International Pet Day!

In light of International Pet Day today, I guess it’s as good a day as any to write about my pets! I recently joined a Facebook group that celebrates Groodles, and it’s been really lovely to see all the photos and posts from people who have these beautiful dogs. In Australia the cross breed of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle is called a Groodle. I believe in The USA this cross breed is called a Golden Doodle.

Here is what our big guy looks like


We also have a little grey cat, but she’s a little more difficult to pin down for a photo opportunity!

Here she is enjoying some time with her dog brother


Although my husband and I had always been cat people, it was very obvious that our first son is a dog person. When he was about 5 years old we made the decision to get him a puppy. We did a lot of research to work out which dog breed would best suit our family and more particularly our special needs son.

We wanted a dog that would be robust and big to take his ADHD extra energy. We also needed a dog who would be easy to train, calm and with a very gentle nature to be a friend and a companion to our son’s autism characteristics. Research led us to our beautiful Moppett and we’ve never regretted it for a second.


Moppett has ended up being a treasure to all of us. He’s always there when we need a friend or a cuddle. He’s patient and has a beautiful nature. His big eyes and happy face encourage us to get out of the house and take him for walks and play with him. He’s just the most awesome pet and he should definitely be celebrated!

Moppet (13 of 28)Moppet (8 of 28)

Would I recommend people who are capable of caring for a dog get one? Yes I definitely would! I would suggest that they research the breed and size that would suite them the best, and I can’t stress strongly enough the importance of choosing a dog from a reputable breeder and ensuring they don’t use a puppy mill or even a shopping center pet shop (unless they are able to prove where their pups have been sourced).

Check out this info about dogs and the benefits they have on humans.

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” ― Josh Billings


Thanks to the guys at PuppySpot for the above information put into an easy to read graphic, and for anyone reading this blog in the USA you can check out their Puppies for sale! By using places like this you can really ensure that you get the right help and info to match you up with the right dog for you and your family! Happy puppy finding!

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