Some of you may know that we went this past week and brought my Dad to live with us. I was very worried because when we were young we were not allowed to have dogs in the house. They were for hunting only as far as he was

I continue to be amazed at how fast Marlow has won my Dad over! He is so gentle with him and for the first time did not try to jump up on him when he came in. It is almost as if he senses that he needs to protect him. Marlow can be pretty insistent when it comes to wanting attention, and Dad is now rubbing behind his ears and talking to him. He has said that Marlow is very smart and that is why he likes I think Lynne said it best.....Marlow has gone from being tied with a chain to a tree to taking care of my Dad. He goes to his bedroom first thing in the morning to check on him, also. Marlow has found a new job!

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Comment by Jeannine, Gamine & Thalie on December 13, 2010 at 9:38pm

You can see "LOVE" in his eyes looking at your dad... So sweet!


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Comment by Jeannine, Gamine & Thalie on December 13, 2010 at 9:37pm

What a great doodle he is!! it is almost unbelievable that already two years ago he was chained...

Look at him today! He is gorgeous, proud grandson and will protect and take care of his granddaddy for a very long time!

Way to go Marlow!!


Remember Susan you told me the same thing Lynne told you and few months after Thalie came in our life. Talking about bath... it took us at least 4 bath before the ugly puppy mill smell got away. Poor baby even Gamine didn't want to be too close. Now she smell like a rose!!LOL

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on December 13, 2010 at 6:17pm

See! I was right. Hard to believe it's been almost two years now. Funny how things change. He was waiting for you and you were waiting for him. Funny how the Universe works like that.

Comment by Susan D. on December 13, 2010 at 6:07pm

Lynne is right...I waited and searched and we were willing to drive to CA from AZ

to get a doodle! I had a couple that didn't go through and Lynne kept telling me

"when it is meant to be, you will find him!". I was searching thru the old DRC before

the downfall and while we all were still members and found a new doodle posted that

was in Los Angeles, CA according to the posting. I called and the lady said he was

actually in Phoenix, AZ and they were listing for a friend. When they put us n contact

with the person who listed him, it turned out to be the neighbor of the family who had

purchased Marlow at the Mall Pet Store for their grandkids.....and then he got big!

They kept him chained to a tree outside In Phoenix! At night he was crated in the

garage. They were afraid he would knock the old man at the house down. He was

 a reddish tan color when we went to see him (Ron had been home from the hospital

about 5 days after his transplant) and when he was taken off the chain and put on a

leash, he was bouncing like The owner was not at home and the neighbor

called him and told him we wanted to take him and he gave us the crate and a big

bag of CostCo dog food and Marlow (who was named Mateo a the time) free of charge.

When Marlow came home with us, Lola the old girl immediately liked him and when I gave him a bath

I saw his true color....creamy white! Here is the first picture I ever saw of him. He has been with us for almost two years now.

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on December 13, 2010 at 3:53pm

Susan will have to tell you that one. All I know is she was looking and waiting and I kept telling her that when the time is right she'd know it. Then there was Marlow.

Comment by Sue & the Crew on December 13, 2010 at 3:34pm

What a great story.  I really love these stories because over and over again dogs show us how wonderful, gentle, and smart they really are.   Yet, so many people still do not give dogs enough credit and continue to treat them poorly, like second class citizens.  So sad. 


Marlow was chained to a tree?  What?  I don't know this story and cannot imagine the doodle in that photo being chained to a tree!

Comment by LM Fowler - Admin on December 13, 2010 at 12:45pm
Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Susan. It's important for Marlow to have a job. All creatures need to feel useful or else what is life for? Your dAd probably needed him too.

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