Nicknames: Our Golden Doodle Dandi, Dandi Doodle, Doodle Bug, Baby Dog ,Baby D, Doodle & Boo
Birthday: February 22nd 2007
Likes: Dandi loves to snuggle, she's quite a lap dog ...even at 71 pounds! She has learned that she, like most everyone else loves to play soccer. Actually anything with a ball, she's pretty good at stealing the basket ball, but she's a ball hog!
Pet-Peeves: Having to be on her rug until she can control herself when the Grandkids come down. She loves to go in the pickup...she knows that means a trip to Home Depot where she is very popular.
Favorite Toy: Her favorite toys are still Mom, Dad and the 8 Grandkids, but her favorite "toy" is Patrick, a stuffed green dog that she has had for about 2 years. She has never torn things up so she's got a ton or stuffed toys.
Favorite Food: Purina Pro Plan Large Breed Puppy, Milk Bones, The last bite of anything Mom is eating.
Favorite Walk: To Home Depot/Lowes and the like. She is VERY popular there and she gets to talk with other dogs and their owners. She still loves to go to see Dr. Buck our vet. She prances in like she owns the place and they all come running to see her.
Best Tricks: Giveing you her "puppy" eyes. She can talk anybody out of anything. She likes to doodle dance on her hind feet, it's really a good show. She's getting pretty good at catching things when they are tossed to her. She' a very good ball stealer.
Arrival Story: We had been looking for a puppy for quite a long time (this was the first time we have ever been without any pets.) I just happened to go online & found Goldendoodles. I emailed immediately & Jasmine (owner of Dandi's parents) emailed me & called that night . They had only been posted on line for about 20 minutes before I emailed her. We set up a time for the next night & as soon as my husband (David) got home we drove for about 2 hours to Jasmine's house. We met Dandi's Mom and Dad and all 11 puppies, they were all beautiful! They had all just eaten & all 11 were asleep. It was so cute, there little piles of golden doodle puppies sound asleep. There were only 2 females, one jet black and one golden (Dandi) after holding & petting both we chose Dandi (the golden). I knew the second I held her close to me that she was the "one" for us. We put her back down with her litter mates that she had been sleeping with but she didn't stay with them. She promptly walked as far away from the litter as she could go & turned & barked at them as if to say "HA HA I AM PICK OF THE LITTER". She was 7 weeks old when she came home & she has truely been a blessing in our lives. We can't imagine life without her!
Bio: Dandi was born in Chehalis, WA and lived with her mom and dad until she was 7 weeks old. She is one of two females in a litter of 11. All of her litter mates were beautiful. We picked her out when she was 4 weeks old. She now lives with us (David & Pam) in Burley, WA about 2 hours from where she was born. Dandi had some health issues for some time but she received great care and her health issues are a thing of the past. She loves Dr. Buck and her staff. The way she prances into the office you would think she owned the place. She is VERY smart and loving. She obeys well and is easy to care for. She has learned to use her beautiful brown eyes to worm her way into everyones heart who meets her. Whenever we go on vacation if she can't come, Dandi stays with my Mom & Dad...better known as Grama & Grampa! Both of the folks are always happy to have her come & stay & she has it made there. Luckily they spoil her but also make her mind, isn't that what love truely is...spoiled, but not allowed to be out of control! We want her to be welcomed where ever she goes...and she is! Dandi has a birthday party every year with the same menu...tacos and carrot cake!!! We have a pretty good crowd and she loves getting gifts. Now it's 5+ years later and we still can't imagine not have her in our lives. She has touched so many people it boggles my mind. Even people who don't like dogs love Dandi. When we take her to Home Depot or Lowes David has to do the shopping while I stand & let people pet her & answer their questions. There will be people lined up to talk with us & you can her people calling for the rest of their family to come & see her. One night the folks at Lowes were so busy with Dandi they forgot to close the store & it wasn't until man came in & asked what time they closed that they realized the store was suppose to be closed a half hour earlier! Dandi has that effect of everyone.
On Tuesday Mom (Pam) found out that Grama's cancer has spread to her lymph nodes, in her chest cavity, lung, liver and her adrenal gland. We knew it was bad, but not like this. She has stage 4 cancer. Grampa and Grama have been together for 60 years! Needless to say our family is devastated. Mom is taking an extended leave of absence from being an admin in PNP. Nibbler will be doing her games. But we are going to miss everyone so much!
Mom, Dad and I went to visit and that always makes her happy. She loves me a lot and I adore her. There's a picture of me and her on our page, Mom can't make it be the 1st photo, when she does it won't show up on the games and things it's just a little square.
We really want to say how much we love you all...Pam, Mer thank you for helping Mom so much, we really appreciate all that you've done for us. There have been so much help for us over the years by so many great folks. You've held us up in prayer many time when we were down and feeling scared, thank you for all of your love, concern and prayers for our family!
We are going to stop by from time to time to see how everything is going. I would ask you to keep our family in your prayers as this is so hard. Grama knows that you've been praying for her and she says thank you so much! She loves Dogster and enjoys looking at all the different pages of you guys.
Mom has said it's bed time, so I need to go. Thanks again for your support, it means the world to us!
Well, it's almost midnight and Momma's still up so that means I'm up. Four of the eight Grand-kids and my human sister came today...these are the kids who love to shoot me, which really works out for me since I get a treat with every death scene! The youngest, Abigail, loves to feed me, but then she always tries to eat one of my cookies and gets her feelings hurt that she can't have one with me. So Momma keeps gram-crackers to mend her little broken heart. So there we sit having our treats together! I really didn't think she should drink from my bowl, but hey, I guess she was thirsty!
This weekend, weather permitting, we will be outside working and getting ready for spring. Momma & Daddy took the truck over this week and had a new windshield put in and then came home and had the gravel guy bring in 20 yards of crushed rock. It's pretty, but it means a ton of heavy moving getting it everywhere they want it. It will take at least this weekend if not more to get it done.
Then we start putting up the first of two green houses. The small one will be kinda close to the house for herbs and tomatoes (maybe a rose or two)! Momma and I love to go out and have lunch at the cherry tomato bushes when the warm weather makes them sun kissed warm. YUM! We hope to get a larger garden in this year with lots of good veggies!
We also have to re-roof the back of the house and finish the siding, put up new gutters and try and get the yard to look like someone cares about it. I think it's fine, Momma does not think it looks ok. We get so few dry days around her it's hard to get everything done. We haven't had a spring in 3 years, folks would plant their gardens just to have the seeds rot cuz of all of the rain. Then they'd plant again. It's kind of a dice roll putting in a garden here. When the weather is good, it's beautiful, everything so nice and green, but putting up with all the rain is not fun. Well, we are hoping for the best and planning on putting in a garden. I don't care what they put in as long as it includes tomatoes and carrots! I love them both!
If there's no rain tomorrow Momma is going to mow the lawn (weeds & moss) for the first time this year! I'm glad she has a riding lawn mower since we have more than an acre just in grass. We still have to get the upper field cleared from having some huge trees next to the house taken down. That means burning the limbs and hot dogs done over the fire. The Grand-kids love to come and help (sometimes it just make more work, but that's OK, at least they're here).
I will be glad to see what Dogster comes up with for our community pages. My background and page is in bad need of a tune up! I hope they make it even better than it was before! Lots of pups seemed to have left, can't really blame them, we took a hard blow when we were told that they were closing us down. Dogster needs to remember that they broke our trust in them and they will have to find ways to rebuild that trust, which may not be too easy with some of the furs. Dogster really hurt our hearts. Wish they'd ask some of the furs to come along side of them and help in the process, but I'm sure that won't happen. It will just be good to see it be improved from where it is today!
Well, she's headed towards the bedroom so I better move that way.
Goodnight all you furs in Dogster Land, sleep well!
Well, her I am again spending the night up in the office with Mom for the 3rd night in a row! She can't sleep and I won't go to bed without her! I think I might have to drag my bed upstairs if this keeps up!
Tomorrow we all go over to the car dealer and get somethings done on the new car. I'm glad I get to go, just in case Mom & Dad need some muscle!hehehe. I like riding in the Camaro, it's got more space than the Suzuki! I mean I looked good in the Suzuki, I make the Camaro look REALLY GOOD!
Dad's gonna put in the new front door and I plan on helping him. I always help him around the house...need proof, look at my Dogster Photo Album. Yup, that's me helping him put the legs on their office desk! Who says you need thumbs!
Mom got out her "HONEY DO LIST" and the front door was way up at the top of a very long list! It's a good thing Dad and I are so handy, well, err, pawzy!
We've had record amounts of rain...believe me, when you live in Western Washington that's say a lot! We get tons of rain, but lately it's been even worse. We've had one wind storm after another. We've had more thunder and lightening this past month than we normally get in years! I make my potty breaks as quick as possible since I'm like a huge, fluffy sponge!
I got my bath and haircut 2 days ago, so I don't drag so much stuff into the house on my feet. Mom also has me go up and down the sidewalk which is under the porch and dry (unless the wind is bad) to have me get rid of some of the water my little footzies soaks up. She just says "wipe your feet" and off I go, most of the time I'm way ahead of her and just do it without being told. I'm a good girl, or at least Mom & Dad thinks so! Oh, so does my Grama & Grampa, and both of my human sister's family! They all love me very much. I've decided that I'm a very lucky girl to have so many people love me. I feel so sorry for Furs who are not loved! We all need love!
Well Mom's gonna try getting some sleep,so off we go to the bedroom...hope it works this time!