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Belle Wins Over an Inveterate Dog Disdainer

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…

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Added by Andrea, Belle and Honey on July 13, 2017 at 10:04pm — 16 Comments

Hello, Sweet People

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.…

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Added by Thomas, Chari, & Lady Belle on July 6, 2017 at 5:38pm — 6 Comments

HELP! Fireworks/Thunder

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…

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Added by Peri Kolakowski on June 22, 2017 at 3:56pm — 7 Comments

Atticus is featured on the NYC Mayor's Office To Combat Domestic Violence website

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…

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Added by charlotte bednarsh on June 19, 2017 at 4:36am — 7 Comments

Reflections on a Blind Doodle

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…

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Added by Thomas, Chari, & Lady Belle on June 15, 2017 at 11:57am — 11 Comments

Goodby Sweet People

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.

http://www.doodlekisses.com/profiles/blogs/lady-belle-adventures-of-a-blind-doodle

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…

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Added by Thomas, Chari, & Lady Belle on June 14, 2017 at 6:36pm — 20 Comments

Fudge, The People Whisperer!

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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Added by Laurie, Fudge, and Vern on June 11, 2017 at 4:33am — 15 Comments

Goodbye Lucy

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.

Added by nsa777 on June 3, 2017 at 3:56am — 19 Comments

Goldendoodle puppy - 11 weeks - with Lip sore - ulcer

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?

Added by Galina on May 26, 2017 at 5:46am — No Comments

What does your Doodle do to amuse itself?

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!

Added by DonMarie and Picco on May 19, 2017 at 1:27pm — 12 Comments

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