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Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle
  • 66, Female
  • Illinois
  • United States
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Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle's Discussions

 

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Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Anne & Mr. Haley's discussion Why I Love Zinnias in the group Garden Group
"Look at Cranesbill (Perennial Geranium, also called Gernaium Sanguineum). They grow in low mounds, spreading moderately and up, rather than out; the flowers are colorful and they bloom for a long time in late spring, early summer, and then have a…"
3 hours ago
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Haley, Yeti, and Phin's discussion Itching
"You would need a prescription from your vet to buy the prednisone at the drugstore (which they must give you by law) and the dosage instructions would be included with the prescription. There would be a tapering off involved, similar to what…"
3 hours ago
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Haley, Yeti, and Phin's discussion Itching
"I've never been a fan of the combo steroid + antihistamine drugs like Vanectyl P or Temaril P.  If you only need them for 1-2 months a year, I'd go with prednisone by itself and Claritin by itself. Then the dosage for each can be…"
4 hours ago
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Anne & Mr. Haley's discussion Why I Love Zinnias in the group Garden Group
"My advice would be to focus mostly on perennials and leave places in between for colorful annuals like zinnias. They are beautiful, but you have to plant them again every year. "
4 hours ago
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Haley, Yeti, and Phin's discussion Itching
"Yes. Relationships of flares to baths or grooming is also a good thing to track. One of the worst flares JD ever had started immediately after I brought him home from the groomer. I always noticed that he seemed worse when it was very rainy and damp…"
4 hours ago
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle commented on Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle's group The Food Group
"Thanks for posting this, F. "
4 hours ago
F, Calla & Luca commented on Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle's group The Food Group
"Champion food updates it’s information. https://www.championpetfoodsfacts.com/updates/ Very informative."
5 hours ago
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Anne & Mr. Haley's discussion Why I Love Zinnias in the group Garden Group
"Wonderful photos! I agree with F, just beautiful! "
20 hours ago

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About Me:
Former personal trainer/lifestyle & weight management consultant, and natural bodybuilder. Originally an English Lit major, I returned to college at 40 to study physiology. Proud mom to 2 adult children and 1 grandson. Retired. Enjoy reading, gardening, computer games, and the great outdoors. Have lived with poodles and poodle-mix dogs for 58 years. Have been actively involved in dog rescue since 1998.
Co-founder Doodle Rescue Collective.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
F1 standard male, "Jackdoodle" born 11-28-2004. 80 lbs, apricot, adopted from a shelter in January 2006 at 14 months old.
From the day I brought him home, he has never had an accident, never chewed or damaged anything, never taken food from the counter, never gone in the garbage, never bothered the cat. He is absolutely phenomenal with children...a stroller coming down the street gets his tail going in circles. He sheds like crazy, and has lots of medical & psychological issues, but he is an exceptionally good boy.

My darling boy went to the Bridge on November 18, 2017, 10 days short of his 13th birthday. He will live in my heart forever.

Rest in Peace Dinah 3/17/94 - 8/5/11

Jasper is a purebred silver Miniature Poodle born 1/11/18. He came home March 24th.
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Shelter
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
I really did not choose, or particularly want, a doodle. But when I saw him at the shelter, I just couldn't leave him in that cage! He looked so sad.
Really cute, really sweet, he needed me and I needed him.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Walk in the woods, visit friends, play fetch, kiss his big nose!
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Yes!
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
"Doggie Playhouse" Palatine, IL
Favorite Doodle Products?
Chris Christiansen brushes, Gentle Leader "Easy-walk" Harness
Relationship Status:
Single
Would you be willing to Dog Sit on occasion for other DoodleKisses members? (You are NOT committing to anything by saying yes - you are just saying you might be willing to do this if you were acquainted with the other member and the circumstances were right.)
Yes

EVERY DOG WHO PASSES THROUGH MY LIFE LEAVES

Sheila's Birthday Poem for Jackdoodle 11-28-12

Today is the birthday of good ole' Jackdoodle.

He's such a handsome guy cause he's mixed with a poodle.

With his big brown eyes, and his cold wet nose,

his messy kind of hair, it all really goes.

He has a wiggley butt when he's a wagging that tail,

puts a smile on Karen's face every time without fail.

So on this special day, a day that's all your own,

hope your tail is a spinning and mom treats you with a bone.

Happy Birthday Jackdoodle !

HUGS !! Finnley and Sheila

Sheila's poem for JD's 10th Birthday 11-28-14
Today Jack Doodle is turning 10, 

A decade to count upon, then we'll start all over again .

His big wet nose, and his long golden hair,

he's a kind, and gentle doodle, with nary a care.

Ten years of ball chasing, and long happy walks.

Only the best kibble to eat, but Jack never balks

So many cuddles, and snuggles too,with his mom, her name is Karen

she loves him through and through.

So raise a biscuit high, as we salute our good friend Jack.

The epitome of doodleness, a number one class act !

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Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle's Blog

Can It Really Be Eight Years?

Posted on January 20, 2014 at 12:07pm 132 Comments

My 9th Birthday by Jackdoodle

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 2:30pm 57 Comments

It's My Gotcha Day! by Jackdoodle

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 6:02pm 43 Comments

WHY I LOVE NOVEMBER! By Jackdoodle

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 10:30am 53 Comments

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At 4:49pm on July 2, 2018, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

I can imagine how hard the change was.  I like that you added Jasper to Jackdoodle.  I think that was a genius way to do it.

At 12:48pm on July 1, 2018, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

Just noticed your name change.  Jasper is happy - it means you are stuck with him forever :-}

At 5:55pm on June 23, 2018, Bonnie Barber said…

Dear Karen, I haven’t been on DK much in the last 10 months. After I lost my husband to a massive heart attack Last August, my life switched into a different mode. It was many months before I came to. It was just today that I saw a comment on DK that worried me. Jack is gone, over the Bridge, months ago! I’m tearing up for you right now, because I know how hard it was for you to lose him. I just wanted you to know, that like all of your followers here, that I am devastated for you. Time has passed, and it sounds like you have a puppy! May s/he give you as much joy as dear Jack. Thank you for always being there to help us through our doggie issues. Lots of love for you and yours.

~ Bonnie and Lucy, Allie and Butchie

At 6:29am on June 20, 2018, c zoomer said…

Thank you Karen.  This will save me some embarrassment when I don't ask you first!

At 6:51pm on November 30, 2017, Joan Bollaert said…

I'm so very very sad to hear about the news of your sweet Jackdoodle.  My heart weeps for you.  :(

At 7:52am on November 30, 2017, Emily said…

I am so VERY sorry to hear the sad news of Jack. I can't image the pain. Please know my heart is with you and I am praying for you.  We appreciate and love you.

Love, Emily previously from NY, now in Southern Utah.  XoXo

At 4:23pm on September 14, 2017, Stacy said…

My inbox is broken and I would love to pick your brain about a doodle in a shelter near me - and the possibility of fostering him. Can I email you? Thanks!

At 6:38am on August 1, 2017, Angel said…
Wondering if anyone has been contacted directly by "Mr. James". He asked me to email him bc it was difficult for him to express himself on a public site. Hoping I don't have to take my profile down. Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. Love reading all the helpful info.
At 6:22pm on May 25, 2017, Star and Goldie said…
Not sure if you remember me but it's been years since I've logged on (I took a massive social media break). Anyway, I was thinking about you and wanted to say I hope you're doing well. You were always so helpful to me when I first got Goldie and you've stuck with me:)
At 9:58am on May 2, 2017, Cindy and Olive (Ollie) said…
Bummer. Wishing you luck in finding something compatible for him soon. Olive's paw seems better today already, thanks! She has stopped limping and it looks less red and raw where the vet shaved her, unnecessarily.
 
 
 

 

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