Penny stayed the night with us last night. She’s Sam’s littermate and full sister (obviously) to both Sam and Luke. I love having her over and the Tres Doodles love being together. They play for hours on end! A few pictures to share before I head off to work! Continue reading
It’s so important for the Doodles to be well socialized. Which is to say, they need to be exposed to lots of different situations and experiences. I do try to get them out to new things on a regular basis. This week we tried a couple of new things: crossing the creek on our mountain trek, and Zoom Room . We also went to a local airport: Cable Airport. This is a pretty fun thing to do! The Doods got to see planes coming in and taking off. Want to know how much drama was involved in that? Zero. These dogs are so sound, it amazes me. They watched the planes going in and out…seemed curious, but were much more interested in when we might be going on our walk. I really like that you can walk all over the airport ( stay off the runway, please!) and look at the hangars, planes and generally have a nice walk all the way around.
This is a great place to take your dogs if you want to expose them to loud and unusual experiences. But Cable Airport also has a cool coffee shop with outdoor seating so you can have breakfast or lunch and watch the planes.
I wasn’t able to get a shot of the Doodles inside a plane…but don’t think I’ve given up! I will post a picture of one or both of those dogs in someone’s plane at some point!!!
One of the challenges of having a super-smart dog like these Australian Labradoodles is that you have be creative and keep them mentally challenged. This is especially true of Sam. I can keep him physically exercised, but if he doesn’t get the mental challenges he craves, he just doesn’t burn off the same kind of energy. I’m not exactly sure how to describe the difference. I think it’s mostly the difference between being tired and being relaxed. He doesn’t really relax until he’s used up all his mental energy. Continue reading
Sam in Scenery
I took Sam and Luke to the mountains near home today. I let them off-leash and we had a ball! I’m going to go again soon so we can get enough elevation to see snow. But for today, I’ll just have to settle for getting both–yes, both!–doodles to cross the creek, in the water!
I loved scrambling over the rocks and across the creek, back and forth a few times. We made our way up the hill for a while, until the clouds looked like they might cause us some problems. So we headed back and had just a great time the whole way… Continue reading
Sam and Luke in Kong Heaven
The person who invented the Kong was genius in their inspiration. Almost as good as the bully stick in it’s power to tame my wild dervishes on a rainy day with no walk is the overstuffed Kong. We’re talking treats, biscuits, jerky, peanut butter–the works–stuffed and packed and jammed in there. Sounds delicious, doesn’t it? Continue reading
Getting a good photo of Sam is a piece of cake. In fact, you have to be really blowing it if you can’t take a few shots and walk away with at least one really nice picture. Sam poses. He’s still, he looks right at you, and he’s mostly interested in what you might be doing. Luke? Not so much! Continue reading
I love November. I love the light in November… Continue reading