The highlight reel of our mini Goldendoodle
All About Our Mini GoldenDoodle
I finally got around to writing a blog about our little fur ball.
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Technically these photos are March also, but since my March album was getting full and I won’t have much time to take doggy photos in April, I split them up into two. Puffles had a great time chasing William’s remote control truck around. It goes something like 20 mph. Puffles is both faster, and can out-accelerate the truck and quickly corner it. He barks at it a lot, but his tail is up and wagging throughout, so we think it’s just a real thrill for him to chase something so fast and an adrenaline rush for him. You have to sneak your way past him with the truck and then punch it, and then he’ll take of chasing it, and if he really wants to he can shoot right past it! Puffles is a pretty fast dog! The truck can keep going longer than he can, but after he takes a little walking break he’ll start chasing after it again. So much fun for both dog and humans. :) This page is obviously getting too big as a whole, so I’ll have to split off all of the older stuff soon.
Puffles finally gets a grooming! Soooo much cuter and fluffy! Now we just need to make sure we stay on top of brushing and dematting. We did a pretty good job before, but it had just gotten too long.
Spring has sprung, and Puffles has been having a great time getting outside to run and exercise! Yes, he’s overdue for a grooming, but we’ve been waiting for the weather to warm up a bit before getting it done. Looks like it’s finally time. :)
Puffles tearing up the snow with his friend Murphy!
Back to warm weather again! Brothers playing!
Puffles playing in the first snowfall of the season. He lovvvvvvves snow!
Playing in some warm winter weather on Christmas Eve.
Puffles had fun playing in the leaves! I tried to get him to run through a big pile like I saw in a random Instagram post, but he wasn’t that interested. Maybe next year!
We took Puffles hiking with us around Hawksbill Mountain in Shenandoah National Park! He loved it and did great! :)
They finally mowed the grass at the park near our house, so Puffles has been having fun tearing across the large fields chasing us and some ball toys. He's not quite tall enough to run through tall grass and actually enjoy it. He really loves it when it's just been mowed! :)
August 13th, 2018
Puffles has topped out at 18.6 pounds at 10 months old, which is the same weight he was two months ago. Mini Goldendoodles range in size from 15 to 35 pounds or thereabouts, so he's definitely at the smaller end but perfectly fine for us. We love our little fur ball!
Puffles got a partial grooming! We've all decided that "Puffy" looks much better and cuter with longer fur, but he definitely needs a trimming around the face and a professional nail trimming done about every 4 weeks. The fur around his face grows pretty quickly, and then covers up his eyes. And he loves jumping up on everybody to say hello, so needs to have his nails taken care of, too. He's too cute and so excited to see everyone (and not quite big enough) that we haven't trained him to not jump up on people. It's actually the favorite part of our day when this adorable 20 pound fur ball charges us at full speed to give us all sloppy wet kisses when we get home. :)
I've finally gotten caught up on some photos, and uploaded June, July, and August photos! See below. Here's some from today. He's due for a grooming again and ends up needing one about every 6 weeks, but can be stretched to 7 or 8.
We had record setting rain in July here in the D.C. area so not a whole lot of photos that month (in May we also got a ton of rain), but I did just finally upload photos albums for:
We also had a super rare DRY DAY on a weekend here today, so finally managed to get the grass mowed and Puffles out for some fun. We also took him to the local dog park too where he had a great time and wasn't really shy at all, which is unusual for Puffles. He had a great time playing with the other dogs, and is super fast. We also met another brownie colored goldendoodle that was a little bit smaller than Puffles.
I finally figured out who keeps pulling my comforter off of our bed! Sleepy head! :)
Sorry for no photos lately, but June was an extraordinarily busy work month for me, with a couple of business trips, crazy hours at my work when here, a trip to the beach, and pretty much sheer exhaustion! I did manage to get a few photos of Puffles here and there, though! He got a grooming on June 14th, and has been enjoying some porch life with us! :) More photos and photo albums when life slows down a little bit after July!
Well, Puffles hasn't had a particularly exciting May. He had his little snippy snippy surgery the first week of the month and had to wear the "cone of shame", which wasn't particularly fun. No worries, we got him a comfy cone that we saw some of his Instagram pals wearing, so he didn't have to suffer too much, and overall handled it pretty well! As soon as he didn't have to wear his silly cone anymore, it started raining and raining and raining for over a week solid, so not too many good photo ops. Finally today, the rain cleared, the sun came out and the grass dried out, and I finally got the grass mowed! Puffles was in heaven and went tearing around the yard in maximum attack mode, playing with his toys and tossing them around! He had a great day!
Puffles has learned how to mark his territory by peeing on trees and lamp posts and fire hydrants lately! LOL! He also loves to sniff every spot of grass that's growing more than the rest, because he knows that's where other doggies have peed!
Puffles got another grooming again! This is his second full grooming since he was born, and he also had a partial groom about a month ago. We've figured out that it's much easier for us to have his nails ground down and rounded off by the groomers once per month, than us trying to do it ourselves. He suuuuuuuure was happy to see me when I came to pick him up, and pretty beat after he got home!! LOL! Poor puppy! He's definitely cuter all "puffy" with his fur grown out, but we don't want him to be too hot, and it does grow into his eyes pretty quickly, so we're trying to find the right balance. He got his last full grooming on February 15th (scroll down), so it looks like we're averaging about 6-8 weeks between full grooms.
Puffles was oogled over constantly while checking out the DC Cherry Blossoms! We lost count of the number of times we heard, "awwww, what a cute puppy! I want a puppy!" No! No you don't! (Just kidding! :) The two very pretty joggers in the background were beaming when they spotted him, and made a bee-line to come over and say hi to him. Puffles is totally a chick magnet! Lol!
Caught mid-yawn, look at all of those TEETH!!! He's fortunately through his super bitey teething phase now, and hasn't been nearly as nippy with everyone.
Play! Play! Play! Chasing bubbles, chasing humans, chasing his toys! Puffles sure did have a great time today!
Finally some R&R in the yard with his big sister. :)
Somebody sure was happy to see his family again! Puffles did great at his Mimi and GP's house for 2 weeks while we went on a spring break trip!
Looking so big and handsome in his yard. Huge difference from just a few months ago. Puppies sure do grow up fast.
Puffles has grown a ton and isn't just a little fur ball anymore!!
Puffles loves chasing his tire toy around the yard. We also got him a new harness that won't strain his neck, which is a good thing, because this little puppy is starting to develop some serious powah!
Katie and Puffles out for a run!
Puffles meets another Goldendoodle at the local dog park, but is generally shy of other dogs and seems to prefer his human friends!
Puffles going wild in the snow once again!
Puffles gets his first grooming! So handsome!
Taking Puffles for a run, or did he take his family for a run? :)
Puffles out for a run with his family. He loves running!
Puffles loves to run and jump and play in the snow!
Puffles has been teething a ton and found a nice stick to chew on in the yard. Happy as a clam!! :)
William taking Puffles for a walk.
Puffles got his first bath today too, after being worn out running around the park. He wasn't very happy about that!
Katie and Puffles in the golden morning light.
Trying to lick the snow off of his nose!
Tiny little Puffles feeling snowflakes for the first time! He's just a tiny little fur ball here!
Puffles going for his first vet wellness visit and new puppy checkup, weighing in at not even 5 pounds! So little! :)
Puffles already self-taught himself how to use his frisbee as a plate when turned upside down!
Puffles exploring his new yard.
Puffles comes home and officially joins the family!!!