As I'm writing this both of my Doodles are lying at my side staring at me. Murphy keeps trying to put his paw on my foot which I try not to allow partly because he's a pushy guy and the trainers tell me this is a sign of "possessiveness" but mostly because I'm barefoot and he scratches me. The boys try really hard not to let me out of their sight and there is always a competition between them for who can get the closest to "Mom". It started me thinking about the fact that it was never like this with my other dogs. I've had all kinds over the years....an Irish Setter, a Lab, a Golden Retriever, and a Dalmatian. They were all awesome (except the Irish Setter which is another story), but they never were anywhere near as affectionate as the Doods. Sometimes I wonder if it was because I was working then and didn't have as much time for them as I do for my Doodles. I really wonder if it's just something that's really special about Doodles as a whole or is it just that I have two "Mama's boys". There is no right or wrong answer to this, but I'd love to know your experience and your thoughts. It's time for a fun, happy, "Doodle Loving" discussion.