here and now works great!

After I eat and then stand in my new bowl for awhile...

I go outside!
Grass, twigs and leaves are such  fun!

If you're a really, really lucky puppy...
It will do this thing they call "Snow"
It's so great!
Follow me...I will show you!

I really like to play in this stuff!

But I can work too! Look at me helping!

You take the low road...
And I'll take the high road!
And we will meet somewhere down....

Here! Way out here!

 Dad is explaining why we do our "business" in the grass! Way out here, away from mommy's flowers!

Great Scott!
My own area!

Aren't these paths cool?
I am supposed to stay on them when we "go out"

But it's more fun to get in the deep stuff sink right in!

I have discovered that snow is very tasty...but to avoid the yellow kind...Not so great!

I am learning so fast!

Just today...
I learned the word "No" but have no idea what it means even though I have heard many times now!
I also discovered steps...

The going up is much easier than  the coming down believe me!
Just watch...I can do this really fast!

I'm getting pretty tired now!
Time for a good towel drying, a warm blanket and a nap!

It's been so nice to meet you...I am sure you will be seeing more of me from now on!
There is so much happening at our house and I am finding out...
I'm not supposed to get into most of it!
But I have found my way around and it will be just a matter of time!


  1. Good boy, Emmitt! Good boy!



  2. Owww what a sweet sweet sweet dog !!! from

  3. Oh you lucky, lucky pup! You are going to just LOVE your new mommy, Donna. I sure do!!!!!
    much love...

  4. what a blessing <3
    sending you "our golden"...

  5. OMG Emmitt is such a blessing! I love your narrative throughout the pics, such fun. What a cute little bugger. It is obvious he will be loved so much. My dog Albert is the first dog I have ever had the pleasure of having in my life and I can not imagine a life without a dog in my future as a result of being with him.
    Thanks for such a delightful post.

  6. Emmitt is so sweet! Enjoy your fun little bundle of love!
    Pieced Pastimes

  7. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I'll take TEN please! He is just the most adorable little baby!!!

  8. Hello Emmitt. You are one very adorable little puppy. Happy Learning...

  9. Oh...he is darling! I'm so jealous...a new puppy...oh the happiness. Isn't he having fun exploring his new world? Can't wait to see more of him.

  10. adorable made me smile the whole post.....isn't a cat or dog doesn't lift the spirts of people...enjoy!!

  11. Emmitt is adorable ♥ Love the name!

  12. Oh, reminds me a bit of when my labs were babies. They are so precious and loving and playful and ......then there's the mess and chewing and accidents oh my. So much fun but so much work. As you know though they make the most wonderful companions when they are a bit older. I think goldens and labs are almost human when they get a little older.

  13. What a sweet, beautiful baby at your house! JUST darling. I am so jealous- we have not had a pet in a lot of years- xo Diana

  14. Awe love it and I see your proud pet parents !!! Those pics are magazine worthy girl ..TOOOOOOOO cute and what a lucky pup ... Cant believe you guys are getting so much snow.. I am in shorts over here. Love your new addition to the family !!!!!!!!!

  15. He is so new that his eyes are still blue! Emmitt is beautiful, Donna. I LOVE that breed, they talk and sing!

  16. Hello Donna,
    Emmitt is absolutely adorable, his little curious head is the food bag is so cute!

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  18. Such a cutie!!! You'll have so much fun together! :)

  19. We had a golden once, they are wonderful dogs. Congrats on the newest member of the family....
    He is adorable.

  20. That was me in the comment from Fetch Antiques, i was just signed into my friends blog... love your puppy!


  21. Your post made me happy. Hope Emmitt sees spring soon!

  22. Emmitt - You are adorable! I hope we see much of you in the days to come!

  23. Oh how adorable he is. There is nothing like a new puppy to put a smile on your face!

  24. Aww now your darling home is complete. It doesn't take long for them to be included as one of the family. He's SO cute!!

  25. Emmitt is a cutie! Congratulations on your new baby, can't wait to meet him.
    Blessings to you and your family on this glorious resurrection day!
    Love to you

  26. Oh, he's adorable! I remember when my late golden retriever, Alex, was a baby. He lived to be 15. There are fun times ahead, Emmitt! Enjoy!

  27. Emmitt is so handsome he will bring such joy to your family

  28. Ohhhh, Emmitt, you are so lovely and sweet. Oh, yes, and smart!!

    What a joy. How well we know.

  29. You are such a lucky puppy to have been adopted to such a lovely home where your family obviously loves you so very much. I hope you will share love and joy for many, many years.

  30. You did a great job picking just the right home Emmitt! Congrats on finding your new home. Be patient with your doggie parents training. They are slower than you are at getting it just as you want, you little smarty pants. :)


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