We are proud to introduce our Goldendoodle Sadie (8 years) and our West highland terrier

Whitey (14 years).   Our nickname for Sadie is “goofy doodle”!  She is a happy girl who shows her excitement for you coming home by grabbing a shoe or the tv remote and prances around with it.  Never biting it but making it a game to get it back.

     Thanks to Garry she is also a mooch and will jump on the couch, put her paw on your arm in the sincerest way to ask you for a bite of whatever you’re eating!  Such a character!   Whitey on the other hand is all terrier. In his younger days, he captured more mice than our farm cats!   At this time of his life, he is deaf and almost blind, however, his nose leads him anywhere he wants to go!  He walks with us several times a week 2 miles at a time.   He too is a mooch (thanks Garry) and he knows when there is food about.  His nose knows!   Now that he is an old guy, he has become bossy and demanding. When he wants to join us on the porch in the morning, he has a specific bark he uses.  He uses that same bark when he wants to go to bed (our bed- he’s a bed hog) and if you don’t respond at either time, he will give you a stare that bores into you until you give up and do what he wants! 

     Both dogs when they are fed, happy and content, go over to their toy basket and fish out their benebones and start chewing, usually simultaneously or pick up their balls and want to go fetch.  Even Whitey as blind as he is, will bring you his ball to throw and he will find it.    

      Dogs have been part of our family for over 40 years- we’d be lost without them!      


Here are some interesting facts on West Highland Terriers, and Goldendoodles.


The West Highland Terrier, often referred to as the Westie, is a small and energetic dog breed that originated in Scotland. They are known for their distinctive white double coat, which consists of a dense undercoat and a harsh outer coat. The Westie's alert expression, sturdy build, and playful nature make it a popular choice for dog lovers worldwide.

West Highland Terriers are typically friendly, confident, and intelligent companions. They are known for their independent spirit and can sometimes exhibit stubbornness, but with proper training and socialization, they can be obedient and well-behaved. They are generally good with children and make suitable family pets.

Due to their origins as hunting dogs, Westies have a strong prey drive and may chase small animals, so it's important to supervise them around other pets. They are also known for their watchdog abilities, as they are quick to bark and alert their owners of any potential danger.

In terms of exercise, Westies are moderately active and require daily walks, playtime, and mental stimulation to keep them happy and healthy. Their small size and adaptability make them well-suited for various living situations, including apartments, if they receive regular exercise and mental stimulation.

Grooming is an important aspect of caring for a Westie. Their double coat requires regular brushing to prevent matting and occasional hand-stripping to maintain the texture and appearance. Some owners choose to have their Westies professionally groomed.

Overall, the West Highland Terrier is a charming and lively breed that brings joy and companionship to many households. With their playful nature and distinctive appearance, they have become beloved pets for families and individuals alike.



The Golden Doodle, also known as the Goldendoodle, is a popular crossbreed dog that is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. This hybrid breed has gained significant popularity due to its hypoallergenic coat and friendly temperament.

Golden Doodles come in a variety of sizes, ranging from small to large, depending on the size of the Poodle parent (standard, miniature, or toy). They typically have a wavy or curly coat that can be gold, cream, apricot, or red in color. Their coats are low-shedding and considered hypoallergenic, making them a favorable choice for individuals with allergies.

In terms of temperament, Golden Doodles are often described as friendly, social, and intelligent. They tend to inherit the best traits from both parent breeds. They are known for their affectionate nature, gentle disposition, and desire to please their owners. These qualities make them excellent family pets and therapy dogs.

Golden Doodles are generally adaptable and can thrive in various living situations, including apartments, as long as they receive regular exercise and mental stimulation. They are moderately active and enjoy activities such as walks, playtime, and training exercises. Due to their Poodle heritage, they may also excel in activities like agility or obedience training.

As with any dog, early socialization and consistent training are important for Golden Doodles to grow into well-rounded and obedient companions. They generally get along well with children, other pets, and strangers, making them a popular choice for families.

Grooming needs for Golden Doodles vary depending on their coat type. Regular brushing is necessary to prevent matting and keep their coat healthy. Some owners opt for professional grooming every few months to maintain their coat's length and appearance.

In summary, the Golden Doodle is a friendly and intelligent crossbreed that combines the best qualities of the Golden Retriever and the Poodle. With their hypoallergenic coats and loving temperament, they have become a popular choice for families seeking an affectionate and low-shedding companion.

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