Doodle Daze – A blog about a labradoodle

Barney at Crufts
March 13, 2012, 8:23 am
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Barney had the fortune of being part of a demonstration team with his trainer/walker, Dima.  You can see a video taken by the lovely Monika on my Barney channel on Youtube.


The New Door
February 16, 2012, 10:19 am
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We recently purchased a new door.  It’s all fancy-schmancy…with a keypad/remote controlled door.  If you want, it talks to you to let you know if it’s locked or not.  Needless to say, Barney is a bit freaked out by the door.  We started off by having to turn off the voice, though it still makes some clicking/whooshing noises as it opens and closes (I feel all futuristic).  He still was a bit freaked.  But…he’s finally figured out the positive to the door:

Yup, he has his own peek-hole!  Now this means that he’s barking a lot more as he’ll back at anything that moves (the glass is somewhat obscurred but he can see a bit through it).  But he lurves it.  He just sits there and looks out onto the world.

Just busy being a dog
June 12, 2011, 7:11 pm
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Hi.  I know.  It’s been a while.  Mummy has been busy lately and hasn’t wanted to type for me.  But I begged and begged her to do it.  I got powers ya know.  For reals.

I’ve been busy too.  I go on three walks a day.  Three.  And when I’m not sleeping, I go and sniff stuff, play with my mummy’s socks (nom, nom) and lick the daddy’s computer.  On weekends, I even get to sleep in and cuddle with the mummy and daddy.  I lurve it.

Last weekend, mummy and daddy invited some people to the house for a bbq.  I was a bit nervous at first, and I have to admit that I barked at ’em, but eventually they started giving me food and that made me a bit more relaxed, cause I knew they had to be good people.  And even better, they sat down on the lawn so I could look at them face to face…that always makes me feel better.  I even let a few of the hoomons pet me.  It was okay.  I slept really hard that night.  It’s very exhausting looking out for mummy and daddy.

I’m also quite proud right now.  There’s a HOOG picture of me hanging in our living room over my couch.  Mummy asked me to sit and pose one day for a portrait.  She said I looked so hansom.  I don’t know what that means but she was smiling so I think it’s a good thing.  Here’s a picture of me sitting on the couach under my picture…cool.  Do you think I’m hansum?

First trim
May 7, 2011, 2:55 pm
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We took Barney to get his first trim of the year.  We hadn’t done it last year and he seemed so uncomfortable with all the fuzzy hair.  So we asked for a trim…and he now looks like a different doodle!

Before:  You can see that he has mega eyebrows and a cute beard as well as lots of curly bits all over (particularly on his legs and shoulders)…

After: he no longer has any of his curls, his cutie pie eyebrows and beard are gone, but he looks so much more puppy-like.  Still the cutie pie I know and love.  Poor guy was not happy when we dropped him off…he was shaking in fear.

Another first…
April 13, 2011, 8:23 am
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Barney was a very lucky puppy!  He got to experience his first ice cream cone while at the seaside…

Nom, nom, nom….oh, this is so good, this is so good.  Why have you not fed me this before.  Daddy you rock!

Okay, daddy…more now.  Come on.  Really.  I mean it.  I…want…MORE!

Some cute pics
March 5, 2011, 10:58 am
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But Daddy, I want some attention...please. Pretty please.

Wot? Wot? So I'm sleeping with my nose in daddy's shoe.

Are you done taking pictures? I wanna nap.

The Dirty Boy
March 5, 2011, 10:54 am
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Gotta love it when you are home sick and this is what comes home:

Oh, Barney.  You, dirty boy, you.