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Updated with additional traits 2/19/14:

Okay, to further demonstrate my obsession with my sweet Doodle Dulcie, I have compiled a list of traits that she seems to share with many of your fur babies.  Check it out, and see if your doodle has 

1)      Loves sticks and rocks

2)      Sleeps on back, paws up

3)      Loves water, esp. kiddie pools

4)      Plays in water bowl

5)      Bobs for items in water bucket (tennis balls)

6)      Uses paws like hands to reach things

7)      Very mouthy

8)      Likes to roll on bed, in covers

9)      Likes to eviscerate stuffies

10)   Likes to jump on people

11)   Loves other dogs

12)   Loves most people

13)   Will sit in your lap, even large doodles

14)   Tilts head when you talk

15)   Window watcher

16)   Watches TV

17)   Counter surfs

18)   Sits with body half on sofa/chair/lap and legs on floor

19)   “talks”  (kind of a growly, moany, rowhr, rowhr thing)

20)   Catches air like Sean White (including flips, back flips)

21) digger  

22) shadows their person  

23) eats things indiscriminately, including woodwork, leaves, etc.

24) can be very cautious with unknowns (objects, noises, people)  

25) lover of the squirrel chase

26) SUPER intelligent, with almost ESP instincts

This is an old picture of our 1st birthday party, but shows those human qualities . . .

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Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on February 23, 2014 at 11:13am

Grace, I don't know how I left off "Sense of Humor" - they definitely have that!  And as far as how they think we sound - I always get an image of the Charlie Brown "wah-wah-wah"  speech when they tilt their heads! Lol!

Comment by Grace and Pemon The Gentle Giant on February 22, 2014 at 11:06am

Oh yes, Pemon has a lot of the same traits.  I'll tell you he had us laughing so hard this morning.  And they know when they make you laugh too.

I remember this picture of Dulcie's first B-day party.  She looked so pretty.

Comment by Liz and Buddy on February 21, 2014 at 5:12pm

Buddy talks with  his squeaky tennis ball usually. When we have guests or are on the phone, he is there squeaking away on the ball and looking like he is part of the conversation. Do you suppose that is what we sound like to him??

Comment by Beverly and Eli on February 21, 2014 at 10:05am

Eli "talks" when he wants to go out. I love this picture too, it's just like a child relishing a birthday party. So precious.

Comment by Dianne and Dulcie on February 21, 2014 at 10:00am

Wish I could get Dulcie to "collect"!  She is more of a "spreader" - takes every toy out of her basket and scatters them everywhere! And then goes to work on putting my sofa pillows on the floor.  She does wipe water off after her bath, but usually on the side of my bed. . . .sigh.  Dulcie talks most when she is bored and wants me to play with her, and especially when I am on the phone.  Usually the person will say "What is THAT?!?" because she is making such a ruckus!  I loved this picture because she really was having fun (more than some kids, I think!), just waiting for the next thing we were going to pull out!

Comment by Jo Bill on February 20, 2014 at 11:22pm

Gizmo has most of those traits ... especially the "talk".  He talks to Chad (our son who is temporarily living with us) every morning.  He talks to me when I won't pay attention to him and he wants to play/eat/go outside/is bored ... you get the idea.  LOL  That's a very good list!!!

Comment by Isabelle Seiler on February 20, 2014 at 8:27pm
Guess we're lucky except for the digging and counter surfing you have described Zeke to a t. We call him a whinner because when he talks it sounds more like whining
Comment by Liz and Buddy on February 19, 2014 at 9:09pm

Beautiful birthday girl! Buddy has almost all of those traits, but he does not tear up his stuffies; he carries them around with him carefully and shows them to his favorite people and shares with visiting dogs. We have not had much opportunity to swim with him, so I am not sure about the water. He does not get in my fish pond - fortunately (though the neighbors boxer-lab jumps right in.)

Comment by Pedro & Alessandra on February 19, 2014 at 7:40pm

You are so precious sweet Dulcie! Love this photo of you!

And Harrison, you are so smart and practical! Your Mommy should give you extra treats for helping yourself dry out quicker! 

Comment by Harrison, Brodie & Kris on February 19, 2014 at 7:36pm

Okay I have another one:

Harrison will rub around a bush to get the extra water off him after swimming. He goes around it twice leaning into it hard.. 

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