So… we went to the Doodle Romp in Malibu last August. It was a chance to hang out with a bunch of other doodle freaks and to contribute to a worthy cause.
While we were there we couldn’t believe our luck when we ran into some relatives of Sam and Luke, including beautiful Lilikoi. We had a great time getting to know each other and meeting the related doodles. Paul and Cheryl are lucky Lilikoi’s owners, and they are clearly over the moon for her. It’s easy to see why…she’s a sweet girl and such a beautiful pup!
We had never seen or heard of Labradoodles before 2010. All it took was one look at some puppies on a website and we were hypnotized! Continue reading
What? Luke is 11 months old? How did that happen? OK, well …I’ll just try to keep it together. I don’t understand why this is going by so quickly. Here we are almost a year later, and these dogs are still pretty great. Now that little Lukifer we brought home has turned into a darling, sweet, smiling, bend-in-half-wagging-at-you sweetheart. Everyone loves Luke. He’s adorable. If you want to make this little guy’s day, just say hi.
We took Sam and Luke out for a walk/run/fetch excursion. It rained Saturday and was threatening rain early on Sunday. Good thing we took them when we did. About 15 minutes after arriving home, the rain started. Didn’t stop all day after that. They would have been so depressed.
Not depressed, however. These Doodles got the full outing-treatment. We walked, played, met new folks and generally had a nice time together. They were flattened out the whole day after we got home. I do believe we did them in. You know what I always say: A tired dog is a good dog.
A tired dog is also a happy dog.
Well, hello everyone. Time certainly does fly on by. Today is Sam’s second birthday. In some ways it’s been so fast. In other ways, I can’t remember what it was like not to have him in my life.
I feel so lucky to have such a great dog. It probably sounds crazy, but referring to him as “a great dog” feels like I’m giving him short shrift…he seems much more like a person in our family than a dog.
We always call him “a man in a dog suit”. That’s more like it!
Happy Birthday, Sam. Here’s to another great year together…!
Holly’s parents, Ron and Toby, are both retired now. They will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in April. Congratulations, folks! Continue reading
If you didn’t believe it before, this ought to convince you. Sam L.O.V.E.S. frisbee. He loves it. Crazy for it. We can’t say the word unless we are serious. Code is F-bee. Otherwise, he just gets his hopes up. I don’t like to hurt his feelings.
This is an example of the full-body commitment to his sport of choice. Except squirrel chasing, which still reigns supreme. That’s a shoulder-dislocating experience, I can assure you.
Here it is: A True Flying Leap.
I took this quick snap as we made our way home on our road trip in January. I stopped to let the Doods stretch their legs, and get a bit of sun. This is one of the photos I just got around to editing.
He’s a cute pup, if I do say so myself. It’s hard to believe he’s already almost a year old. Actually, he’s just shy of 11 months, at this point. How did that happen??
These past what, 9 months?, have gone by so quickly. And one thing we’ve settled on: Luke is a really cute dog, but it’s hard to appreciate this fully unless you see it in action for yourself. He’s just a sweet, little bear-puppy-clown.
As someone said recently, “his cuteness is in his eyes, and the way he looks at you”. Yup. That’s absolutely it. He does this thing where he looks at you and then turns his head a little, so he is looking out of the corners of his eyes. It’s just. so.cute. You can’t help but fall in love.