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Dori & Rua
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  • Campbell, CA
  • United States
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Dori & Rua's Blog

A big THANK YOU to our Cruise Organizer, Jane (Rooney & Stuart)

Posted on October 10, 2012 at 12:12pm 20 Comments

I just wanted to send a BIG thank you to Jane for ALL of the work she did organizing our FIRST EVER Doodle Cruise sans Doodles, of course).  She spent endless hours....doing too many things even to list here.  Not to mention all of her hospitality in Miami (pre-cruise cocktails and snacks), Bon Voyage drinks always available in our cabin (spiced rum, Baileys, vodka), adorable Doodle Kisses doorhangers, arranging the door decorating contest and all of the prizes she brought (yes, we were the…


Rua is moving to California!

Posted on February 11, 2012 at 2:06pm 39 Comments

Oh, and so is her momma!  It has been a rough 3-1/2 months since I found out that my DH (and I no longer mean dear) wanted to continue his life without me.  I had just started a new job and was in a town we had relocated to because of his job.


My dream house (had built on a golf course) has been up for sale for the past 3 months...getting some action on it now and I am praying it sells soon.  Many people have said they wanted to buy it, but they had a house to sell first. …


A Celebration of the life of A Wonderful Man

Posted on October 9, 2011 at 4:20pm 29 Comments

My DH's beloved grandpa died this morning.  He was the greatest man I have ever known and has touched so many people.  He lived a wonderful and full 96 years and is now at home with the Lord and is walking in Heaven with his wife Mitzi and his son Bill (DH's dad).


The funeral hasn't been arranged yet, but I just know we will have such a special time together paying tribute to Elmer Bergman!  He will be missed by so many.



Rua's 1st Birthday is tomorrow, Wednesday, July 27th!

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 3:44pm 37 Comments

It is so hard to believe that Rua will turn 1 tomorrow!  She is the absolute love of my life (of course, my DH is, but in a different all know what I mean) and it just seems like we brought her home.  The last 10 months have flown by so quickly. 


The progression from:

  • Crates and ex-pens to roaming the house and sleeping on the bed. 
  • Trips outside every hour to "potty", Poochie bells (upstairs and downstairs) on the doors, purchasing a gallon…

Dori & Rua's Discussions

Do you Skype?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda, Charlie Brown and Beau Jun 13, 2012. 17 Replies

So, I move out to California mid-April, and now find myself, for the past 9 days in Omaha doing some consulting work for the company I used to work for.  I don't mind the money (given I don't have a…Continue

Tags: Skype, Rua

Rua gets groomed!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nancy, Ned, Clancy, and Charlie Apr 20, 2012. 21 Replies

I have been working on grooming Rua for a while now.  Les Pouches brush, CC butter comb, clippers, grooming table, scissors, product, etc.  Well, when I put the house up for sale back in November, I…Continue

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California Girls

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie and Maggie Apr 20, 2012. 25 Replies

Last Friday, April 13th, my brother Ralph flew out from California to drive back with us. I picked him up at the Omaha Nebraska airport at 2:15 PM and we literally hit the road, after picking up…Continue

Hitting the Road

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sue, Murphy and Bella ()*o*() Apr 15, 2012. 49 Replies

It has been a while since I have been active on DK...I appreciate the emails and comments from many of you inquiring about how we have been doing.  The past almost 6 months have been very difficult…Continue


Welcome to Rua's Place!

A blog about Life with Rua! 


We are California Girls!



 PitaPata Dog tickers

Rua Playing in her Pool



Puppy Stats:

6 weeks Est. 3-4 lbs

7.9 weeks - 4 lbs - 8" L and 4" H

09/28/10 - Vet check - 9 weeks - 4.2 lbs

10/2/10 - 2 months, 5 days - 4lbs 9oz

10/5/10 - Vet check - 2 months 1 week 1 day - 4.8 lbs

10/15/10 - 2 months, 2 weeks, 4 days - 5 lbs 10 oz

10/26/10 - Vet check - 13 weeks - 6.4 lbs

11/16/10 - Vet check - 16 weeks - 8.4 lbs

12/10/10 - Vet Spay/Microchip - 19 weeks - 9.8 lbs

01/11/11 - 24 weeks - approx 12lbs

01/17/11 - Vet check - 25 weeks - 12.6 lbs

02/27/11 - 7 Months - approx 13.5lbs

4/17/11 - 8 Months, 3 Weeks - 16.4lbs

6/5/11 - 10 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days - 16.8lbs

7/1/11 - Vet check - 11 Months, 4 Days - 17.4lbs

10/15/11 - 14 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days - 17.8lbs

11/14/11 - 15 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days - 17.4lbs



7/27/10 - Rua was born

9/24/10 - Rua came to her forever home

11/20/10 - Rua's first time at the dog park

11/25/10 - Rua's first 6 hour road trip

12/1/10 - Rua's first day at daycare

12/18/10 - First time finding a lost baby tooth

12/25/10 - Rua's First Christmas

1/20/11 - Rua's first plane ride & trip to California

2/2/11 - Rua's 2nd plane ride & trip to Florida...coast to coast in less than 2 weeks!

4/30/11 - Rua attended her first dinner out

7/27/11 - Rua turned 1!

8/7/11 - Rua's first swim

8/13/11 - Rua's first Wine & Balloon Festival

8/15/11 - Became Hopeless Doodle Addict!


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About Me:
I am originally from California, spent 30 years in northern Minnesota and have lived in Omaha NE since 12/31/2005 and moved back to San Mateo CA on 4/14/2012!
What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
I got my F1B Mini Goldendoodle on 9/24/2010. Rua (Irish/Gaelic for red-haired) was born on 7/27/2010.
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
Loved the intelligence and non-shedding.
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
Snuggle, love, kiss, pet, go places, train, agility, go to the beach and play in the sand!
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
Me - but it is a work in progress.
Favorite Doodle Products?
Neater Feeder, Poochie-Bell, Skinneeez stuffing free dog toys, Kongs w/ Peanut Butter, any stuffed animal.
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Do you have a website of your own? If so, share it here:
Would you be willing to Dog Sit on occasion for other DoodleKisses members? (You are NOT committing to anything by saying yes - you are just saying you might be willing to do this if you were acquainted with the other member and the circumstances were right.)

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At 12:44pm on April 8, 2014, Kooper Doodle said…

San Francisco Doodle Romp this Saturday April 12th

10:00 AM

Fort Funston

Meet on the beach at the base of the sand stairs.  Bring water, since there are only faucets on the upper part of the park. 

Woof, woof, woof, spread the word.

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At 6:39pm on August 14, 2013, Nina, Phil, Harlow & Lacey said…

Dori, Just checking in to see how you are doing and to say "Hi!".

At 9:24am on March 8, 2013, Wendy & Ruby Doo said…

How fun! She will get to be about 25 -30 lbs her breeder thought. Now she is 13 lbs and 4 months old. Your Rua is so cute I love her red color! Ruby is in the bighting stage right now, but we still love her to pieces! Any tips on stopping that?  She is just so much fun. Do you clip Rua's hair or take her to a groomer? I clipped around Ruby's eyes, because she couldn't see any more but her hair is getting so long and have clipped her nails a couple of times too.

At 11:44am on February 24, 2013, James Lauridsen said…
Very cute. I hope ours is similar.
At 11:38am on February 24, 2013, James Lauridsen said…
Our puppy will be born in about a week. The mother is Maryann. The father is Rusty. Was Ruas mom Maryann and father Thad ?
At 6:24pm on January 31, 2013, Donna Vee said…

Hi Dori! Hope you are well. It's been a rough year but I'm glad to be back on DK. Hope to visit with you soon.



At 3:09pm on January 23, 2013, Bonnie and Kona said…

Happy Birthday, Dori! I hope you are thoroughly enjoying being back in CA. Have a wonderful birthday and may the year ahead be filled with celebrating!

At 12:48pm on January 23, 2013, Donna K & Quincy said…

Happy Birthday Dori, we hope you have a wonderful day. We miss seeing you and the adorable Miss Rua around here. BTW I love your profile pic.


At 9:01am on January 23, 2013, Lonnie & Libby Lu said…

Happy Birthday Dori!  Hope your day is wonderful with lots of love, surprises, celebration and of course, oodles of Doodle Birthday kisses!  Have a great day!



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