Aww, I feel very loved on this board LOL. I am sorry that I didn't post after our doodle romp (which was AWESOME BTW).
Maureen, yes, I did meet Abby and Riley and they are both gorgeous. Jacque, I met Harold, his wife and Gracey who is lovely as well! We had 17 doodles this time and it was pretty amazing. It is almost overwhelming to have that many owners there because since I organized it, I tried to talk to everyone! Before I knew it, a couple of hours had gone by and I only had two (not so terrific) pics and people were paking up to leave. Doodle romps are AMAZING in that the personalities of these dogs are so wonderful that there is never fighting, never worry about kids being around (unless the kid is small and a pack of excited doodles come running by LOL). 17 dogs happily at play was a very cool sight. I think Harold enjoyed it and most people showed interest in coming to another after the holidays.
Linda, Coal and Frenchy are doing just great. They are both really "growing up" now and are not into nearly as much mischief lately! They are both so quirky and it is adorable. Frenchy thinks she is a lap dog (at about 55lbs) and if you sit on the floor, she will get right into you lap! She also does this funny thing where she carries around a towel. It is like a security blanket to her. Mom has a pool and so there is a place under a counter on the back patio where she keeps the beach towels. Well, Frenchy just helps herself to a new towel whenever she wants which is so funny! Frenchy will be moving in March or April (with my family of course). Mom and stepdad are moving about 15 minutes away which I will love! They are about an hour away now. Coal will get so see a lot more of his sister with them living so close. Coal, well, he's a love. He gets into his trouble but what a sweet, good natured, doofy (meant in a kind way) dog. He still likes to dig and so Greg built him an enclosure along one whole side of the house so he could go outside unsupervised. Well wouldn't you know that he figures how to get out of that enclosure no matter how tightly we latch it. He is like Houdini! We get our tree today and I hope Coal doesn't eat it!! He's great, we love him. To the kids (especially the 3 1/2 year old) Coal is a best friend. They almost argue sometimes about whether he should come into Taylor's room or stay with Aidan.
Anyway, this is getting long. I have missed you all tremendously and I hope to be checking in a lot while I don't have classes to worry about. Take care!