Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Meet the Doodles ...

Life for us is one big Doodle ... Well, 1 large and 1 small, both scruffy, both stinky, usually wet and both always ready to sit on you or lick you into submission!

All of our favourite days as a family are spent with the dogs.  Mr P. took these lovely photographs of our 2 Labradoodles, Barney (cream) and Archie (black) when we went to Devon a couple of weekends ago.  We were supposed to be going to the Devon County Show - and we did for about 2 hours but we had completely underestimated how hard it would be trying to hold onto 2 children and 2 strong dogs when all they can smell is excitement and want to get into every enclosure to say 'hello' to every cow, bird, horse, person etc... That's the dogs of course and not the children!!  In the end we gave up with the show and went to the beach!

Anyway, I thought it was time you met them so here they are ...

Barney's dad was a Standard Poodle and his mum was a yellow Labrador.  He is a big, strong dog who looks a lot more like a golden retriever than a labradoodle... never let anyone tell you that Labradoodles do not shed their fur because it is not true.  This year we have spent a lot of time grooming Barney with a special comb outside in the garden.  When we had finished each day it looked as if we had sheared a sheep.    This year we have been placing it in strategic places in the garden and the birds have been taking it to build their nests.  Snugly little birds as the fur is as soft as cotton wool!  Barney's favourite past time is to swim in the sea or play fetch with his ball all day long!  In this photo he is waiting patiently for his Dad to throw his stick!

Archie's dad was a toy poodle and his Mum was a black Labrador.  He is built like a tank with a leg in each corner.  he is the size of a small Labrador but still thinks that he is a lap dog like his dad!   Archies favourite past time is either using Barney's back leg as a big bone to gnaw on or emptying the bin in the kitchen every time we go out just to see if there is anything nice at the bottom!!  Oh and he particularly likes to hunt and pounce on Barney when out on a walk and then run off laughing!

Anyway enough about my lovely boys... here are a couple of cards that I would like to share with you today... hope you like them.

Both cards were made with scraps of papers from my craft box and a couple of butterfly punches (Martha Stewart punch used for both).

Happy Crafting