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We're back.... And we want to wish all the fathers out there, "Happy Father's Day"!
It's hard for me to realize this much time has passed and I have written nothing. I think Luke was doing so many "not so good" things, that I couldn't think of anything good to say. Still have a few more problems to work out, but I realized yesterday how far he has come. I put on a blouse that I had not worn for a long time yesterday and realized it had a hole in it. That is when I realized it was one of the ones Luke ruined when he went through his eating anything that moved when it walked across the floor phase. We survived and moved on. Then I realized that he had not drawn blood (playing) for a very long time and I had also forgotten that interesting phase and moved on to the next. Right now, we are going through what is hopefully the last - and to me, the worst - phase and I have no idea how long it will last. The blouse yesterday made me realize that I will keep him forever, no matter what, but I won't miss this part.
He has developed a very happy outlook on life and when we are walking he wants to play with everything and everyone we see, whether I can control the leash and they want to be played with or not. Last night I threw a ball that landed in the middle of the kitchen floor. He went airborn about 4 feet away from the ball and landed right in the middle of it. He really showed that ball.... Sad part is that parents of little children and even the parents don't much care for that.
Somehow, in my vision of how life would be with Luke, I saw us walking slowly into the sunset or sitting quietly, watching the sunrise on the beach, etc. His vision is my hurrying up so he can find someone or something that will appreciate his Tigger impersonation before he tries to lick them to death. Was told by the breeder this would pass with time and exposure and to enjoy it while I could. I can enjoy him in the house with his ball and even see the humor, but not outside when we are walking and he wants to run and play with every person, dog, bird, or ladybug he sees. I am open to suggestions...