If this is your first time logging on to Groovy Goldendoodles: WELCOME!
To better understand this modern day fairytale, please read the blog post; E.T. and ELLIOT – (dated August 16, 2012), and then join the rest of us back over here!
For everybody else waiting for the “the rest of the story….” here is what happened over the weekend.
Friday morning DD Tiffany (AKA Elliot) and I wanted to run around and gather a few supplies from various stores before settling in for the weekend, so I took the boys to camp at Olde Towne Pet Resort before linking up with her.
She picked up:
- Elevated feeding dishes
- Toys that roll
- Toys for tugging
- Teeth toy ropes designed for flossing, with a safe non-toxic breath freshening spray (I kid you not!) to give them “minty fresh breath” (which works by the way!)
- And baskets to “house” all their toys
I had extra beds, greenies, treats and dog food at my house, so I was grateful she called me before she reached the register.
Their reunion later that day was as expected, both boys were pleasantly surprised to see her, and with doodles and our purchases in tow, we started our “trek” to the other side of town. Upon our arrival, I opted to take them for a walk and let them get acquainted with the sounds, smell, and “lay of the land”…
That took some time because my two smell absolutely everything! By the time I walked them around inside the house, made “public” what rooms we wouldn’t “romp around in”, it was time for their dinner. They ate and Harley pretty much made himself at home, on a bed he was familiar with, in front of what became his “favorite place” – the family room window…
I will admit, I was trying really hard not to transfer my nervous energy to them, but I was concerned about an “accident” due to the change in environment, so I stayed on them like a “fly on fruit” – but the first night was “uh-oh” free! By mid-day Saturday, I remembered just how adaptable dogs can be regardless of their physical surroundings as long as they have their pet family around.
Harley made me laugh as I thought about that ole saying: “If you’re okay, then I’m okay”…
After reading part 1 of the E.T. story one reader asked this question: “How is Leo and DH taking all of this?”
DH Lee did great! He texted me once, and I called him once on Saturday to reassure him that he was loved! He stayed behind at our house – which was very thoughtful – and let me have my time with Tiffany, because deep down inside…well you know – letting go at any age is tough.
Both boys were on their best behavior the entire weekend. They allowed us plenty of time to get a ton of work done, all the while doing what they do best… keeping us laughing!
Leo did too! No one was sad when we left on Sunday…