BACK TO HOME
The background is a lovely sunset in Byers, CO from our front porch!
This little "Teddy Bear" girl is Sooky from Cookie and Barney's last litter with her really big Cadet pig's ear!
Hi Sherri –
Just wanted to say hi and let you know that Sooky is doing wonderful. At 3 months old, she weighs just about 14 lbs, she’s fairly well house trained (last week she finally figured out that the cowbell magically causes us to open the door for her), and she is absolutely the most wonderful dog we could have hoped for!
I hope all is going well for you!
This beautiful boy is out of Cookie and Barney's last litter and he is now 12 weeks old.
We named him Reilly and everything is going great! He is such a sweet little guy and is settling into his new home. The vet gave him a clean bill of health as well.
Thank you for everything! We are loving our new little guy.
This is one of Delilah and Moose puppies from their Christmas litter. Her name is Maisy.
Hi Sherri, Just wanted to give you a quick update on Maisy and confirm our boarding her with you. She is doing fantastic! Sleeps through the night in her crate, she is house broken and has never had an accident in her crate. When she needs to go potty she sits by the back door and waits for us to take her out. She already knows sit, down, and shake. She is a very quick learner. She is super friendly and playful but also loves to cuddle in our laps, perfect combination. We love her, she has been a great addition to our family!
This is our little girl, Stella, from sweet Momma Emmie's last litter with our new young stud "Aaron" born 7/8/12! We hope to have one more litter from Momma Emmie before she retires.
Well hello Sherri,
I've been wanting to write to you to tell you what you've done for me. Stella is the LOVE of my life!!! She brings me SO much JOY and HAPPINESS, words can't describe. She makes us laugh everyday! She is SO smart and playful. She's brought life to our home again!!! She is by my side 24/7. She loves us SO much. She is a feisty little girl with an Alfa girl personality. She's EVERYTHING we could have prayed for!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
I hope this finds you and the rest of the family well.Here are some pictures of my sweet baby!
BROMLEY IS FROM DELILAH AND
MOOSE'S CURRENT LITTER BORN 12/8/12. HE WAS SPICE BOY -
"CAPTAIN AMERICA" AND IS NOW "BROMLEY"!
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 12:42 PM
Thank you, Sherri! Bromley has settled in very well. He is eating, drinking, peeing, pooping, playing & sleeping - as I would expect from a puppy :-) He and Mugsy are getting along well, too.
Thank you for all of your help. We'll send you updated pictures as he grows!
MAX IS FROM DELILAH AND MOOSE'S CURRENT LITTER BORN 12/8/12. HE WAS JUNGLE GREEN BOY!
Max is doing well. He had his first vet visit today and passed with flying colors. He is doing better in the crate at night although Jim said the first night was rough (Cathy was out of town for the 1st night). Now calms down after 5 minutes and sleeps about 4 hours. He and the other dog get along and the cat and him are making friends as long as the cat stays high. He is a people dog and if someone is at home he wants to be with them. Potty training going well with no accidents in the crate or house.
Loves pig ears. I will send pictures soon.
MAISY IS FROM DELILAH AND MOOSE'S CURRENT LITTER BORN 12/8/12. SHE WAS RAINBOW GIRL!
Hi Sherri, Thanks for the pictures. Maisy is doing great! She cried a little in the car but settled down quickly and slept most of the way with one stop to potty. She also slept in her kennel great last night after only a few minutes of whining. She is very playful and seems happy. We love her! Thanks so much.
Maisy at home:
01-05-13 This is lovely Abby who is out of our Gabby and Evo's last litter. She arrived in Memphis on Christmas Eve to be Santa for John and Lisa's little son. She is a medium, curly fleece red apricot caramel girl!
Abby is doing great, very smart active and loving puppy. Fitting into our family quite well. Probably the best natured puppy we've ever had. Her temperament is also wonderful and she's always ready to learn and explore. She seems to be growing everyday or its the hair. Any idea how big she will be, hard to tell from her parents? Oh, we didn't receive her "family" tree or pedigree information. When you get a chance, can you forward or email that info to us? Thanks again for all you did to make Abby a member of our family and a wonderful pet to our home
12-15-12 Apollo is out of Annie and Ozzie's current litter and Jackson was showing some reaction in their vehicle when they visited with him. The vehicle doors however were all open and the wind blowing across the eastern plains thru it as it so often does with all the allergens they carry so the family decided to take Apollo home the next week and this is their wonderful report with Jackson having no reactions to Apollo!!! :)
Ruthann & Doug
This is one of Ruthie and Abe's lovely babies from their 10/08/12 litter when she had been home for a week with her new family:
This is Ariel's Murphy adopted by a wonderful couple who drove
here from Salida, Co to pick him up and then back home.
He had not been in a car since he had his dew claws removed at 3
days of age, but did very well!
Sherri and Roger,
All 3 of us are home safe and sound. Murphy was a Saint coming home, we stopped three times to let him drink and potty and he slept the rest of the time. When we got home he stuffed his food down like he hadn’t eaten in weeks, what a sight. JJ From then on he was a wild man until about a half hour ago, sniffing, and checking everything out, not letting us out of his sight, what a BLAST. J J He is in his cage and completely zonked, what a beauty he is, you are right, he is the prized jewel, and we are lucky we have him. Thanks for all your help, will probably be a pain in the (you know where) but will keep you apprised of his progress. Sure would like to see the pictures you took of all of us, at your convenience. Be safe.
This is our little miracle baby who was a singleton (only 1 in the
litter) from our sweet Rayna and Able minis. He was a "stuck
puppy" at birth, but with the Lord's help AND we give the honor to
YOU Lord, we were able to pull him out and really because he
was in the birth canal so long, over ten minutes, we didn't have
much hope that he would be alive! when I laid him on the
blanket he began to wiggle and Rog and I both broke into tears so we
named him our Adhonay's Miracle and called him Mikey, but of course
his family has chosen their special name for him now and it is Leo!
We were fortunate that Ariel's litter was born 3 days later and when
Leo was 2 weeks old we put him with Ariel and began weaning him from
Rayna so that he would have socialization of a litter to grow with.
12-10-12 This is our gorgeous black girl out of Annie and Ozzie's current litter whose mom flew here to pick her up and took her back in cabin to Phoenix!
I wanted to let you know that "Sophie" and I had a safe and uneventful trip to Arizona. She sat on the chair next to me in the airport with her whelping blanket and pig's ear. She had many admirers.
My husband and boys were thrilled to see her. She had some visitors as well. My oldest said everyone had to come and pay homage to her :) she had so much fun outside.
I will send a couple of more pictures.
Thank you for everything.
is doing very well. She sleeps in her crate next to our bed at
night. She sleeps right through the night (starting on the third
night) until about 6. We're working on the house training. She
has lots of toys and loves our back yard. When she gets wound up
she flies like a bullet around the yard. She's getting a heavy
dose of socialization. She's had a bath and did great with that.
I hosted our store's holiday party last Sat night. She met
lots of people. Plus there has been a parade of my boys' (and
my husband and mine) friends coming to see her. We have lots of
parties at our house so we definitely want her to be used to
being around a lot of people. Plus she will be coming to the
store with me. I took her for her well vet visit Friday (she
weighs 9 pounds) - I think I was supposed to let you know that I
did that. I'm planning on taking more pictures this
weekend so will forward you a couple.
BOO GETS ADOPTED! OUR LITTLE BOO FROM COOKIE AND BARNEYS FABULOUS LITTER HAS BEEN ADOPTED! BEAUTIFUL EYES AND RED HAIR!!!
Dundee (Shaniy's Jungle Green boy) goes home! Such a sweet family!
Here are some recent pics of Lucy--all taken with my phone, so not the best quality. The first is from her first hiking trip where she did SO well. She's going to fit right into our family that way because we love to hike. The second was from a sweet moment in the yard that I got through the window when Austin was whittling. The 3rd is from her 1st camping trip--our annual Labor Day trip with our church. She did SO well. She's been a little aggressive with other dogs, but we're working with a trainer. She gets a little territorial. We just LOVE her. She's definitely a "Mama's girl". The boys ask why she likes me most, and I tell them it's because I'm with her most and cuddle with her a lot. So, Harrison has really risen to the occasion and is really cuddling her and talking to her a lot. She's getting more attached to her. She's just friendly overall.
I'm wondering if I could get the name of your friend who is a groomer and does it out of her house in Highlands Ranch. Do your think she's ready for a trim?
I can't believe I'm saying this (bec I was so reluctant at first), but I can see myself getting another of your beautiful pups in the not so distant future. I think Lucy would LOVE it!
Blessings to you, Roger and all your beautiful pups!!
BELOW IS ELLA, ONE OF GABBY AND DAVEY'S BABIES WHO WENT HOME 6/19/12
I just wanted to let you know that Ella is doing great! She is such a sweetpuppy. We took her to the vet and he thought she was very healthy. She loves her crate and playing outside.
THIS IS LITTLE TOBY OUT OF LILY AND BARNEY'S LAST LITTER. WE
HAVE BRED LILY AND BARNEY AGAIN AND ARE HOPING FOR BABIES READY AROUND
I wanted to send you a couple updated photos of Toby. He is about 5.5 months old now and weighs 17lbs, and he just got a bath and groom this morning, so he's extra clean and fluffy, and the groomer gave him a cool bandanna to wear while he struts his stuff...as he often does. haha.
He's been such a good boy for us and everyone loves him to death where ever we take him, he's definitely a ladies man, haha. He's learned lots of obedience and some tricks (we will try to send a video soon of all of his skills). He sits, sits and stays, lays down and stays, rolls over, goes to his crate and/or bed when told, crawls, and fetches, jumps to catch his ball in the air..just to name a few. We are still working on fine tuning our leash skills, but over all he's doing great.
I also had a question about his hair. Something our groomer mentioned to us today. Do Labradoodles, have puppy hair, and then get adult hair? She said his puppy hair was starting to get a little long (we just had him trimmed up a bit around the face, paws, underbelly, nails, ears, etc etc) and that next time we brought him in, she recommends we get him cut really short to make way for his adult hair. She said if we don't cut his puppy hair down, it will mat his adult hair as it trys to come in and then he'd have to be shaved down and that would hurt and be bad. If that is the case, that is definitely what we'll have done next time. I just wasn't aware of the two different hair types. I didn't know he would need to be cut short to allow "adult hair" to come through. So I just wanted to verify and check with you, that this is the case with Toby and that your labradoodles in fact go from "puppy hair" to "adult hair?"
I hope all is well with you and your family and appreicate your help in answering this question. Toby has been such a great addition to our family, and we love him more and more every day.
THIS IS DELILAH AND AXEL'S LITTLE CORAL RIBBON GIRL WHO WAS ADOPTED
YESTERDAY BY ONE OF OUR MILITARY FAMILIES. THE HUSBAND HAS
BEEN DEPLOYED TO AFGHANISTAN TO HELP IN TRAINING THE PEOPLE TO BE POLICE
AND TAKE CARE OF THEIR COUNTRY.
Hi Sherri! Just wanted
to let you know that we made it home safely last night & are settling in
well. We ended up hitting the storm on our way home, but it was mostly
rain, so we did OK. "Coral" didn't know what to think of the car &
cried for a bit until she settled down. She slept w/ me last night & is
a total bed hogger but I loved it. She doesn't know what to think of
our Cat but is trying to get to know her this morning. We had breakfast
& went potty outside - so far so good! I wanted to thank you again.
You guys are amazing people & I feel blessed to have met you. I'll keep
you updated on her progress.
THIS IS NORTON OUT OF VASHTI/ZEKE'S LITTER 5/8/11 WHO IS IN TRAINING
WITH THE N.E.A.D.S. GROUP TO BE A SERVICE DOG WITH HIS BUDDY "OTIS" AND
PAST GOVERNOR OF MAINE, ANGUS KING:
ALSO A PIC OF NORTON WITH HIS "PUPPY RAISER":
This is little Toby out of Delilah and Axel's litter born 1-2-12 adopted
I've been meaning to
send you a note. Wally is now "Toby" and we couldn't love
him any more than we already do if we tried. People always say
Labradoodles are so smart, but Toby is such a quick study! For the most
part, he is already potty trained, can fetch, sit, and lie down
Hope all is well!
All the best,
04-23-12 Millie is from Corel and Caleb's litter born 12/20/11 and Kristin adopted her on Sunday, April 1st.
From: Kristin Sent:
Monday, April 23, 2012 7:51 PM
Thanks! She is absolutely wonderful and I am so lucky to have her. She is potty trained and crate trained and picks up thinks so quickly. She is getting tons of exercise and sleeping well at night! As we speak she is curled up on my lap and we are sitting on my front step. Thanks again and I am loving every minute with her! Will send pictures soon!
Coral's little Minnie Mouse goes home:
Josie's little Buddy goes home:
CLEO'S little Rosie goes home. She is a birthday gift to the little daughter:
I realized we have had Karma for over a year and haven't sent anything back to you regarding how we are doing.
She is the perfect puppy! Your intuition about which puppy was right for us was spot on.
She is the most friendly and loving addition to the family we could ever have dreamed of. She trained very quickly and can now hear a refrigerator door open from a mile away. Grandma (Janice's Mom) and Karma are totally bonded and a number of times we wish we had another Karmna for her.
Overall Andrew has recovered so much since you saw us last year but we are still working through some issues.
Karma's disposition especially with Andrew's problems has been awesome. For a number of months when he is having a seizure Karma has been trained to "go to pillow" and will stay on her sleeping pillow during the event. During the past 2 weeks we are starting to think she is becoming sensitive to Andrew's seizures before they actually happen. She barks and growls for apparently no reason and when we have checked Andrew is just starting to have a problem, what a perfect puppy. After notifying us of his needs she "goes to pillow" and waits for things to settle down.
One reason I wanted to send a note is that I can't find the name of the groomer uyou told us about. We have tried a few over the year and are not totally thrilled with the results so far. I would have sent a picture of Karma but she is really in need of some cleaning after having a puppy play date with 2 other dogs the other day. After we have her groomed I promise to send a picture.
I hope you are Roger are doing well. I also wondered on the new litter, is Ariel Karma's sister? They look so much the same if they were people I would call them twins.
I look forward to hearing from you,
This is our little guy out of Ariel and Elijah we called Harrison Ford, now Ozzie, always with a smile, same as his brother below:
Hope all is well. I'm forwarding pictures of Ozzie. He's the best pup ever. He's so smart and eager to please. He greets my daughter every morning and jumps up onto her bed. We just adore him and enjoy spending time with him. He's also a show stopper. Everywhere I take him, people stop me and ask me questions. I gave one woman your website address because she fell in love with him. I told her sorry he's MINE! We love him! Thank you for such a wonderful addition to my family.
|This is our
little Robert Redford out of Ariel and Elijah's last litter.
He was adopted two days ago and the family also has our beautiful boy
out of Tamar/Davey 2 years ago, Hunter. They named him
We will stay in touch and send pictures.
THIS IS COLTER OUT OF OUR ABI AND DAVEY WHO WAS ADOPTED AS AN OLDER PUPPY ALMOST ONE YEAR OLD, 3 WEEKS AFTER HIS ADOPTION. THEY JUST EMAILED US 1.5 YEARS LATER TO TELL US THE FOLLOWING:
Hello, We tried to email you guys awhile back but the email was kicked back. So hopefully this will make it to you! We adopted Colter roughly 1 1/2 years ago. WE just wanted to give you an update. He is doing fantastic!! He is one of the best dogs in the whole world, we love him so much!! Thank you, The Standlees (Cindie, Terry, Lucy and Lily)
This little girl is out of Star and Solomon and she is a miniature. For those who ask about the miniature's ability athletically, I have posted the below email we received today regarding Lola:
Here's Lola in Winter Park! She is very athletic for a small dog, and loves to walk and hike. She is also a super fast runner!
We are enjoying every minute with this sweet dog.
Hope you are doing well.
March 14, 2012
This is Chai out of Star and Elijah's current litter, brother to Cappy who is still available. He flew to Georgia to his new family today and below is Lisa's email to tell me she received him.
We just got home, he's
exploring I'll email you tomorrow how he did tonight he's precious. The
first thing he did was steal the cats toy... The cat is starring him
down too cut.. He had no accidents and smells wonderful
This is our cutie pie Sparky going home with his new mom and dad and brother Linus. He has another new brother border collie at his home to meet and two human brothers!
Thank you for the photos! Sparky made it home fine and seems pretty comfortable already. My sons are very happy with him and the older dog is fine with him too. We have decided to call him Leo after a Spanish soccer player. We Love him already!
This is Lily and Barney's miniature Rose going home with her new family.
This is Lime Green boy out of Coral and Caleb's current litter and his new mom and grandad!
Gipper is out of Ariel and Elijah's current true miniature Australian Labradoodle litter and brother to Hugo, Harrison Ford and Robert Redford!
February 25, 2012
Hugo is out of our current litter and he was adopted this week at 5 months of age. His 2 brothers are available.
Sorry for not responding
more quickly. Bridger and I were out most of the day doing errands and
attending a lacrosse clinic. Ashley was home with Hugo (after The
Invention of Hugo Cabret---Bridger's favorite book--now a movie).
February 25, 2012
Amos was adopted as one of our older puppies and has transitioned well, is training easily and has been a great fit for this family:
Hello Sherri and Roger,
Amos was re-named "Sam" by our girls. He is the most wonderful boy ever!!! He and I take at least 1 walk daily (usually 2). He has learned to walk on a leash very well and is learning good manners (we are currently working with a trainer once a week.) He is making some good dog friends as well. He absolutely LOVES our mountain cabin in Winter Park and the great outdoors it provides. He sleeps by one of our beds and enjoys listening to the girls practice their piano. He is the sweetest, most lovable, most trainable dog I've ever had. Thought you would enjoy an update :) ~Anne
Delilah and Axel's darling little chocolate daughter Kloe goes home with her new "sisters"!
This is Cleo and Davey's red male out of their current and last litter together as we are retiring Cleopatra. She has given us some amazing puppies always with wonderful temperaments and strong retrieving drive.
Yes! I picked him up
without any problems. We love him! He rode/slept in my lap the whole way
home. Once we got here he explored the house and yard. I fed him and we
played ball for a while. He is on my heels everywhere I go. I have his
crate on my side of the bed. He seems to be a perfect fit. The kids love
him and so far he is very calm with them. Thank you!
This is Gabby and Ozzie's beautiful red apricot male we called "Linus" who is now Max. The eyes on these lovely caramel rose pointed dogs are so human! Max was 5 months old this week when he was adopted.
Max really is a great dog! He's so smart too! He stays close outside and seems to respond well to certain words. He's been doing so well with going to the bathroom outside. He loves running outside and up the steps on the back deck. He takes these huge running "hops". The girls think it's so awesome to watch him. He also loves to jump up on his front two paws on my legs.
Sierra has totally warmed up to him. Our cat pretty much stayed outside the first 2 days but since the dog doesn't chase her around the house, has pretty much chilled out and hangs out in the house now. Max has done pretty well in the crate and I haven't left him in there for too long. I think it helps that Sierra sits by him when I leave. Thanks for such an awesome dog!! :)
This is Rocky out of Caleb and Cleo's last litter.
Friday, February 03, 2012 7:43 PM
Just wanted to let you know that Rocky, (born 6-4-11 from Caleb's and Cleo's litter), is doing well. He has been home with us for almost 6 months. He had his surgery in October and did well. He has a great disposition and has been a wonderful family dog.
Sending a few pictures your way.
This is Gipper out of Ariel and Elijah's current litter (still 2 boys available) in a family picture. His mom also sent an amazing video (she owns a video production company) of Gipper's first time in the snow!:
Also Gipper vs ZHU ZHU:
GIPPER IN A SNOW CAVE!!!
This is Lily out of Vashti and Ozzie's current litter of standards with her new family. Rose has those amazing "ghost" eye colored eyes and a lush, non-shedding coat that we expect will be allergy friendly.
JANUARY 22, 2012
Little Petals met her mom at the airport today and flew home in cabin with her to Texas.
Petals at home in her "special place" with her new "brother"!
5:47pm Saturday evening:
We made it home no problems... We love her thank you
This is Smooch going home with his new mom and dad! He looks very comfortable in Dad's arms. Smooch is one of our "older puppies".
AMOS, NOW SAM, ONE OF OUR OLDER PUPPIES GOES TO HIS "FOREVER" HOME!
Yes, he is a wonderful boy!!! Today we went to the vet for his well check-up, and he was a perfect gentleman! He's a great companion for me during the day, and he absolutely loves it when the girls get home from school!~Anne
NOW OLIVER, ONE
OF OUR OLDER PUPPIES (7 MONTHS OLD) WENT TO HIS "FOREVER HOME" TODAY
SAMSON WISHING US A MERRY CHRISTMAS 2011.
HE IS OUT OF CLEOPATRA'S LAST LITTER WITH CALEB
Here are a few recent photos of Samson :)
He's a great pup!!!
Thank you again for such a beautiful and sweet puppy!
THIS IS OUR LITTLE DARLING LUCY FROM NEVAEH AND CALEB'S JUNE LITTER. SHE LOOKS TOTALLY HAPPY. ONLY HER BROTHER SMOOCH REMAINS OF THE SMOOTH COATED BABIES IN HER LITTER.
Just a quick update on Lucy. She made herself right at home. She is about 95% house trained and has done remarkably well with only chewing on her things. We have an appointment for the first week of January to have her fixed. They will install her chip while she is out for the procedure. I’ll update you with the chip number once that is done.
Thank you so much for the wonderful addition to our family.
IZZY BABY AND IZZY ONE YEAR OLD
she is out of Cleo and Davey's last litter:
Sent: Sunday, December
11, 2011 11:56 AM
Izzy turns 1 yr old this month - she is doing awesome!!! Picture is from graduation from puppy class - she has since finished intermediate and will start advanced. We probably will take her through therapy school.....
She is a doll!!! Hope all is well there - Merry Christmas.
Elaine & Darryl
We have been thinking about you a lot lately, and thanking you for breeding this joyful girl, who is about to turn 2 years old, and had brought us all so much love and happiness. Simba is a different dog with her. He is younger ( he tries to out run her, but with his short little legs he hardly stands a chance), and his overall health has so improved since we got her. Although it has been 2 of the most difficult years of our life, because of her, it's also been two of the happiest.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thank you for Ginger Rodgers
Friday, October 28, 2011 4:59 PM
Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:16 PM
Hello Sherri: Tucker and I wanted to wish you a happy Thanksgiving. We're laying on the couch watching football! He's an amazing dog. With kind regards, Jena
November 12, 2011
This is Pika with her mom, Katie immediately following passing her testing for Delta Service Dog certification. Pika was adopted as an "Older Puppy" and was 11 months old. She was nervous leaving her birth home, but with the love, guidance and consistency Katie gave her she has bloomed as we knew she could.
Hi Sherri and Roger,
I just thought you might like to see a picture of Pika (formerly Hali) taken last weekend just after passing the Delta Society evaluation to be a registered therapy dog. She did great, and after some more paperwork and processing she will be able to come to work with me. A success story! She has been a great dog for us, and we totally adore her. She's doing very well and getting good care and exercise, and of course lots of love. I hope you can open the link to the picture She looks slightly worried, but it's still a good photo of her :)
September 10, 2011
This is Keagan and his new family. Keagan is 5 months old and our last current older puppy to get his home.
This is Adhonay's Nathaniel (Nate) and he was chosen by the N.E.A.D.s group (they train service dogs for deaf and disabled veterans. He is out of Vashti and Zekes amazing standard parti puppies:
He is a doll – he is in the nursery bouncing around like he owns the place!!! Everyone loves him! Thanks again.
NEADS, Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans
This is Mickey out of Vashti and Zeke's litter of Standard parti puppies and kindly sent by Constance for our pleasure!
Constance raises extraordinary cats and you can view her website at: www.catswithspots.com
July 19th, 2011, this is Vashti and Zeke's Breck. Beth and her family were vacationing in Breckinridge (they live in Texas) and stopped on their way to the airport to go home and fell in love with this little guy and named him Breck because that is why they found him! :) Then we shipped him to them the next week as he had to have a health certificate and preparation for flying.
We are absolutely LOVING Breck!!!! He is such a sweetheart!!!! We took him to the vet yesterday and he is in great health! She also said, “You got a great puppy, Mama!” We will take him back on August 1 for his rabies shot. Also, I haven’t forgotten about the papers. I’ll be sure to sign them and send you your copies.
Attached are a few pictures. We will send you more soon!
9th, 2011, This is Indy who now lives in Evergreen, CO.
His family came to see him on July 4th so they named him Indy for
Independence Day!! :)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 5:23 PM
9th, 2011, this is Oger (the young 29 year old woman who is to receive
Oger once he is trained wants to name him Roger, but could only
pronounce it "Oger" so that is his name. She has cerebral
palsy and is very fearful when in any new environment and they are
hoping that he will help her gain confidence. Tim and Deanna
will be training him under the 4H cape of "Working Wonders" teaching the
young people about service dogs and being puppy raisers and then he will
go to the young woman. Generally the trainers for a service
dog don't know the person the dog will go to in advance, but this was an
exceptional situation. Tim, Deanna and the young woman
live is the state of Washington and they drove here to get Oger.
Deanna herself is handicapped and has trained her own last two service
dogs who also though retired continue to live with her:
Hi Sherri, we made it home. Oger did great! At only 10 weeks old he only had one crate accident in four days traveling now! Wow! He is walking on leash, playing, toileting on command and just generally doing super. Could you possibly make me a CD of the three different dogs temperament tests you showed us? I would like to use it to teach the 4-H kids about temperament testing.
Thank you for the gift of Oger, it is an awesome thing you have done. I can’t believe all the goodies you gave us as well. You are truly devoted to your passions.
We think the world of you two, Deanna and Tim
This is Carmie and Ben's Makaela (now Lucy) on her way home with her new family today.
6/23/11 Barbie is out of Carmie and Ben's current litter and Buddy is from one of our previous breedings.
Thursday, June 23, 2011 10:24 PM
Barbie is doing great! Buddy loves her, they are so cute when they play and she follows him everywhere. The two nights we've had her she slept 7 1/2 hours straight with Buddy cuddled up on the same bed, no accidents yet!. She is also really good on the leash, she just follows Buddy. I'll send you some pictures tomorrow.
June 22, 2011
This is Madelon who suffers with seizures and some speech problems from them. She came today and chose Jimmy who has been waiting here for her and they are a match made in Heaven. They hope he will help alert for the seizures and he followed her and watched over her here like an angel from above sent for that purpose.
Friday, June 24, 2011 6:15 PM
Thx for the pics! He is very calm, a little nervous but to be expected. He hasn't eaten much and hasn't peed or pooped at all yet. We have taken him out several times to see. He has sat for me and comes when i say come. He saw people and dogs from our back patio but never barked and shied away from the barking from the others. I praised him for being a good boy. he has taken a few naps, one in Maddy's room, one in the hallway, and one in the living room. He keeps his toys in his crate. lol I will remove them when he sleeps in it tonight. I got him registered on homeagain, they never did it before. He walked on the leash good after a couple times out, i taught him to walk beside me and stop when prompted, instead of pulling me, just in the backyard.. I will give u an update tomorrow on him! So far, he is right at home, just a little nervous. Talk to you soon! rene
This is Aden and our little Sadie whom they renamed Bleecker:
Tuesday, June 21, 2011 6:32 PM
Aden has just finished chemo and is now in remission. He's gaining strength back. Bleecker is so good with him, very gentle and very smart. We all love her. She's about to be one and weighs 30 pounds. Thanks so much for your generous gift. Hope all is well with you. The best to you always. Martha
This is Tony and he joined a lovely couple with a 4 month old son and another young F1 Labradoodle:
Sent: Sunday, June 19, 2011 1:46 PM
He's great! Here's a quick pic of him at the family farm in Evergreen. We have a ton of pics already and will send a good one ASAP. He and Maisey seem to be buddies already and he's fitting in quite well with the other dogs up at the farm too.
We'll keep you posted! Please send our best to Roger and the rest of the pack!
THIS IS BUTCH CASSIDY GOING HOME WITH HIS NEW MOM AND BROTHER ON JUNE 4TH,2011 AND BELOW IS THE EMAIL SHE SENT TODAY WITH HIS UPDATE ON THE TRANSITION:
Hello! Just thought I would drop you a note to let you know how Butch is doing. He is doing great! He came right in and he and Madison are now buddies. He is so calm and gentle and getting used to the routine around here. The first morning he was afraid to come out of the bedroom because it was dark and very quiet. Madison heard us up and came to see what was going on. Told her to go get Butch. She trotted down the hall and they touched noses and he then followed her and outside we went. I think having her has helped him adjust better. He is now following me from room to room and tries to keep me in sight. He has made up with Jerry, but seems to be more my boy. As I type this he is laying on my foot asleep.
Today we are starting to see alot more personality. He is very loving. He comes by all of us and gives us a quick lick. If I am sitting down anywhere he comes over and licks my chin, very gently, not the big slurpy kind of kiss some dogs give. He has an ornery streak in him. Anything I throw in the dirty clothes basket he goes by and takes it out. He drops it on the floor and sits on it. And now he and Logan have a game. If Logan sets his "towel" down anywhere (usually the floor) Butch goes by and picks it up and takes off to my room with it. Logan goes after him to get it back. Butch has even just walked by and if Logan has it in hand Butch has even very gently taken it out of his hand, then goes trotting off with his tail held high, sort of like Haha I got it. He will then drop it for Logan when he catches up. When Logan bends down to pick it up Butch gives him a light kiss and Logan pets him. Just a funny game they have going.
I have discovered he likes to drink out of the hose when I am watering the flowers and he stays close to me sometimes sitting beside me while I water. He is learning not to go in my flower bed. I have a small fence around it till we teach him that it is totally off limits and he has not gone over it. I have an opening where I can walk to turn on/off the water, so to keep him out I tell him to sit (which he does) and then I tell him to stay, giving the hand signal for it also. He does just that. Just watches me turn on or off the water and waits for me to come back. After I praise him then he follows me. He is such a good boy! We could not have asked for better a better member of the family.
Mom said she sent you an email on Logan. Good news! It has cleared on his face, but now his arms look like they have a splotchy sunburn. He doesn't itch or feel bad, like the doctor said this morning "it looks worse than it actually is."
Oh, forgot to mention....I made an appointment with my vet. Only they can't see him till next Monday. My vet is out part of this week. I made his appointment first thing on Monday (8am). Will let you know, though I know everything is just fine. It will be a nice introduction since this dr. has been my vet for over 10 years.
I will send pictures as I get some.
Thank you for everything! Butch is just wonderful!
Talk to you soon!
This is Carmie and Ben's little Navy blue boy (name to be decided) who went home yesterday and the update received from his new mom this am:
Our little guy (still working on name) had a good night. Up two times and little whining when we shut the crate door. Only one piddle in crate when I wasnt fast enough. Three poos outside and numerous pees! He had a great vet check as well. He's a bit tuckered out from exploring the backyard with me:)
TUCKER, ONE OF OUR "OLDER PUPPIES" (NOW 10 MONTHS OLD) FLEW TO HIS "FOREVER HOME" IN CALIFORNIA THIS MORNING AND HIS MOM AND DAD WERE KIND ENOUGH TO SEND US THIS WONDERFUL PICTURE AND UPDATE ABOUT HIM ALREADY! HE HAS NEW SIBLINGS BENTLEY AND BROOKLYN.
(now Oakley) was adopted 5/6/2011 by a single lady with a dog's dream
home that has a lake out the backyard to swim and play in.
Today (5/7/2011) she sent this testimony after their first night in
Oakley's new home:
I tried to send an email last night but I didn't think it went through. We made it home without incident yesterday. Oakley actually did very well. I actually stopped and adjusted the front seat all the way back and put him in the front seat (belted in). He loved it and eventually laid down and went to sleep, he even chewed on his tendon. We have taken several walks already and he is getting used to the house. He likes to stay on the landing of the staircase for some reason and out on the deck. I crated him last night and never heard a peep out of him until we got up for a walk around 5:45.
I was wondering if you could send me those pictures as an attachment? I would like to put them on my screensaver.
I'll keep you posted on the progress.
Thanks again for everything.
Little Sofi is one of our "Older Puppies" that was adopted April 16th by her "forever" family and they sent this testimony today, May 7th, 2011:
Sherri and Roger,
Was just catching up on emails and saw your reply.
First, wanted to let you know that we decided to change Zoey's name to Sofi. Zoey easily became Zo, and sounded so much like No. Also, it wasn't flowing when we talked to her, so we tried a few names and came up with Sofi. It fits her and she knows her name real well now. We spelled it this way because Stefani spells her name with an f and an i. Also, she is such a softi, that Sofi fit her well.
She has totally opened up to everyone in the family. She is only timid now if someone new comes to the house, or if we have a coat on or carry a bag. She has been a very quick learner. We just need to tell her something is off limits a few times and she obeys. She also seems much less timid or cautuos when she is outside. Whether it is retrieving balls in the back yard, or walking around the lake, she just loves being outdoors and is not as scared of strangers. We can't wait to take her on a hike in the mountains, which is one of our favorite family activities, and she seems like a natural to fit right in.
Once she got over being timid with us, she has been a very affectionate and caring dog. She loves to cuddle and will lick you constantly. That tail is always up and wagging. A very happy dog once she got used to her new family and new home.
We are going to get an obedience course started soon. Wanted to give her time to adjust and get comfortable before we dove into training. But, the way she learns so quickly, I'm sure she will take right to the classes.
Everyone that meets her just loves her and thinks that she is so cute. Nobody can resist petting her curls, and she loves the attention. Our vet and all the workers there were totally taken by her and she got a lot of compliments about her coat, her demeanor, and that she was one of the best labradoodles they had seen. Thought you might like to know the compliments that are a reflection on your breeding.
Stef and I have both commented many times about how we were not really focused on Sofi when we came to your house, we were thinking that we might want one of the other dogs or the puppy. After we saw how sweet Sofi was, and how pretty she was in person (the pictures on the website did not do her justice), we knew she was the dog for us. She is the perfect size, perfect temperment, perfect obedience,... she is exactly what we wanted.
Hope you are doing well.
Kevin and Stefani
We have returned from Palm Desert after 5 months of a warm winter. We got to see Trooper (Hudson) (Adhonay's puppy from Sassy and Abe) lots....he is a handsome happy boy. Sassy went through basic agility, she was a star, and she and Sonny both went through intermediate obedience and graduated with their Good Citizen Dog certification. . We love our doodles....as you can tell.
Attached are two pics of Sassy's agility graduation. She will take intermediate agility next winter.
We did buy a patio home in Palm Desert which we will use instead of renting when we go out.
How are you two and how is your business?
I am attaching some photos of S (Sonny) and S (Sassy)....taken in their new home....they are hams.
They are amazing travelers also.
Anxious to hear back from you....
Sally and Sarah (4xS)
HERE'S LOLA A BEAUTIFUL AND SWEET MINIATURE FROM
STAR AND SOLOMON AT HOME WITH HER HUMAN SISTER.
EMILY, NOW JAZZY IS OUT OF OUR LITTLE EMMIE AND ABRAHAM, IS A TRUE MINIATURE, COMPLETELY NON SHEDDING AND HYPOALLERGENIC MULTIGEN AUSTRALIAN LABRADOODLE WITH AN OUTSTANDING TEMPERAMENT FOR CHILDREN.
Hi Roger and Sherri,
We just wanted to let you know that your little Emily did fantastic last night and is adjusting very well. She has been eating well, slept well, had 2 good stools, and is adjusting socially. She is doing well with potty training on command outside (2 stools and many pees). She did very well with her bath and blow dry today. All of the kids are crazy about her! Thanks so much for all the time you spent with us yesterday. After many name suggestions, we decided on Jasmine, calling her Jazzy.
| APRIL 03, 2011
CASSIA'S JUNGLE GREEN GIRL GOES HOME. THEY WILL CHOOSE A NAME FOR HER TODAY! SHE IS MINIATURE (ALTHOUGH LOOKS BIG IN THE PICTURES) AND WILL BE A BIRTHDAY PRESENT FOR THEIR LITTLE 6 YEAR OLD ADOPTED CHINESE DAUGHTER.
GABBY'S CHESTER GOES HOME ON THE PLANE TO CHICACO IN CARGO WITH HIS NEW FAMILY.
March 28th, 2011
Tamar's 7 month old puppy adopted today was stellar with Janell's 3 sons including their 1 year old baby.
Tamar's Bella(Plum Girl) goes home!!!
March 28th, 2011
We just wanted to thank you so much. Our Plum girl that was born last August is wonderful. My middle boy decided that her name is "Bella". So that's what everyone has been calling her. We are going to the vet on Weds and I am waiting to hear back from my trainer as to when we will start some classes. So far things are going great with her and we are so excited. She is catching onto things real fast too. The 2 cats seem to be doing great too. My ragdoll isn't giving Bella her space though, but Bella is doing so great with the cats, she just wants to play and smell them. We have Belle's wire crate up and baby gate up. The ragdoll jumps over the gate to check her out. My husband is thinking those 2 will be great friends in no time. She is also doing well on the leash. Thank you for all your emails with great information too. Thanks again.Janell and Anthony
Just wanted to send another update on Bella, the Plum female. She's doing great. She got fixed last Friday. And is healing and doing well. She loves the cats. I have even seen her licking them and my ragdoll licking her back. My boys are loving her too and she's so gentle with them. Just loves licking them. The baby just laughs when she does it. She is picking up on things very fast. I had a trainer come over and we are working on things, but it doesn't take much for her to catch on. We have gone a week with only 1 accident in the house, so getting better. She has picked up on the lease and walking outside fast too. She loves going for walks. Haven't done too much of that later cause we want her to heal first. She loves playing with her ball that you guys gave us, the tennis one. Thanks again. Everything is working out nice and she's doing great.
Janell and Anthony
MARCH 26, 2011--SUNDANCE IS 7 MONTHS OLD AND OUT OF DAVEY AND MAGGIE'S LITTER
SUNDANCE KID GOES HOME!!!
A BOY AND HIS DOG!!! :)
Below is a note from Karen who picked up Emmie and Noah's little Sophie Gabriela, true mini, full multigen Australian girl on Wednesday, 3/2/11 and flew her home in cabin on the plane with her. The puppy did well.
Just wanted to you let you know Rainbow Puppy now has a name. Her name is Sophie Gabriela. My son Nolan and I named her Wednesday evening.
Sophie is acclimating well to her new home!! She doesn't like to be out of my site, so guess that is a good sign she is bonding! She has a great personality and is learning quickly already!! I got her a little larger stuff toy, which is adores!! She play and plays with it! And, she even likes to sleep with it!
She got her first bath (at her house) today and she really enjoyed the water! Amazing!!
Thanks, again, for making our adoption run so smoothly!
Drover and Misha:
FREDDY (3rd gen Labradoodle/1st gen Australian smooth coat):
January 03, 2011
Below is another personal testimonial from one of our puppy parents who has a Tamar, Star, and Sassy puppy:
Sherri Halvorson asked me if I would give her Labradoodles – and her as a breeder – a recommendation. I highly recommend Sherri and her dogs. I have had three of Sherri and Roger’s puppies. About three years ago I got Freddy, a smooth coat very lab looking dog (photo attached)(sone of Joey and Sassy). Sherri picked out Freddy for me because I wanted to train a Service dog for my daughter. He is a fantastic dog. I had him for about 18 months and in that time taught him general commands and trained him well enough to take him out to eat with me, into large places such as casinos (I live in Las Vegas and that loud, busy environment helped socialize him) and shopping malls. My daughter has had him now for 18 months. He has gone to Service dog school to learn how to assist her and is doing great. He sheds slightly, but not enough to be a bother. The hair he sheds is so fluffy and fine that it does not stick to clothing, but gathers in corners with the dust bunnies; I don’t know a better way to describe it.
A couple of weeks after I got Freddy, I brought Misha home (puppy from Star and Moose). He is a small dog (about 20 lbs grown), has a very soft curly coat, and does not shed an all.
When Freddy went to my daughter, I got Drover. He is large (maybe 55 lbs), from the same dad as Freddy (Joey and Tamar puppy), but with a very different coat. He is as soft as Chinchilla, very curly, and he does not shed either. I believe the slick-haired dogs have more of a tendency to shed than those with curly coats, but after having a lab and also a lab-golden retriever mix before my Labradoodles, there is no comparison with Sherri’s dogs.
All of Sherri’s dogs were very well socialized when they came to me. I think their being raised in a home as pets is a fantastic thing and I will NEVER get a dog again that is not raised in that manner (such as a possible puppy mill dog). They are all very healthy (Freddy and Misha are both about 3; Drover is 1yr 9 mos). They are all tremendously smart but with totally different personalities.
I crate trained all of the dogs from 10 weeks (when I got them). Since I live alone and work full time, they were in their crates (separate crates) from the time I went to work until I came home. For the first 4-6 weeks I came home at noon to let them out. After that they did very well without ever going in their crates while I was gone. I started leaving both Misha and Drover out of their crates when Drover was about 1 year; neither dog has had an accident in the house and they have never chewed up anything but the toys I give to them with the exception of Drover’s taste for used tissues.
I take them out to “go” on leashes and they go on command; it does not take them more than 2 minutes to pee and poop, because going to the bathroom is not playing time, but “business time.” I always take them to the bathroom before we go on our walks – that is the time when they can sniff and play. This type of structure started with Freddy because it is important for a Service dog; I simply continued it with the next two. As a result, I don’t have to clean up messes when we go out for fun. A photo of Misha and Drover before Drover was fully grown is attached. He was 6 months when it was taken.
I did not know Sherri before I found her web site; I still have not met her although I have talked to her many times by phone and email. I got my dogs without ever going to see them in person. All three experiences have been fantastic; she was always immediately responsive when I had any questions and I have found her completely trustworthy and honest to deal with.
Please let me know If I can answer any questions,
Adhonay's Honey (Star and Solomon)
Ready to go home:
In the garden of her new home:
March 1, 2011
I just wanted to send you a note to let you know how well Honey has adjusted to her new home. As you said in the beginning for a few days it was rough. I took her to a play group for small dogs under 20 pounds. A week later the trainer told me that she appeared to be a different dog altogether. She told me that I was doing a great job with her. Honey is so sweet & mellow. She is VERY HAPPY! She loves to run like the wind. Is getting the potty training. The main thing I wanted to tell you is THANK YOU! She has already brought so much joy to my life! She's exactly what I needed at this time in my life. I couldn't imagine a better dog for me than Honey! She's absolutely perfect.
January 30, 2011
Just sending a few cute pics of Levi and Sophie (little girl from Gabby and Solomon's current litter) this weekend. Levi graduated with an 88%. He is doing great. I had his hair cut very short this time, so he is posing as a poodle for a couple of weeks! He is sweet and smart and fun. He is housebroken and uses his dog door and has his own small yard within our yard. He has been to daycare 3 times and plays great with the other dogs. We love him so much. He is the EASIEST dog we've ever had. You did a great job of raising him as a puppy! We will move on to Intermediate class soon. Hope 2011 finds you well. Love, Sandy, Marty, and Levi
THIS IS RUSSO FROM BECCA AND MOOSE LITTER 1/2009!!!
Jan 24, 2011 at 7:43 AM
I hope all is going well with you, and you are having a happy, healthy New Year.
We were thinking of you this morning, and thought we'd send you off a few pictures of the Birthday Boy!
TWO years have passed- amazing!!!
We love our handsom boy, and think he's the best dog in the world!
The children adore him, and neither of them have any irrational dog fears anymore!
The best to you both!
Happy 2nd Birthday Russo!
TAMAR AND DAVEY'S BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL HOLLY!!!
JANUARY 2, 2011
In response to a family who asked for a reference from our puppy parents, Jeff wrote the following to Eric and we thank him:
I hope that you don't mind me contacting you - Sherri mentioned that you were interested in one of her pups but had some reservations.
If I can answer any of your questions please don't hesitate in contacting me.
We picked up our labradoodle pup, Holly about 4 weeks ago.
My wife and I spent some time researching different breeds. We currently have a lab who is 14 years old and is the "best" dog. She's travelled with us from California to Florida, back to California and now in CO. With the onset of age we've been looking for a companion for her and ultimately a replacement. We knew that we wanted a lab in one form or another since they are great with kids (which we have 3), they have an even and great temperament as well as having above average intelligence. However, the one thing that we always had a hard time with is the amount of shedding. With that in mind we decided on a labradoodle - the best of all traits.
With the breed settled on we thought picking one up would be easy. Were we wrong. We spent numerous hours and days researching and talking to breeders.
We initially started looking at breeders/broker that advertised on the internet. We soon found that there is so much misinformation about the breed as well as breeders/brokers that really aren't knowledgeable about the breed or worse, that really don't care. With all the difficulties in trying to find a labradoodle pup from a reputable breeder we were at point where we thought we would just pick up another breed. During this time we fortunately talked to a breeder of a different breed that told us about Sherri and Roger.
Sherri and Roger have a breadth of knowledge about the labradoodle breed and about dogs in general. They were very patient with all our questions and concerns. When we went out to their home we were greeted by a little pup that followed us around the facility. We spent an hour or two speaking with Sherri and Roger and looking at the pups. When it came to decide on a pup it was a hard decision but my wife and I both knew that the pup that greeted us and followed us around was the one for us.
As you probably know picking up a pup is a decision that shouldn't be made hastily. You're picking out a pup that is going to be a member of your family for many years. To this day we feel very fortunate that we "stumbled'
upon Sherri and Roger. Holly was a part of the family the minute we took the kids out to pick her up. She's been nothing but great. My kids (7, 5 and 5) love Holly and she reciprocates their affection. In the short time that we've had her she is already potty trained, knows her basic commands and is familiar with her environment. We don't have a fenced in yard and she already knows that she's supposed to stay within its boundaries. When other strangers or other dogs are nearby she'll let out the customary bark but will just sit and look. At no time has she run out of her yard to chase after anyone or anything. As for one the traits that we were looking for, shedding she has very little to no shedding. With our lab we would have to clean out the comb of any loose hair after ever other stroke. We can comb Holly's complete coat without cleaning - there is hardly a trace of hair. In fact, I think I shed more than Holly.
Sorry for the long email. I just wanted to give you a little taste of our experience. As I mentioned numerous time we are very fortunate with our luck and decision in not just choosing a labradoodle but one from a litter of Sherri's. We have everything we were looking for and more.
CASSIA AND NOAH'S LITTLE BAILEY GOES HOME!!!
FIVE MORE BROTHERS AND SISTERS HERE READY FOR HOMES!!!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 4:59 PM
DECEMBER 31, 2010
COTTON GOES HOME!
THIS IS LITTLE SOFI OUT OF GABBY AND SOLOMON'S CURRENT LITTER
Hi Sherri and Roger,
The holidays kept us so busy but I wanted to tell you how much we adore our Sofi! She is a sweetheart and perfect in every way. She's had only 2 accidents since we brought her home over a month ago.
What a smart little baby, huh!!?? Her training course at Petsmart is going very well--she excels in all her assignments. We have her scheduled for her spaying on the 13th January at 29th Street Vet. (Same as Dudley's doctors.) People just goo ga over her and love her green eyes and brown nose. We've given your card to several people and given your info to many others. Everyone wants one just like her!
Sofi is so loving and adores her Daddy (and me) and Alena and Matthew. Dudley and Sofi are crazy for each other! You were right, by the way, Sofi does control him a bit!! So funny to watch their interaction. He slept over recently and, of course, both dogs were in bed with us! Now that's a lot of Labradoodle blankets! The pups play until they are exhausted but still want to kiss and be close all the time. They share their toys and blankets. We are so happy we decided to add Sofi to our family. I just can't imagine what we did before her! She was the best Christmas present of all! I'll forward a picture or two in a separate email.
Thanks so much for bringing Sofi into our lives.
Happy New Year! Our best to you both,
Michelle, Ron, and Sofi
OTIS WITH HIS SISTER, POPPY (ONE OF OUR PREVIOUS PUPPIES)
OTIS IS FROM JOURDAN AND SOLOMON.
POPPY IS A SMALL MEDIUM AND OTIS WILL BE MINI/SMALL MEDIUM
AND WE EXPECT HIM TO BE PARCHMENT IN COLOR LIKE HIS MOM
AND GRANDSIRE, PRIMETIME'S CHOCOLATE MOOSE. POPPY'S GRANDSIRE
IS ALSO PRIMETIME'S CHOCOLATE MOOSE:
Sending new pictures of Otis and Poppy. His coat is starting to lighten up and is really a beautiful color. Poppy is as beautiful as ever.
Have a good week-end.
ABI AND SHEBA ARE NOW RETIRED. THEY CHOSE A WONDERFUL COUPLE AND
ARE GETTING TO LIVE TOGETHER WITH THEM:
Hi Sherrie and
free to use any of the following comments below
They have been
a welcome addition to our family.
July 9, 2011
Hi Sherrie and Roger,
HANNAH OF ADHONAY who is now retired
after leaving a lovely legacy of females to carry forward her bloodline
and move into the multigenerational level of Labradoodles.
Below is a picture of the family that our Momma Hannah picked as her
I just want to give you a brief update....
Hannah is doing great and we just love her!!!
Hannah and Jordan have a close bond and Hannah will look around the house for Jordan if she leaves and barks for her at night. Hannah thinks she is Jordan's lap dog...it is great to see.
Thank you for the pictures.
Skylar is out of Chloe and Abe's current litter and she now resides in the state of Maine:
Attached are a couple of pictures of Skylar. They were taken on Thursday September 23rd!! We love the first picture...
She is growing so fast. Yesterday she went to the Vet's for her shots and checkup. She weighs 17.5 lbs.
Skylar is a beautiful girl!! We love her.
Hope all is well with you.
THIS IS ADHONAY'S LAKE GOING HOME WITH HER NEW FAMILY.
LAKE JUST TURNED 6 MONTHS OLD TODAY
AND IS ONE OF OUR OLDER PUPPIES!
This is Adhonay's Hali another of our beautiful gentle older puppies. She is 10 months old
and went to her "forever" home today. Her mom plans to train her in the Delta therapy program.
We ran out of pink harness seat belts for the Princess so she had to wear blue! :(
This is Adhonay's Sarah (Sassy) who is now retired
after leaving a legacy of gorgeous boys and girls
to carry on her bloodline and Momma Becca's, and further the development of her breed,
the fabulous Australian Labradoodle.
Though we are missing her, she is in a wonderful loving home
and loving being an "only child"! We received the below email from
Carolyn about Sassy's second day and it has been wonderful.
Two good nights of sleep, but she made sure I caught on quickly she prefers the bed to a crate. First night she slept right next to me, last night she claimed her own spot.
She does follow me everywhere which must be tiring, I didn't realize how many times I go from one end of the house to the other. I put a big doggie pillow in front of the fireplace in our great room and the basket of toys by it. If I sit down to read she goes over and lays on the pillow without being told to. Sometimes gets all the toys out and puts them by her pillow.
She has marked things and places with her scent by rubbing her face and mouth on them. Just now she did it to the dirty laundry in piles in the utility. It is fun to watch.
Yesterday evening out back Ron emptied Logan's wading pool. He put all the little floating toys in a bucket. She watched. A bit later I'm watering my potted plants, Ron is grilling and I see her go by into the house with something in her mouth. Comes out goes to the bucket and back in house. She was taking those rubber toys in to her basket!!!!!! You can imagine how hard we laughed. But I got them all and told her they weren't hers and put them up where she couldn't reach . She is very aware of all going on around her, besides being smart and sneaky!!!
You were right about no fear of noise, even in a strange place. Ron is in the garage building bookcases for Daughter Renee to go on each side of their fireplace. The saw and air nailer are loud enough to her in the house. She doesn't act like any anything to be concerned about. She has thought the hummingbirds whizzing thru the yard and making a noise is worth watching! And the quail making lots of noise when we went out to potty this am did stop her long enough to look around and see what that was.
She comes to me ===and sometimes Ron a few times a day and gives us her trademark hug, that is so precious, defines her personality completely.
So 48 hours into being in our home and I can say she is doing amazingly well. Love her and I give her kisses all the time. Carolyn
After 2 months, Carolyn sent this testimony of how our Momma Sassy is doing:
This is Adhonay's RILEY, who was adopted before she was born thru the process of placing a deposit and choosing
a puppy from the litter at 5 weeks of age.
Riley is out of Emmie and Noah's litter born 12/14/09 and she was the tiny girl in that litter
Labradoodles, and their uncanny ability to match the right puppy with their forever home is on target. Living in NYC and adopting a puppy from CO couldn't have been better -- everything went smoothly. It is clear that they love their dogs!
As for Riley; well, she's perfect. Not big at all, just about 11 or 12 pounds and 14 inches at her shoulder -- and so sweet and loving and adorable and all-in-all just wonderful. I couldn't have wished for a better dog.
This is Adhonay's RIVER, now Bailey, who was adopted as an "older puppy" of 4.5 months with her new mom.
Bailey is out of Hannah and Joey's 3/15/10 litter
This is Adhonay's CINNAMON who was adopted as an "older puppy" of 5 months with her beautiful new family.
The below email is in reply to my followup approximately 6 weeks later.
Cinnamon is a very smooth coated miniature size girl out of our Cleopatra and Davey :
This is Adhonay's Porsche out of Sassy and Abe/Solomon's current litter
Dear Sherri and Roger, Just a short update to let you know how much fun we are having with our little girl, Porsche. She is adorable and as smart as can be at 8 weeks. She nearly has us completely trained! She passed her puppy wellness physical with flying colors. She will sit, stay, come, wait, go down, shake and heel (the first steps anyway) - for a treat, of course. She is not as good with- off (get down) and no teeth. But we continue to work with her on those. She loved her grassy yard immediately and loves her kiddie swimming pool. It is too funny to watch her run round around in the water. Thanks again for starting her out right. She had no problems with the fireworks and quickly adjusts to strange situations. Thanks also for those chewy strips, she loves them and they are the perfect diversion for no teeth. She also goes nuts over visitors and everyone thinks she is adorable.
Blessings, Nancy, Joe and Porsche
This is Adhonay's Tabitha out of Ariel and Solomon with her new family
I am not sure if my daughter or I met this lady, but Tabitha is a big hit in the Vail Valley. I do not want a referral, just if you can give your lovely puppies a new home that is great!!!
We are so happy with Tabitha & she is a wonderful puppy & has taken so well to our other dogs- that in it's self is beyond belief.
We are having our wellness check tomorrow with the rabies shot. I will keep you updated, but we will referral you to as many people as we can & don't expect anything in return.
Paige & family
This is Adhonay's Colter out of Momma Abi and Davey with his new family
slightly less than a month after his adoption.
Colter was one of our "Older Puppies" and was adopted
June 15th when he was 10 1/2 months old.
a picture of Colter running while we are fishing in Utah. He is doing really
well. Take Care, Cindie
This is Adhonay's IZZO out of Joey and Hannah's current litter
This is Adhonay's Hazel out of Hannah and Moose
How are you?
Just wanted to give you an update on Hazel (‘fuzz ball’ is just one of her nicknames. That one is from Doug… I call her babycakes.)
We are all still in heaven with this dog… and so in love with her. She had just gotten a bath in the picture I have attached. She is now 8 months old.
She chews, but only her toys. She loves to play and if you are ignoring her, you will find a ball or toy dropped in your lap continuously until you engage her.
We went through out first dog class and she did great. She has learned many tricks. Her favorite is touchdown that my son taught her. We are going back to dog training next month… and my ultimate wish would be to do agility training with her. She is a quick learner – very easy to train.
She is still a little shy around strangers and take her everywhere to try to help socialize her. She has been to a bike race, the farmers market, loves to walk, and ride in the car.
Her very favorite thing to do is when we find an open park and throw the Frisbee as far as we can… she will run her little heart out for about 45 min. Then she starts to slow down. She did not get to go to the park for a while because we spend about one month in cones and stitches, she cut her foot and was spayed. We are so happy to be done with the wrapped paws and cones to keep her from licking out the stitches. She is doing great now and all healed up.
There are not enough words to describe what a wonderful breed this is. She is really smart. I can tell her to go get her ball and she does. She loves to greet everyone at the door when we get home at the end of the day. She is a delightful creature.
I just wanted to send you a new picture of our little baby… and let you know that we could not be happier!!
This is Adhonay's Lola
from Star and Solomon's past litter:
She's doing great!!!!! Having fun in the backyard.
Tracy and family
This is Adhonay's Ginger Rogers out of Emmie and Noah
Ginger Rogers is far more than we could have hoped, and unless you own a well bred Australian Labradoodle, how would you know what to expect. She is so smart. And willing. Simba (a Coton De Tulear rare breed) is smart but manipulative...but it took years to teach him much of what she already knows, in just two weeks today. She is also training him well. Yesterday she decided she is going to take him for walks. In order to have my hands free to work with her on walks, he is on a leash wrapped around my waste, that is elastic. She has decided that if she grabs the leash between me and him, she can make him walk where she wants him to, or she can stop him from walking, by sitting still. She is truly amazing. The dog park group finds her very well behaved, in retrospect to the Standard 8 month old Labradoodle, breed by someone in Oregon. He's a hooligan, very wild, while she is so calm. The calm is the thing that amazes most people about her. A calm puppy is almost an oxymoron.
This is Princess Chinook
This is our beautiful Dante now 3 years old, brother to our lovely Sassy out of Becca and Moose's first litter together:
THIS IS RUSSO OUT OF BECCA/MOOSE 1/24/09
Hi Sherri & Roger,
Below is a picture of Joe Markham, President/CEO of Kong Industries.
Pat and Joe's daughter and her family adopted our first born puppy
to Adhonay's Labradoodles, Rosie a standard blue F1B,
and we feel blessed they chose us for their next puppy, Tuki!
Dear Sherri and Roger,
Pat and I wanted to give you an up-date on Tuki and a few new pictures. I'm certain you will agree she is absolutely adorable. Everyone comments on her cuteness and playful spirit. She has a great disposition, is a very quick learner and has boundless energy. Already she has become a fetching machine and is enjoying being part of the Kong family. Some of her puppy Kong favorites are the Tiger Kong Braidz, Air Dog Jack and the Wubbas. She sleeps with a large Snugga Wubba. You could say she is quite “The Lucky Dog” to have so many fun toys.
It has been almost two years since we lost our sixteen year old Trixie. Grieving the loss, we began enjoying our grand “Doodle” dogs, Rosie and Shiloh. Over the last 35 years we have adopted all of our dogs except one. However, after much thought and deliberation we decided we wanted to raise a labradoodle puppy. This is when we contacted you at Adhonay Labradoodles. We sincerely appreciate how much time you took helping us the learn about labradoodles and your advice in the process of choosing our medium chocolate girl, Tuki.
We are quickly remembering how much is involved in raising a puppy, but we don’t regret our decision for a second. Tuki has brought new joy and fun to our family. We love her to pieces. Thanks again for everything.
Many blessing to you,
This is little Dakota who went to the East coast
and sails on a boat with her family and loves to swim.
Dakota is an Abi/Moose puppy and we currently have 3 available
like Dakota from Abi/Moose litter
just turned 8 weeks old and ready to go!
Her family sent these pics of her
celebrating her 2 year old birthday!
Hi Sherri and Roger,
Dakota turns 2 today. But you already knew that.
I'm out the door right now or I'd write more because I haven't been in touch.
We love love love our girl.
She's so lovey.
First photo, "blowing" out the candles
Second photo, eating the cak (p-butter and cream cheese frosting from Polka Dog bakery)
This is Gordy who was Beige lace puppy from Becca/Moose's
lucky 13 litter of 1-07-08. He was adopted at 4.5 months of age:
Gordy in the snow:
Gordy with his young masters:
We have been meaning to email you pictures for a long time. Gordy is a wonderful, wonderful dog. He is loving, sweet, fun and funny. We love him very much! Attached you will find some pictures. As you can see he LOVES the snow. We just returned for a trip to the mountains and he had a ball!! We love all of our boys very much!
We hope this finds you well.
Suzanne, Ryan, Eli, Tyler and Gordy
These are Jackson (white puppy) and Gatsby (apricot puppy)
Out of Becca and Moose's litter
and their family members.
They went home Saturday, March 21st
Love those smiles!!!!
Jackson in the Snow!
Gatsby in the Snow!
Another great pic of Jackson!
what a cutie pie!
This is Russo out of Becca and Moose's litter born 1/24/09
who went home today, 3/22/09, and Meri emailed the following:
This is Sonny out of Star and Woody's litter with some great pics
his mom just sent us. She says that he loves his pink teddy bear
that we sent home with him and that he almost meditates when he has him.
Sonny watching the Westminister dog show! He is
definitely checking the dog's conformation!!!
This is Sunny out of Tamar and Jericho's litter of 10/01/08
and Brit has some special needs
which is why her mom came to us for Sunny:
Hope you are all happy and healthy on this beautiful day.
I don't have the name of the groomer you love so much - I know she is at Evans and Holly (I think),
but don't know the name of the "salon". I'd like to make an
appointment for Sunny.
He is a complete delight and we all love him so much. Even Jim is totally in love with him.
He is funny, smart and beautiful and so sweet natured. We are getting so much joy from him.
He is completely bonded and loves Brit and is very patient with her. He sleeps under her bed at night!
And, he is getting so big - he about doubled his weight from Dec. 24 to the end of January!
And, what a boy - into everthing and a complete slob! We have given him three baths,
with the tub covered in mud every time.
Anyway, hope you are doing well.
Best wishes and love, Cristi
Adhonay's Flower is out of Sassy and Abe and she went home 1-09-09!
Flower is turning a beautiful silver !
This is an email from Flower's new mom received on
Sunday following taking her home on Friday:
Adhonay's The Color Purple (aka: Izzy) is out of Sassy and Abe's litter.
Izzy went home on 1-06-09 and received the below email the next day:
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 10:59 AM
To: Sherri Halvorson
Subject: Re: Adhonay's The Color Purple
We have enjoyed having Purple Izzy in our home and she is settling right in. She slept soundly in her crate, in our master bedroom .and we didn't even know she was there. My husband was making more noise with his snoring than she was. This morning she mastered the stairs and is now very confident. My boys introduced her to the joys of tennis balls and has enjoyed playing fetch with them in the backyard. She is sleeping soundly on the couch next to me, as I do some work on the laptop this morning. It is very windy out here and that had her a bit worried as did the clock chimes, ice maker and dishwasher. I'm sure that will pass.
We will send pictures when we have them. Thanks for helping us pick a great dog--my kids are thrilled with her.
Sonny is out of Star and Woody and
went home 11/09/08 and this email came to us 11/29/08:
I miss my Labradoodle family but I want you to know I have learned to walk on a leash and sit by the door when I need to go out. I have many four legged friends who come to visit me and we play in my big yard. Wednesday I will visit my doctor and have my private parts altered.
I get to sleep with my pink bear and I go into my kennel at night by myself. I love to play with toys and chew on my tendons. I am eating my food w/water only. Oh yes, I had a bath and did very well with the whole process...I had good training.
My Mommies think I am brilliant. See my attached picture.
Hugs to my 1st family,
Ralph went to be with his new mom and dad on 10/26/08 and is very happy!!!
Dear Sherrie and Roger,
Ralph continues to be a great companion, and he seems pretty much at home here now. His attractiveness and manners are the talk of the neighborhood.
We took him to puppy kindergarten at affectionpraise dog training, and I think he had the best manners of all the dogs there. I introduce him to new people as "Ralph the Wonder Dog." We hope all is well with you and your extended family.
Craig & Danielle
Ralph at home on the couch!!!!
Below is an email of Becca/Moose 7-28-08 Ralph aka toto/white lace boy.
Ralph comfortable and at home in the arms of his new daddy!!!!!
Dear Sherri and Roger,
Attached are three pictures of Toto at home. He was perfect on the car ride home, and ever since! He went into his crate right away (we haven’t closed him in yet), he took a nap outside and inside the crate, and is generally being as good as he can be. He’s already used the outdoor potty area several times, and has had only one very small accident.
Thank you for such a great dog.
Craig *& Danielle
This is Tamar's Elisha
and comments received 9-1-08
Elisha is 5 months old as of 9-1-08
We are in Breckenridge/frisco this weekend, and Elisha is with us. We have talked to no less than 50 people about Elisha ....we can't walk down the street without people stopping us to ask about him. Jill shared your website with a few people. This dog gets attention no matter where we go...adults want to know what kind of dog he is, and kids all want to pet him!
He has had a very full weekend, and has been great. People we don't know even comment on how well behaved he is for a puppy. He's been boating, swimming, and retrieving -- and is a natural will all those things.
Chris -- from Frisco, CO.
This is Tamar's Maximillian and his new family with his uncle joey
Max's dad wrote this email when they got home:
Max made the trip back home with his head on Remi's shoulder fast
asleep and didn't get even get close to car sickness. We even stopped
at Carol's house to pick up a potty bell on the way home.
He has really taken to the girls!!! And boy, is he tuckered out right
We love him!
This is Izzy out of Becca and Moose's "Lucky 13" litter
Izzy goes home with mom:
IZZY ON THE BOAT 4TH OF JULY:
Sherri, hope this finds all well.
I thought you'd enjoy some pictures of Izzy! She is really something. We've been doing the Pets Mart puppy class and she is quite proficient at sit, down and shake. She is my shadow and is a true joy. Did your daughter mention seeing us a few weeks ago? What a small world! She knew immediately that Izzy was Becca's daughter. We've visited the dog park a few times in hopes of running into them. Izzy loves to play fetch.
We've had so many comment about her disposition and how well mannered she is for a puppy. We really feel blessed. She was meant to be ours:-)
This email came yesterday (7-9-08) in regard to izzy. while we do not like the electric fencing, we acknowledge that it may be necessary in some cases:
This is Summit out of Abi and Moose 6/6/08 litter:
Hi Sherri -
Here are a few pictures of our special boy. He loves all toys, but really loves playing with balls. He is very gentle and friendly. He would rather lay with the girls than on the floor by himself, unless he is hot, then he likes to lay on the tile floor. He is doing fine at night, we let him out when he wakes up, but it is usually just once around 4 or 5.
Talk to you soon,
Cole at 9 weeks old and with Peyton and Parker in their front yard:
Cole at 18 months old is silky soft curly fleece
(like a Teddy Bear)and gorgeous!!!!
This is an email we just received 7/7/08 from Cole's mom.
Cole is out of Becca and Poppa Aslan's litter of 5/2006:
This is Axel with her young mistress. Axel is out of the Becca and Moose's "Lucky Thirteen" litter which we had 1/7/08 and then moved to Byers with. Axel was just back from a day at the pet spa and being groomed by our wonderful groomer Crystal Waldorf of the Waldorf Pet Spa (www.WaldorfPetSpa.com) in Denver. She looks like a million dollars as does her young mistress!
Jake is out of Moose and Abi's 04-12-07 litter Jake
Have to brag on my puppy, Jake.
I have had him for six days. So far he has only had one accident (peed in the house). Not saying he is house broken yet, because I take him outside regularly. I left him in my house (confined to back porch) while I had to go to work for about six hours today. He had access to his doggie door and no accidents, so he went outside on his own and did his thing.
Also, I have taught him to sit, hold, go and fetch. He brings a toy, I tell him to sit, I throw his toy and he holds his sit until I say GO, then he runs and fetches the toy and we do it again. Also, when he doesn't see me throw it, he is getting pretty good at going in the direction that I point to find the toy. Pretty good for 6 days.
He is also becoming more independent. For three days he was constantly underfoot. Now, if I am working on the computer or something, he wanders off and does his own thing.
He's going to be one smart dog. Enough bragging for now. Lanny
Adhonay's Prince Louie is out of Becca and Moose's litter from 12/06
It was great to see you, Roger and the rest of the "gang" too. I can't tell you how thrilled we are with Louie. He has been such a great addition to our family and is such a great dog. I just love his little personality too! I think it is a real testament to you and Roger. I think you do an amazing job with all your dogs. We would like to register Louie with the ILA, so just let us know what to do. Thanks for the recall info. I'll check the website periodically. I appreciate your offer of support in helping us raise Louie. Like everything I guess, there are a lot of schools of thought. I take comfort in knowing I can check with you on all matters of Louie. We would love for you to stop by anytime when you are down this way. Good luck with those pups, they are adorable. I'll be in touch. Thanks for everything. Anne
HapA is from Moose & Becca's 12/09/06 litter
Hello Sherri and Rog-
It’s been about 2.5 months since we picked up Hapa from you folks and things are going well with him. He assimilated very quickly and was a fast learner when potty training him and kennel training him. In fact, he mastered both within 2 weeks! He’s definitely showing characteristics of being a pup: curious, loves to play, easily excitable and your occasional accident. But what we’ve been impressed with is his kind tempered manner and his ability to learn very quickly. Hapa’s also become accustomed to having a baby around. He’s great with Sienna when playing and loves to check on her when he hears her cry. Although, he definitely gets a little jealous when we give her all of the attention! All in all, we couldn’t be happier with Hapa. He’s been a great addition to the family and we know our little Sienna will love growing up with her “brother”!
Hope all is well. God Bless.
Norm, Christine and Sienna
BELOW IS A REPORT THAT THE DAUGHTER OF ONE OF OUR PUPPY PARENTS WHO HAVE ADOPTED TUCKER FROM MOMMA BECCA AND PAPA MOOSE'S LITTER OF 12/09/06 CREATED FOR HER SCHOOL WORK. SHE WAS KIND ENOUGH TO SHARE IT WITH US, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT SHE USED SOME PICTURES OF MOMMA BECCA, MOMMA ABI'S LITTER AND THE HIGH FIVE PICTURE FROM OUR WEBSITE. WE WERE VERY FLATTERED AND HER MOM AND DAD SAID IT WAS THE DECIDING FACTOR IN SWINGING DAD'S VOTE OVER TO ADOPT A LABRADOODLE. HALIE OBVIOUSLY SPENT SOME TIME DEVELOPING HER TOPIC. I had to enlarge it so it could be more easily read.
HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AS WE DID!!!
HERE'S A TESTIMONY OF THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE OF OUR BEAUTIFUL BLUE
SPARKLE/MAGGIE OUT OF BECCA'S 10/26/05 LITTER:
I can’t believe how fast my first year has gone! It seems like just yesterday that I was born, and then a few weeks later, I was a TV star. Soon after that, I was adopted by my forever home, just in time for Christmas!
I grew up really fast, and am so tall and big now. Not to mention powerful. I love my brothers, Jacob, Henry and Daniel. And I know they love me because they have taught me all sorts of tricks and they are always hugging on me (even though I'm bigger than Daniel and weigh more than Henry!).
I know my mom and dad love me too; even when I have an accident in the house. That doesn’t happen very often though. I am pretty good about telling them when I need to go outside. My dad is so funny; when he comes home from work, I RUN to the door and greet him and he seems SO happy to see me, even when he is really tired. My mom usually lets me ride in the car when she goes to pick the boys up at school, and that is my favorite thing to do! I don’t like when they have to leave me at home, but I usually just take a nap or chew on my chew toy. I still have “Tiger” who came with me when I came here, but I amputated his leg, so mom had to put him up. He was just so much fun to chew up! He didn’t seem to mind only having 3 legs, but mom didn’t like that I took out some of his stuffing too. My favorite thing to chew, though, is all those dirty boy socks in the house! Mom keeps saying that if those boys would just put their dirty laundry in the laundry baskets, they wouldn’t find me chewing on the socks, but really I take them out of the baskets too, so it wouldn’t help much. I guess I look pretty guilty when I have a sock in my mouth; I try to run away really fast when anyone comes near. But when they say “DROP IT”, I will, because I don’t like to be a trouble maker. I'm actually pretty sweet, except for the sock thing.
I have lots of friends in the neighborhood too. I love running in the back yard with Buddy, the next door neighbor’s black lab. He thinks he can beat me from one end of the yard to the other, but I usually win. And, Rascal, the “new kid” on the block is so funny. He comes over all the time to play with me. Though he is smaller than me and younger, I am really gentle with him. His owner knows if he isn’t in their yard, he can find Rascal in my yard. Grace and Amos live kitty-corner from me and we always meet at the point where the fences all come together. I don’t know the other neighbor’s little dog, but he barks a lot and wants to play with us “big kids”. Yogi lives across the street; he is a sheep dog. I looked like him this summer until mom got my hair trimmed (boy, was dad mad!) and then I looked a little less shaggy. It was nice, though, not to be so darn hot all summer!
Today was SO much fun. When I woke up in my little “palace” in the laundry room, I did not know it had snowed all night long! I LOVE the snow! When my mom took me outside, I saw a whole foot of snow in my yard. I just ran and ran, and even though she tried to get me to come inside a few times, I just ran around in circles, hoping she’d get the clue that I was NOT ready to come inside! It was so much fun. I was glad when the boys came outside to play; they had no school today so we played all day long! I kept begging to go back outside even when I didn’t have to go potty! It was even more fun than chasing those things called “leaves” that were all over the yard this fall. I thought they were bunnies or something, until I caught one and realized it was just a crunchy leaf. OH well! I like to chase the bunnies in the yard, but they always win.
My family kept calling me “Yeti” today instead of Maggie, because I had snow all over my body. Don’t worry, they dried me off and warmed me up every time we went back inside. But they wouldn’t let me in the living room until I was dry. I spent much of the afternoon laying on the couch with mom and Jacob under my fleece blanket I got when I was born. It was so nice to just hang out and snooze all afternoon!
Tonight when Henry got home from soccer, they sang some funny song to me about birthdays, and then they ate cake (too bad they didn’t’ share with me!). I was pretty excited when they got me a new chew toy. The other gift I got was some sort of dog brush, which I do not like very much. I had to get shaved at the end of the summer because dad let me go off-leash while on a hike and I had a little run-in with about a million burrs. Even though mom had been brushing me all summer, the groomer did tell her I had burrs AND mats, and had to be shaved. I was pretty nervous, but actually, I still looked pretty good. Dad was not very happy at first, but mom reminded him that my new haircut made my fur look like crushed velvet. That made me feel pretty (until then, I just felt naked). It is growing back in, and hopefully dad learned his lesson (I know I learned my lesson to STAY ON THE TRAIL). He said I looked like a poodle, and I thought “hey, there are worse things you could look like!”. I did not like the red bow they put on my ear, so I promptly took that thing off. I'm not a girly girl. I like to go hiking with my family, and dad even takes me on short mountain bike rides (though he wouldn’t take me when I looked like a girly poodle!). We went camping this summer, and I loved that too! Dad’s sister and her family came to visit (and now their girls all want a puppy because of ME!). I loved them! We went to the mountains (that is where I got into the burrs), and I heard Aunt Cathy say that I looked like a human in a dog suit, whatever that means. I think it means that my expressions are so cute, I looked like a kid dressed up like a dog. Uncle Gary liked to pet me; I sure hope they come back to visit again soon! I got lots of attention!
I think I have a pretty good life. They treat me well, and I give them lots of licks. When Daniel lays on the ground I will lick his back and neck like he is my very own little puppy. He says it tickles him and he giggles a lot. That makes me feel good. Mostly I love just being right by their side. Even if I am sound asleep on the kitchen floor, if mom goes into the office, I will jump up and follow her (no wonder she calls me “Shadow” sometimes!). Then I plop down in the oversized chair by the window and just gaze outside with a big contented sigh. Sometimes if mom goes into her room to get something, I jump up on her bed and just sit there like I own the place. She usually tells me to “get off” but it is nice while it lasts! I keep hoping they’ll let me sleep in that comfy bed with them, but I heard her tell dad when he asked if they could, NO WAY!! That’s okay. I like my bed in my own room! And if I ever need someone in the middle of the night, all I have to do is give a little bark and mom comes running.
Well, I'm so tired from playing all day, so I'm going to go to sleep. I hope the snow doesn’t melt too fast tomorrow. I want to play in it some more. I don’t know what the next year will be like, but if it is anything like my first year, it will be really fun! I wonder if my littermates have had as good a year as I have. I sure hope so, because mine has been GREAT