Hurley and a Pile of Fun

Most of you who have been following us for some time know who Hurley is. But for those that are new, Hurley is our Golden Retriever and one of the staff members of the plantation.

He holds the official title of “Plantation Dog”.

It has been some time seen we have posted information on Hurley so we thought it was about time again.

During Thanksgiving, Hurley served up some fun and lighten the mood after such a hard few weeks. He is such a wonderful dog and we just love him!

We hope when you visit us at the plantation, you will have a chance to meet him!

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106 thoughts on “Hurley and a Pile of Fun

  1. John says:

    Such a beautiful sweet doggy!!

  2. Wonderful post. Looks like our family of dark goldens. How old is Hurley?

  3. terry1954 says:

    I remember Hurly, and I appreciate seeing new photos of him. He surely was having a wonderful time!!

  4. vanbraman says:

    Looks like both or your guys had a lot of fun. I have fond memories of playing in piles of leaves when I was a little kid. We had a big beautiful tree in our yard which dropped tons of leaves.

    • It really was a lot of fun watching him. He thinks he is a three year old kid. Wait until he sees the leaves that we get at Belle Grove! He is going to be in heaven! What great memories you must have! Thank you!

  5. Alice says:

    Oh, Hurley–nothing like playing in those leaves. How did he get his name?

  6. So glad to see Hurly pictures! He is a beautiful Golden. Love from Melody, Rhythm, and me!

  7. Hurley sure loves leaves! Thanks for sharing those great photos.

  8. seniorhiker says:

    Hurley looks as if he’s having as much fun with a pile of leaves as my children used to have. These photos definitely bring a smile.

  9. hayley says:

    Gorgeous dog. We’re planning a trip for next Oct and hopefully will be able to stop for a night on the way south :)

  10. What a great time he is having! Our leaves here on the west coast are almost always too wet to play in…

  11. Save me a room! I want to come hang out with Hurley on the plantation. Thanks for stopping by my blog:)

  12. becca givens says:

    OHHH, how very DELIGHTFUL!!! I love to play in the leaves as well!! :D

  13. Love the shots of him buried in leaves. what fun he must have had!

  14. He’s the same colour as my one remaining dog, Flynn. It’s very rare in the UK. Here everyone prefers the white ones. Even in his old age F gets lots of attention. I’m having a bit of a doggy writing week this week. love your pics.

    • Thank you! We love his color. We have a next door neighbor who has a white one named London. We were joking with them when they first moved in with her. We told them that if we bred the two we would end up with pink puppies! ;)

  15. I love these, started my day with a smile!

  16. Dianna says:

    Great pictures of Brett and Hurley having fun. And it looks as though they had a sizeable audience!

  17. Melanie says:

    There are some classic shots here. I love the first one of Hurley jumping up for the leaves in the air and the one where he’s been. covered but his face is still showing. I have one from many years ago of Champ, my boxer mix, running through a pile of leaves. It is a glorious tie of year!

  18. What is it about piles of leaves, mine go nuts for them. Unfortunately, the leaves here in NYC are piled in the gutters and it would be dangerous to stick your hands in but nonetheless Izzy and Nando seek out the piles of leaves. Hurley looks like he is having a wonderful time, so does everyone else. I love fall!

  19. Maxi says:

    Ya gotta laugh, Hurley is like a child at play. Blessings ~ Maxi

  20. Goldens…one of the Eternal Puppy breeds! My neighbor is part of a Golden rescue group. Her newest adoptee, Taylor, is a lover and a half and great moral support, as Grace had just finished Kemo when Taylor came into her life. Does Hurley like to be brushed?

  21. juju333 says:

    You brought a tear to my eye and a thump to my heart. I had a dog that used to love to chase leaves, bubbles, and the spray from a super soaker. She was such a sweetie.

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my recent post about my playful dog.

    Juju

    • You are so welcome! We hope to see more of your blog in the future! Hurley loves the spray from the water hose and if you could see him with a balloon! He holds the tail of the balloon in his month and shakes his head back and forth. It is so much fun to watch! Thank you Juju for stopping by!

  22. Boomdeeadda says:

    Owing a dog helps you really enjoy the outdoors and feel like a kid. Taking time to play and watching their joy, that’s a beautiful thing. Hurley looks like a dreamboat. Thank you for stopping by my Blog!

  23. ethelthedean says:

    Well this is the happiest thing I have seen in a long time! What a beautiful doggy. My heart is a puddle! x

  24. hiphotog says:

    These a a fabulous series. So much fun!!

  25. colmel says:

    Hurley looks like he’s having a wonderful time. Aren’t dogs just the best? ! I truly don’t know what I’d do without my Sydney and Bear. I’m so glad you had Hurley to lighten your mood and make you smile!

  26. Gorgeous…! Animals and children can bring out the best in us; to be sure..! :)

  27. Mrs. P says:

    Did someone hide his bone in those leaves? ;)

  28. Great photos, lol! Hurley looks like he is having a blast!
    We cannot yet get Trixie to enjoy the whole “pile of leaves” thing.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and for the likes.
    I’m looking forward to following yours :)

  29. They do love to play don’t they.

  30. Jen says:

    He’s such a handsome fella—it is great to see him having such fun. I always mulch leaves for my garden beds, but maybe next year I’ll have to rake them into a pile to see if we can get Ben to play in it!

  31. Hurley is just beautiful and those are the happiest, most delightful photographs. Thanks for sharing the fun.

  32. Hurley is quite the handsome boy! Hoping to see pictures of him playing in the snow soon.

  33. swabby429 says:

    I wonder if Hurley helped clean up the scattered leaves? :-)

  34. Elen Grey says:

    Oh, we have a Golden. Gracie Allen. So much fun. She loves the leaves, too!

  35. Hurley is beautiful, and playful too! Thanks for the like!

  36. Awwww! Now that is a happy dog!

  37. You started my day with a BIIIG smile. Gorgeous dog and beautiful photos! I have a 12 year old doxie, but she’s a bit of a diva and doesn’t “do” leaves, wet grass or snow – undercarriage too low. Isn’t it wonderful how dogs can live in the moment? Thank you for visiting my blog and liking it.

  38. atridim says:

    Golden Retreivers are among my favorites. I bet Hurley is indeed a wonderful dog. Thanks again for following my blog. Captain Rick

  39. Hurley can put a smile on anyone’s face! We have a golden/chow mix … she getting older but still so lovable!

  40. RobynG says:

    Who had more fun? Hurley or Dad? So much fun!!! Robyn

  41. pommepal says:

    Such great action shots

  42. Chancy and Mumsy (Mag) says:

    Oh, sweet Hurley is having so much fun. What terrific pictures!!! Hugs and nose kisses

  43. becky6259 says:

    Great pictures of Hurley! Looks like all of you were having a blast!

  44. wonkywarrior says:

    Hey he’s great! I am applying for a canine partner and played with a similar dog a couple of weeks back. They kinda make you feel alive

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