Doodle Daze – A blog about a labradoodle

Almost 12
December 20, 2018, 8:33 am
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Barney’s birthday is in less than a month. I can’t believe he’s going to be 12. Twelve is the age that dogs like him sometimes don’t get to. I’m part of a labradoodle rescue group and many an owner has lost their doodle before age 12.

Luckily for me, Barney still seems to be going strong. Yes, he’s still suffering from arthritis a bit. It’s hard seeing him try to lay down as you can see how stiff he is. But he rarely needs his medications as the supplements that he’s on are working well enough that he can walk around and even play without any problems.

Sometimes, you look at him or he looks at you and you can see that the puppy is still inside. The other day, I got one of those looks. It was pure happiness that he was going on a walk.  It still makes me smile.


August 25, 2009, 6:51 am
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Hi.  Mummy wanted me to tell you that she will not be able to get to posting every single day in the next few weeks.  She started that stupid job which means she’s not with me a lot and also it’s the beginning of the school year so it’s a lot tougher for her to find time to post.  But she promised me that she will try to post a lot.  And once she’s done with the first few weeks, then she’ll be back to more regular posting.  And as you may have noticed, daddy forgot to post anything about Sunday (and mummy forgot too…).

So, anyway, this morning I went on a nice 35 minute long walk with mummy.  Because she didn’t need to do her hair, she thought she’d take me on a longer morning walk.  We usually go for 20 minutes, but she had the time to go further.  I was VERY good on the walk.  When we were doing the ‘heel’ stuff, I only pulled once.  And it was cause there was a totally cool bird flapping around about 2 feet from me in the bushes.  I couldn’t help myself.  But mummy pulled me away and got me doing the right thing quite quickly.  Sorry mummy.  Then we went walking in the park.  And I was such a good boy.  Mummy put me on the longer lead and we did some sitting and coming and other movement things and I did almost everything perfectly. (It wasn’t my fault one time cause I just didn’t hear you.  Yes, I know I should be listening, but sometimes I forget.  OK.  Next time I’ll listen.)  And then we were about to leave the park and there was this weird guy hanging outside it.  He got me all aggitated, so mummy walked me a bit more.  He left and then so did we.  Mummy thought he might be staking out the area to steal a car or something.  She’s going to talk to the police just in case to let them know there was a guy being all funny around the park.

So that’s it for my morning.  Dadddy is taking me for a walk too, and then I’ll be on my own for the day until Dima comes to take me out.  Mummy brought out a toy for me to play with from my toy container – a stuffed beaver.  He made my tail go all waggy.  Mmmm….