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Richard Crowe
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My New Air Fryer

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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
"I have never before shot at ISO 2,000. These are quite usable at this extremely high ISO... Holly Coco"
Dec 3
Richard Crowe replied to F, Calla & Luca's discussion November Assignment Favorite Things in the group Photography Group
"I have so many favorite things that I could go on for days mentioning them.  However, one of my absolute favorites is to see dogs whom we have rescued happy and well cared for in their new homes.   Katie, a Poodle + Bichon, was…"
Dec 1
Richard Crowe replied to F, Calla & Luca's discussion December Assignment Ideas in the group Photography Group
"How about "Tis The Season""
Nov 30
Richard Crowe replied to F, Calla & Luca's discussion Photos of Dogs in the group Photography Group
"Elsie is an older rescue Maltese who is both blind and deaf.  She gets around quite well but sometimes bumps into things.  When she is in an area that contains some hazards to her eyes, she wears her Rock Star Goggles..."
Nov 30
Richard Crowe replied to F, Calla & Luca's discussion November Assignment Favorite Things in the group Photography Group
"Great Image!"
Nov 29
Richard Crowe replied to F, Calla & Luca's discussion November Assignment Favorite Things in the group Photography Group
"One of my favorite things is when Judy can take some time off from our rescue duties to work with some of her hobbies.  This is a quilt that she has just completed for our son-in-law's birthday in December.  A lot of work and a lot of…"
Nov 29
Richard Crowe replied to Nancy and Georgia Brown's discussion Photo Lesson 2: November. Aperture and Depth of Field in the group Photography Group
"When I photography Holly or other doodle "type" dogs, I try always to use fill flash outdoors.  Fill flash keeps the doodle eyes from looking like pieces of coal at the bottom of a coal scuttle.  The flash opens the shadows…"
Nov 19
Richard Crowe replied to F, Calla & Luca's discussion November Assignment Favorite Things in the group Photography Group
"DNA traces my ancestry to a CROW (my dad added the "e" line in Spartanburg, SC early in the 1700's with a good chance that the line evolved from some Virginia CROW surnamed men. My family bible has my G-G-Grandfather being born in…"
Nov 19

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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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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.…


Squirrels = Fleas?

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 8:32pm 5 Comments

We have never been bothered by fleas.  Once or twice a year Judy would find a flea on one of our dogs but, we figured that the flea got a ride on the dog someplace other than our home.  We got pretty complacent and weren't ready for this years flea infestation.

We have had an influx of squirrels on our property and we think that the fleas came from them!

We have never seen fleas like this.  Our poor barn cat had so many fleas that she has become anemic.  She is…


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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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