My owner, Donna Shepherd, wrote the book Poodle & Doodle. It's about me (of course), but I have to admit, just as much about the 'new' dog, a labradoodle. In the book, she is a 'he' named Scruffy, but in real life, her name is Sadie. Just her head is almost as big as I am!Poodle and Doodle is published by Guardian Angel Publishing. The publisher has a page for Poodle & Doodle. Click HERE. It's on sale on Barnes & Noble. Click HERE to order! To order directly from the publisher or get the eBook, click HERE.
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Mama Donna watched this video and oo'ed and awww'ed through the whole thing. It's about a shelter that takes in strays and unwanted animals and places them with new families. A very good thing.
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Oh, the humiliation. Mama Donna and Leah decided I needed a coat because cooler weather is coming soon to our area. As you can tell, I'm not thrilled about it. I might change my mind when snow is as tall as I am...but I doubt it.
Can you believe it? Someone interviewed Sadie before me. Everyone knows I'm the bigger star in Poodle and Doodle. But - good for Sadie. She gets the spotlight today on Mayra Calvani's blog, Pets and Their Authors. Check it out by clicking HERE!
Mayra wrote a book about a dog, too, called Crash.
So, Mayra, when you will you be interviewing the real diva?
Another one of Mama Donna's smart friends have been adopted by a poodle like me! The family named her Sophie.
Here's Sophie and her Mama Hope. See how litttle Sophie is? That's how big I was when I came to live with my family. Of course, I'm still not that much bigger.
Sadie stalks the poor thing.
Ariel is a lot shorter, so all she can do is stare and whine. Pitiful.
Lina, the object of their affection...no obsession.
Mama Donna has a difficult time finding toys that Sadie can't chew to pieces. She bought a ring for Sadie that she could throw like a Frisbee. The only thing was, Sadie couldn't figure out how to pick it up out of the grass. Here she is the first time she picked it up. She ran all over the yard like that. Donna was bent over double laughing at her. How could she even see?
Here she is guarding her new toy. Look at her tongue! You can tell she played really hard. See the black dot? That's so not a poodle thing, but the lab part of her.
Sadie played and played, and she did not want to come in. She's outside on the deck, exhausted, but refusing to let go of her new toy.
Donna couldn't get her to come in, so she stood at the patio door for at least a half hour. It's getting dark and Raleigh and Ariel want her to come in, too. Can you see how dirty that toy is?
Mama Donna's niece, Heather, is owned by a Goldendoodle, Henry. When she first brought him home, he was like Sadie. He didn't like having his picture made.
But now, look at him! He's eating up the attention!
Mama Donna tried to tell Leah that this was a blog for Oodles, but Leah wouldn't listen. She feels that Ariel, the Boston Terrier, should get her day in the spotlight. Since she's my bed buddy and lets me eat from her bowl, I'm agreeing with Leah. We play really well together because she's more my size. She headbutts me now and then, but I think that's just a BT thing.
Here she is sunning on the back deck.
He gobbles down his dinner.
He leaves an awful mess,
While I take small and proper bites
And I eat so much less.
(Poodle and Doodle by Donna J. Shepherd, Illustrated by Jack Foster, Guardian Angel Publishing, TBA)
Mama Donna took me to the doctor because I had a lump on my chest. The vet thinks it's a lipoma - a benign fatty lump. Older, overweight dogs can develop them, but I tell you I am NOT old and certainly not fat. I'm just right! Now I have to have it removed and the doc will clean my teeth, too. I want to keep my teeth nice and bright, but I'm not too keen on being sedated.
Here I am reigning from the middle of the queen-sized bed - perfect for a royal pup like me. Don't my ears look pretty?
UPDATE: I came through surgery fine. I have stitches on my chest and on my back, but I'm pretty sure my coat will grow out and cover them up. I hope so! I also had my teeth cleaned. No cavities for me!
Jack Foster sent Donna one of the first illustrations for Poodle & Doodle. Here I am trying to have a proper tea with Leah and who crashes the party? Scruffy (aka Sadie in real life)!
Unlike me, Sadie doesn't visit the groomer very often. She gets brushed out and that's about it. Oh, the horror of it all! Here's Sadie as a puppy showing off her wild look.
This is one of my favorite pictures because, as you can see from her profile, she really does have some poodle traits.
Mayra also wrote a book about her pet called Crash! You know the best part? She donates 50% of the royalties from CRASH! to Almost Heaven Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary. Isn't that great?
Amigo has his own blog, too. Click HERE. In this picture, Mama Mayra says Amigo is trying to terrorize ducks in the local park. Oh, dear. We poodles wouldn't do that, would we? I wonder if Raleigh would since he's a goldendoodle - half golden retriever?
He's a mini toy poodle mix. His mama is Laura Weir. Mama Donna met her on Facebook after Laura posted some pictures of Rusty. He's 1 year and 4 months old and he's a very good boy. He was potty/grass trained in only 3 weeks (so smart — never soils the house), but he loves to throw the pillows off the couch.
Laura said Rusty only weighed 4 pounds when she got him, and now he's a whopping 12 pounds - like me! I bet we could play really well together, and he wouldn't run me over like Sadie does now and then.
Here he is now all grown up. He's a very handsome boy.
This is the picture that caught Mama's eye. With Rusty looking into the fisheye lens like that, he looks like his nose is almost as big as a labradoodle's!
One of Mama Donna's fellow Guardian Angel Publishing (GAP for short) authors has written a book called Tucker's Tale about a dog who is rescued. 100% of the author and illustrator proceeds from the sale of this book to be donated to animal rescues nationwide. That's a good thing, right? I have always had a loving home. I'm so glad!
Meet the author, Christopher Walsh, and see a video about Tucker. Click HERE.
It looks like Holly goes to the groomer, too. I always come home with a pretty bandana or pink bows in my ears. Here's a picture Cynthia sent. I have to say she's pretty cute, although not as cute as me. Close though!
Can you believe Holly has even done her own interview? She talks about the books that Mama Cindy has written like Kitty Kerplinking and Doggie Day Camp. Click HERE to read it.