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Richard Crowe
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My New Air Fryer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amy and Annabelle Jul 15, 2017. 10 Replies

Wanted Adult Doodle in Southern California...

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Good deal on a safety item...

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Richard Crowe replied to F, Calla & Luca's discussion Photos of Dogs in the group Photography Group
"Lady was not the fastest adoption we managed recently.  When we posted Panda Bear's pictures in the Internet, we got over thirty applications within the first 24-hours.   Panda's new parents just love him and call us every day…"
Feb 11
Richard Crowe replied to F, Calla & Luca's discussion Photos of Dogs in the group Photography Group
"Lady was living in a horse stable.  Her owner had thought that a poodle would not bother her allergies but, was wrong.  She was happy to surrender Lady to our rescue.  We found a great home for her within a week of posting on our…"
Feb 11
Richard Crowe replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion February Photography Lesson: Composition in the group Photography Group
"Symmetry Asymmetrical.."
Feb 5
Richard Crowe replied to F, Calla & Luca's discussion Photos of Dogs in the group Photography Group
"What a great shot!  The best camera to shoot with is the camera that you have with you,"
Jan 31
Richard Crowe replied to F, Calla & Luca's discussion Photos of Dogs in the group Photography Group
"We thought that Tyler was a Doodle but, he looks more like a cockerpoo. The little guy was found along a deserted road, tied to a tree.  His life is a lot better now and we will find him a great home. He is a super nice little boy..."
Jan 30
Richard Crowe replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion January Assignment: Photographing your doodle indoors. in the group Photography Group
"I love it when I see Holly curl up in the small beds designed for our Maltese.  She makes herself tiny and actually fits into the bed - although some of her is overflowing.  Canon 7D2, 35mm f/2 IS prime lens - ISO 400, 1/60 second at…"
Jan 8
Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie commented on Richard Crowe's blog post Sweet Potato Treats
"Great idea, Richard.  I would love those sweet potato treats - I love sweet potatoes."
Jan 8
Richard Crowe replied to F, Calla & Luca's discussion January Assignment Wishes for the New Year in images, composites etc. in the group Photography Group
"I wish everyone PEACE, HAPPINESS and a WARM SOFT BED!"
Jan 4

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About Me:
My wife, Judy and I, are retired. I spent 30 years in the Navy and worked in non-profit organizations after my Naval Career. Judy is a retired community college nursing professor. We are also retired from raising pure-bred Maltese and now we spend our time rescuing homeless Maltese and finding them furever homes. We also dabble in Doodle rescue. We live just north of Escondido, CA on a fenced acre and a quarter.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
Holly is an F-1 Goldendoodle. She was born in Texas at Cheyenne Valley Labradoodles and Goldendoodles kennel just north of Dallas.
Holly is a darling girl and is very smart. Of course she would be; she is a doodle, isn't she?
Holly has completed basic and intermediate obedience and a Therapy Dog Prep class.
We have a nice pool and Holly loves it. She was afraid at first but, will now jump in the pool and venture off the pool steps to swim around a bit. It took a while and some patience but, Holly has conquered her fear of the pool. She also loves to romp in the lawn sprinklers and jump for a stream of water from a garden hose. Holly also likes snow but, as a Southern California Doodle, has had only limited experience with the white stuff.
Holly lives with four Maltese buddies whom she dearly loves. Holly's best big-dog buddy is Shadow, our daughter's 3 year old English Labrador. These two young dogs are the best of buddies and will play until they are both exhausted.
We are heavily involved in Maltese Rescue and Judy is the Vice President of the Maltese Rescue California which is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to finding furever homes for homeless Maltese, Maltese Mix an other small dogs. We always have upwards of 3-4 rescue Maltese in our home at any time and had 5-litters of Maltese rescue puppies at our home in 2010. in the first year of existence, Maltese Rescue California rescued and saved over 270 dogs. We are also occasionally foster Doodles for Doodle Rescue Collective, Inc.
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
We had a Golden Retriever - German Shepherd cross that we loved very much. When she passed away from cancer; we wanted another big dog. We also wanted a dog who would not shed quite as much, who was intelligent and whose personality would fit in with our lifestyle and our little dogs. Holly is a jewel and we are so happy that we got her. Holly receives more attention from strangers than any dog we ever had (and that encompases a lot of dogs). People stop their cars to ask what breed she is and strangers just can't get over how calm and well mannered she is. She is just about a perfect dog but, she was quite a rambunctious puppy. A good leson from Holly is that a family must have patience when they get a puppy. You cannot expect a puppy to have the manners of an adult dog.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Playing and walking especially where there are lots of people. Holly thinks everyone is there just to see her. Holly does very little fetching and but, really enjoys our pool.
Holly is a great lap dog and at 55 pounds, she thinks that she is the size of a Maltese.
We love just watching Holly. She is a big beautiful Doodle who is sometimes a funny clown.
Does your doodle(s) shed?
A little bit but nothing major
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
We finally found a great groomer who will groom Holly every couple of months. Judy will do the interim grooming.
Favorite Doodle Products?
Anything legitimate for Holly to chew especially vanilla ears from Any sturdy toy with a squeeker is great for her.
She absolutely loves squeek toys, but they need to be sturdy bacause she has powerful jaws.
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Sweet Potato Treats

Posted on December 23, 2017 at 3:05pm 5 Comments

We have a food dehydrator and I am using it to prepare healthy and safe chewies for the dogs.  My first try was sweet potato chewies.  I sliced sweet potatoes about a quarter inch thick and dried them in the dehydrator.  The dogs absolutely love these treats.

I have some tuna in my freezer that I caught on fishing trip.  I will slice that and make tuna jerky for the dogs.  I also plan to make chicken jerky and to dry green beans as treats....

Preparing treats at home is a lot…


Holly knows so many words...

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 8:33pm 5 Comments

Our six chickens live in their own little chicken yard st the corner of our property and the property of three neighbors.  The chicken yard has its own fence, so that there are actually two fences that any predator would have to cross before it could get in with the chickens.  There are low oak trees surrounding the chicken yard and we have two chicken coops, a canopy and a roofed over area to protect them from hawks.

Today they were making lots of noise.  Judy said, "Holly, what's…


Good News and Bad News...

Posted on February 16, 2017 at 7:13pm 7 Comments

The good news is that all ten of this group of dogs we just rescued from the the Korean dog meat market arrived healthy and in good shape.  These are three of the five kennels we received...

The bad news is that we are fostering seven of these dogs and there is a leak in the propane pipe from our propane gas tank to the house.  That means our water heater is not working - so…


Great Video

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Posted on August 16, 2016 at 7:50am 9 Comments

I am usualLy quite understanding of the practices of other cultures. HOWEVER THE KOREAN PRACTICE OF DOG BUTCHERY IS NOTHING BUT BARBAROUS!

Here is an excerpt from our FaceBook page regarding DOG BUTCHERING IN KOREA...

We were asked to help 30 dogs.…


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At 9:24am on August 4, 2016, Lori, Daphne, Lucy & Pippa said…

Richard, I realize this dog is in FL but I thought maybe you might know some Maltese groups that might help. This little dog has a broken pelvis and because the person who found her could not afford it, they sent her home with the dog instead of keeping her there and out of pain.

At 6:09pm on November 22, 2015, Lori, Daphne, Lucy & Pippa said…

Did Pepsi & Cola find a home?

At 9:15am on December 10, 2014, Jessica Robinson said…

I wish you didn't live so far away so I could help find them homes!  We run a rescue here in Tuscaloosa, AL!

At 10:43am on November 17, 2013, cheryl & oliver said…

richard how does one go about adopting one of your sweet rescues?  I would love to have a friend for my Oliver, he is a big golden doodle, but loves the little dogs, better then big dogs. His beat friend is a 2 lb. little poodle..Would like to know how one goes about doing this..Thanks, Cheryl

At 8:10am on August 10, 2013, Lynda Kamrath said…

I am just amazed at your work (photography and rescue).  I could look all day at your photos.  Wish you were just a little closer.  I would love to meet you in person and talk, talk, talk.

At 8:06pm on April 20, 2013, Lynda Kamrath said…

I know you are political and would find this interesting.  I saw this video on Facebook yesterday and went back today to see it again and send to some friends and it was GONE.  A friend, however, copied down the address and could share with me.  Funny how quickly something like this can disappear.                  Take a look!

At 2:18pm on September 8, 2012, Amy M. and Molly said…

Hi Richard!  I am still navigating this site slowly and finally getting back to you.  Would love to get Holly and Molly together sometime as well! Your picture of Holly with the litter of puppies is just adorable.  How old is Holly? And did you get her locally?  My email address is  Molly has had a bout of gastroenteritis this last week or so and is still on antibiotics, but once that clears up maybe we could meet for a romp!  Amy

At 7:25pm on August 21, 2012, Andrew Bliss said…

Thank you for the nice comment about the litter picture.  We know the breeders very well and it sounds like almost all the puppies are going to people that are close to them.  Hopefully all of the puppies and new owners will have years of happiness ahead of them.  We are looking forward to this Sunday when we take ours home with us.

At 5:09pm on May 26, 2012, Chloe, Finley & Mama Shelley said…

Your Holly is beautiful, and I wanted to mention that I have a sweet little "grand doggie named Tinkerbell and she is a Maltese, i just love her to pieces!

At 5:00pm on May 21, 2012, Joanne ~ Spud* said…

Hi Richard,

Need some info or a lead in WI area.  One of my adopters of a foster a few years back just lost her Maltese of 17 years and has begun to search for another.  Any ideas on WI?



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