Sunday’s Hike to Ice House Canyon Saddle–second round of pictures!

[singlepic id=821 w=320 h=240 float=left]For those of you who have been waiting, here’s the next batch of pictures from yesterday’s hike. I am still working away on them, so I’ll keep updating the gallery tonight until I run out of time or out of steam!

Now, whenever I get moment, I need to figure out a new place to hike! Baldy is fun and it’s accessible and close. But we need to get the Doods off to a new hiking place for a fun adventure. Not that we are not already having fun!

Enjoy the photos and let me know what you think!

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In Search of Friendly Folk…

[singlepic id=721 w=300 h=300 float=left]Part of the quest on which we’ve embarked is to find, experience and share the great places we get to go with the doods. Oh, and take pictures, too! We always love to do that.

When we are figuring out where to go on our next adventure, we do what anyone else would do: we Google “dog friendly” and then see what we can come up with. Or we rely on word-of-mouth for recommendations. We did a combination of both for the fun day we had yesterday in Long Beach. Continue reading

Snow Doodles!

[singlepic id=673 w=250 h=250 float=left]It’s hard to believe it’s almost the end of the year…again! We might be doing a lot of things for the last time in this year, but we can still find time for some new things, too!

The Doodles have never seen snow…not until we went hiking today! As with most of the things we do with the Doodles, this was fun! Well, Doodles are fun, so what would we expect? Doodles in snow: also fun! Continue reading

How Many Australian Labradoodles Is Too Many?

[singlepic id=557 w=320 h=240 float=left]It’s a good question: How many Australian Labradoodles is too many? In my opinion, it’s hard to have enough Australian Labradoodles! But that might be my addiction talking. I would get a new puppy every year, if I could figure out a way to do that.

My husband must have known this was a distinct possibility because he looked me square in the eye the day we brought Luke home and said, “Just so you know, this is the last one.” If ever there was a devastatingly well-timed preemptive strike, that was it. Continue reading

Luke at 14 weeks

Luke at 14 weeks old is getting to be a big boy! The vet says he can eat as much as he wants because he’s showing no signs of overweight—this pup can pack it away!—and he has put on 4 lbs in in two weeks. He’s growing fast! He can still squeeze through the bars of the fencing around the back yard…but not for much longer, if he keeps going at this rate.

Here are some photos of Luke at 14 weeks. Mostly morning playtime with Sam.

Passive Aggressive

Sam is so nice to Luke. He teaches Luke how to play tug, how to chase and fetch. What does he get in return? Luke hangs from Sams’s ears, bites his neck, chomps on his legs and nips his butt. Sam is exacting his revenge in an ostensibly innocuous manner….nonchalantly chewing away on Luke’s bully stick and appearing to be unaware that he is laying across Luke’s favorite squeaky toy. Oh, clever. clever Sam! That’s the way to make this young interloper go mad!

Ferocious Doodles

Sam & Luke (12 weeks) taking a break

Sam and Luke are in constant play. Play, play, play. Except when they’ve worn each other out.

I sent this text to the spouse earlier to describe the past 2 hours or so: tug. tug tug tug. TUG! tug. tuggggg. tug tug tuggggg. tuuuuug. tugtugtugtugtugtugtug. grrrrrrrrrrrrr tug rawwr tugggggg rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr grrrrrrrr tug

This is not an exaggeration. This is what they do all the time and for hours. See the next few snaps of them in full rawwrrrr. It’s impressive.