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My “baby boy” turns four today. Where does the time go?

 The past 365 days with him have taken us on lots of new adventures.

Thanks to those who inspired us here on DK, Finn tested for Bright and Beautiful and we became a therapy team.  Since last September, we’ve been working with 7 special needs children and Finn is officially a Roxey Therapy Dog.  This has started us on a whole new journey. 


Over the summer, we visited VA.  Bittersweet.  Finn loves the river and the grandkids but he searched for 2 days for his buddy, Auggie, who passed over the Rainbow Bridge last spring.  Didn't stop Finn from his coaching duties though...


In September, he got to meet his first DK doodles – Calla and Luca.  Luca and Finn rocked the water.  He also got to meet Laurie and John, F, Camilla, Janie and Tom!  The “famous” Camilla took this signature photo.  This is Finn’s way of knowing where I am while watching what goes on in the world.

     Luca and Finnegan


Then came our first doodle romp with local doodles followed by Sandy Hook!  We met lots of great doodles but  Finn was totally smitten with Jilly and became quite a noodge about it. It was his first trip to the ocean :)


In November we met Laurie, Wally and the beautiful Charlotte and then, be still my heart, Jackson arrived with Jilly!  Finn’s Thanksgiving holiday was complete!  The doodles and us DKers had a great time.  Finn learned it’s not only fun to run and chase but a doodle sing along is great fun too!

Finn got chosen as Mr. February for the Labradoodle calendar – a big honor because all these DK dogs are so darn cute and in March – the HDA medal arrived with lots of fun things from DJ and Chance!


We’re went to Strut Your Mutt yesterday– with other dogs from the Courthouse and Reading programs.  Finn loved it!  All those dogs and people!  He even gave the guy dressed in a big ol’ Roxey dog suit a big kiss! (and I missed the picture!!!!) Today’s he’s got a bag of presents and treats to enjoy. As long as I don’t make him wear a birthday hat, he’ll be a happy guy.  I love you so much, Finnegan!  No matter how old you get, you’ll always be my “baby boy” –and my wisest and funniest BFF! Happy Birthday Finn and here's to more fun in the year ahead!

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What an eventful year you have had Finn.  HAPPY FOURTH BIRTHDAY!  (Great pics Cheryl!)

Thanks Anne!  We're coming down to VA the end of May.  If you're around we  would LOVE to meet you and Mr. Haley!! I'll PM you.

Happy Birthday, Finn!

Thanks Rose!!

Happy birthday Finn!  Libby Louise is sorry she didn't get to spend more time with you at the Doodle Romp (she was too busy being velcroed to either me or her mom) - but she hopes to get another opportunity now that she is better at romping!  Have a great day, handsome boy!

Thanks Robin and Libby Louise!  Finn is a "velcro" dog too lol I'm sure we'll romp again :)

Happy Birthday, Finnegan! This was such a wonderful post of the year's activities. It has been a very successful year! Hooray!

Finnegan says thanks and sends you all wags and kisses in Paradise!

This was so much fun to read. You and Finn sound like a great pair. Happy Birthday, Finn, and another great and adventurous 365 days to come!

Thanks so much Judith and welcome to DK!!  I love Addie's name!  Looking forward to watching her grow.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FINN!!!  Such a beauty you are! 

Thank you!! Finn is blushing :)



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