Doodle Time at the Metro Transfer Station!
I got to have "playtime" at the dump yesterday! Someone drove in to off-load lots of trash...he had brought his best friend along, a beautiful one year old goldendoodle (cross between golden retriever and poodle). Now that I'm at the end of my "season" with this art grant, and having acquired all kinds of "boldness" skills, I went up to the guy, asking if I could take some photos and interact with his dog a bit. He was more than happy to let me get acquainted with "Millie." Having lost my own dog, Roxie, a standard schnauzer a few weeks ago, I once again have "dog" on my brain and have been researching the "doodle" breeds (labradoodle or goldendoodle), thinking that either one might be perfect for me.
Millie was alert, beautiful, and extremely playful. She had obviously been well socialized to be begging for a complete stranger (me) to come up to the window to give her some attention. In between all the petting and licking sessions at the pickup window, I got all my questions answered about the doodle personalities, grooming, growth, etc. This turned out to be one of those fun "dog days" at the dump! I will be checking out some of the local "doodle" breeders here in the Portland area !
"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."