“My little dog—a heartbeat at my feet.”


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Meet the newest member of our family, Brie is a 12 weeks old white standard poodle.

July 27, 2011
Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.”
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I love spending time with my Poodles. I love solitude. I love being out in the country, and I love to take photos of them, here is one picture Mike took of us and the bonus is we all are looking in the same direction.

Aug 8, 2011

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I see her goofy puppy klutz

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I see her playful heart

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but most of all I see a cherished family member

one look into her eyes and you can see Love.

Aug 15, 2011
I adore my dogs .Everyone who knows me, knows this. They have the sweetest personality of anyone in my family; never crabby, loves humans, and probably would happily welcome a burglar into our home.
however, Chelsea was and Jackson is starting to be a counter-surfer. Brie cannot reach yet. Jackson is strong and athletic, he can (and will) reach and consume any food that is left within striking distance. This can be quite annoying, especially if you have gone to the trouble of cooking. He shows no remorse, even after all the verbal abuse, so……….Every time I see a list of foods a dog should not eat, I try to skim through it. Science learns more every day and occasionally I catch something new. That’s what happened today when I viewed this Wed MD slideshow. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to run through it; it’s short and to the point, and well worth your time.
Please copy and paste it into your browser, I cannot get the link working from here.

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Sept 30, 2011
Positive Reinforcement is widely recognised by dog training experts as the best and kindest way how to train puppy.

It is good for puppies and good for you as a loving and caring puppy owner determined to cement the foundations of a great relationship with your canine companion,

But….if you just dont have the time

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October 2, 2011

I tell Brie this all the time….Brie Hunny, you are a white standard poodle, you are not allowed to play in the earth.

Digging holes, dogs love to dig. Why do dogs dig? Who knows? I think because they are dogs and because it is pleasurable and fun.
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Jackson Come See
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Going for a run, Wait up for me!

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Resting in the house.

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Dec 2 ,2011

since Brie has come into my life I have once again gone overboard with photos. I just can’t help myself! She is a gift and is nothing short of miraculous for me. And even with the sleep challenges we all face with a new puppy, and the training (of which I’m actually guilty of being less strict than in my younger years I’m thrilled to have this special girl in my life.

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Dec 11, 2011
I am always on the lookout for the healthiest and safest dog treats, I found Himalayan Dog Chew. The Himalayan Dog Chew comes from an ancient recipe of the people of the Himalayas and Nepal, in the mountains surrounding Mt. Everest at more than 15,000 feet. It is made using traditional methods with yak or cow milk. They are all natural with no chemicals or preservatives.
Ingredients: yak and cow milk, salt, lime juice
NO preservatives and NO additives (Who does not prefer all natural dog treats?)

After reading this, you’re probably wondering: Isn’t this like hard cheese? Yes it is! What is wrong with that? The milk used in these in these chews is cooked therefore the protein is not in its raw form and your dog should have no upset tummy. The salt and fat content is so low that it is negligible. Because of their makeup, these dog chews that have been around for 6 years now, are not known to cause any intestinal blockage, unlike other dog chews, as for example rawhide dog chews

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Then Brie decided she wanted both, 🙂 she was walking around with both in her mouth.
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Dec, 2011 Brie is 8 months old.

Christmas Week in the Country

The sun was making its appearance on the horizon, we were already outside for a day of running and exploration, Winter days are often gloomy with frigid temperatures, heavy snowfall, and limited sunlight but on this day of fun and adventure the weather showed mercy and blessed us with ideal conditions.
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Feb, 2012

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I love…..
when you come when I call.
when I open the bathroom door and you are sitting there.
Your over the top greeting when I come home.
When we sit together.
watching TV and you lay your head in my lap.
that you love your family as much as We love you.
seeing the two of you snuggled close.
telling you that we are going for a walk.
seeing your furry face first thing in the morning.
that going in the car with me makes you both so happy.
taking you to see new things and places.
watching the two of you and your special relationship with one another.
watching you watching me.
how you guard our home.
seeing you so entertained by the squirrels.
I love you both with all of my heart.
March 2012

It’s the Little Things

I cannot tell you how many times a day I say How Sweet is She?
Watching Brie play with her favorite toys and Jackson makes me smile
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March 24 2012

Brie is 11 months old

They ran through muddy fields running at full speed back and forth across the property for the pure joy of running. We love watching them run with such a burst of energy, free to roam and explore.

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It took three towels before I could even bring her inside

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we love our dogs, and they love us even more. There are many ways to raise a dog, as long as we raise them with the love they deserve. So when they come running up to you with wet kisses, or dropping a favorite toy at your feet for a friendly game of “tug of war”. They are simple happy dogs!


April 24, 2012

I can’t believe Brie is having her first birthday! Time has really flown by and reflecting on last year, it’s been a great one. I can’t believe it!
Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Girl.
We all Love you.

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April 24, 2012

It is amazing how fast a year can go by when you are not paying attention. It seems like only yesterday when we brought Brie home. Yet, here we are celebrating her birthday.
People often ask me what it is like to have two Poodles in my family. Many want to get a companion for their current dog and think that bringing a second one into their house will take care of all the playing and make life easier. Ha! Double the trouble but Double the fun too. Brie is my shadow and makes me laugh harder than any human could. She always wants love and when I am on the couch, she is right there beside me all snuggled up.
Always a loving companion and always making my heart feel good. However, she eats sticks, runs after anything that moves and does she have a voice on her! and the pitch gets higher the more you ignore her.
Happy 1st Birthday Sweet Brie! May we have many more happy, healthy loving years.
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July 8 2012

Brie in the country resting after a swim.

15 months old

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After Brie’s Swim,

I see a loving Connection

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Aug 1 2012

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December 9 2012 Hanukah
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Jan 6 2013 in the country

Plowing through the snow.
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Feb 12 2013

Brie home from the groomers

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Feb 23 2013
Brie afternoon nap

Jacks and Brie were playing in the snow all morning, Brie came in the house and went to take a nap. This was not okay with Jacks , he went to get her best toy, walked over to Brie and showed her he had it, that got her attention, It worked! Brie ran after Jacks and her toy, Jacks was very happy and they raced around the house, Brie barking at Jacks and Jacks wagging his tail running away from her.
I sit and watch them smiling, which I can do all day.


June 9 2013

Brie finds a Groundhog

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Nov, 2013

Every night after dinner Mike takes the dogs for a walk, when they come inside they run upstairs to me, I am on my computer and Brie wants to play, this is how she tells me….

Dec 2013

Happy Holidays

April 24, 2014

Happy 3rd Birthday Brie
Brie is 3

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19 Responses to Brie

  1. Michael says:

    What a cute pup. And what a delicious (!) name. I mean, if you are going to name your dog after a cheese, Brie is much nicer than… Gorgonzola (said with a little vocal question mark-like upturn.)

    She is really a sweet pup.

  2. Gina says:

    What a perfect name for this lil angel! Geez they will keep you hopping now! Congratulations ya lucky Woman!

  3. Gina says:

    I am swooning here… I want oneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  4. Gina says:

    I need a new pup pic!

  5. phillip levine says:

    The dogs look beautiful. glad you are happy with them


  6. Julia says:

    Wow, seeing her yesterday and then looking at these pictures, I can see how much she’s grown in just a few short months! She looks much more poodle-y now.

  7. Gina says:

    Sweet as can be, that Brie:) I love the pics! Keep snapping!

  8. sharon kimmel says:

    How fast she has grown.. So cute. love the digging pic. Funny for me maybe not for you.
    Where were the outdoor shots taken?

  9. Donna says:

    Brie is absolutely gorgeous! I can never see too many photos of that pretty face!

  10. Gina says:

    Can I babysit???

  11. gina says:

    I love the pictures of happiness
    I love Bries name, makes me hungry for wine and cheese.
    I love that Jax give me a thrill each and everytime I see his pic
    I love that they protect you
    I love that my Ginger now recognizes the photos and licks the tablet
    I love that these two have brought love to you!

  12. blima says:

    I love you G.
    I am so thankful for a friend/sister who is truly happy for me and blessed to have you in my life.

  13. gina says:

    We could jello dye her before she goes out to mud up? Yes! Lets dye her brown! LoL

  14. JoAnne says:

    How can so much love fit into such a fluffy little cloud? She keeps coming back for more love and kisses. What a sweet puppy!!

  15. Neesa says:

    Your dogs are well loved. Lucky them…and you.

  16. Linda says:

    Such a sweet , sweet Brie!!! I look at the pictures and know the what love feels like.

  17. Russ says:

    That is so cute ty for sharing !

  18. Linda says:

    I just watched the video of Brie
    & I watched the videos of Katie .

    Very Cute.

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