Wednesday, February 28, 2018


It is with great pleasure that I can now offer my customers a quality food source that can be shipped directly to your home for the ultimate in convenience. No more wondering what kibble to purchase that has the quality of ingredients and taste your companion will devour. 

Life's Abundance is what I now hope all of my past, current and future pet owners will serve to their furry family member.  It has never had a recall....ever.  I can't say that for any other food out there.

Please go to the AnnaBlog and look at the boxes near the top of the page. Click the one that is labeled LIFE'S ABUNDANCE DOG FOOD and please read the write up. At the bottom, click on the LIFE'S ABUNDANCE link and you will get to the ordering page. Look around and check it out. It is easy to order size, variety, treats, products or the like.  Auto ship is so fast, I would not be surprised  if the food is at your door the next day. The plant is located in Connecticut and exceptionally efficient. 

For new puppy buyers, I recommend the puppy kibble. For mature or aging doodles, there are other varieties that will suit your companion perfectly.  Need less calories? No grain? Vitamins? Treats? It is there, just search.

Hurry now and go check out the link!  I am just sooooo excited!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

I know I am biased but I find it very difficult to find a pup prettier than this girl.

Clary McFadden is 12.5 weeks of age today and I just took a quick pic from my iphone and said 'oh my goodness'. So, I had to post it here because of her cuteness.  :+)

I am looking for a Guardian Home that is local (under a half hour from me (North Berwick, Maine) or my vets in Rochester, NH). Also one that is agreeable to my philosophy of minimal vaccines for her health and is willing to follow my protocol. The ability to provide the most nutritious and healthy food that is made from quality ingredients with strict product standards and has the time to train her to be the best she can be. A furry companion would be a bonus as Clary loves other dogs. Lastly, someone who is home most of the time. Maybe you work from home? Or can take a dog to work with you?  I know it is a tall order but shouldn't we want all pets to have the best possible home that affords great health, attention and nutrition? 

Important to mention, I am a strong advocate for products to control pests - be it fleas, ticks or mosquitos to be something I can use on me as well as them. Chemicals are not good for our environment, our own skin or our pets so why would we put it on our companions?  Wondercide, or sprays made from oils (recipes are everywhere on the Internet) are great for you and them.

If you are interested in being a guardian for Miss Clary, please call me at 207-676-5579 and ask questions about her. You can also post here if you wish or email me at  You can also read about being a Guardian Home on my homepage.  :+)

First car ride, vet checks and dew claw removal.

Bright and early this morning, I was preparing my car for Gunny and her pups' visit to my vet. There are many reasons to remove dew claws on pups and there are just as many to not remove them. My decision for removal is because they are an annoyance to maintain (grooming), get caught up on bushes, clothing, gates, fencing, etc., and if they rip (a common problem) it is extremely painful and bloody.  I do realize they are a 'balancing' appendage and do help with turning corners and grabbing onto rocks or ice for support; but my doodles are not rock climbers, racers or sled dogs; hence, I opt for the convenience to my owners.

The pups are doing super well and so is Gunny. All pups are gaining weight, milk is flowing and Gunny's appetite is excellent.

Here are a couple of pics taken at the vet office this morning.

Each pup is examined to see if there are any abnormalities or cleft palates. All are normal.

After the dews are removed, each gets a cuddle and a kiss from Dr. La Pine (left) and JoJo, vet technician.  :+)
I love Broadview Animal Hospital for their care and attention to each and every client.

'Belly up' Gunny!

One of Gunny's favorite positions - even with pups.  She loves to lie down with her belly exposed. 

Friday, February 23, 2018

Gunny whelped six little miniatures this morning!

After a long night of many 'pee stops', Gunny finally settled down to the business of bringing her six pack to this world.

Once she started, it did not take long - about an hour and 15 minutes to be exact!  Little momma and big momma are very tired and I know a nap is calling my name.  :+)  Before I find my bed, here are the stats and a pic.

  •   9:05 am - Blue Boy, weighs 9  1/4 ounces.
  •   9:15 am - Purple Girl, weighs 7  7/8 ounces.
  •   9:24 am - Green Boy, weighs 8 ounces.
  •   9:45 am - Teal Boy, weighs 8 ounces.
  •   9:59 am - Orange Boy, weighs 9  1/4 ounces.
  • 10:15 am - Rainbow Girl, weighs 8  5/8 ounces
Amazingly, no blacks were born. One chocolate male (Teal Boy), five either apricot or caramel depending on pigment color as they age (caramel has brown pigment and apricot has black). So Blue, Green and Orange are boys; Purple & Rainbow are girls. Very boy heavy in this litter.

The little chocolate guy is way at the end - barely can see him.

Enjoy! I am off for a nap!

Thursday, February 22, 2018


I always advise that my customers consider purchasing insurance for their new pet. Since I am at the vet office for a variety of reasons, I have first hand experience with the many health issues that befall our beloved pets and the exorbitant costs involved with some of the issues.  Never would I want to make a decision to euthanize my pet because of the costs involved with making them better.

Although I do provide you with 30 days of insurance from Trupanion with your pup pack, each family is different and will look for specific benefits.  I provided the link below so you can easily find what works best for you.

From my breeder friends, both Healthy Paws and Nationwide are high on their recommendation lists. However, I certainly suggest you take the time to investigate the many options.

Copy the link into your search bar!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Clary at 12 weeks.

Clary has been doing pretty well around here. She has taken the first steps to learning the dogie door to follow our other doodles outdoors. She is still unsure about the 'snap' that it makes but one step at a time. 

She has become very, very good about going 'Night, Night' at 10 pm on the dot without a whimper and is now enjoying a larger crate as well. Golly, she is growing like crrazy!  :+)

Last Sunday, I took her to Petco to their puppy social and Clary was quite confident!  I was so surprised and proud when she said to a larger Shepherd pup 'Stop bumping me, you are too rough'! This Sunday, I am taking her to the Kennebunk Shelter Puppy Social Hour so she meets other new pups of various breeds and sizes.  Exposing Clary to different pups will help her learn dog language as well as build her confidence.  It will also teach her some manners and most of all, learn to cope with other dogs for the future.  It doesn't hurt that it tires her out for a nice long nap when she is back home!

Clary and I were both beyond sad that the two potential guardian home candidates had to back out due to poor timing.  Hopefully, they will consider being guardian candidates when their lives are more settled.  Still looking for a family who would like to be the guardians for this spunky girl. She really likes to play, so a fenced yard and a happy go lucky canine friend would be such a bonus!

I expect Clary to be about 27 or so pounds and 17 inches tall. She has a very wavy fleece non-shedding coat that is soft and silky.  Loves belly rubs and is very funny to watch when something on t.v. catches her eye while snuggling on the couch with me.

She was 'tasting' a pine cone here.

I LOVE her head tilts!!!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Gunny is carrying a 'six-pack'!

Gunny and I went to the vets this morning for her pregnancy 'number' x-ray, and it shows six pups! I love this litter size, it is just perfect.  :+)

I pretty much have her whelping area all set up but I won't put my 'bed' in there until I see the symptoms of an impending delivery. Sometimes, if I am really, really lucky, my girl will whelp during the day.  I LOVE day deliveries but they are few and far between.  Most prefer the middle of the night or the wee hours of the morning. 

Delivery Day should occur between Feb. 21st and 23rd.  :+)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Which one of these pics do you the cutest one of Clary McFadden?  I know she is adorable but would love to see what you think.  :+)





Yes, she is still available for a local guardian home (with a physical fence, or a very secluded yard that is in a neighborhood that does not have busy traffic. Then I would be ok with an Invisible Fence type system.)  You must be local - close to my vet in Rochester, NH or me (within a half hour). Clary would love some well behaved children and/or another dog that would like to have a good friend. Clary is submissive to a well trained dog and enjoys them. She is sleeping from 10 pm to about 6:30 am. She does use her potty box, but I am working with her to potty outdoors as well.

Clary is 11 weeks of age and is sweet as they come.

Friday, February 9, 2018

She is here! She is here! Ready for a local guardian home!

Today, I finally was able to get my new girl from GREAT ROCK LABRADOODLES. Sickness, accidents, weather.... gave way to a perfect day to bring my girl home.

Please welcome ADNE's newest addition to the Annabelle Doodle family CLARY MC FADDEN!  The name Clary means 'bright and/or famous'. She already sparkles with that lovely silky black and white tuxedo pattern. Maybe she will become a 'famous' breeder for ADNE.  :+)  Keeping my fingers crossed; and now to find the perfect local guardian home for her that has a fence.

Clary is 10 weeks old and weighs 9 lbs.  I expect her to be around 27 lbs. at maturity. She has a wavy fleece coat and lovely temperament. I am pretty sure she would like to play ball.  I will certainly be taking more pics of this girl!

She was jumping for joy to be outside!

Sitting pretty.

'It's a ball'!

Love this face.

Clary seems to like it here in Maine.  :+)
Indoor pics taken today 2/10/17.  If you look really close, you will see that her eyes have not turned all brown yet - they may even keep a patch of the blue in them. Time will tell. Most Merle dogs (like Huskies) will have blue eyes or eyes with a spot of blue in them, but her parents have been genetically tested for the Merle gene and DNA does not lie - no Merle in this girl!

She loves having free time in the kitchen with all the other doodles at ADNE. Right now, she has settled herself quite nicely in the dog bed under my desk as I type.  :+)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


For those looking for adorable pups ready very soon for homes, please contact Lynn of Great Rock Labradoodles in Connecticut.  Certainly an easy ride from most East Coast areas to meet and greet these cuties.

This is curly Red Male.

Pink Girl has a wavy coat that MAY be a slight shedder.

You can contact Lynn by going to her website GREAT ROCK LABRADOODLES or Facebook page.  I am picking up my girl from her on Friday and cannot wait! 

Her email addy:

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Mating accomplished!

Yea!  Now both Wyatt and Charlotte can relax for the Super Bowl Game today. All of us will be home celebrating the Super Bowl preparations. 

We are all so happy that Wyatt's first breeding experience is now over and behind him. On Saturday, as much as he was eager to accomplish his mission, he needed some help, so we went to my vets for a collection and an AI on Charlotte.  We decided to all meet at my vets in case the same thing happened today, but Wyatt must have paid close attention to his lessons from yesterday and was very much into the 'real deal' and showed us all how it gets done.  :+)  He enjoyed himself so much, he was very reluctant to let Charlotte go. He kept jumping on her and giving her hugs while they were tied. It was rather funny.  We all had a chuckle or two over his antics.

So, now we wait about 30 days to see if those active sperms find an egg to fertilize! 

Rah, rah PATRIOTS!!!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Big weekend ahead and I don't just mean the Super Bowl!

Charlotte and Wyatt have dates scheduled for this weekend! Wahoo!  Reservations have been made for a honeymoon weekend here at the Homestead.  I am told Charlotte is getting all gussied up today for the big event.  :+)