END OF THE YEAR DOODLE AUDIT

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This last week of 2017, I decided to do an end of the year doodle audit. I wanted to look back at each month and analyze what posts were popular, what I could learn from them and which ones still made me laugh. It was an educational experience, I trust and pray the decisions I’ve made for minor changes in 2018 will be successful. #moreonthatlater

2017 with the Boys has been a good year. Our Goldendoodle “niche-blog” neighborhood has grown, which I owe many thanks to you for sharing our stories. It’s a treat to receive your questions and I love your support and encouragement. We take pleasure in knowing we’ve made you smile.

While going through my end of the year audit, I selected one from each month that holds a special place in my ❤️

Here’s a Doodle snip-it of those posts –

JANUARY –

BEEF PUMPKIN QUINOA BURGERS I loved working with the Honest Kitchen. For me – recording those recipe videos were beneficial in so many ways. I learned techniques and work arounds substituting different ingredients. Not a baker (by no means) so everything I made was a challenge. These burgers were easy to prepare and are still a huge hit with both Harley and Jaxson… 

END OF THE YEAR DOODLE REVIEW

FEBRUARY –

IRREGULAR COAT QUESTION this was the launch of our “we’ve got mail” posts (which I hope to dust off and bring back in 2018) inspired by the emails you send. There are various different coats on a Goldendoodle to include one that’s called “irregular.” Many people mistake the dog because of the coat. I learned plenty in the process…

END OF THE YEAR DOODLE REVIEW

MARCH –

OFF LEASH DOG ATTACKFrightening experience! I never really gave much thought about what I would do until I was faced with an actual encounter. Make sure you read the conclusion too!… 

END OF THE YEAR DOODLE REVIEW

APRIL –

NEW NEIGHBORS Final move to our downtown Charleston home took place in April. I love my neighborhood so much – it just felt right sharing it with you!…

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MAY – 

PHOTO SHOOT#SAVETHEPUPPIES Anytime we can help heighten awareness or support a cause to benefit pups in need, we’re there. We had fun participating in the My Name is Milk Calendar Photo Contest…

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JUNE – 

PLEASE DON’T PET MY HEADMaybe it’s the doodle interest or Jaxson’s just got that look – but everyone always wants to pat the top of his head. He’s not a fan. Turns out most dogs aren’t…

END OF THE YEAR DOODLE REVIEW

JULY – 

LETS TALK TONGUES I had no idea the importance of the tongue. It’s really “da boss” of the mouth!…

END OF THE YEAR DOODLE REVIEW

AUGUST –

DOGS MOUNTING DOGShad to write this blog post because it’s just so personal. Harley is a humper Why dear Lord?…

END OF THE YEAR DOODLE REVIEW

SEPTEMBER –

WALKS WITH MY DOGS it was so comforting to know I am not the only pet parent who prefers to walk their dogs alone…

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OCTOBER –

MOBILE GROOMINGtaking the Boys all the way back to where we used to live for grooming was getting old. I needed to find another groomer that was closer. Could mobile grooming be the answer?…

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NOVEMBER –

TAIL WAGGING HOLIDAY HAPPINESSexpanding pet therapy from the hospital to the airport was one of the coolest moments of the year. Harley and 21 other therapy dogs changed frowns into smiles the day before Thanksgiving…

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DECEMBER –

THIS ONE#pawsdown! Sharing special stories with special people on the last day of the year (which also happens to be Jaxson’s birthday) – just might be my new all time favorite…

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Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right! – Oprah Winfrey

7 Comments
  • Emma
    January 1, 2018

    Happy New Year! You all have made some huge changes, all for the better it seems. Harley needs to meet Madison. She is the smallest of us three and is the humper. No idea why, and Mom does not like that at all!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 8, 2018

      Well at least if Harley humped Madison it would make more sense! LOL
      I wish they could meet, although I think Emma is Harleys soul mate. Jaxson, Bailey and Madison would be the three amigos….

  • Pamela
    January 2, 2018

    This post made me so sad. It demonstrated how many great posts I’ve missed on my favorite blogs due to sporadic internet. Hopefully I’ll be able to fix that problem in 2018.

    Your humping post made me laugh. I had two female dogs who used to take turns humping each other. But only in the house and only when company came.

    The good part was that it was mutual and one of the few times they did not get on each other’s nerves. So I was find with them having an outlet. #dontembarrasseasily 🙂

  • Monika & Sam
    January 2, 2018

    Happy belated birthday Jaxson! A lovely wrap up to what looked like a pawsome year. All the best in 2018 with more great adventures.

  • Shadow and Ducky's Mom
    January 5, 2018

    Happy Belated Birthday Jaxson!! Boy, how this year has flown by! I would have thought the loose dog post was just 2 or 3 months ago! I have to go back and read some of these posts again.

    Happy New Year!!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      January 7, 2018

      Happy New Year my friend! I think 2017 flew by, so don’t feel bad – I too have a ton of catching up to do too!

  • Jan K
    January 7, 2018

    Happy New Year! You had quite a great year, with a variety of post topics. We look forward to what you bring us in 2018! ♥

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