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Bonnie and Kona
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  • Kaneohe, HI
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Bonnie and Kona's Discussions

Firefox won't connect me to DK

Started this discussion. Last reply by Laurie, Wally & Charlotte Dec 6, 2018. 7 Replies

The owner of has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie and Kona Aug 29, 2018. 4 Replies

Did I read somewhere that Dasuquin was recalled from Amazon? It was made in China and not good. I can't find anything about it because the search function still isn't working. Anyone remember this or…Continue

search function

Started this discussion. Last reply by Adina P Jul 10, 2018. 6 Replies

Is anyone else having trouble with the search function for DK? I'm trying to look up something about glucosamine and nothing shows up so I tried to look up Lisa, Daisy and Dexter because I know they…Continue

stinky doodle

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa, Daisy & Dexter Apr 26, 2018. 7 Replies

When Owen was a pup... not sure how old but I am thinking around 6 months... he was soo stinky! It was like he had B.O. It wasn't his breath or something he had rolled in. It was persistent and…Continue


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Latest Activity

Bonnie and Kona commented on Karen, Jasper and Jackdoodle's group The Food Group
"Anyone have a favorite brand of beef trachea? Amazon has so many brands."
Apr 26
Bonnie and Kona replied to Haley, Yeti, and Phin's discussion Random need to hump
"I would leash Yeti when he’s out of his kennel so he cannot hump Phin. If you have a short slip lead from a vet office, that might be light enough for him to have some freedom of movement but easy for you to grab to stop his behavior before he…"
Apr 12
Bonnie and Kona replied to Haley, Yeti, and Phin's discussion Random need to hump
"I'm sorry. This sounds really hard Haley "
Apr 11
Bonnie and Kona replied to Adina P's discussion Boca has finally blown out her other knee
"OH NOOOO! I am so sorry Adina, Bocca and the whole family. Yikes"
Apr 11
Bonnie and Kona replied to Haley, Yeti, and Phin's discussion Random need to hump
"I have no idea if this is a possibility, but I believe there are times humping is a dominance issue. I am wondering if Phin was wearing a cone after his surgery. If so, maybe Yeti is feeling he can take advantage and exhibit dominance because Phin…"
Apr 11
Bonnie and Kona commented on Linda Jansing's blog post Scout has crossed over to the Rainbow Bridge
"Linda, I am so sorry. We had a very similar situation with a Springer Spaniel about 30 years ago. It happened when she was around 2 also. We had behaviorist and trainers and tried Prozac and everything. She bit each of us...never seriously but it…"
Apr 8
Bonnie and Kona replied to Pauline's discussion Mixed Coat
"Omigosh! Your puppy is adorable! I love the crazy fuzzy look when they are little. We used to say we should have named our second doodle Kramer because he had that kind of wild look for a long time. He now has curly hair on his back with retriever…"
Apr 8
Bonnie and Kona commented on Mary Steward's blog post My Toby passed away
"Oh Mary, I am so very sorry for your loss. Our pets bring us so much joy and comfort. I hope and pray you will find just the dog to be your companion. In the meantime enjoy your sweet granddaughter. "
Apr 8
Bonnie and Kona replied to J and Riley (and Luna)'s discussion Riley the bernedoodle in the group From Pup to Adult
"Oh J! Riley is a beauty! What a fun montage of her pup to adult look. Thanks for sharing."
Apr 8
Bonnie and Kona commented on Liza, Halle and Finn's group Almond Blossom Doodles
"Oh Alli, I am so very sorry to hear this news. My sweet Kona will be 12 this month but he’s from Ruben and Molly. I hope you find comfort in your happy memories. It’s so very hard to lose our beloved dogs. Their unconditional love is…"
Apr 1
Bonnie and Kona replied to Jolene, Sassparilla & Josie's discussion Grooming Table Recommendations in the group Doodle Grooming
"I used a folding table from Costco with a yoga mat to prevent slipping. You can get a tether to attach separately. Your pup is a cutie!"
Feb 21
Bonnie and Kona replied to Rosalyn Ancrum's discussion exciting news
"Hooray!!! I can't wait to see photos! "
Jan 14
Bonnie and Kona replied to Carlee Carbone's discussion Introducing Theodore Bearsevelt
"Theo is as cute as can be! Welcome to DK. "
Jan 14
Bonnie and Kona replied to LEA HOROWITZ's discussion Shedding
"You might want to post this in the grooming group also. I haven't had a dog do a coat change this late but it sounds like one. On this site we call it "the dreaded coat change" because the puppy coat that is falling out gets tangled…"
Jan 14
Bonnie and Kona replied to Sarah Maloney's discussion We have a new pup named Oliver!
"Congratulations on your cute doodle! Welcome to DoodleKisses. There is a ton of information on here that is so helpful. I hope you have a chance to explore the groups soon! "
Jan 14
Bonnie and Kona replied to J and Riley (and Luna)'s discussion Riley the bernedoodle in the group From Pup to Adult
"Okay, I am officially in love with Riley! She is just adorable. That photo on the unicorn... oh my DOODLE!"
Dec 20, 2018

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What Type of Doodle(s) do you have? What are their names? Tell us about your doodle(s) or any other pets you have!
We have an F1 English Goldendoodle, Kona.

We had researched Goldendoodles for several years and were intrigued by the idea of having the wonderful temperament of a Golden Retriever combined with less shedding. Kona has been a wonderful addition to our family. He has been the easiest dog to train due to his remarkable intelligence and eagerness to please. We are also pretty sure he speaks English fluently. His dam was a blue poodle and sire an English Golden Retriever. Kona is very gentle and calm. He does love to play but when he isn't involved in activities he is content to rest quietly. When asked to do so he obeys easily. Kona loves to fetch and is by far the best dog we have ever had at dropping the ball or toy for us. Amazing. Our other dogs seemed to believe the name of that game was Keep Away. Clearly a problem with the trainers (us) but Kona wants to play badly enough he brings the toy right back and drops it for more fun. We are thrilled to have a doodle.

On Oct 24, 2010 we picked out a new puppy from Kona's sire and a white poodle dam to give to our DD who lives with us. Owen is cream with apricot "highlights".
Where did you get your doodle(s)?
Why did you choose a doodle rather than another breed or mix?
less shedding, love the Golden Retriever temperament
What are Your Favorite Things to Do With Your Doodles?
My husband runs Kona 3-5 miles 4-5 times a week. Kona loves to fetch inside and outside. He cuddles on the bed but doesn't sleep with us. I enjoy brushing and grooming him and checking his feet after his runs. It's great bonding time for us. Kona and Owen are a riot to watch as they wrestle and play. Both fetch and have fun.
Does your doodle(s) shed?
Who grooms your doodle(s)?
I do.
Favorite Doodle Products?
Les Pooches green brush
Relationship Status:
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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Vet visits

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 8:27pm 35 Comments

Last Thursday we made an appointment to establish the dogs at a vet and to have Kona's ears examined. He had a double ear infection because while I was on the mainland for two weeks, no one remembered to take care of doodle ears. It's only his second ear infection in six years. Vet visit #1.

Then the crazies happened. On Friday at the beach Kona's eye became bright red and then it was white and swollen! We rushed him to the vet. He had a laceration on his inner eyelid. So very…


Doodles in Hawaii

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 11:30pm 42 Comments

We have been in Hawaii since July 3 and 4. Moving to Hawaii with dogs is incredibly complicated and stressful. For four months I fretted and worried that I would not cross every t and dot every i and my precious doodles would be quarantined! I worried so much I could not actually talk about it. My DD and I would begin a conversation regarding all that needed to be done to get them there and I would have to stop and take a break. Hawaii has no rabies so in order to keep it that way dog owners…


Jennifer needs our help (Jennifer and Jack)

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 5:00pm 24 Comments

As many of you know, Jennifer (of Jennifer and Jack) has serious health issues. She was sent to National Jewish Hospital last year to try to find help for her Cystic Fibrosis and other unrelated chronic conditions. They discovered a hole in her heart and attempted to repair that with some serious consequences.

Jennifer has the opportunity to be at National Jewish again, and I am hoping some of her friends at DK can help her out. She was supposed to be in Colorado for a short time but…


Kona's tail -- CUT SHORT

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 5:00pm 261 Comments

Several weeks ago I noticed Kona had a sore on his tail. It got to be the size of an almond with a black dot in the center. I took him to the vet. A new vet I had never seen before put him on a course of antibiotics. When the 10 day course finished the wound looked the same.

My regular vet saw him this time and told me Kona had a tumor and since it didn't respond to the…


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At 5:37pm on July 15, 2016, Barbie said…

Yes, time does fly. Isn't it funny that Kona used to remind us of Hercules (my Portie), and now he has the phantom coat like Zeus? Kona and Owen have stolen my heart too. Please give them a big hug from me. :O)

At 1:58am on July 14, 2016, Barbie said…

Is Kona the 90-pounder and Owen the 75-pounder?  They are both still squeezably adorable! My Zeus resembles Kona's phantom coloring and he's 90 lbs. - can't believe my kid is 5 years old now. Gosh, your hairy kids don't look their age either.

At 5:26pm on June 24, 2016, Kiwi said…
Oh ok. He is so cute. Mine was going to be 15 this year. I was almost thinking they could have been siblings! Thanks for the info!
At 8:16pm on January 31, 2016, Katie Mattson said…
Hey! Thank you all for taking the time to respond! Sooo we changed ozzies food back to the original and he only threw up 3 times in the week that we were gone! I'm still a little nervous, as that's definitely not normal. But it's an improvement from last week! I'm going to get him into the vet this week and see what they have to say! Thank you all again!!
At 5:35pm on January 25, 2016, Sally M said…
Hi Bonnie! You ARE in Hawaii...and on Oahu (my favorite island). Thanks for friend request. I look foward to talking about Doods and Paradise. Take care, Sally
At 6:44pm on January 13, 2016, Janet & Jaxson said…
Thanks for the response. I wish you both the best. I know from reading old posts that she has chronic migraines. How do you like Hawaii as opposed to the mainland? Do you have any tips for getting Jaxson ready for the 5 Day or Less Quarantine Program? We did his blood test last week.
At 11:03am on December 24, 2015, charlotte bednarsh said…

Thank you so much for the encouragement.  I think your daughter in law has a great idea.  Paz's trainer selects the therapy dogs for Sloan Kettering, so I'm sure she could make the arrangements when Paz gets a clean bill of health.  Have a wonderful, safe and peaceful holiday.

At 6:53am on January 22, 2015, Miss Ellie said…

Poor Kona...Ellie does the very same thing...and her dinner time is 5pm as usually begins about 4:30ish and she starts to ask for her dinner and it just breaks my heart...half an hour must feel like a lifetime to our sweet dogs...nice chatting with you Bonnie...please give Kona a big hug from Ellie and I.

At 5:59pm on January 21, 2015, Miss Ellie said…

Awww...Bonnie you are so very sweet...thank you so much for your kind words about my girl...doodle hugs to you and Kona...XO

At 5:39pm on November 3, 2014, Laurie, Fudge, and Vern said…

Bonnie, I am just reading your comment to me. I am so behind :) I have been walking since I broke my toes....LOL! Yes, they are much better. How are you doing? How is your family?



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