Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
I like this fellow's career advice columns although I am surely not looking for a career. This week he talks about something that really bothers me in others and yet to some degree I too suffer from technology obsession. Is DK included I wonder? Anyway here is a link to an article to ponder.
I was reading an article about a couple in Texas yesterday who are worth 4 Billion dollars and are looking for ways to give it away. They were currently interested in a nutritional study on how we lose weight yaada yaada really I stop reading too closely after I noticed their names....John and Laura (sic) Arnold. Some of you ( really, only some of you?) may be following the adventures of Fudge and Vern and most particularly their mom, Laurie (and DH John) who is obviously an alias for this…Continue
I would just like to personally thank Laurie, Doris and F and everyone who contributed their “two cents” to one of the best blogs I have read since I have joined DK. To begin with, it was an awesome story of people coming together and sharing the one love we all have in common, our Doodles. Even though most of us have never met and we live all over the country, after a few months on DK we feel like neighbors. Laurie’s original blog, F’s “Back Side of the Story” and Doris bringing us to…Continue
…come on in and make yourself at home, the boys and I are so happy you stopped by!
As I picture you sipping your morning latte’ (either at work or in your kitchen) and getting your “doodle dose” for the day while looking at our new site – I giggle with delight! It’s impossible to translate into words the degree of “pleasure” those thoughts give…
This article is about actual research done to see just how long today's vaccines will protect a dog--the vet who conducted the research is urging vets to vaccinate less frequently. Of course, this comes at a time when many vets are already struggling to pay the bills, so who knows if they will listen--that is why we will have to advocate for our pooches!…Continue
Several weeks ago I noticed Kona had a sore on his tail. It got to be the size of an almond with a black dot in the center. I took him to the vet. A new vet I had never seen before put him on a course of antibiotics. When the 10 day course finished the wound looked the same.
My regular vet saw him this time and…Continue
I think the title sums up the situation. Our family had 2 small Yorkies then my youngest son said he was ready for a dog of his own. We thought about another Yorkie, because allergies are such a huge issue. However........
The opportunity to get a mini golden doodle puppy came at the same time. I researched the breed, it looked like the perfect opportunity. So, what I have now is a very active 12 pound puppy, who wants to play, nip, swipe, and pounce on two very small laid back…Continue
I am not sure if anyone had noticed, but I was not on DK much last week and I have a very good reason. Surely someone in the Photography group has missed my 200 daily submissions of Fudge and Vern, but maybe I am overstating my importance. Since the cruise, Doris (Knox&Flash) and I have kept in touch and I have been encouraging…Continue
Last week at Spuds first vet appointment, I learned he had an ear infection. WHAT!!!! Basically, A week ago, I gave Spuds a bath, cleaned his ears with ear wash, and used the blow dryer to dry them, however, I should have bought the powder and removed the hair in the ears before I trapped all of that water in the ear from all of the hair. SIGH.
He is looking very fluffy, but I didn't want to groom him until he had been seen by the vet and had his next set of shots.
Mother's Day 2013 was the very first time that I felt like I could truly share in this holiday! Did I recently pop out a kid, unbeknownst to anyone? No. I am a dog mom, and I am proud of my baby boy. Sure, my boy might be incredibly furry with a big tail, but I have mothered the heck out of that guy for the past year, and I am rather pleased with myself. Jeff thinks it is ludicrous that I cover Milt's ears when Jeff refers to him as a "dog," but he truly is my…Continue
Happy belated Mother’s Day to “paw“tastic women all over the world who do so much for so many!
After visiting my mother earlier in the day, I decided to do “nothing” the remainder of Sunday and enjoy my family – the two and four legged members! I am so glad I did. The Boys were in rare form (don’t know why that should have surprised me), and they performed and entertained me all afternoon. Best Mother’s Day gift ever!
It started when I went to get my phone out of the…Continue
I just talked to my vet about Gus who is almost 14 years old and the decision was made....I can't stop crying!
Gus has been my shadow for since he was 6 weeks old (too early but I didn't know better then). He follows me EVERY WHERE I go. I have not been able to use the bathroom by myself for all the years he's owned me. His spot in bed was just behind my legs. He has been my couch buddy, my leg warmer, the door bell, dog dish collector, and shoe/slipper thief. If he's not on the…Continue
I haven't had much time in the past to blog until now. Spuds is our new 14 half week old F2 Mini Golden Doodle. Thanks to Doodle Kisses and the internet I am trying to train him early in his life. Today, I have learned that he is the Alpha dog and I am a peon in his pack. LOL. Funny but true. He cries in his crate, I comfort him. He will not eat on his own, I hand feed him. Get the picture. Well today is a new day.
We started with a walk where he walked almost behind me the…Continue
Sometimes Milt Dog likes to go incognito in the backyard. Odd, I know.…
We have new neighbors a couple of houses up on the other side of the street. I noticed this morning that there was a young pit bull looking dog in their yard, trying to dig his way under the gate. He'd gotten his head and part of a shoulder out. Nobody was home at his house. I took a big piece of firewood over and stuffed it under the gate, which seemed to scare him away from that spot.
I'd been out for most of the afternoon, and had company later on. Looking out, I saw the dog…Continue
I have gotten a picture of each of the 7 pups now that they are over 12 weeks old--and would like to share them with you--some you have already seen as Cisco is owned by a new DKer (Kim Starbuck) and Lucy's picture was featured in the last blog post--but it is nice to see them all together, so I will include those...such a lovely litter--and they were so well behaved--but, it IS NICE to have my life back....
Sophie (formerly Saffron)…Continue
First of all, I would like to thank all of you for the name suggestions when I wrote my "Name That Puppy!" blog post. I considered them all, and actually Winston (which a couple of you suggested) was the runner up, but ultimately I chose Ernest, which has sort of a family meaning (my grandma had a stuffed dog named Ernest that looks a lot like my puppy, and she passed away just a few weeks ago).
Ernest is home and doing great. He had a very long car ride home from the breeder, and…Continue
I found out that “Harley-Darly” is a descendant from the canine side of the Houdini family!
Harry Houdini evidently had a Goldenddoodle back in the early 19th century. He and this Doodle were undoubtedly close and together all the time. Like the Bush Beans talking dog that always wants to tell the secret family…Continue
I hate ticks and as far as I can tell, they have no real purpose in life other than to gross us out. Last week, however, I discovered the one thing they may be useful for and that would be as an icebreaker. Say for example I walked into a party where I didn’t know anybody and wasn’t sure how to get the conversation rolling.…Continue