Yesterday

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.

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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.

Australian-Labradoodle-from-The-Inspired-Room

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.

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10) …that face.

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Hide and Seek

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Lily said I’m bad at hide and seek. I told her I beg to differ.

Jack the Goldendoodle Hide and Seek

Yes, I admit, she always seems to find me quickly. But I don’t think it’s my hiding places that are the problem.

Jack Playing Hide and Seek

I mean…could I possibly be more camouflaged? I think not.

Jack the Goldendoodle Playing Hide and Seek

I think Lily just has an extra good sniffer and finds me that way. But I’ll keep working on my hiding spots–just in case.

Meet. . .

Jack's New Cousin

Jack Lily and New Cousin

My new cousin. I love her already.

10 Things We Love About Jack {A Guest Post}

10 things we love about Jack

Hi! It’s me, Lily. I’m here today doing a guest post on Jack’s blog.

He did a nice post about 10 things he loves about me, so I snuck onto his blog today to write a post about what we love about him.

Jack the Goldendoodle Smile

1) Jack is cute. I mean…you already knew that. But seriously, how could we not love this face.

Jack and Lily Nap

2) He takes naps with me.

Jack the Goldendoodle's Poses

3) He’ll stop at nothing to be comfy and doesn’t care how ridiculous he looks.

Jack the Goldendoodle Picked Up at the Hairdresser

4) He is a big scaredy cat. He tiptoes in risky situations and has to be picked up and carried sometimes. Jack teaches me a lot of things, but I try to teach him to be more brave.

Jack the Goldendoodle in a Timeout

5) He knows when enough is enough. Sometimes he goes a little crazy barking at funny business outside, and he knows right away when mom talks to him that he needs to calm himself down with a timeout in the bathroom. He goes right in there all by himself.

Jack the Goldendoodle Lapdog

6) He doesn’t let his size stop him from being the cuddly lapdog he wants to be.

Jack the Goldendoodle Mischief

7) He gets into mischief at least once a day. But he knows that as long as he’s cute and flashes a little smile, he’ll make my family laugh.

Jack the Goldendoodle Jumping

8) He’s an athlete. He jumps, twists, and turns in the craziest ways.

Jack and Lily on an Autumn Walk

9) He adventures with me and always leads the way since I’m smaller. Jack always wants to be in the FRONT of the pack when we go on walks. Even though he’s a scaredy cat, he wants to be in control in case there’s any funny business up ahead.

Goldendoodle Puppy

10) He presses his head on his family when he wants to feel safe. I wasn’t alive yet, but when my family was picking out a puppy, the reason they picked Jack was because he pressed his head on them when they held him. They loved him right away, just like I loved him right away when we first met! 

We love you Jack!

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