All About Napa

My name is Napa, I’m the Lantern office dog, and I’m an F2B Miniature Goldendoodle. Those letters and numbers just basically mean I’m extra hypo-allergenic. I have real hair, don’t shed etc. My dad likes that, because pets usually make him sneeze and cough. Not me!

Anyway, my breeder was Kathryn Lee at Make Way for Doodles. My mom and dad, Amanda and Patrick thought she did a great job socializing me and getting me used to noise. I slept through my first set of fourth of July fireworks!

I was born in May 2011. My mom’s name was Moonglow (Goldendoodle), and my dad’s name was Prince Charming (Miniature Poodle). Below is my mom (left) and my grandfather, Prince Hiawatha (right)! Cool black ear, huh?

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Here’s a few photos of me growing up, thanks to Kathryn! I’m the little curly-haired one waving at the camera!

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And on June 2nd, 2011, my mom and dad came to pick me up. They met Kathryn at the vet after I got my shots. Here’s my dad’s face. He was a proud dad instantly!

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They brought me directly to Colt State Park to run around and play. I cried for a little while, but I got over it real fast once I realized I probably just became the luckiest, most spoiled-rotten pup in the world. No kids! Yay!

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Since that day, I’ve traveled the across the country, visited the Grand Canyon, walked the market in Seattle, climbed the cliffs of Fort Bragg, hiked the trails of Yosemite, visited the wildlife of Yellowstone, went digging for emeralds in North Carolina (see the photo of me colored orange below), went boating a bunch of times (below), played at dog beaches in Florida (below), gone wine tasting in Virginia (below) slept on plenty of hotel beds, visited dozens of dog parks and taste-tested a bazillion different dog foods (did I mention I’m a VERY picky eater?)

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I’ve also gotten my share of bad haircuts. Anybody know a good Goldendoodle barber out there that doesn’t want to shave me like a poodle?

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This one was the worst.. that’s my unimpressed face.

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So now that we’re friends, welcome to my blog! This is the place where we’ll be posting all the neat stuff we find and learn along the journey of dog ownership. Expect lots of videos and reviews of dog toys (I go through a lot!) and dog foods (lots of those too!). Just a little space here to tell stories and remember them. Thanks for reading!

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16 comments on “All About Napa

  1. Hi Napa, My name is Lou and I just bought an eight week old male pupp called Dexter. He’s awsome. he’s fawn with a black face and a cork screw tail. Love him. anyway he’s got a few issues I’m really concerned about. the day after I got him I took him to the vet and he checked out o.k. but the next day he started limping. the limp wasnt consistent nor every day. Today is the fifth day I have him and this afternoon he started crying and picking up his right leg. he wouldnt put weight on it. then sometimes he would walk on it then it came back, the pain that is. every time he wimpered i would feel his leg and he wouldnt respond to pain. Can it be growing pains? Also sometimes he wakes from a deep sleep and yelps twice then falls back asleep as fast as he got up. oh one more thing. he get hickups quite often. have any idea as to what any of this may be?

    The breeder said he hasnt had any problems with any of his pups and his parents looked very healthy when i saw them in person. also the day i picked him he seemed fine with no faults in his walk and pretty energetic.

    he is a ball of love. would appreciate any feedback.

    thanks, Lou

  2. Hi Napa. I am Pups the Traveling Labrador. I am a stuffed black Labrador that has been traveling the world for about 3 years or so. I love to meet new people. i usually hang out with my host for about a week or so,they take me on adventures and i pose for the camera. I am such a ham. I love pics. Check out all the places I have been, all over the world. woof Woof and nice to meet you.

    Love Pups

  3. I’m so sorry I just found this site…the name alone would give me a daily smile. I just took on a Leavitt for the first time. Fantastic breed to be sure.

  4. Hi Napa! Just found you! I’m picking up my new mini Goldendoodle n 7/1. I’ve been without a dog in the house for almost two years. Only a month to go before I meet my new little companion! Trying to pick a name for her. Any ideas?

  5. Dear Ñapa, my Yorkies are all 15 yrs… they still get around pretty good…lately, they have all started urinating while they are sleeping at night..too much of a coincedence even
    though they are old…because they lIke to go outside. I am beginñing to woder if the dye in the food has fin ally caught up with them…one of them vomits a lot after eating, then eats it back up a few times…I am going to buy all naural to see if that helps. What do yòu think?

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