In my last post, you met our family feline, Rita. This week, it’s time to introduce our mutt, Bella von Doodle, a charming Goldendoodle who has brought an energy into this household that is unbelievable. Has there ever been a more energetic, endearing canine? (Okay, some of you are nodding “yes” as you think of your own beasts. We dog people are like that.) A mix of Golden Retreiver and Standard Poodle, the last six years with this dog have been an absolute delight for these two empty nesters. She’s always happy to see us, there’s never any attitude, and she readily cuddles up, all 80 pounds of her. What’s not to appreciate?