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Visit with me, Angel, the poodle, and Sadie, the labradoodle, and all our friends. My owner, Donna J. Shepherd, has even written a book about us! "Poodle and Doodle" is available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Guardian Angel Publishing, and lots of other places. Woof!

Bringing home a new pet can be difficult for everyone, especially if there is already a pet at home! Two silly dogs learn a valuable lesson about friendship in this charming, colorful story! Both the antics and the illustrations made me laugh! - Jennifer Reed
"Poodle and Doodle is a fun read-a-loud that celebrates the gift found in differences. Loved it!" - Caroline Pignat, author of Greener Grass, WINNER of the Governor General's Award 2009.

About Me!

I'm Angel, a purebreed poodle. I know the book is called Poodle AND Doodle, but this blog should be all about ME. I'm the true star in the family, you know. I go every few weeks to the groomer to get beautified, and I do my nails every morning. The other dogs don't even go to the groomer. Mama Donna adopted me after my first owner's cat tried to treat me like a mouse. After getting shook around a few times, I was ready to leave. At the time I only weighed about three pounds. I'm up to about twelve pounds now, so that makes me a lightweight in this house, but I'm still the boss. Just ask me.

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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But I'm Not Fat!

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!

First Peek at Poodle & Doodle

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)!

Sadie Needs a Trip to the Beauty Parlor

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.

Amigo - My Friend

How did Poodle & Doodle come about? It first started when Mama Donna's friend, Mayra Calvani, said she wanted to do interviews from a pet's perspective for her blog Pets and Their Authors. Donna sent her an interview from Sadie the labradoodle's point of view, and told her a bit about all her dogs (like today, there are 4 dogs here!). Mayra suggested Donna write about us. When she started the book, who tells the story? Me!

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?

A New Poodle Friend for Me!

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!

Tucker's Tale

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.

Raleigh - another 'doodle' (Goldendoodle)

Raleigh really looks handsome here, doesn't he? I have to respect any Doodle that will wear a tie. Brings out the poodle in him!

Oh, no - another kind of 'Oodle!

Mama Donna has a writer friend, Cynthia Reeg, who has a different kind of 'Oodle - a Schnoodle - a Schnauzer-Poodle combo named Holly. At least she has poodle in her. That's the important thing!

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.

Sneaky Sadie

Sadie can be such a bad dog. She is big enough to reach the countertop. One night she ate half of a sub from Subway. Another time, she opened a donut box and managed to swipe a couple of donuts before Mama Donna caught her. They were the good donuts, too, from Marsh. (I know that because Mama has snuck me a bite or two. Shhhhh...)

Now we have photographic evidence!

Here Sadie is being a good girl, right? Nope. She's scoping out where Mama is!

Sneaking around the corner. Uh-oh. Caught!

Yep, that's how she does it. I wish I could reach that high!

Sadie surrendered and posed on the landing. She doesn't look too happy though.

Raleigh, on the other hand, loves the camera. He follows Mama Donna around striking poses.

At least they are both leaving me alone so I can finish grooming my nails.

Posing for Posterity

Good grief. Is Donna ever going to give up on trying to get me to pose?

Nope, never. I finally gave in. Here I am in all my prissy prettiness.

Is that Funny or What?

Sadie got caught by Momma Donna and her new camera. She hates having her picture taken. Can you tell? You can almost hear her trying to say, "Please get that out of my face." She looks awfully scruffy. She's not as well-groomed as me - of course.

I Can't Hide

Momma Donna got a new camera. Oh, no - that means she's going to chase me around trying to capture my cuteness. Here I am trying to hide.
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