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I had high expectations for our 2nd Annual International Doodle Dog Day celebration…

Sunday I planned a “fun in the sun” celebratory Doodle Romp day with a few South Carolina Doodles.

Two Doods – Ripley + Rue created this holiday in 2017 with the help of thousands of Doodles around the globe in over 10 major cities!

More cities jumped on board this year and I was pretty excited about it myself.

I was anxious to meet some of the Doodle pawrents I’ve been communicating with through social media, and spend a few hours watching the Boys have some fun.

But it never happened.


The day started out great…

But quickly my plans started to change. Apparently, my tire befriended a nail from the construction in front of our house. By the time I’d driven about 5 miles, things took a turn for the worst.

Tire pressure warnings started blinking on my dashboard and the PSI numbers were declining rapidly. I swung into a gas station and put air in the tire.

The air gushed out again.

God bless Walmart. They were three blocks away and my four quarters purchased enough air to get us there…

They were speedy, courteous and reasonably priced, but by the time they were finished my event was over.

I felt as if I’d failed them and their special day.


A tad disappointed in the events of my afternoon, we completed a few errands and then headed back to the hacienda.

After dinner, I grabbed a few balls and we headed to our special place down the street. I figured I could salvage some of the day by letting them romp together off leash for a while…

Shortly after we arrived, lil’ people gravitated over to us…

to play…

with the Boys…

Everyone had a Doodle*tastic time…


Pawhaps my revelation occurred as I tossed the ball back and forth, or maybe when the children joined our lil’ pawty   – but sometime between all of that I realized Harley nor Jaxson need a special day.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s an honor to have a day dedicated for others to recognize just you! And we were overwhelmed to be included in Spencer the Goldendoodle‘s blog post…

But even with all my best laid plans unaccomplished – I learned a valuable lesson. Every single day with them and a ball, some grass – and if we’re lucky…. a couple of lil people and it’ll feel like Doodle Dog Day all the time.


Only two more days remaining to sign up for the Wacky Walk’r Urban Leash give away…

Monday – the beginning of anything you want ❤

  • Dashlilly
    May 7, 2018

    International Doodle Day!! How did we miss it? Looks like it was a super day regardless! And really every day is international doodle day in our world!!! Great post!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 7, 2018

      Oh Deirdre – how could you? LOL No worries, plan for a make-up this coming weekend!

  • Shadow and Ducky's Mom
    May 7, 2018

    Hopefully you’ll soon get to meet some of those local Doodle Pawrents and their Doods. Glad you all got out to have some fun after the tire ordeal!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 7, 2018

      It looked rather dismal initially, but at the end of the day – it was all good!

  • Cathy Armato
    May 8, 2018

    You’re so right, any day can be doodle-iscous if you make it happen! I’m sorry you didn’t get to play with all the other Doods you hoped to meet up with but the day seemed pretty spectacular to me! Glad they enjoyed it.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 9, 2018

      Cathy – I can honestly agree with you. At the end of the day, I really had a great day with them. A bit of a different adventure, but still one for the books. We had a blast.

  • Monika & Sam
    May 8, 2018

    Bummer that you missed “the event” but looks like you made due improvising. Well done.

    • Cathy Bennett
      May 9, 2018

      It was a fun day Monika, probably because they were with me, flat tire and all.

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