A SPECIAL VALENTINE GIFT

On Wednesday you read about my pending Valentine Surprise, knowing I would dish the doodle dirt today. So as I promised, let me tell you about a special valentine gift from my furvorite Doodle.

It all began when we arrived at Olde Towne Pet Resort We were whisked away to the pool area, where Daniella was happily waiting for me…

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Immediately my heart started beating faster than usual.  You see, I truly love water. I absodoodletutley adore being in or around water. I believe this is partially why I eat, sleep and dream of moving to Charleston SC.

I read the book The Secret” (positive thinking creating life changing results) so now every time I meet someone new – I put it out there:

“Hello, my name is Cathy. I have a Goldendoodle named Harley and I can’t wait to move to Charleston!” #sosad

During my entire childhood, a portion of our summers included the beach. As an adult with my own family, I was grateful the tradition continued. When we became pet parents – this beach obsession took on a whole new meaning. #extrafun

Both Harley & Leo joined in on my water addiction, giving “love for water” more real estate in my heart. The summer of 2014 would not include a beach vacation. And without my annual dose of sand beneath my feet and sun tanned shoulder blades, I’ve sort of felt a little like a fish out of water #punintended

I was excited with the thought of watching him swim.

Since Harley hadn’t been in a large body of water in well over a year – we zipped him into a vest (to be safe) and away he swam…
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Silly me, he really didn’t need the vest, he was swimming like a Doodle! For a minute I thought I caught a glimpse of a grin on his face…

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Now here’s my special valentine gift –

READY?

I was in a wet suit at the other end of the pool!

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I know –

SHUT THE DOODLE DOOR!

It was beyond Doodletastic…

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You should have seen him. He was swimming towards me, climbing up my back like we were contestants on America’s Got Talent.

Wait – I’ve got video footage…

Talk about a memorable experience. I’m STILL smiling 🙂 Imagine – I was able to swim with the Doodle. Top that Disneyworld!…

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Before I close I must tell you this – I don’t know how in the Doodle French scientist Jacques Cousteau wore those wet suits for so many years. They fill up with water. #strangefeeling #mindlesstrivia

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A very special thank you to our furrends at OTPR for this incredible moment – one I will never forget. It was just the best!

And to all our furrends in Doodleville…

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This is the pawfect weekend be kind to someone, try it – you might like it! Thanks for reading and please – share us with your friends.

26 Comments
  • Dixie
    February 13, 2015

    Harley’s getting his swim practice in preparation for his move to the beach. Swim Harley Swim!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 13, 2015

      You got that right Dixie (I pray!) – I think he really missed swimming last summer more than I realized. I might have to reserve some more swim time this winter with Dani (not me!) to prepare him for this summer move (fingers crossed).

  • April
    February 13, 2015

    That made my Friday…WTG Harley! My Atticus just loves the water cannot wait until summer.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 13, 2015

      Oh April – so happy you enjoyed it 🙂 I had so much fun, it was the best!

  • Renee Dominick Dixon
    February 13, 2015

    This brought such joy to me this morning. The love on Harley’ s face was precious. Every time we go home, my Bailey can’t wait to go to Folly Beach. My girls have him spoiled to that. So glad we kept the house in the island, it is now our summer address.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 13, 2015

      Renee – Folly Beach is my favorite place in the Charleston area. My daughter is getting married at Folly this September, and I am too excited. It was so much fun, I missed our beach week last summer, can’t wait for this one. Happy Valentines Day –

  • DashLilly
    February 13, 2015

    Bravo!!! Well done Harley. Dash is a swimmer too. Not so much Lilly. I love the video of him swimming to you. What a guy–he loves his Doodle Mom! Happy Valentines Day!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 13, 2015

      Happy Valentines Day Deirdre – You must go swimming with Dash. It was truly a dream come true!

  • Amanda
    February 13, 2015

    That is a great Valentine’s Day gift! The joy on your face is priceless. 🙂 Wrigley loves to get in our pool… He swims a few laps and then prefers to lounge in his “doodle boat” (a special raft just for him). So spoiled!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 13, 2015

      Oh Amanda, I don’t know what I would do if I had a pool, I’d probably be all shriveled up because I would stay in there all the doodle time! I had a blast, it was so much fun. I am so grateful to OTPR for making this happen.

  • Emma
    February 13, 2015

    How cool in the pool! Love it. What a special time for both of you!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 13, 2015

      A doodle in the pool is so cool Emma, we loved it!

  • Jan K
    February 13, 2015

    That is just so awesome! It was hard to tell who was having more fun….you or Harley. I love how he wanted to just climb on top of you….so cute! Oh, I wish there was somewhere around here I could swim with my dogs. Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 13, 2015

      JanK – I think it was me! Harley was a little tired by the time I got in my wet-suit. He had already been swimming before then. I loved it, it was so much fun.

  • Claudette Pope
    February 13, 2015

    That is such a precious video. I was actually grinning so hard while watching this. I’m so glad you were able to film this moment. I tried the beach with Ziggy (Atlantic Beach in North Carolina), but he wasn’t having ANY of it. He ran from the water & hid hisself in a corner under our umbrella lol. Happy Valentines Day to you, Harley & Doodle Dad.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 14, 2015

      Oh my Doodle Claudette, Ziggy doesn’t like the water? I can see him hiding behind the umbrella too! PAWhaps in time, he will become a little more curious and captivated with the water. He’s still a baby, so give it time. Happy Valentines to you, Pope and Ziggy.

  • Tonya
    February 14, 2015

    Wow- you told me about this, but seeing is believing. I don’t know who had more fun though…you or Harley.

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 15, 2015

      Francine! I loved it!!!! Harley was tired by the time I got in that uncomfortable wet suit, that’s why he was climbing up my back LOL but it was great fun. A memorable moment for sure!

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    February 14, 2015

    What a great gift and so much fun!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 15, 2015

      JoAnn – It really was, I loved every minute of it!

  • Elaine
    February 16, 2015

    That was such a sweet video, Cathy I loved the way Harley swam to you. It looks like you both had a fantastic time there!

    And guess what? I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! My latest blog post has more details if you decide to accept the award. I think my readers will enjoy your posts and like sharing in the fun adventures you have with Harley!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 17, 2015

      Thank you so much Elaine, Pamela from Something Wagging this Way Comes, nominated me already for the award. Please know that I am truly honored you thought of me. I still haven’t finished my answers but when I do, I will certainly mention your kind and thoughtful nomination. So happy you enjoyed my video with Harley, he is such a sweetie pie…. Thanks for stopping by, please come back again soon.

      • Elaine
        February 18, 2015

        That’s great! Pamela has wonderful taste in fellow bloggers too. Consider yourself a double nominee. 🙂

        • Cathy Bennett
          February 19, 2015

          That’s so sweet Elaine, I’m a huge fan of both you and Pamela – it’s a double honor 🙂

  • Scott
    February 16, 2015

    What a beautiful and touching moment! Perfect for Valentines Day. You can clearly see the love on both of your faces. It’s nice that you were able to capture such a special moment with Harley on video. Thanks for sharing!

    • Cathy Bennett
      February 17, 2015

      Thanks Scott! – it was really special, I loved every minute of it. I think Harley had a great time too! Come back again soon!

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