Doodle Daze – A blog about a labradoodle

January 3, 2010, 4:00 pm
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Today, mummy and daddy put together the gift that daddy’s parents gave to them.  It’s a used treadmill.  They put it in the loft bedroom in front of the t.v. so mummy can workout while watching television.  I don’t know why she needs it when she can just go out running in the park, but she complains about it being too cold or sometin’.  After they put it together, they brought me up to show it to me.  It was a bit scary at first cause it’s this big black thing.  Then they began to give me hugs and kisses when I went nearby. So it didn’t seem too scary. But they wanted me to get ON the thing and step across it.  No frickin’ way.  So they started giving me treats.  Cool.  I put my front legs on it and I got a whole bunch of treats. Then they wouldn’t give me a treat until I walked across it.  I didn’t want to but I really wanted the treats.  So eventually I got my courage up and walked across it.  They pretty much squealed with joy and hugged me and gave me nice yummy things.  So I kept doing it.  And then eventually I went and stood on it the way mummy had – facing the front of the machine.  And they were so excited.  I mean really, excited because I was just standing there?  But I just went with it and ate all the rest of the treats.  Mmm…  I heard mummy tell daddy that this was a first good step.  I wonder if they are going to do something with the big black machine and me? (Whispered from mummy – yes, on those nasty days when you want a walk but it’s icky outside, we’re hoping we can put you on the treadmill for a jog eventually!)  What was that mummy?  I’m going to get more treats on the machine in the future?  Cool.


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Hi Leanne and of course Barney!

Just want to let you know that it will be Barney’s 3rd birthday on 16th Jan. I’m not sure if you were given his birth date. I would like to send him some pressy’s so was wondering if you could email me on and maybe we can sort something out?
Thanks and Happy New Year

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