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Golden Doodle Follow-Up

If you noticed the comments section under my post about My Dog Daisy, you know that I heard from my friend, Ellen Miles, who writes “The Puppy Place” series.

Here’s the cover for Noodle, the book that features a Golden Doodle pup. Ellen does such a nice job with this series. The stories are sweet and pure, perfect for young readers who love dogs. By the way, breeders have also successfully mixed Poodles with Labs, and more humorously, Cocker Spaniels, called Spoodles or Cockapoos.

I know my Maggie, a well-read second-grader, will love this book!

Ellen wrote to me:

I had a great time writing Noodle because I set it in winter (my favorite season), at the beautiful little lake near where I live. There’s a little action in it, and a little suspense. Lizzie and her family are having a winter picnic at the lake when Lizzie spots a little puppy that has fallen through the ice. How will she help rescue him? And how will she figure out who his owners are? – or, does she even really want to? Lizzie falls hard for this cute, funny little pup.

My Dog Daisy

Our dog, Daisy. She drives!

This is our newish family dog, Daisy. (For the hard of hearing, that’s “newish,” not “Jewish.” We don’t discuss religion with our pets — though I’m quite sure our goldfish, Swimmy, is Buddhist, just seems to have a very Zen approach to life. But, oh my, I digress.)

Daisy is a Golden Doodle, part Golden Retriever, part Poodle. We’re pretty crazy about Daisy, and not just because she doesn’t shed. All the warmth and eager-to-please qualities of a Golden Retriever, but with the added smarts, long legs and bounce of a Poodle. And, yup, she drives! Fast and reckless, like a young Drew Barrymore.