Doodle Daze – A blog about a labradoodle

Barney’s first trip to the ocean
April 10, 2011, 4:52 pm
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Barney has never gone to the sea with us.  So we took him to the east coast of England for a little dip.  We also spent some time walking around other areas – gotta love the rights of way in England.  It was gorgeous!!!  and Barney had a fabulous time.  He’s currently sleeping – like us, he’s exhausted by all that country/sea air and exercise!

It was a great weekend out for all!


Back from a snowy walk
December 18, 2010, 7:30 pm
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Hey mummy…look at all this cool snow I got on me!

This snow stuff tastes real good.  I bet that yellow snow I saw earlier would taste even better…maybe I can try it later.

I wanted to see how I’d look as a white doodle mummy.  Whatcha think?

Can I come inside now?  My nose is a bit cold.

Fine…I’ll pose with daddy for you.

Oh, and mummy, don’t forget to put in that picture you took a few hours early when you made me pose as the snow was just coming down.  A big difference isn’t it?

A long wait
July 26, 2009, 7:59 pm
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Last night mummy and daddy were hanging out at the cricket club.  I think mummy didn’t expect to be there so late as she was going to go to another party, but she looked at her watch and it was 9:45pm!  She got all worried that she had left me too long and rushed to get home.  But the C-11 bus took forever.  She finally caught a train and made it home by 10:20.  I was glad to see her cause I had to wee quite a bit.  She gave me lots of cuddles to apologize and we played tug in our back garden.

We then stayed up late waiting for daddy.  I guess mummy wasn’t really tired.  She gave me a few rubs, talked to me about something (I don’t get her entirely, but I know she tries to make sense) and scratched my belly at least once.  Daddy came home late, but not too late – he decided he didn’t want to go to the late night clubs.  I was happy to see him and he took me outside too.  More cuddles and rubs.  Yay!

Mummy normally gets up before 7:30am to take me outside and then we go on our first walk.  But it was almost 9am before she came down.  She looked kinda tired, but I didn’t care – I just wanted OUTSIDE.  I then had to wait a while before she took me on a walk.  It didn’t happen until about 10:30.  But I was kinda stiff from playing the night before so I didn’t mind too much.  I was VERY good on my first walk.  I didn’t hardly pull or anything before we got to the park.  I can’t vouch for my behaviour in the park, but I do try to be good.

We then went home and mummy & daddy went to get the car.  They are smart people who don’t drink and drive.  I wanted to go with them, but they had to go food shopping (for my dinner, I think).  I got a chance to take a nap which was nice, cause daddy likes to play with me a lot…or at least give me tons of affection.  Sometimes I just want to sleep, darn it!

On walk number two I wasn’t such a good boy.  There were too many odd people making me scared.  An old lady was dragging a cart which really freaked me out.  Mummy tried to calm me down by walking me away and then having me sit at a distance, but I couldn’t help but shake a bit.  Then I saw a dog.  I have to admit that I went a bit crazy.  Mummy grabbed my collar and walked me in the opposite direction.  She wouldn’t let me look or go toward the other dog.  She’s not sure that this is the right thing to do, but she knows it takes my mind off of the dog and I become a lot calmer.  Mummy really wishes I would be able to just go see other dogs and not pull and bark at them.  I don’t know, I just can’t help it.

Well…just hanging out now.  I’ve enjoyed a stuffed Kong (kibble & peanut butter) and my meal for the day (3 chicken wings, a touch of kibble and anchovies).  Can’t wait for my late night walk…maybe daddy will take me on this one.  Woo hoo!