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Holiday Cards 2016!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lori, Daphne, Lucy & Pippa Nov 28, 2016. 4 Replies

We need more members to join. This is one of the best things about the Holiday season. Imagine running to your mailbox every day and finding Doodle CARDS...lots of Doodle cards. Sure beats the bills…Continue

2016 Holiday Card Exchange Group has been Formed!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Delfina, Harley & Luna Nov 13, 2016. 9 Replies

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Holiday card exchange group has been formed as of today. Rae does it year after year for anyone interested. I love getting Doodle cards all of December and…Continue

Answer Back from Petplan! Petplan, Petplan, Petplan.............UPDATE to previous discussion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie, Fudge, and Vern Oct 25, 2016. 48 Replies

As many of you know that were involved with my last discussion, I concluded it by saying I would be writing a letter to Petplan. I have also written Healthy Paws, but have not heard back from them.…Continue

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Recent Doodle Clown Sightings!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Donna K & Quincy Oct 12, 2016. 46 Replies

I am not making light of the recent scary clown sightings, because I would not be happy to see Bozo standing in the woods behind our house, but after my dog's recent grooming, I am seeing two clowns…Continue

 

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Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Thanks, Nancy!!"
9 hours ago
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern commented on Stacy's blog post The Evolution of Maggie
"It sounds like you are doing all the right things and I think over time it will get better. I don't know the back story on Maggie, but if she has been let down before, I am sure it will take time for her to trust you completely. Sounds like the…"
yesterday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Thanks, DJ!"
yesterday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to J & Luna's discussion Bathing your big doodles at home in the group Doodle Grooming
"This is probably none of my business (ask my kids...that never stops me), but I was wondering what you prefer about the females versus the males? Vern is our first male dog and I would only get males from this point on. I was worried about marking…"
yesterday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Thanks, F. I cropped a bit more."
Thursday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Ok, we have taken a break from shooting on our walks and I ditched the pink hat on the bed. I did this one just for fun and for this assignment.  I cropped, checked white balance, warmed Fudge just a bit."
Thursday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"LOL...this was a previous attempt before the one that pushed me over the edge. I am going to put it aside for awhile and come back to it. I need to put some distance between that pink hat and me :) I promised the dogs we are walking this week…"
Wednesday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Thanks, Nancy! No reshooting of this one. I admit defeat. I don't have it in me to do this one again. I already put everything away. The only other one I like is this one."
Monday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Thanks, DJ! No to the cloning. I am going to scrap this one. "
Monday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Beautiful, DJ. Great edit!"
Monday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Joani, Great action shot. I agree with the others. The middle is my favorite!"
Monday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Good edit, Nancy!"
Monday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Adorable shot, Joani! "
Monday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"More of this pink hat. I like this shot of Fudge very much, but it is obvious I blew out parts of the white bedspread. Does this keep it from being a great image? This is my first time experimenting with bouncing a flash off the ceiling. For some…"
Monday
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Thanks, DJ! I think I finally got the one I love, but the pink pillow is back in :) LOL"
Apr 13
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Thanks, Joani!"
Apr 13
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Wouldn't that be fun! I would love to see both of you!"
Apr 13
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Thanks, F!"
Apr 13
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Thanks, DJ. I have been messing around with different poses. "
Apr 13
Laurie, Fudge, and Vern replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion April Photography Lesson: Before and After in the group Photography Group
"Thanks, Nancy. I was just watching a tutorial on this subject. I appreciate the help."
Apr 13

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About Me:
I am a 52 year old homemaker. My girls are now 24 and 25 and my oldest tells me all the time I am a stay at home mom and then likes to add "wait a minute...your kids are full grown... you are just a stay at home." No wonder, I got a doodle. I used to work at an Assisted Living Retirement Facility in MD as an Assistant Activity Director. When we moved to PA, I stopped working there, but have continued to volunteer there one night a week. I do game night and it is a very interesting group. I bake them home made cookies and am smart enough to make them play the game before I serve the cookies.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
We have a Female Chocolate Labradoodle named Fudge. She was one year old on Christmas. We brought her home on Friday the 13th (3/13/09). After I saw Beyonce in concert, I announced Fudge's middle name was now Beyonce and my family wanted to get me committed :)

On 3/27/10 (born 1/10/10), we added Vernors (Vern) to our family. He is a cream colored Labradoodle. His official title is Vernors Macaroni.

We name all of our dogs some kind of food name and Vernors is after a Midwest Ginger Ale. (close enough)
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Breeder
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
We have had Labs in the past and loved their temperament. This time around we wanted to start with a puppy and one that does not shed. It has been wonderful.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
I love taking them to the dog park and out on the rail trail for walks. We also go to the tennis courts and play ball until they are tired. Both dogs ride along with me in the car while I do my errands.
Does your doodle(s) shed?
A little bit but nothing major, Nope!
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
Cathy's Canine Designs.
Favorite Doodle Products?
Bully sticks, Ty Bow Wow beanies, the stuffed animals with the beating heart inside (can not think of the name), jolly balls, and tennis balls.
Relationship Status:
Married

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Why Do We Do It? (In Memoriam)

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 7:26am 26 Comments

Yesterday, I was talking to my sister on the phone while I was walking my dogs. In my case, there should be a law No talking, while walking because my dogs are able to sense that my attention is elsewhere and usually act out. Vern takes every opportunity to go right, when I go left and Fudge ups her hunting skills to expert level. At some point in our conversation, I told my sister I had to go because I needed both hands free and I told her to remind me that I was…

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Fudge and Vern Made the Naughty List This Year!

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 6:00am 13 Comments

There was a time I blogged a lot on Doodle Kisses. It seemed my dogs were always up to something and gave me lots of material. As they have gotten older, mostly I am still dealing with the same stuff I have blogged about for years, so I guess I have less and less to say. I mean, how many times can I blog that my dogs are terrible on leashes, think recall means I just keep re-calling them, and are sometimes on Santa’s naughty list? Well, at the ages of almost eight and nine respectively, Vern…

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Felix Unger and Oscar Madison.....aka Fudge and Vern!

Posted on September 19, 2017 at 6:35am 18 Comments

Yesterday, I mowed the yard and must have picked up some kind of prickers from a bush along the way.  I am not exactly sure what to call these dreaded little things that hurt to touch and stick to clothing, but I do know now that entering “prickers” on Google brings up all kinds of unrelated pictures. 

 

One of the few times my dogs opt to stay in the house when I am outside is when I mow the yard. Most things that I do I have two nosy dogs following right behind me to see what…

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Fudge, The People Whisperer!

Posted on June 11, 2017 at 4:33am 17 Comments

Our daughter recently bought us a sign that said, “Grandparents, so easy to operate, even a child can do it.”  She is right.  Our grandson has up wrapped around his little fingers and can do no wrong in our book.  Unfortunately, we also need a sign that reads, “The people in this house are so easy to operate, even two dogs can do it.” 

 

We are having a couple of bathrooms renovated and having contractors in our house since the beginning of May has altered the way the dogs…

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At 1:35pm on December 26, 2017, Lynda Kamrath said…

I just was reading your post about Grandparents - so easy to manipulate.  I so much want to be a manipulated grandparent that I am going to be a "foster grandparent" to a little boy with a single mom in Klamath Falls.  I am also going to be a CASA (court-appointed special advocate) for a kid in foster care here in Grants Pass.   Besides kids and dogs, I still get in some gardening, swimming, and ceramics.  I manage to keep busy in our new home in Oregon and don't miss California at all.

At 1:29pm on December 26, 2017, Lynda Kamrath said…

Haw!  So no more material for blogging.  Why do I doubt that?  Just because the dogs are older?  Feel lucky because my dogs just don't seem to last that long.  We lost Hondo at seven years, Groucho Too at eight years, and Copper (foster dog) at nine years.  So, Harpo will be eight this year and I worry about him.  He is acting a little older, but still very active.  Must be time for a new dog for you!

At 10:19am on August 26, 2017, Matt said…
Thanks for the warm welcome. Still very curious on how his coat will come in. Sheds a tiny bit but at only 11 weeks old I'm sure it's just the puppy coat.
At 7:54am on September 17, 2016, 33bn7f8evnuyd33bn7f8evnuyd said…
I went to my gorocery store yesterday to find vernon's ginger ale and couldn't find any. :-(
At 11:15pm on June 28, 2016, Barbie said…

Though its much belated (on my part), thank you, Fudge and Vern for wishing me a happy birthday. Too cute! And, Happy Belated Birthday to you, Laurie - from Zeus and me.

At 7:38am on May 20, 2016, Carol and Banjo said…

Happy Birthday (belatedly) Laurie!!!     Hope your day was as wonderful as you ARE!    

At 9:53pm on February 2, 2016, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

See any similarities?

At 6:50pm on January 28, 2016, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

You and your mom are welcome.  My mom has gotten to a miserable stage also. I can't make "it" better (any of the "its") and all is negative.  Her favorite attention is having physical stuff so that I have to take her to the doctor, and that she can complain that the staff doesn't think her important enough to respond quick enough.   :-{  

At 11:21am on January 28, 2016, Sally M said…
Thanks, Laurie, for the friend's invite! I feel like I know your dogs, personally, from all the blogs I've read and pics I've seen. And I've seen photos of you...love the one with the hula loop on the "Sound of Music set". :-)
At 3:22pm on January 22, 2016, Sally M said…
Hi Laurie, You don't know me. I'm sort of new to the site and I'm a new Dood mommy.
I have read some of your blogs and they are SO funny! I wish I could write as well as you! I stayed up rather late last nite reading some of your stories. I laughed so hard, I nearly needed a wee-wee pad (as a friend of mine always says). You have a talent for writing, for sure! I also love the name "Fudge". I use that word a lot of times instead of "the other 4-letter word" (if you get my drift). :-) Your Doods are beautiful. Keep the stories coming! Thanks, Sally M.
 
 
 

 

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