"I agree, Andy. The advice and info in the groups is usually more detailed and reliable. I think a lot of newcomers aren't aware of the groups and also not familiar with the way this site works as opposed to Facebook. "
As one of the very, very early members It is very interesting to see how this community has matured. Many of us have both announced our new pets joining our family and unfortunately having to pay tribute to them on their pass. I don’t remember if we already had our three doodles but it was a time when they were all young. In the past year or so Mariner and Boomer left us and Corey ( a sheepadoodle) has joined us. Many of my contributions had been due to my research on the health issues of my…See More
"I'm so sorry for you and your family, Andy. You got Boomer at around the same time that we got Wally. I feel as though I have watched Boomer grow up to be your daughter's "Number 1 Man." I hope your memories of him will provide…"
"Welcome to the Sheepadoodle group. I have not been around recently, but we have just about finished our second year in Oregon. MonaChica is doing great and here is a recent photo of her. Today we went walking at Taylor Creek (one…"
I still find it hard to post about losing Boomer. These are the posts my wife and daughter posted on Facebook.A little history:Boomer was healthy up until about 3 years ago. Boomer had occular cancer and had to have one eye removed. He recovered and made the adjustment quickly and was back to himself. He was getting the "cancer vaccine" to prevent recurrence. This bought of cancer was in his spleen and digestive track. We are told that he wasn't in pain. He was the biological brother of…See More
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
Mariner F1b GD 7/11/2007 - 10/18/2017 (about 80#) Male
Shayna F1b GD 10/21/2006 (about 40#) Female
Boomer F1b GD 10/28/2005 - 12/3/2018(about 70#) Male
Corey F1 Sheepadoodle 9/24/2018 Male
Boomer and Mariner are biological brothers. Mariner fractured his skull @ 7 weeks old, causing blindness and a seizure disorder. As a puppy he had to relearn everything, walking, eating, peeing, etc. Mariner has gradually regained much of his eyesight. He has not had a seizure in over 4 years (as of 12/25/14), since his medication was changed to potassium bromide
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
Welcome to the Sheepadoodle group. I have not been around recently, but we have just about finished our second year in Oregon. MonaChica is doing great and here is a recent photo of her. Today we went walking at Taylor Creek (one of our favorite bike ride and dog walk areas) to look at the fire damage. It is amazing. But, spring is coming in the not too distant future.undefined
Thanks for the friend request! Toby was diagnosed with oral melanoma in March 2015. He began receiving ONCEPT vaccines in April and so far, the cancer hasn't spread to his lymph nodes or lungs. I believe that Toby received 4 vaccines and then booster shots. Beginning April of this year, he will only need booster shots every 6 months. So far, ONCEPT has cost us over $10,000. We have pet insurance, so they pay about 60% of the total cost. Our oncologist also wanted Toby to take chemotherapy medication, but it was too expensive for us. How is Boomer doing?
Thank you for tying the friend request, and for tying the Tail Injury posts together.
I'm glad to have a community of Doodle Lovers to share the joy and sometimes pain of loving and living with these wonderful creatures.
Yes, beef tendons and beef tracheas are good use of animal by-products and I like that idea. Just got another package of bully sticks for my dogs and they get 20 minutes a day (takes them three days) to chew them. Outside only! Then I put them in a zip-lock bag and store until the next day. I also don't use rawhide because I could see problems with that but my vet said she has never taken a rawhide out of a dog's stomach and she has surgically removed all kinds of things. Agrees that bullysticks are a good use of animal byproducts.