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Sweet GracieDoodle Passed Away February 21, 2018

With sad heartbreaking news our sweet beautiful intelligent silly best friend passed away from bloat 2 months shy of her 11th birthday.  She was the love of our life and moving on has been so hard.  I haven't posted in years on DK and just now have figured out how to get back to posting.  I did inform some of the people I know here through Facebook.  Graciedoodle was in the best of health, perfect athletic weight and very agile.  We have known about bloat since the day we brought her home so always took the necessary precautions against playing or activities after eating or drinking.  Our vet told us it can happen in older deep chested dogs due to the lenghtening of muscles and ligaments the stomach can get sloppy and sway around more.  Just a quick movement as jumping up on the bed or turning wrong can cause bloat (hard to believe it is that easy).  Gracie died in my arms at 3 am on the way to the ER.  

We now are waiting for a new little girl to be born any day.  I know it is soon but when you both are in your 70s you need to not spend time "thinking about it".  We loved Graciedoodle so much and need to keep loving a beautiful Doodle girl.


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Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on Saturday

Any update photo of Nellie- or the Possible Nellies?

Comment by Nancie & Gracie Doodle on Friday

Yes Bonnie...Gracie WAS one of a kind!  She was a very special girl and there will never be another like her.  We still miss her so very much.

Comment by Bonnie and Kona on Friday

I am looking forward to seeing photos of Nellie! Gracie was one of a kind, but I am sure Nellie will grab your heart soon. Blessings. 

Comment by Richard Crowe on Wednesday

I am so very sorry about your loss.  Gracie was a special dog.  Since Holly passed her tenth birthday last Christmas, I hate to see a calendar because it reminds me how fast time flies.  Gracie Doodle will be waiting for you by the Rainbow Bridge!

Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on June 8, 2018 at 11:54pm

I’m really looking forward to your choosing experience. Be sure to share how you choose or how Nellie chooses

ypu. Will the real Nellie please raise a paw!

Comment by Karen and Jackdoodle on June 8, 2018 at 8:37pm

Oh good! I can't wait to "meet" her. 

Comment by Nancie & Gracie Doodle on June 8, 2018 at 8:25pm

Ka! are correct with the California law.  I had her birthdate wrong so yes, NellieDoodle will be coming home at 8 weeks

Comment by Karen and Jackdoodle on June 8, 2018 at 7:52pm

Jasper came home at 10 weeks. Those extra weeks with his mom and litter did make a big difference, especially with bite inhibition. I also believe it's against the law in CA (and 24 other states) to take a pup from the mother before 8 weeks. :) 

Comment by Lori, Daphne, Lucy & Pippa on June 8, 2018 at 9:51am

I agree with Nancy! I got Pippa  bit later (17 weeks) and I cant say enough about how good she was! She was not a very mouthy biter, never used us as a chew toy, and she never chewed anything not given to her. 

Comment by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie on June 8, 2018 at 9:28am

Nancie, you might not want to pick your pup up before 8 weeks as they need that socialization/ training they get from their moms and siblings. I know you got Gracie early and that turned out just fine— she was pretty perfect in every way, but the pup you get this time might need a bit more mommy discipline before coming to you. 


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