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Harley and Leo are like the “gifts that keep on giving.” Since their arrival I’ve felt as if I’m living a fairytale. It’s as if I’m a character in Peter Pan and the boys are a doodle version of Tinker Bell complete with “pixie dust!”


In the famous folktale, Tinker Bell would often tell Wendy Darlng, “All you need is faith, trust and pixie dust.” And with this website, and ALL the joy it’s brought me I too am a believer:

“I do believe in fairies, I do, I do, I do!”

“My faith” is in God, my family, and my love for writing. Everything the boys do – I see it as a story.


“My trust” is in my website wizard, my friend and social media mentor. She doesn’t own or want a dog, and she’d never heard of a doodle, but after reading a handful of blog posts she told me “you have a passion that needs to be shared.” So I put my passion in her hands…


“My Pixie Dust” is YOU! The fact that you continue to read, support and love the boys and all their antics is indescribable. You have become an extension to our doodle family. Your comments and remarks are so special and important and always welcomed, please don’t ever stop sharing them with us.

A year and some months later, my life now gone completely to the dogs –  I meet an incredibly talented entrepreneur – Pamela Wahl, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of “The Virginia Maryland Dog Magazine”


…and she’s invited The Boys and I into her world as a contributing writer…


“I do believe in fairies, I do, I do, I do!”

The Summer issue contains my first article! When I saw it in print for the first time last week – I was speechless (that’s new for me) and tickled beyond words, and I just had to share it with you. I wrote about a trip we took to Dewey Beach, DE for a pawtastic Doodle event…








…but don’t let me tell you everything. You can check out our debut article (click the magazine snippet below) for yourself!


To learn more about why Harley & Leo went up to Dewey Beach and what they discovered once there, please read our Virginia Maryland Dog Magazine article on page 43 (digital edition here) and get the full Doodle scoop! Oh and be sure to check out the other featured articles in this wonderful online and paper magazine.

As always, thanks so much for reading, and I promise to keep writing…


  • Caren Gittleman
    June 20, 2013

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is some super duper exciting news!!!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 20, 2013

      Thanks so much, I’m really enjoying this journey!

  • Tiffany
    June 20, 2013

    So proud of you and the boys!! xoxox -DD

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 20, 2013

      And we are indebted to you for harassing me to do this in the first place – thanks Tiffany

  • Sadaf
    June 20, 2013

    love this, congrats Cathy!

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 20, 2013

      Thanks so much Sadif – Our Doodle Mom still talks about how special you are, we think so too! You’ll always be one of our furrvarite anipals! Harley & Leo

  • Claudette Pope
    June 24, 2013

    Congratulations Cathy, I am so happy for you and I am so glad that the wonderful and exciting exploits of Harley and Leo are now going to ge shared by even more doggy & doodle lovers. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      June 24, 2013

      Thanks Claudette – The Boys and I truly appreciate your continued support. It’s a doodle deal to have you as a subscriber. Woof to you!

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