Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
My mother has never enjoyed dogs. She also has never understood why any sane person would want a canine companion. Years ago when my then partner gave me an adorable puppy for Valentine's Day, my Mom's response was "are you going to keep her?" (Actually the dog stayed around much longer than that partner.) So I gave up long ago showing my Mom cute pictures, and telling her funny anecdotes, about the many wonderful dogs who have graced my life.
Then Mom, who is 103, fell…Continue
Belle Here - coming to you from the other side of the rainbow bridge.
Now that I'm settled in Doggie Heaven, I thought I'd spend some of my time advocating the rescue of blind dogs. While this may be a bit off task for this site, I'm not off task. I am a first generation Labradoodle.
My Facebook page is chocked full of tips on adapting to a blind dog - like me. You can get to my page through the following link.…Continue
I am going to post this as a blog because it's too long for a newsfeed
. I have spoken to trainers who suggested a behaviorist but they are way to expensive ($700!) and there isn't even a guarantee. I have been grabbing DJ and telling him to go in his crate and he does and even though I never lock the door, when this happens and my husband is not home I do and he just lays in there fine and calm. I have to hold Bogey during fireworks and thunder and can't hold them both at the same…Continue
So proud of my 9 month old Atticus who is in training to become a therapy dog that will provide support to the youngest victims/witnesses of domestic violence/violent crime. This picture below is now on the NYC Mayor's Office To Combat Domestic Violence website and was taken on Monday, June 12, 2017 during a children's program I supervise at the justice center:
"Our friend Atticus is still a puppy, but that…Continue
I want to add my thoughts to Belle's goodby post.
The decision to put Belle down was one of the hardest in my 71 years on this earth. Why? Lots of reasons. At 5 1./2 she was way short of her life expectancy. Her first two years were with an owner who gave her up then in and out of shelters. So her good life was limited to around three years. The is not a lot. There was a long shot she could make it with diagnosis and treatment. But I would have had to leave her at the pet…Continue
Hello, Lady Belle Here,
You might recall my blog posts under the handle "Adventures of a Blind Doodle." You will find my first blog post here.
If you don't feel like digging through all those posts, Here is the Cliff Notes version:
1. I was born sighted but in the first year caught…Continue
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…Continue
We said goodbye to our Lucy yesterday. She was 4.5 years old. The house is so empty and quiet this morning. No clicking of her paws to the floor, no whimper to go outside, no morning walk, no flipping of the dog bowl for breakfast. But she is free of pain from her awful disease. I am so heartbroken.
I hope you can help! I have a puppy that is on its way to come Sunday, but was told the vet found small sore (ulcer,) on its lip. They think its from play with other puppies, and have given her a shot of antibiotic. I'm reading that things can be much more serious then they are leading me to believe. Is this fairly common or should I be worried?
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Picco likes to play hide the ball. If we have our couch quilt on the floor (or even if I'm lying under it) he'll pick it up and cover up the ball then search for it. He'll play this game for about a half hour or so. It's pretty amusing!
I have to travel for work, just moved to Tacoma WA and need to find a pet sitter. There are several services available but I don't personally know anyone. I prefer getting someone to stay in my home with my dogs or at least be with them several times a day, if not staying overnight. Any suggestions in finding someone or if you think its safer to keep them at a vet that boards.
Thanks for your thoughts!
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…Continue
I love the show House Hunters on HGTV. It always amazes me when a young couple has a million dollar budget and million dollar demands. When we bought our first house, we walked in, took one look, and wrote a contract that day. I wasn’t worried about popcorn ceilings, en suites, or the color of the walls. Up until that point, we lived in a third floor apartment and I was tired of lugging two kids and laundry down to the basement to do a load of laundry in the…Continue
Well it's spring time here in Northern Ontario. To most people Spring time means warmer weather, fresh beginnings, sweet smell of fresh air. Well, to us it means rain, rain, wet snow, rain and more rain. Most of our winter snow has melted, but we have just gotten a few inches of wet, sticky snow over night; it will melt by tomorrow as it is supposed to be fairly warm +13°C. My issues with this weather is that Chloe will not go pee or poop in the backyard now that the snow is gone and the…Continue
My two-year-old grandson has just decided that he doesn’t want to go to bed. I have watched him on and off since birth and the fact that he took a beautiful nap and went to bed without fussing always sealed the deal for me when they asked me to watch him. It meant Grandma could get a break in the afternoon and watch some television at night. Well, one week before I was to show up to watch him again, they informed me that he doesn’t want to take a nap and has been climbing out of his crib…Continue
It's National Puppy Day, so this morning I took some pics of my beautiful, goofy 6 month old australian labradoodle, Atticus. Recently, Atticus has decided that sleeping in the bathtub is preferable to his Orvis bed, or even my bed; he has figured out how to turn the shower knob with his mouth so it drips just a bit, and I find him in the bathtub, sleeping on his back, feet in the air with his head positioned so that is mouth is directly under the "dripping faucet." I tried to get a…Continue
Yesterday we lost our beloved Tucker to Bladder Cancer. It was the hardest decision we had to make to let him go. We took our other dog, Molokia so that he can have closure as we needed to be with him when he took his last breath.
We will remember the ten years we had with him as he brought so much joy to our home and had us laughing at the funny things he did. Our dog Molokia is so lost and I hope that we can both heal in time
To say Finnegan is a Velcro doodle would be an understatement. He is always at my feet or I am within his line of sight. Others, who aren't owned by a doodle, may find it a little strange that we go around the house as if there was an invisible tether between us but I’ve adjusted to the extra appendage. It’s not that he’s timid or scared. He's loyal to a fault and believes this is the natural order of things. And, once a doodle gets something in his head, it’s darn hard to change it. You…Continue
My sister's Toy Poodle Java crossed over the Rainbow Bridge last night at the age of 17+. Rest in peace sweet Java.