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Thomas, Chari, & Lady Belle
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Dealing With Dog Trainers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jane, Guinness and Murphy Aug 22, 2014. 5 Replies

I think I learned a couple of vary valuable lessons this week that I thought I'd share.  You might recall I expressed frustration in attempting to find a trainer who was motivated to work with a…Continue

I'm frustrated - Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Michele Moss Aug 15, 2014. 24 Replies

No, that's not Belle growling, it's me.  My last blog post asked for help deciding where to go next.  Your responses were very helpful.  Thank you!!!Meanwhile, classes are filling up.  So as I…Continue

Belle and Her Furever Home

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robin and Libby Louise Jul 31, 2014. 62 Replies

I'm Tom Farin and the proud new papa of a wonderful Labradoodle named Belle who is already a bit of a celebrity at this site.  Yes, were talking about the doodle formerly called IL-Belle at the DRC…Continue

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Richard Crowe commented on Thomas, Chari, & Lady Belle's blog post Reflections on a Blind Doodle
"I feel for your loss but, you will be reunited at the Rainbow Bridge!"
Nov 17, 2017
Lori, Quincy & Frankie commented on Thomas, Chari, & Lady Belle's blog post Reflections on a Blind Doodle
"What a beautiful tribute.  I am sorry for your loss and hope your memories bring some comfort."
Oct 27, 2017

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About Me:
I'm semi-retired and the proud owner of Belle, a blind Labradoodle. Other hobbies include gardening, kayaking, and Mini Coopers.
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
Lady Belle - 2 1/2 year old Labradoodle who happens to be blind
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
We just put down our 13 year old Lab. My wife Chari wanted a Standard Poodle. So we compromised. We saw Belle on the Doodle Rescue Collective web site and fell in love.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Long walks and visits to the dog park. Once we've built up her stamina, I'm thinking about setting up an Agliity course.
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
I will. We've had her for a week.
Relationship Status:
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.)

Thomas, Chari, & Lady Belle's Blog

Hello, Sweet People

Posted on July 6, 2017 at 5:38pm 7 Comments

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.…


Reflections on a Blind Doodle

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 11:57am 14 Comments

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…


Goodby Sweet People

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 6:36pm 20 Comments

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.

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…


Lady Belle – Adventures of a Blind Doodle - #6 – Wedding Bells

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 4:59pm 10 Comments

Lady Belle – Adventures of a Blind Doodle - #6 – Wedding Bells

Belle here,

I thought I’d catch you up on events in my life in the last month.  We settled into a nice routine.  Mom, dad, and I get up in the morning.  That means its “walk time.”  So we go on a long walk.  Almost always both mom and dad are with me.  Lately dad’s been relaxing the leash to let me explore and sniff a bit.  I know this route so well, I lead the way.    Lately they’ve been asking me to stop and sit…


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At 9:08am on September 14, 2014, Leslie J said…
Hi Belle!!! I I haven't seen a blog from you lately and am wondering what's new!

At 4:47pm on September 7, 2014, Stella said…
Haven't seen you post for a couple of weeks and wanted to stop by to check in and see how things are going with you guys?
At 7:32pm on August 14, 2014, Kayla Delamater said…
Awe belle is a beauty!! Perfect!
At 6:32pm on July 28, 2014, Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie said…
Welcome Thomas!
summer 2014
At 5:56pm on July 26, 2014, Carol and Banjo said…
Welcome to DK! How wonderful Belle has found her forever home! I fell in love with her when I first saw her face on DRC. Many happy years to all of you!
At 12:24pm on July 25, 2014, Robin and Libby Louise said…

You and your wife are wonderful - welcome to this fabulous community of doodle (and all dog) lovers!

At 12:21pm on July 25, 2014, Becka said…

Like everyone else, I'm so happy for Belle and for you and your wife! I can't wait to hear more about her and her life with you. Welcome to Doodle Kisses!



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