Tag: dog ownership

The Truth About Doodles: What you should know before bringing one home

The Truth About Doodles: What you should know before bringing one home

As someone who did years of research into dogs, before getting one of my own, there are plenty of resources out there that will sing the praises of poodle mixes (doodles), but not enough the… more challenging aspects of having a doodle.

Grooming: How to wash a goldendoodle (named bloo)

Grooming: How to wash a goldendoodle (named bloo)

How I manage my high-maintenance dog. With links to every product I use, because I’ve gone through so many, and these are the ones that have stuck. The first thing that people say when they pet bloo for the first time is, “she’s so soft!” 

Pupdate: Puppy is growing up :(

Pupdate: Puppy is growing up :(

Bloo will be 9 months old in a few days. The whole fam jam went away for a couple weeks during the Christmas holidays. Bloo went to her bff’s house for an extended stay. She had the time of her life hanging out with LOTS 

Pupdate 4: Puppy Constipation Scare of 2017

Pupdate 4: Puppy Constipation Scare of 2017

It’s been a month since the last pupdate and bloo is in a way the same dog. Her training was going really well, but in the last week she’s really been trying to test her limits. She’s a little less patient than she was before 

Pupdate 3: Report Card

Pupdate 3: Report Card

Bloo bloo is 11 weeks old today. Here is how she’s doing after 2 weeks of being home. Puppy manners: With hoomans: C During evening zoomies bloo goes away and bloocifer comes out. We do not enjoy the company of bloocifer because she bites. If 

Summer Goals Checklist

Summer Goals Checklist

Some of you might be wondering what I’m up to right now. These are my 4 priorities to accomplish by the end of summer.   Being back home means getting back into a routine. For me that means regular therapy sessions so I can continue 

Pupdate 2: My Dog is Fearless

Pupdate 2: My Dog is Fearless

Bloo had her first bath with me yesterday! So bloo isn’t really phased by anything, except for being left alone in any capacity. Even if something is alarming the first time, she’ll cautiously reassess the situation and give it another go. This goes for particularly 

Around town in the Bloo-mobile

Around town in the Bloo-mobile

    Turns out little miss bloo is great in a car and terrible alone. I toted her around (literally) everywhere I went on the weekend. I didn’t want her to associate her crate with being abandoned and I definitely didn’t want her to soil 

new puppy shopping guide

new puppy shopping guide

Eat, sleep, play, poop. What else do puppies do? Here is the list of everything I have bought in preparation to bring bloo home. Some of the stuff she’ll grow into (like the large plush toys), but most of the stuff here I’ll need right 

the truth about pet insurance…

the truth about pet insurance…

Let’s talk about pet insurance! It’s a minefield out there. After spending hours of research, comparing plans, reading the fine print and reading dozens of reviews, here are my notes. There are two ways to hedge against any potential emergencies in the future: You can