We are so blessed to have several neighbors who are just the most awesome people in the world. They all felt our pain with us when we lost Mocha a few months ago and also shared our joy when we adopted Marco. All of them stop me on my daily walk with Marco to talk to him and brag on him (he's still too shy to be petted by strangers.)
The other day I was telling one of my neighbors that I had taken Marco to a new dog park to play and was very disappointed that the fence was only about… Continue
My mom had back surgery and I went to Dallas to be with her so it was Marco home alone with Rob, Papa, and the cats. I knew he would be fine but he is such a Mama's boy that I was a little nervous about leaving him. I had been gone a couple of days and the weather was beautiful so Rob left him in the backyard for a few hours......When he got home he went to let Marco in and discovered that he had been chewing on the door frame and locked doggy door for hours trying to get inside.....bad, bad… Continue
With his new found self confidence Marco has started showing his true personality. He acts like a little, bitty puppy in a big dog body. I think it's because he was chained in a storage shed for the first two years of his life and never allowed to be a puppy. He did have phenomenal foster care before he came to us but I think he knows he's finally at his "forever home." He runs, romps, bounces, pounces, and wags his tail constantly. What a difference from just a couple of weeks ago when we… Continue
Marco finally let my father-in-law (Papa) pet him on the head and then laid down beside his recliner. What a sweet, precious moment. I know that before too long they will be the best of friends. Papa has been concerned about how skinny Marco is and what a picky eater he is so he has been boiling venison and giving him the meat and broth. Although Papa is 91 he looks and feels like he's 70. He gardens, fishes, mows the lawn (riding mower) and cooks dinner during the week. That being said, Marco… Continue
We adopted Marco on May 3rd so I'm playing "catch-up" on his story and am pretty much recording things as they have happened the past four weeks while they're still fresh on my mind.........soon his story will be live and up close and personal.......
Marco was due for a heartworm pill the week we brought him home so I scheduled an appointment with our vet for a wellness check. He was very shy but brave in the waiting room. I had three different people ask me what kind of dog he was… Continue
We continued our journey with Marco to North Carolina where we rented a quaint little log cabin in the mountains and did some site seeing. He went everywhere we did and was a real trooper. Finally, after a few days of vacation we headed out for the long drive home to Texas. He was an excellent travel companion and very well mannered. Finally, seven states lines later we were home.
When we got to our house we brought him in on his leash and let him get acquainted with our two cats,… Continue
Hi, my name is Jodie and I am the very proud new mommy and narrator for Marco. This is his story.
This first time I saw a doodle was about 5 years ago during a routine vet visit with my Chesapeake Bay Retriever (Mocha). I had never seen such a sweet, darling dog as that doodle and immediately fell in love with it.
Being a "big dog" lover means that during my lifetime I have owned three golden's, one lab,… Continue
This morning at Chaparral Dog Park in Scottsdale, AZ a few of us got our doodles together for some fun! The dogs seemed to enjoy it and so did we! Thanks to The Kleins for coming! It was great to see Janet and Jess out, with mischievous Phoebe! Michele and Penny the Wonderdog along with Becky and Reese were there as well. And then there was myself and Ron, Marlow and Lola! We met a few other Doodle owners and one adorable 5 month old goldendoodle puppy named Woody who liked to stay with us… Continue