Jack the Goldendoodle

Yesterday Lily and I spent most of the day running around outside. The other part of the day we took naps. We like to run really fast outside and frolick through the bushes. Sometimes we wrestle. Sometimes I run so fast and do such crazy maneuvers that I trip and fall a little bit. But I quickly recover and act like nothing happened. Usually I can do wild jumps and twists and turns that you would not expect from a fluffy pup like me.

Lily the Australian Labradoodle - Crazy Hair

Lily’s hair yesterday was weird. I don’t know why that part was sticking up, but it stayed like that most of the day. She’s cute still so it’s okay.

Lily and Alfalfa - The Inspired Dog Blog

But let’s be honest, she looked like Alfalfa.

Jack and Lily - Goldendoodle and Labradoodle

This is where Lily and I perch to check for funny business. If you were ever wondering what qualifies as funny business, it’s: dogs cats moms dads slugs kids wind squirrels bikers runners humans grandmas and sometimes there’s also just far off sounds that might become funny business. Lily and I know when funny business is near. But we take care of it with our fierce barks. Our family is lucky to have us around.

Jack and Lily - Goldendoodle and Labradoodle Running Upstairs

Lily loves running up the stairs.

Jack and Lily - The Inspired Dog Blog - Goldendoodle and Labradoodle

And this is what our faces look like after a successful day.

A Thundershirt

Jack the Goldendoodle

I want a thundershirt.

Also known as a calming vest. Also known as an anxiety shirt.

My mom saw this one and told me I might be getting one.

I guess I do get a little wild and crazy when there’s funny business outside.

I do what my family calls my ‘heavy breathing’ when I’m stressed.

Sometimes I’m afraid to go new places so I tip-toe and peek around the corners with deep concern in my eyes…

Sometimes when friends come over to visit, I lose my self control and the next thing I know I’m causing all sorts of commotion.

And sometimes I’m really brave. And sometimes I’m just happy and smiling and as calm as a graceful swan. Are swans graceful?

I haven’t seen a swan. But I think seeing one would be a scary experience.

I think I would look handsome in a thunder shirt sometimes, do you think?

10 Things We Love About Bella

10 things we love about bellaYou’ve heard the 10 Things We Love About Lily, the 10 Things Lily Loves About Me, and now you can hear about Bella…our cousin, the newest member of our family. We love her. Here are ten reasons why.

Bella the Australian Labradoodle

1) Her lips. I mean, look at them. She’s smiling.

Bella the Ausralian Labradoodle Happy on a Walk

2) She has a spring in her step. She doesn’t just walk places. Sometimes she frolicks. Prances. Leaps.

Bella the Australian Labradoodle After A Bath

3. She loves to take baths.

Bella the Australian Labradoodle Bathtub

She dunks her head underwater, splashes around…she can’t get enough. When I was a pup I was scared of baths, but Bella is not afraid. Sometimes she even takes naps in the bathtub too.

Bella the labradoodle puppy

4) She looks really cute in her magenta harness. She likes to go on long walks in Seattle, now that she’s old enough to be out and about. She’s an adventurer.

Bella the Australian Labradoodle at Work

6) She goes to work with her mom and dad 5 days a week. She’s a good pup. She plays, sits nicely, and keeps the workers company throughout the day. Everyone loves her.

Bella the Australian Labradoodle with a Toothbrush

7) She can be a rebel rouser…kind of like me. Here she is going crazy with someone’s toothbrush.

Bella Australian Labradoodle Cute Puppy

8) She’s really good at sitting down nicely to say hello. She’s very polite. I’m still working on my manners.


9) One of her favorite toys is this gorilla. She found this at my house when she was a tiny pup and it was her favorite toy to play with because it was her size…and she could pin him down without him fighting back. We let Bella take the gorilla to her house since she loved him so much.


10) …that face.

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