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Call Me Crazy!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joani, Skadi & Elli May 29, 2017. 9 Replies

Even though it has been 4 years now since we lost her, there are those times that her presence shows itself.  Most of the time it is through AnnaBelle as they are so similar.  However,  when I came…Continue

Spoon Tongue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Haley, Yeti, and Phin May 14, 2017. 11 Replies

Am I the only one that hasn't heard this phrase or wasn't aware of this sign?We went to a seminar last night on First Aid/CPR in pets.  Right towards the end they were talking about different medical…Continue

Interesting Observation on Allergies

Started this discussion. Last reply by UggaMugga Mar 3, 2016. 13 Replies

I have been on Doodle Kisses almost as long as DK has been around.  My Lucy came home to us just about the same day DK launched.  In these 8 years I've read so many stories about allergies and sadly…Continue


We Heard Mom Say She's Found Her Passion! We Don't Know What a Passion Is, But It Makes Her Happy So We Hope It's Us! Lucy & AnnaBelle!

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Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom replied to Elizabeth's discussion Saying goodbye
"It sounds like she landed just where she belonged and lived a life that most off us would love to live ourselves.  May you remaining days be full of wonderful memories.  Thinking of you all."
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom's discussion Taurine Deficiency in the group The Food Group
"I know I sound like a broken record, but it's been documented that there is no nutrition curriculum in vet school and that any educating vets get about pet foods comes in the form of seminars conducted by Hill's and Purina. Our doctors…"
Stella replied to Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom's discussion Taurine Deficiency in the group The Food Group
"I love and respect my current vet, except for her opinions on dog food!  "
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom's discussion Taurine Deficiency in the group The Food Group
"If my vet told me this, I would ask how it is that canids in the wild eat no grains and very little plant foods of any kind, and don't develop taurine deficiencies. And how about all the raw feeders out there whose dogs are living on nothing…"
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom's discussion Taurine Deficiency in the group The Food Group
"The thing about this that makes absolutely no sense is that taurine is an amino acid that dogs (and humans) synthesize from other amino acids. The only foods that contain all of the essential amino acids which are needed to make taurine are animal…"
Stella replied to Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom's discussion Taurine Deficiency in the group The Food Group
"She just said change to a food with grains instead of legumes, or add a taurine supplement.  I'm happy feeding Acana (unless they sell out to Purina) so I'm not planning on changing anything about his diet. "
Marie & Marshall Tucker replied to Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom's discussion Taurine Deficiency in the group The Food Group
"That’s scary.  But what food did the vet recommend? I just have trouble when our Vet recommends changing food it’s always to the food she sells in her office , science diet "
Stella replied to Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom's discussion Taurine Deficiency in the group The Food Group
"Even the vets are jumping on this bandwagon :( My Chase was recently having investigations for another problem and the X-rays showed an enlarged heart.  Because of the heart enlargement she told me I should change his food or put him on a…"
Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom replied to Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom's discussion Taurine Deficiency in the group The Food Group
"I came here twice yesterday to look up this post and share it to FB as this topic seems to be making its rounds again.  There are people out there spending crazy money on blood tests and changing food etc because of this article.  It…"
Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle replied to Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom's discussion Taurine Deficiency in the group The Food Group
"I'm glad you found this discussion, Marie.  As I've said many times before, it's almost always a mistake to read or believe any advice about diet or health you see in the FB doodle groups, lol. "
Marie & Marshall Tucker replied to Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom's discussion Taurine Deficiency in the group The Food Group
"I just read this on FB- Doodle Family tonight. First time I’ve seen it. Marshall has eaten Acana Lamb and Apple for almost 3 years now. It took 1 1/2 years to find the perfect food for him. First thing that struck me, was this Dr Stern feeds…"
Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom replied to Mcct's discussion Meal Timing/Meal Refusal in the group The Food Group
"AnnaBelle is more of a lunch (noon) and dinner type of eater.  Rarely will she eat her breakfast.  I just take it up and give it back to her when I eat lunch and she will normally eat it then.  Even if I don't end up giving it…"
Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom replied to Meghan's discussion Will my Banner doodle?? in the group From Pup to Adult
"I think he will doodle with the exception of his face.  I'm not sure about that.  He could have a smooth face.  It is really hard to tell when they are young.  They change so much.  He is adorable though."
Jul 11
Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom replied to Carol and Truffle's discussion SERIOUS Car Sickness
"Here is the first thing that came to my mind ... she romped and played and drank a bunch of water (I use that term lightly as I don't know how much she drank), but she had an empty stomach before she left home and then she drank. Maybe try a…"
Jun 27
Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom replied to Kelly Holmblad's discussion What will my goldendoodle look like?
"You might also want to check out the "From Pup to Adult" group.  It shows you a lot of the transitions our doodles have gone thru."
Jun 26
Lucy & AnnaBelle's Mom replied to Kelly Holmblad's discussion What will my goldendoodle look like?
"Check out Lori's Pippa  "
Jun 26

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About Me:
I am a stay at home puppy mom, married to the most wonderful Doodle Dad!
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
In April of 2008 we brought home two Liter Mate Sisters, F1 GoldenDoodles, They became the light of our lives. Lucy, the shy, take some time to get to know you, big Sister and Sophie, the never met a stranger, wonderful Therapy Dog that brought joy where ever she went, little Sister. Sadly on March 11, 2013 we lost Sophie to lymphoma. She tried her hardest but just couldn't beat it. On May 8th 2013 we brought home little AnnaBelle who is an English F1 GoldenDoodle. She was born on 3-13-2013. We are also the God Parents of a very special doodle girl, our HoneyBear who we fostered for two months before she went off for double knee surgery and then on to her forever home!
8 weeks -- 5 lbs 10 ozs.
11 weeks -- 10 lbs 12 ozs
12 weeks -- 13.5 lbs
13 weeks -- 16.5 lbs
14 weeks -- 18 lbs
16 weeks -- 22 lbs
18 weeks -- 25.5 lbs
19 weeks -- 28.0 lbs
20 weeks -- 30.5
21 weeks -- 31.5
22 weeks (5 months) -- 33 lbs
23 weeks -- 35 lbs
24 weeks -- 36.5 lbs
25 weeks -- 38.0
26 weeks -- 41.0
8 months -- 50.5
1 Year -- 53.5 lbs
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
I wanted a small fluffy dog like a Hava-poo or Malti-poo and DH wanted a big dog. So after doing some research we thought the Doodle sounded like a wonderful compromise. I cannot thank my DH enough for steering me in this direction.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Shopping at the Jeffersonville Outlet Centers which are Pet Friendly! Ever take an arm load of clothes and 2 doodles into a dressing room ....... it can be pretty fun!
Does your doodle(s) shed?
A little bit but nothing major
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
After trying a couple of groomers and not being completely happy I decided to get set up to do it myself.
Favorite Doodle Products?
Les Pooches Brush, Edemco F650 dog bathtub.
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Birthday Month For The Girls!

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 3:01pm 26 Comments

March is a big month here at our house.  It is sadly when we will have the 1st anniversary of loosing our Sophie but it is also the birthday month for both girls and we are going to choose to celebrate those rather than be sad at missing our Sophie ... as she would want us to celebrate!  Miss Lucy gets to go first.  Today is Lucy's 6th birthday.  It is hard to believe that it has been six years since they came home.  …


What A Difference A Year Makes!

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 8:50am 32 Comments

This time last year we were about 4 weeks into the 7 weeks of crate confinement for Lucy after her CCL surgery.  Sophie was a wonderful Sister and stayed by Lucy's side and tried to be understanding of why she couldn't play.  We were all anxiously awaiting January when we would be spending the month at the beach in Florida watching the girls play in the surf and enjoy playing on the beach.  At times it seems like only yesterday and at times it seems like a long year.  It was the same day…


Puppy Apron!

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 9:24am 18 Comments

I think that I need to get myself one of those Gardening Aprons to use as a Puppy Apron.  That or maybe I've come up with a new Gimmick that I could sell to all the new Doodle Moms that are spending $3000 in the first few months of getting their puppies!  It's gotta have lots of pockets of different sizes, be made with some nice fabrics with Doodles on it and come in either Pink or Blue!  I'm a little out of practice with this puppy business.  Plus, I've never had a puppy  a grumpy 5 year…


I Couldn't Have Done It Without You!

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 2:43pm 24 Comments

In the mail today I received a box with a wonderful "Thinking of You" card telling me to just be sure to take care of myself with all sorts of wonderful goodies to pamper myself including the most required pampering item there is (which of course is chocolate).  This box touched me in ways I can never even begin to appropriately express.  The reason being, it was from a young college student.  We all know that college students are usually living on Raman Noodles and stretching every single…


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At 11:38am on March 25, 2017, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…

I saw some photos you uploaded of AnnaBelle.  She is the most adorable doodle ever!

At 4:57pm on December 7, 2015, Deanna & Desi & Cori said…

Thanks so much for your kind words and support.  It's now been almost a week since Sedona crossed over the Rainbow Bridge and I'm still trying to wrap my head around it.  She was six - healthy, happy, goofy one day and gone less than 48 hours later.  Our house is so quiet, our daily routines are off, things are just not right!!  The love and support from the DK community has been wonderful and really has helped ease the pain.  We know we can't replace Sedona, but we're already in the process of bringing home a new doodle to love.  In fact, we'll get one in January and another later this spring.  Just the thought of a new puppy has raised our spirits greatly.  Like several friends have pointed out - Sedona would want us to be happy and share our love again!!



At 6:17pm on December 19, 2014, Laurie, Fudge, and Vern said…

Thanks for the great Christmas card! Loved the picture inside. I hope Mike and you and the girls have a great Christmas!!

At 5:09am on August 21, 2014, Leslie, Yogi & Maci Bear said…
Thanks for the nice comment about my two. Yes Yogi and Maci came from the same breeder. I kept stalking her website after Yogi came to live with us, and eventually I started wanting another and it wasn't difficult to convince DH either ;-). So one day I see she is breeding Yogi's parents again, I had to have one! So they also have the same parents. Yogi has leveled out at 38 1/2#'s. He is a nice size for us. I think Maci will be closer to 30#, she's running a few pounds behind him at the same age now and the amount keeps widening. I could not have asked for a better pair. They both seem to have "old" souls.
Btw, I enjoyed seeing your girls pictures as she grew up. It's amazing how they change and she is beautiful!
At 12:51pm on May 1, 2014, Leita Hagemann said…

Thanks! yeah I have definitely read up on parvo and many other diseases. My breeder recommended a great book by Diane Klumb which has a lot of good info on things like that. Thank you for the warning so I guess push back the play date till august. 

At 6:40am on December 21, 2013, Penny, Comiskey & Beemer said…

Thank you for thinking of us....all is well.  It is hard to believe that it has been almost one year since DH had his heart attack....he is doing wonderfully.  Beemers hip surgeries were  almost four years ago now and he is doing great.  We wish your family a happy and healthy holiday.....blessings....

At 3:22pm on October 24, 2013, Kathy Janes said…

You are so lucky to be a stay at home Doodle mom!  I saw your post and couldn't help but identify with all that DK and our dogs have given me.  We got our first, Mater in 2007.  I remember seeing your post in 2008 when you brought home two littermates after never having a big dog!  My sympathies went out to you!  We had no idea how big Mater would be, but he stays around 80 lbs now and is still a bouncing Joyful pup. He has been a therapy dog since he turned one, and has quite a reputation for himself! 

I can't imagine your grief at losing Sophie; it has to be one of life's biggest challenges to get through losing a furchild.  Your pictures show beautiful dogs, and you do a great job with their grooming!  Kemp tried to tell me how to sissor-cut Ozzie, but I end up paying someone - and it takes her 3 hours to do him!

We also fostered for DRC, and enjoyed a number of Doodles in treatment for heartworm. Mater calmed them down and taught them the house rules - he's been the greatest tutor!  Our favorite was Cash, who ended up in a wonderful home near Chicago and spends summers in Colorado at grandmas with his girls!  At least he was our favorite until we rescued Pippin and brought him home to foster - becoming foster failures in a huge way!  I still have a special love for that little guy.  Then we (I) decided a black doodle was in order, so in 2011 we drove to Northern Michigan and picked up baby Ozzie, who is now a giant even though he only weighs 60 lbs!  Not ready to leave well enough alone, I rescued a little mutt from just south of Cincinnati.  I almost wasn't allowed back in the house!  Four dogs is crazy, but they are so much fun too.  Three of them are therapy dogs now, and my passion has become the work that I do for our local organization Paws and Think.  Sadly I'm still working, so between a job that takes well over 50 hours a week, I spend about 20 hours a week in front of a different computer doing volunteer work for them.  I know I'll foster again some day, but for now we have a houseful and I love the work we do together.  I think if I were retired I'd be on DK when I wasn't volunteering.  This site is like being home, and you know wherever you go you will find Doodle friends and never be alone.  I love it here! 

At 9:37am on August 22, 2013, Debbie and Bentley said…

I have just been reading your story, and of course have tears in my eyes.  What beautiful doodles have touched your lives.  I am so happy that you are now blessed with AnnaBelle to help not only you, and DH, but as a little sister to Lucy. What a beautiful blanket Laurie made for you.  This is truly an amazing site with so many thoughtful and caring members.      

At 7:33am on August 13, 2013, Miss Ellie said…

Oh I'm so happy you accepted my friend request.  Thanks for the's so nice to talk with such lovely people.  Everyone on DK just seems so warm & so friendly.  I look forward to getting to know you better and keeping in touch.  So sorry to hear about your beautiful Sophie.  We lost our beloved Golden Retriever Jack 6 months ago...and still to this day my heart still's so hard losing them...they leave such a huge hole in your heart.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  So glad you have your beautiful Lucy and your sweet AnnaBelle. 

Take care,

Michelle & Ellie

At 5:31am on July 29, 2013, Bonnie and Kona said…
Thank you, Sheri. We will see what comes. I found some candles just in case. I think it will miss Oahu but we will feel some of the effects, I'm sure.


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