Thank you so much for visiting my blog! My name is Harper Lee, and I’m a Golden Retriever sharing my reflections on dogs I like, people I like, places I like, and things I like. After spending my first six years of life in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I moved with with my humans to New Orleans in April 2015. I’m loving life in the Big Easy.
I was born in a little town just outside of Baton Rouge on March 17, 2009. My human mommy and daddy had no intentions of adding a puppy to their family. My late canine sister Lexi was still alive then, and she was more than enough. But, what can I say? It was love at first sight, and I had a new home.
When I was a little less than a year old, my humans discovered that I have hip and elbow dysplasia. Fortunately for us, we live near the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine, and I have been doing physical therapy there ever since. I am happy to report that I am doing well.
I love traveling with my humans. We’ve spent long weekends in New Orleans (before we moved there) and St. Francisville, Louisiana, and I like to visit my human grandparents in Texas. I even did a road trip to Florida to frolic on the beach with eight other Golden retrievers.
I also like to go out to dinner with my humans. You’d be surprised how many restaurants with outdoor seating welcome dogs. Some even have special menus just for their four-legged guests.
In June 2015, I welcomed my little sister, Tallulah Bee, into our family. She’s a handful, but I love her more and more every day . . . maybe that’s because she’s more and more mature and easier to live with every day. 😉 She makes occasional appearances in my blog, but I’m still the boss.
I hope that you’ll stop by again, and I’d be thrilled if you decided to follow my blog. You can also follow me on Instagram (@thek9harperlee) or Twitter (@thek9harperlee). I even have my own email address (email@example.com), so I hope you’ll send me a little note. Have a great day!
Hi Miss Harper Lee, I’ve awarded you Blog of the Year!! http://maryannemistretta.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/blog-of-the-year-award-1-star/
Hello Harper Lee’s human!! I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award! Part of the nomination process is to nominate 11 bloggers for this award and I wanted to nominate you because I thoroughly enjoy your blog! Congrats! See here for more details: http://slowgirlfastdog.com/2012/11/27/what-a-liebster-award-nomination/
You have been awarded another star HarperLee !! http://thedailygolden.com/2012/11/29/blog-of-the-year-awards-2012-and-the-award-goes-to/
Harper Lee I believe you may have inspired the Disney’s Channel Dog With a Blog television series. Do you know the star of the show, Stan?
I wish I knew Stan–he is quite handsome–but alas I have not had the pleasure of meeting him. While I do like to see myself as inspirational, I think his show was on the air long before I hit the blog scene. By the way, I like to watch television, but I’ve never seen Dog with a Blog. Will have to add that one to my viewing calendar.
Hello my old friend Harper Lee, I have missed you these past few weeks. I have had a terrible loss in my family, my mommy went to heaven and I had to be adopted, my new mommy has to other furry children that were adopted as well.:) My new house is big and has a big yard with lots of squirrels! I like to play outside with my new sisters and go for walks when it is not raining! Rain Rain Go away!!!!
I am thrilled to to hear about your new home, Miss Abby. You are a very lucky girl, and I know that you are excited about the new squirrel-chasing opportunities. Hope to see you soon . . . well, as soon as this yucky rain goes away!
I, Sunshine’s human grandmother, who held her in my lap when her human father brought
her from Sunshine early Christmas morning many years ago, love your stories Harper Lee,
and think that you should publish them for elementary school children who would also love
them and you. When Maggie was a young whipper snapper and would run through my
flower garden, I would scold her. However, it was Sunshine who would hang her head in
remorse for her rambunctious child.
Thank you so much for the kind comments, Miss Boots, and for your memories of Sunshine and Maggie. They are two of my very most special friends!
Happy Birthday Miss Harper Lee, today I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Dear Miss gorgeous Harper Lee
I’m so glad I have found you and your blog! 🙂
I look forward to follow you into the future.
Have a great time.
Thank you so much for finding my blog and following! You have a beautiful blog, and we have a connection: my human daddy’s family on his mother’s side is from Norway. My humans hope to visit one day very soon. Hello to Franco!
Note from Miss Harper Lee: I was doing a little blog housekeeping and realized that I put this reply to you from earlier this month in the wrong place. My sincerest doggy apologies. I must have had squirrels on the brain!
Good Morning 🙂 I was wondering if you could ask your person where I get the html code for the We Are Family badge? I am new at this blogging business and didn’t know whether to just post it as a jpeg or get the code. Thanks very much! And I must say you looked lovely for The Kentucky Derby in that fine hat! Cheers to you! Sheila and the Pack (Kaya, Tashi, Bella and Buddah)
Hi Miss Sheila–My mommy is severely technically challenged, so she just did a cut-and-paste on the We Are Family badge. Hope that helps, and thank you so much for the compliment on my Derby hat. One of my horses came in second, so I was pretty excited!
Hi, I’ve nominated you for an award. For more info click: http://juliannevictoria.com/2013/05/08/a-very-auspicious-day-three-award-nominations/
Thank you very much, Ku’s mama! And what a special and well-deserved award day for you. Congratulations!
Thank you and congrats to you Sweet Miss Harper Lee! Ku has told me all about you (I think he has a crush on you) 😉 and he says you should pick the Super Sweet Blogging Award. But I think you shine like the sun, so maybe the Sunshine Award?
You two know me too well–those are my two possible choices! And I’m blushing at the thought that handsome Ku might have a crush on me. 😉
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Looking forward to checking out some new blogs. Congratulations to you and your nominees. What a fun group!
Woooowoooooooo! I’ve nominated you for an award: http://haikubyku.com/2013/06/17/wooooowooooo/
Oh, wow! I just love this dog blog. I hope I can also set up a blog for my dog someday 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting and for your kind comment. I also hope that you start a blog for your dog, who is very, very cute!
Psst … I wrote that blog you wanted me to write for your Mommy about friendship 🙂
Thank you so much! I have her doing some maintenance in my garden this morning 😉 but as soon as she finishes that, I’ll join her at the computer to read it. Thank you!
It’s entitled: “By Request, 10 Ways to Heal a Broken Friendship.” (I don’t like to put links to my blog in other people’s blogs, if I had your email I’d send the link that way).
Thanks. It’s in my mommy’s reader, just waiting for a quiet moment. 🙂
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You made my heart melt, Wiley. Thanks for the love!
Hello Harper lee
🙂 I love your blog and I love the name Harper lee !!!! 🙂 it sounds very posh!! Your human mummy takes some great photos of you!!! And you are very good at posing 😛 you should become a doggy super model 🙂 xxxxx
Ha ha! Posh! You’ve never seen me rolling in putrid things in the back yard. 🙂
I’ve nominated you for a ‘Blog of the Year 2013’ Award- many congratulations!
You can see your nomination at http://onmyfrontporch.com/2013/11/21/blog-of-the-year-award-2013/ and find out about the award at http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/
Thank you so very, very much, and please accept my apologies for this much-delayed response. My humans ran off and left me for a couple of weeks, and I’m not allowed to use the computer without their supervision. 🙂
So glad to have found your blog Harper Lee. It reminded me sometimes viewing life through a dogs eyes is wonderful!! (and less stressful)
Hi Tess–I’m so happy that you found me, too, and so sorry for the long-delayed response. I’m also happy that you enjoy seeing the world through my eyes. Some days, it’s the only way to go!
Thank you. It’s been a long time coming. 🙂
Miss Harper Lee – you were such a cute puppy. No wonder it was Love @ 1st Sight. I like your About Me page. I learned so much aboutz you.
Awww. Thank you, Ranger! My humans say that they can still see that little puppy when they look at me. 🙂
Such a cute puppy photo!
Nice re-vamp of the page!
Thank you so much! I’m glad my human mommy finally got around to helping me with it. 😉
Good page. We’ve learned new things about you, Miss HL. Physical therapy looks like fun. When Mom got a new knee and went to physical therapy, it didn’t seem like fun at all. Go figure.
Love and licks,
I think puppy physical therapy definitely is more fun than human physical therapy . . . but then again, isn’t everything better when you’re a dog?
Awesome blog Harper
Your Pal in Texas
Thank you so much! So happy to have “met” you, and I’m enjoying your blog!
Best blog I’ve ever seen. Really amazed me about your story Haper Lee.
Wow. Thank you!
You’re in Baton Rouge! Way cool! My sister lives there and I’ll be hanging out with her the last week of October. We should do lunch! I’ll bring the dog treats!
I just had my human mommy/blogging assistant send you an email. Hope all of our schedules work out so we can get together!
Harper Lee – I live outside of Chicago and I am putting together a flyer about local events here in the Spring. One of the events is a Doggy Egg Hunt and I would like to have your human’s permission to use the picture of you celebrating Easter. Can you ask if that’s ok?
Of course. I only ask that you credit the blog–thek9harperlee.wordpress.com–and thank you so very much!
so nice to meet you (finally) at the dog parade! i got a cute pic and posted it to our marsh dog fb page. it reminded me of the nice pic you sent a while back of harper trying our biscuits. sadly, i couldn’t find that on the blog. can you please direct me? would like to repost! thanks and love to harper lee!
You are so sweet! I actually didn’t realize until I read this comment that you hadn’t met Harper Lee in real life before Sunday’s parade. We’ve actually done two posts on Marsh Dog. I’ll include the links here and also send you an email with the links.
I love all the art you have been pictured with, as I am a high school art teacher in Norman, Oklahoma who also has a golden! Thanks for such an adorable blog!
Thank you so much! We’ve recently moved to New Orleans and my humans have been busy scoping out more art for me to share with you . . . just as soon as my pesky little Golden sister gets a little older and my human mommy/blogging assistant can once again devote the appropriate attention to my blog. 🙂
We just saw your “Spotlight” feature over at Bacon’s website. You guys are just the cutest pair of Southern Belles we’ve seen in a long time. Way to keep your daddy wrapped around your paws. ღ
Thank you so very much! Daddy’s are pretty easy to train. 😉
I enjoy your blog posts! Please keep it up. And thanks for following my blog (https://rhudginsadventrues.wordpress.com/).
Thank you so much. Your beautiful blog helps my human mommy breathe deeply and smile. 🙂
OMG Harper and Tallulah are so gorgeous! I just started pet blogging about my puppy! Even though I just got my pup, I’m excited to get her a friend/sibling because of how adorable Harper and Tallulah are!
Awwww, thank you so much. Thrilled to inspire you to add another puppy to your family. 😉
Hi there, We would love to interview you for a spot on our ‘Sunday Sessions’ . If you are interested get in touch with us please at firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s so sweet. Sending you an email now.
Well MHL turn about is fair play. I don’t know if the rules prohibit it, but as you implied who cares about rules. I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award and have posted on the Golden Kali site: https://goldenkali.com/2017/08/08/one-lovely-blog-award/
Take care out their in The Big Easy!
That’s so sweet! Thank you very much. P.S. Rules were made to be broken, right? 😉
Hello! Do you have any upcoming litters? I have been referred to you by a breeder in Houston. I love this blog!
Thanks so much for visiting. We are not a breeder but wish you the best of luck in finding a puppy. Please remember to choose a responsible and reputable breeder. ❤