It Pays to Have Friends in Dood-ley Places

So I’ve changed the banner for the blog, which I intend to do as often as I get decent, landscape-oriented shots of the Dos Doods. I got some feedback that the photo wasn’t too great, but I thought it was just fine. But then I got the bright idea to call upon the expertise of my friends on the Doodle Kisses site, to see what they had to say about my photo.

I belong to a group there that focuses on photography…and there are some truly talented photogs from whom to learn. So I posted a request for help…and I got a lot of really great ideas. Even better, Camilla “couldn’t resist tinkering” and really fixed my flawed photo. Continue reading

Leaving Before the Sun is Up Has Its Advantages

[singlepic id=366 w=320 h=240 float=left]I love going to Huntington Beach with the dogs. Australian Labradoodles do love the beach! I like to leave really early in the morning so there’s no traffic and a guaranteed good parking spot! Leaving while it’s still dark makes the outing feel like an adventure. Until about 2 pm. At which point I run out of steam, and then I have to take a nap. But whatever! I had a good time with everyone! And we wiped the dogs out. That’s always a good thing! You know my saying: a tired dog is a good dog! Continue reading

Trip to Beach = Tired Dogs!

We had a great time today with my friends and their gorgeous chocolate lab, Memphis. They joined us for Luke’s first trip to the Huntington Dog Beach. True to form, he’s not afraid of the water and had a ball making friends with everyone. Between going to the beach and a bath afterwards (which he really hates—so much drama!), he’s pooped! A tired dog is a good dog.

Sam doesn’t seem to have as much trepidation about the water as before. Who knows…he may swim in the ocean yet. But not today!

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