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Don’t you just love spreading a little Christmas Cheer with others?

After all isn’t that what it’s really all about?…


The Boys, Doodle Dad and I had an opportunity to do just that –



I think it’s safe to say – practically everyone across this nation is familiar with the U.S. Marines and their Annual “Toys for Tots” drive this time of year.

It’s become synonymous to Christmas as much as Rudolph, Frosty and Nat King Cole…


This drive is greatly appreciated AND necessary. No one wants to see a child go without a toy for Christmas.

We try to give as much as we can, but we have (at times) fallen short with some organizations. Many times I say I’m “gonna” but fail to follow through. #humanflaw


This Saturday involved the Boys!

Our long morning walk knocked Jaxson out! #rare Leaving me with the luxury of a peaceful moment, a cup of coffee and the local news…


A local television station covered a story #live from a Krispy Kreme Donut Shoppe about a “Toys for Tots” Drive…

The story touched me. Hours passed and I was still thinking about them. They were so close to their goal, and I wanted to help.

By mid morning, I told Doodle Dad I wanted to go. I thought – the Boys could give a donation and brighten peoples day even more as they came to drop off toys and/or money.

I just love this man. No fuss, no sighs – just a warm “okay.” #hesakeeper

What a pleasant surprise to meet the very same “Lorenzo” I saw in the interview earlier that day. He and his staff were in awe of the many donations. Bikes and toys were everywhere #blessings


I told him Groovy Goldendoodles™ had a small donation and he was very excited to meet them…


We didn’t stay very long but while we were there we made a few new friends…



They were glazed, they were warm, they were so tempting. Then it hit me.


Let me explain.

Shortly after we moved here we discovered an affordable and friendly car wash that gives back to the community.

This car wash is part of a Non-Profit Organization that believes in helping others! They manage a car wash, a thrift store, and a small diner that serves full pancake breakfasts on Saturday mornings!

For the men that work at the car wash, a box of fresh baked donuts could certainly be a pleasant surprise.


What a Doodletastic day – just hanging out with my Boys and sharing a little Christmas Cheer 🎄


Congratulations to –


Our winner of the E-Cloth Grooming Mitt

Spread some Christmas Cheer today and as always, thank you so very much for sharing us with all your friends!


  • Emma
    December 21, 2015

    We love surprises that make others smile and happy. What a nice day you all had doing just that!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      Surprises are the absoDOODLEtutely best Emma!

  • The Daily Pip
    December 21, 2015

    I agree about Christmas cheer. I love to see and be part of holiday food and toy drives. Sometimes, like you, I have big ideas and then don’t follow through …but when I do, it is magical. The old saying is true …you get back more than you give. Hope you have a wonderful holiday!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      Magical is the best way to describe the experience! It was great! Merry Christmas my friend & thanks so much for following the Boys!

  • Dashlilly
    December 21, 2015

    Bravo to the Groovy Goldendoodles! And bravo to Krispy Kreme – yummmmm! So glad you had a good day. Well done!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      Deirdre – we had such a great time, you would have loved it! Merry Christmas my friend & thanks so much for following the Boys!

  • Earl Lover
    December 21, 2015

    Good job spreading cheer guys!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      Thanks Earl. We truly enjoyed spending the time with so many friendly humans.

  • Nichole
    December 21, 2015

    Kudos for spreading Christmas cheer!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      Thanks Nicole – we loved the entire experience!

  • Two French Bulldogs
    December 21, 2015

    Spreading cheer right back at you
    Happy Holidays
    Lily & Edward

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      Oh Lily & Edward we’re so happy to have you as our friends! Merry Christmas & thanks so much for following the Boys!

  • Pedro and Alessandra
    December 21, 2015

    Days like these are what Christmas is all about!
    Doodletastic and so sweet!
    Merry Christmas Kathy, Harley, Jax, Doodle Dad and Family, may the season be bright and the New Year filled with health, happiness and lots of loving paws!

    Pedro & Alessandra

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      It’s the true meaning of Christmas! Merry Christmas Pedro and Alessandra & thanks so much for following the Boys!

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    December 21, 2015

    My friend just rescued a mom and a litter of puppies. I’ll be donating money for their care. I love what she does and it makes me happy to know that I can give something to help what she does every day.

    I love your pictures. They all had me grinning.

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      It’s always great to help others, and I love sharing the Boys with people every time I can. Glad to know we made you smile. Merry Christmas my dear friend & thanks so much for following the Boys!

  • Dory's Backyard
    December 21, 2015

    What a wonderful way to give back to the community!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      They did a PAWsome job with the campaign. Received over 50K toys. It was wonderful. Merry Christmas to you and yours & thanks so much for following the Boys!

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    December 22, 2015

    You guys rock!! Have a wonderful Christmas!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      Thanks Joann! Merry Christmas to you and yours & thanks so much for following the Boys!

  • Rama's Mama
    December 22, 2015

    What a great day! Merry Christmas!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      Hey Rama’s Mama! Merry Christmas to you and yours too & thanks so much for following the Boys!

  • Lorenzo Johnson
    December 23, 2015

    Just wanted to say Thank you for your time and donations. It’s time we take back our communities and continue to make positive changes to give our youth that fighting chance to make this a better world and make a difference. Thank you Toys for Tots and thank you Groovy Golden Doodles. Dogs are family too. Happy Holidays!

    • Cathy Bennett
      December 23, 2015

      You are welcome Lorenzo – it was a pleasure meeting you and the rest of the staff. We thank you for your selflessness and dedicated time to help others. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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