On this day (Aug 1st) a few decades ago, Gladys & Harold were the proud owners (Oops) “parents” of a little baby girl…


The stories I’ve heard describe me as “cute” and “quiet”

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Even though I write about my Mother a great deal, I was – without a doubt, a “daddy’s girl”...

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I have heard people say that on your birthday, you should spend a portion of the day reflecting on your life. Some say you should “examine” where you’ve been and map out what is it you’d still like to accomplish.

While I shan’t bore you with my “bucket list” allow me to say; when I look back over this past year, I feel blessed beyond measure, richer from having received things more precious than gold, and gratified everyday.

Now don’t get it twisted! Yes there are truck loads of things I would like to own, and a laundry list that could stretch across this globe, of places I’d love to go. The truth of the matter is this: I am doodle*liciously honoured to be living my life right now.

Here’s why:

Everyday, no matter where I go, I get to watch peoples faces “light up” when they catch a glimpse of The Boys…

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It doesn’t matter where. A shopping plaza, gas station, or my furrorite neighborhood coffee shop…


Most times people want to absorb all the kisses, licks, and ruv they can from Harley…


While others “successfully” conquer their life long fear of dogs by sitting close to Leo…


There are those who want a photo taken with them…

And lil’ people are always intrigued and can’t seem to get enough of them…


Folks have told me a hug from Leo can make any horrible day better…

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And I can’t furget our furrends who love to hang out with them, but return them back to me to do the feeding, walks, and poop scoops!…


I never thought by loving two adorable creatures like Harley & Leo that they in turn would “pay it furrward” and share their love with so many.

So to everyone out there that’s hugged, petted, cuddled, or enjoyed reading about my two furbabies – thanks for giving me something to reflect on this past year. Today I’m walking around with the silliest smile on my face!

Are you curious about my birthday plans? Here are my highlights thus far:

I had a great birthday visit from two HUGE Doodle fans…


I’ve got cupcakes from DH, and trust me, they are even BETTER than they look…


And best of all, I’ve got two doods that ruv me and keep me smiling…


Thanks so much for reading and making us a part of you…


  • Caren Gittleman
    August 1, 2013

    Awwww you have me smiling and you ALWAYS MAKE ME SMILE!
    Wishing you the HAPPIEST of birthdays you loving Leo woman you!!!
    No wonder I like you so much! I LOVE LEOS!!
    One of these days I hope I am lucky enough to meet you and your babies!

  • Cathy Bennett
    August 2, 2013

    Thanks Dakota’s Mom. I would love for you to meet the Boys as I Dakota. You and I met briefly (and exchanged cards) at Blog Paws 2013. We sat together at one of the early morning sessions. but you were very popular 🙂
    There were so many people there – Whew! Hard to keep up. I am sure our paths will cross again.

    Thanks for the Birthday wish and for always reading….

  • laverne bennett
    August 2, 2013

    As always I enjoy reading the blog. This year was special because I got a hint about the birthday. happy birthday to my wonderful sister-law.May God continue to shower you with his blessings keep on writing your stories are great and inspiring.

  • Cathy Bennett
    August 2, 2013

    The Boys and I love you too Auntie Verne! Thanks for my birthday message. WOOF!

  • Claudette Pope
    August 3, 2013

    I’m so sorry that I missed wishing you a Happy Birthday on your special day. You are such a special lady and I am truly glad to be an acquaintance. I hope your day was wonderful. I know you got plenty of Doodle kisses from the Boys. As always I thoroughly enjoy your posts each week. Keep writing and I’ll definately keep reading. Happy Happy Birthday Cathy

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 6, 2013

      No apologies needed! Yes- there were plenty of Doodle Kisses on my birthday. The Boys and the two legged children took me out to a fabulous winery on Sunday – can’t wait for everyone to read about that adventure – in the Fall Issue of VA MD Dog MAgazine (it should be out sometime early Sept!) – Thanks so much for being a doodle fan!

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