Finny had a great second day. He's really getting comfortable in his new home. I left him for several hours to do errands, shopping etc. and he was as good as gold. He's fond of my living room couch and when I go out, he climbs up there to sleep. When I'm home, he always sleeps on his dog bed. I think he thinks he's sneaking onto the couch which is funny because I don't mind if he gets on the couch and I try to get him to come up beside me but he just lays his head on my lap and leaves his body… Continue
Added by Helen on August 7, 2009 at 12:28am —
Lynne brought Finnegan over today as she thought it would be better for her to be here with him when he first saw his new home. It was great seeing him again, and Lynne too of course. I really admire the work she and Jackie are doing especially when you see how happy and special their rescued doodles are....Finnegan looked great! He gained a bit of weight these past couple of weeks and seems so happy.
I felt bad for him and Lynne after she left.… Continue
Added by Helen on August 5, 2009 at 3:26pm —
Yesterday I learned Lesson #1 which is "don't ever try to explain over the phone to a dog groomer you've never used before what kind of cut you want...... and I also learned Lesson #2, "don't trust your husband to properly convey the grooming instructions either".... hahahahah. I'm still wondering what Lesson #3 might be but I'm content with leaving it with the first two.
We recently heard of a really great "traveling dog groomer" that several of our neighbors use and love. She has a… Continue
Added by Jodie Hart on July 25, 2009 at 5:34pm —
Gabby is my first foster dog and my first doodle. She came from the wonderful people of Arizona Poodle Rescue.
Gabbie was found by animal control wandering the streets of Phoenix. She was filthy and parasite-infested. She was so shy of people that if anyone just reached out a hand to her she darted as quickly and as far away as she could.
When I picked her up she had been clipped but still needed that flea and tick bath. She was terrified of the car and had to be… Continue
Added by Gwen A on July 24, 2009 at 3:01pm —
My darling labradoodle is in need of a friend! I am looking for a house trained 2y/o ish doodle or pure lab or golden retriever that needs a good home. Let me know if anyone knows of any in the south east region. THANKS!
Added by Tara Gregg on July 18, 2009 at 10:48am —
Well, it's finally happened......after years and years of loving and having animals I FINALLY know what it feels like to have a lapdog. Being a "big dog" lover I have always had large babies and never really experienced a true to form "lapdog" before. Over the years, all of my dogs have been a huge part of my life and heart, and have always been close by me wherever I may have been, but never in my lap......I now have a lapdog, although he's pushing 60 lbs.
I'm not sure if it's the… Continue
Added by Jodie Hart on July 12, 2009 at 6:06pm —
I will never understand why some people feel the need to create lies about other people. Whether out of jealousy or greed, those people are very small individuals. I firmly believe in karma and what you put out into the universe will come back to you. Those who send out lies, will eventually be caught in their own web of lies. This is happening right now with a person who is spreading lies about us. Continue
Here is the truth. We are an all volunteer group of caring people who have the…
Added by LM Fowler - Admin on July 12, 2009 at 2:00pm —
I met Finnegan yesterday and he was just as wonderful and perfect in person as he is in his pictures. He's calm, gentle and seems older than his 2 years. He has what my grandmother used to call "an old soul." It was great meeting Lynne also, who lives only a couple of miles away from me, and it's clear that Finnegan has really been enjoying the company of Lynne's three dogs and her family. Lynne has a wonderful house - it's like a dog-paradise. Finnegan is going to stay there for a few more… Continue
Added by Helen on July 12, 2009 at 9:42am —
Saturday is my one day a week to sleep in which I totally cherish....this morning I woke up and found Marco stretched out full length beside me on Rob's side of the bed (Rob doesn't allow him in bed with us) but as soon as Rob's feet hit the ground in the morning our boy jumps up to join me....Lilly our cat was cuddled up next to me under the covers on the other side, and of course Max, our other cat and the Alpha of our home was at my feet.....what a Glorious way to begin the day! Just having… Continue
Added by Jodie Hart on July 4, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Last week was a very busy week for us. On Saturday we got our very first rescue foster doodle "Brandy" through IDOG. She is a very shy and needy girl who needs lots of love and attention. When I first met her I was reminded of Marco when we first adopted him. For the first day or two she would occasionally sit on our stairway mid point and just watch us. She was also very good when I leashed her to go outside to do her business.
But her favorite place to chill was under our bed which… Continue
Added by Jodie Hart on July 3, 2009 at 7:01pm —
BOCKER the Labradoodle is one talented dog. He has figured out how to Twitter and Facebook all on his own……… and he even has hundreds of friends and followers to show for it. Amongst his friends are notable politicians, celebrities, and tv personalities.
Bocker has taken social networking to a whole new level and become the most popular dog in cyberspace. With friends like George Stephanopoulos, Cindy Brady, Star Jones, and supermodel, Amanda Annan (niece of Kofi Annan), Bocker seems… Continue
Added by Marie Shelto on June 29, 2009 at 2:08pm —
Marco did great during his sleepover at Bed, Bath, and Bisquit! On Saturday morning when we left him he was very scared and unsure of what was going on. As we entered the front door he was crouched down and slinking along with tail tucked. I have become so used to his sweet, boisterous self in recent weeks that I had totally forgotten that sad body poise which he had when we first adopted him. Anyway, the people at this place are so nice and such animal lovers that they were very gentle and… Continue
Added by Jodie Hart on June 24, 2009 at 7:56pm —
I adopted your pet today...
The one you left at the pound,
The one you had for nine years
and no longer wanted around.
I adopted your pet today...
Do you know that he’s lost weight?
Do you know that he’s scared and confused
and has lost all faith?
I adopted your pet today...
He had fleas and a cold,
but don’t you worry none -
You’ve unburdened your load.
I adopted your pet today...
Were you having a baby or… Continue
Added by LM Fowler - Admin on June 21, 2009 at 5:12pm —
Today is going to be a fun (hopefully) new experience for Marco. Rob and I are leaving on an overnight trip so Marco's going to doggie daycare. Given his history I have been nervous about boarding him because I don't want him to feel caged.....thankfully I found the most awesome place close to home called "Bed, Bath, and Bisquit"....their whole concept is to provide an "at home" environment for their patrons. My first impression on checking this place out is the people just radiate as animal… Continue
Added by Jodie Hart on June 20, 2009 at 9:00am —
Marco is finally learning how to play with toys and entertains himself for hours on end with his variety of "babies".....Over the years with past pets, I always played "throw and fetch" for what seemed like hours on end. He's not too interested in participating in that game. What he really loves to do is to grab a toy in his mouth and "fling" it. Regardless of whether it goes straight up or flings to the side about 5 feet, he generally grabs it mid-air. It's pretty amusing to watch a dog his… Continue
Added by Jodie Hart on June 19, 2009 at 5:42pm —
Today is a very joyful day......I decided this afternoon it was time to give Marco a bath so Rob lifted him (only because he wouldn't jump into it) into our garden tub for me......and the fun began....he so loves the spray nozzle wetting him and just stands there while soaking it all in. When I bathed him the first time after we adopted him, I was in tears at how emanciated he looked while he was wet. Today I couldn't even see his ribs or spine sticking up....what a wonderful… Continue
Added by Jodie Hart on June 13, 2009 at 8:05pm —
This past week Marco has taken to hanging out in Papa's living area with him while we're at work. Previously he has been going upstairs to our bedroom as soon as we leave for the day and staying there until we get home. I'm really excited that he's spending his day downstairs in the company of such a sweet, wonderful human. Yesterday while we were at work my sister-in-law came over to visit with Papa and Marco barked and barked because a stranger was at the door. As soon as she came in he went… Continue
Added by Jodie Hart on June 10, 2009 at 8:00pm —
Marco is recovering very nicely since his surgery. He is leaving his stitches alone and we only put the cone on, or as we call it the "satellite", during the day when we're at work or at night during sleeptime.
As you all know from my previous posts, we've had a challange getting Marco to eat and thankfuly his appetite seems to be increasing. I've taken the advice from all of you and Papa is now the one feeding him and giving him treats. This has allowed for him to totally warm up… Continue
Added by Jodie Hart on June 8, 2009 at 8:00pm —
When I went to rescue Marlow he was tied with a chain to a tree and laying in the dirt. Today he got back in the dirt, mud, puddles...you name it. You have to see him...my recently groomed almost white dog. (He is going to get a bath at 2pm today after I hosed him down and he still isn't clean!)…
Added by Susan D. on June 6, 2009 at 3:22pm —
Marco did great today with his neutering surgery. He's only been home a few hours and is very tired and quiet. I know it's just the anesthesia wearing off but it's such a change from his recently found rambunctious self that I've grown accustomed to. And let me just say that he really, really HATES the "cone" he's going to have to wear for the next week so he doesn't rip his stitches out.
When we first put it on him, he stood frozen in place for… Continue
Added by Jodie Hart on June 6, 2009 at 12:30am —