Doodle Travel Buddies

I have decided that every beach trip should include doodles!  What great companions they are.

They are almost as much fun as grand fairies.

And every bit as enthusiastic as the kids.  On our walks up the shore, Molly was fascinated by all of the buckets, shovels and toys she saw children playing with, and even tried to snag a few.

Every child we passed wanted to pet her and she was happy to get the attention.  One cute pair of little boys with hair that almost matched Molly’s offered her one of their buckets and she carried it around for days.


It became her favorite toy.

Well that and the sand itself!

She was in digging heaven with all of that sand.  That dog was a mess, but cleaned up surprisingly easy.  I either sprayed her off or quickly brushed her and all of those pounds of sand fell right out of her fluffy fur.

The waves ranked pretty high on all of the dogs’ lists of favorite things.

They  loved exploring at the off leash beaches.

It  was a wonderful trip and only made better by having these sweethearts along for the ride.

My Pretty Girls


I could not resist having the girls pose in front of the zinnia fields.  
While driving from KS to FL, we have spent a lot of of time in dog parks with them, I figured they owed me a pleasant stroll through some flowers.  They might think this trip is all about them, but I deserve to choose some activities too, right?

Actually, we’ve enjoyed all of the trip, these girls are great companions on the road.  And I enjoy hearing the responses of strangers who see them, and the nice compliments they give these pretty girls.  Especially my Sugar, it is great to hear comments about what a beauty she is, because black doodles aren’t as popular as other colors.  I think some of it is that the pups are harder to photograph.  But in person, they are very striking dogs.

Plus, she is as sweet as her name.


Honey makes gorgeous children!  I can’t wait to see the next batch this spring.  

Doodles in Paradise

These girls might be enjoying the Florida camping trip even more than we are.


We have found the most wonderful  dog park, and when I saw this marker, I wondered why it hadn’t won best every year, because it truly is.

The pretty beach was full of happy families and joyous dogs.  We even met a tiny Labrador pup that Sugar and Honey immediately started cleaning and nuzzling.  They are mamas to the core.  I thought they were going to try to steal that baby from its family.  Which, in all honesty, I wanted to do too.  A very, very young pup does not belong at any dog park, even if it is Dog Paradise.

Traveling across country with three dogs isn’t easy, but days like this make it worth it.