Have you ever met a Golden Retriever you didn’t like? We didn’t think so! This pair of Golden Retrievers will put an end to all your sorrows and remind you of what makes life beautiful. Dogs add so much joy to life and have a way of making everything okay again. Here is Henry and Luke’s story.
They both live in North Carolina with their dad and mom, Anastasia. They’ve become the best of friends over the years and make people all over the world smile daily. Henry is an English Cream Golden Retriever, so his coat is much lighter than his brother’s. Luke is a Classic American Golden, so his coat is the typical tan color. Henry is three years old, and Luke is two.
The golden retrievers were not best friends at first
According to their Instagram, it took around 6 months for Henry and Luke to get used to each other. Their parents helped them bond by taking them on walks together and giving them toys to play with. Anastasia made sure to still allow them alone time with her and her husband as well. She said they now get along wonderfully but still fight like brothers sometimes!
“They are absolutely best friends, but they’re actually very different as far as their personalities,” Anastasia says. “Henry is our protective watchdog. He is the sneaky one who likes to get into trouble. He’s overall very laid-back and loves to cuddle with us on the couch.”
Luke is pretty much the polar opposite of Henry. He has tons of energy and is very playful. One of his favorite activities is playing fetch for hours on end. Henry, on the other hand, never seems to want to play fetch! However, their different personalities help balance each other out, and maybe that’s why they get along so well.
“I say we have the best of both worlds.”
Anastasia says that she and her husband don’t have kids of their own yet, so Henry and Luke are their fur children. They spoil them and shower them with love, and their dogs follow them wherever they go. Anastasia says she can’t even go to the bathroom without one of the dogs following her! They can’t stand to be apart from their parents for even a second.
These golden retrievers give their family love
“It’s a very special, pure, unconditional love that we have for them. I really didn’t understand what that was like since they are my first dogs I’ve ever had. They have taught me to just be in the moment, and, you know, don’t stress, go with the flow.”
Dogs have a way of teaching us those important lessons about life. While most of us worry about the trivial matters of life, dogs seem just to ground us in the present. We can enjoy the simple things with them again and remember not to let life bury our happiness. Golden Retrievers are some of the best dogs to learn from, as they always seem happy and carefree!
Perhaps their loving, fun, playful demeanor makes them one of the world’s most popular dogs. They make wonderful family pets and can adapt easily to any situation. They will also help you get in shape, as they need tons of exercise to burn off all that energy!
Some of their favorite activities include walking on the beach, hiking in nature, and swimming in the backyard pool. They also enjoy being lazy on the couch and eating snacks their parents give them (like Starbucks puppacinos!) The pair of Golden Retrievers live life to the fullest and bring so much happiness to their parents. From their pictures, it seems they have an endless supply of love to offer.
Final thoughts on these terrific golden retrievers
“It’s amazing how beneficial dogs are for your mental health. Especially these last few months being in quarantine, it’s been great having them there, providing that comfort.”
Henry and Luke don’t only help their mom and dad, though – they seem to make an impact on many people worldwide.
“It’s amazing to not only see the joy that they bring us, but also the joy that they bring so many people. I get messages on their Instagram from people all over the world telling me that Henry and Luke just make their day and make them smile,” Anastasia says. “That makes me happy, being able to spread that joy to others because they definitely lift me up when I’m having a bad day.”
Dogs truly are a man’s best friend, and you won’t find a more loyal dog than a Golden Retriever. They’re intelligent, sweet, easy to get along with, and have so much playful energy. While they may shed a lot, it’s a small price to pay for unconditional love. We hope their story brought a smile to your face! No matter what happens in the world, at least we have dogs to keep our hearts full.