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Deanna & Desi & Cori
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  • Gilroy, CA
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Deanna & Desi & Cori's Discussions

There's an app for that...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue & Lily Grace Apr 1, 2013. 16 Replies


Meet our new little "doodle" - okay, not exactly...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Bowles Mar 29, 2013. 38 Replies

Baby Ty was born last Wednesday night, bringing my roster of grandchildren to two!!  Baby and mother are both doing fine.  Big sister vacillates between being thrilled with her new role and wishing…Continue

One cute covergirl...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa, Daisy & Dexter Feb 6, 2013. 13 Replies

This is not worth a blog, but it's not really a discussion starter either - just an interesting "show and tell".  Looks like Sedona (or her twin) has been moonlighting as a catalog model:…Continue

A little bedtime humor...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pam & Trixie Jan 20, 2013. 15 Replies

This just illustrates some of the recent discussions regarding where our doodles sleep:…Continue


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About Me:
After spending 25 years as a special educator (middle school learning disabilities program), I left teaching and opened a private educational assessment practice with my good friend and teaching colleague, Kathy. Now I'm fully retired.

I am married, have one grown daughter, and two amazing grandchildren - Kayla and Ty.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
Our first doodle, Sedona, was a multi-generational labradoodle - apricot with red ears and a white face. VERY cute!!!! Born in August of 2009, she was full of fun, curiosity, and mischief!!! In December of 2015, she became suddenly ill and crossed over the Rainbow Bridge, leaving a huge hole in our hearts. In January of 2016, we added Destino (Desi) to our family. He's a beautiful chocolate labradoodle, full of spunk and very smart! In August of 2016, we added Cori to the mix. Cori is a caramel and white parti and is Desi's half sister - same dad.
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
We chose a labradoodle primarily because of the reported hypoallergenic qualities - and because they are so darned cute!!!
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Sedona was our squeaky ball addict. Time will tell what our new doodles love to do!
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
We are fortunate to have found a great groomer who works out of her home. An added plus is that she's just down the road from us!
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At 10:21am on March 6, 2018, Lynda Kamrath said…

Cori is outstanding!  What a beautiful dog.

At 8:00pm on August 7, 2017, Linda, Charlie Brown and Beau said…

Thank you for the friend request.  Desi & Cori are so cute.  I saw in your bio that you lost your precious Sedona - which is just so heartbreaking.  I am sorry for your loss.  We had a standard poodle that got an autoimmune disease (IMHA) at 6.5 years old and he did not respond to treatment.  He crossed the Rainbow bridge in 2010.  I was beyond heartbroken and started researching non-shedding breeds on line, I ran into a breeder in Washington state that raised Australian labradoodles.  I  called the breeder to talk about the breed in general and she mentioned they had a litter of chocolates that were born on Dec 18th!  That was the day we lost our sweet boy Wilbur.  My husband was against getting a puppy so soon, but I could hardly function without a dog in our life.  I felt it was an omen and long story short - Charlie Brown came home on Valentines Day 2011.  He is definitely my heart dog.  When he was almost 2, our breeder bred Charlie's dad to a different female and the puppies were parti (chocolate & cream).  Beau just turned 5 and now I have two heart dogs - do not know what I would do without either of them.  Will be watching for your posts on DK.  If you ever get up to wine country in Washington - we live in Richland, email me and we will get together.

At 6:34pm on June 12, 2017, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

Deanna, what breeder did you go to for Desi and Cori?  I am always being asked for California breeders.

At 10:42am on May 3, 2017, YC said…

Thank you Deanna for the breeder information. I will definitely check it out.

At 11:58am on September 28, 2016, Lynda Kamrath said…

We have a lot in common.  I also was an educator for 25 years and love Spec. Ed.  I worked in Brasil as a Peace Corp volunteer in Spec. Ed.  Here I taught all grades from Kg. - 6th and short assignments of higher than 6th.  My favorite is 5/6 grades.  I also have dealt with the death of a precious labradoodle (Hondo) but have moved beyond that and have several doodles in my life now.

We also are basically neighbors.  I live in Prunedale, just down the road from you. Take a look at my blog for the Poodle Days in Carmel from last weekend.  It is a very special activity for us.

At 1:44pm on December 11, 2015, Donna K & Quincy said…

Deanna, I am so sorry that you lost your precious Sedona. I had no idea but came here to check when I saw the question marks next to your name. So terribly sad and we share in your sadness.

At 2:30pm on December 7, 2015, Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom said…

Since I've just saw it on here publicly for the first time I wanted to say how sorry I am to hear about Sedona.  I heard it from someone but was asked to keep it quiet as I think it had just happened shortly before they told me.  I have been thinking of you as I know that pain all too well.  My wish for you is that one day you will be able to see past the pain to all of the wonderful memories you have.  Hugs  

At 4:24pm on December 6, 2015, BG and Gavin said…
Deanna, I am so sorry to hear about Sedona. Sending our very best thoughts your way.
At 8:58pm on March 31, 2013, Lonnie & Libby Lu said…

Thank you Deanna for Libby's Birthday wishes.   She was very spoiled today, but that's ok:)

At 9:09pm on March 25, 2013, Lonnie & Libby Lu said…

How fun and I'm sure your grandson will win your heart over!  Love to see pictures:)

Latest Activity

Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Paul's discussion Sedation for Airtravel with ESA Doodle
"From an internet article: Another method to dose dog is by total mg size based on weight. For example, initial dosing for dogs less than 22 pounds is total dose of 25 mg every 8 to 24 hours, dogs 22 to 44 pounds the total dose of 50 mg every 12…"
Jul 4
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Stacy's discussion Wildlife adventures - and the day I didn’t want dogs anymore
Jun 2
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Stacy's discussion Wildlife adventures - and the day I didn’t want dogs anymore
"My husband praises Cori for each kill. She’s definitely earning her keep - I just get freaked out seeing my baby with some dead (or almost dead) thing hanging out of her mouth!"
Jun 2
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Stacy's discussion Wildlife adventures - and the day I didn’t want dogs anymore
"So it makes you feel better to know that other people have “naughty” puppies? Well, prepare to have a nice moment of happiness.  We we live in a rural area so we have lots of little critters. So far this spring, Cori ( who will be…"
Jun 2
Deanna & Desi & Cori commented on J and Luna's blog post Goodbye Luna.
"What a beautiful tribute for an obviously special girl. "
May 31
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Laura's discussion Selecting puppy from litter and his first night home
"With our first doodle, I had no idea what to look for so I basically let her pick me. At the puppy meet and greet, I had my husband put whichever puppy was currently on my lap at the top of our list. The list kept changing during the hour. Near the…"
May 28
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Lisa Raskind's discussion What to do if you think your puppy's personality isn't a match for you? in the group Puppy Madness
"Nancy - your story about your third child brought such a smile to my face. My daughter had two adorable kids, but she kept talking about someday having a third. Her life was already chaotic enough so I told her she was crazy to have a third. She…"
Apr 28
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Michelle Bowman's discussion Underbite
"Google “ball therapy for dogs” to get an idea of what it is/does. I would seek vet input before doing it. "
Apr 15
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Michelle Bowman's discussion Underbite
"You may want to take your baby to a veterinarian dentist for an evaluation. Our Desi’s lower canine teeth were angled wrong so that one was pushing into his palate. Left untreated, it may have broken through the palate and opened him up for…"
Apr 15
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Lisa's discussion New Doodle not eating very much
"Adding on to the “kibble as treats” idea - when we were concerned that Desi wasn’t eating enough as a tiny puppy, we bought several toys that could be loaded with kibble. As he played with the toy, a kibble or two would fall out of…"
Mar 28
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Carol and Truffle's discussion Puppy meet & greet
"We have three different stories: Sedona (who passed over the Rainbow Bridge two years ago) - We were last on the selection list, but went to the Meet & Greet anyway. We could list our top three choices. During the hour, I kept having my husband…"
Mar 27
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to J and Luna's discussion Long time no doodlekisses... Sad update
"We lost our six-year-old very suddenly two years ago, so I know the depth of sadness you’re feeling right now. Saying goodbye to a senior dog is hard enough, but when the dog is young and should have so many more good years, it’s…"
Mar 26
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Margaret M Pitts's discussion Advice on travelling with new puppy
"My friend and I just flew with a small adult dog across the country. My advice if you fly: carefully check the specific airline’s requirement regarding carrier size. Each airline is slightly different. Choose a soft-sided carrier that fits the…"
Mar 21
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Josh Adams's discussion Urination issues
"This sounds exactly like our Desi as a puppy. Our first doodle, Sedona, was pretty easy to potty train, so we thought we knew what we were doing when Desi came around. We took him out on a regular schedule plus after waking and after playing.…"
Mar 21
Deanna & Desi & Cori replied to Carol and Truffle's discussion Puppies were born today!
"Congratulations. This sounds a lot like our Desi’s litter - a bunch of chocolate morsels. We were last pick but hit the jackpot - he’s a great dog! Enjoy watching your puppy grow!"
Mar 14
Lynda Kamrath left a comment for Deanna & Desi & Cori
"Cori is outstanding!  What a beautiful dog."
Mar 6

Deanna & Desi & Cori's Blog

Sedona - and "The Call of the Wild"

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:49am 17 Comments

For years, Jack London’s Call of the Wild was one of my district’s required novels at the seventh grade level. So for years, the story was an important part of the curriculum in my seventh grade language arts class (special education – we read an abridged/adapted version). I know the story well, but in case you don’t, here’s what I need you to know about the plot in order for my blog to make sense:…


It's not the HDA trophy and goody box, but...

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 7:33pm 22 Comments

... it's pretty dang terrific!  Awhile back, I donated to the Doodle Rescue Collective - they are the wonderful folks who do so much to make sure that abandoned (often sick and/or abused) doodles find perfect forever homes.  DRC was having a drawing, and even though "I never win anything", I actually won!!!  And what a fabulous collection of goodies - perfect for a doodle and her "mommy".  Leashes, a clicker, poop bags, a treat tote, pet bowl cleaner, picture frame, dog blanket, DRC mouse…


Our doodles need us to be healthy, too!

Posted on January 25, 2012 at 10:55am 21 Comments

Next month I’ll be turning 59 – my that sounds OLD!  More importantly, my 59th birthday will mark the 20th anniversary of my thyroid surgery.  The week before my birthday, AT MY ROUTINE OB / GYN VISIT, my doctor found a thyroid lump.  Even though he assured me that most thyroid lumps are benign, he sent me to a surgeon for a biopsy.  The results came back “inconclusive”, so we decided to do the prudent thing and remove it.  Thank God we did as the post-operative…


"Doodle Genius"

Posted on January 7, 2012 at 8:31am 13 Comments

Yesterday was a "Kayla Day" - Oma and Grumpa babysit 15-month-old Kayla.  Mid-morning, she asked to watch a "vee-oh" so we put on  "Things That Go Counting", a baby genius video.  Sedona, our Doodle Genius, was especially interested in "Number 2 - Dogs":…



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