Hi, everyone! My name is Noodle. My parents gave me a silly name to match my breed – a Schnoodle. I know what you’re thinking – “What the heck is a Schnoodle?!?” It is a Schnauzer/Poodle cross. I’m quite fancy!

You’re probably wondering what I did to deserve this awesome space of my own. It’s quite simple, really: I’m just me!

My story starts on Tuesday, January 10, 2012. That’s the date that my mom found me wandering the streets near her dad’s house (Hi, Grandpa!!!). She thought I was an old dog. My ribs were showing and my hair was really long, matted with poo, and I was covered in fleas. I even had some worms (that’s really embarrassing).

Day 1

My mom was in quite a predicament – she was only visiting Grandpa while on her lunch break from work. Lucky for me my Grandpa is the best and he let me stay on his screened in porch while she finished out her day. When she got done with work (she left early), she found out from some of Grandpa’s neighbors that I had been living under a mobile home on his street for about 2 weeks. Then came something so super scary – Mom debated taking me to the….p-p-p-pound! Eesh! That word gives me goosebumps. Anyway, she was conflicted because she already had a dog – my best friend in the whole world, Khia -and a cat – my wannabe arch nemesis but deep down really good friend, Jamison. She was scared that I could get them sick. Plus she thought I still had an owner out there looking for me. Little did she know that I got dumped off. For this reason, I am still deathly afraid of going in the car.

Anywho, back to my journey to wonderfulness. Mom called my Dad and Dad (he’s a great guy), he told my Mom to just bring me home and they would figure things out.

Before Mom took me home, we made a stop at the greatest place – PetsMart grooming center. She called them on the way and told them we would be there in 30 minutes. When we got there, everyone felt so bad for me. They told Mom it was going to take awhile and that they’d call her when they were done. In the meantime, Mom went to go change out of her work clothes and pick up Dad. She was waiting and waiting and finally called the groomers to find out if I was done. Turns out, I had been done for 45 minutes but they were loving on me and playing with me. They said I was the greatest! They gave me my very first toy and made me a collar out of a harness that someone returned.

Next step: HOME! Mom and Dad took me to my HOME! It was a very scary transition. I had trouble sleeping. Mom tells me that I would fall asleep sitting up and as soon as I would drift off, I would jolt up and move somewhere else. I was scared of everything, including things that didn’t even move.Noodle Cleaned Up

Mom and Dad took me to the vet and got me medicines and my vaccines. They found out I was only about 6 months old! That night I got the best surprise – I SLEPT IN A BED!!!! Well, more like I did the whole drift/jolt thing all night but you get the point.

Now, here we are almost 3 years later. I live the greatest life a dog can live and that’s why I wanted to write this blog. I want to share all my adventures with everyone! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Then and Now

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  1. Bonnie says:

    you’re adorable!!! 😀

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  2. Aloha, Noodle and a Maltese salute! Thank you for coming to visit our silly dog blog. I enjoyed reading your tales and look forward to hearing more about your adventures as you explore your home so far from mine.

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  3. colinandray says:

    Hi Noodle! My Dad tells me that you are following his blog about me. Thx buddy! My name is Ray and I was picked up by the Oakville & Milton Humane Society as a stray. I needed lots of “work” but eventually I found my perfect home and have been here for over 18 months. I am a lot bigger than you and am about 4 yrs old now. Don’t take any nonsense from that cat (I really don’t like cats ……………. or horses!). Talk again soon. Woof!

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    • Hi, Ray! I am so happy we both found homes with people who love us. My mom tells people I’m still a work in progress. I get away with a lot of stuff because of my past and, of course, because I’m cute. The cat is a tricky one. Lately, he’s been being really nice to me. I’m super suspicious. There are lots of horses in my neighborhood. Those are really big animals. I don’t think I’d like to get too close to one. I look forward to reading your adventures! – Noodle

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  4. I love your story & am beyond thrilled that you found such a loving home! You deserve all the happiness you’ve been blessed with! 🙂
    Ps) My mom has 2 schnoodles – you are a very clever breed 😉

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  5. dogwuff says:

    You poor thing, having such a horrible start in life. My mum says I haven’t had a single unhappy day in my five years (she forgets the broken toe and the dreadful trauma of the groomer). I’m glad you’re happy now. High five!

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    • My past is in fact very sad. I try not to think about it. Every now and then I have nightmares but overall I like to think I am the happiest dog in the whole world. Except during grooming. I totally agree with you there! Thanks for writing to me 🙂

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  6. Clowie says:

    Hi Noodle! It’s lovely to meet you and I’m very glad that you have a good home now.

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  7. Hi Noodle! I think your site is awesome! Btw my nickname is ‘Puppy’…so we have something in common! 😉

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  8. Uschi says:

    Hi Noodle, thanks for following Sawyer’s adventures! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures as well…

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  9. Uschi says:

    Hi again Noodle – thanks for following my blog as well, not quite daily like Sawyer’s, but I try to post non-Sawyer pics once in a while. Of course it’s so much more fun taking pics of the little guy :). I love your blog! xoxo

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  10. Cupcake says:

    Great Gotcha story! You’re gorgeous, N. I can’t wait to get to know you better. I’m your newest follower!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  11. Hi Noodle! I hope you don’t mind, but I wanted to nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. If you would like to accept, please visit here:

    http://phoebemd.com/2015/01/05/blog-awards/

    Cheers! -phoebe

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  12. Nylabluesmum says:

    Mee-you Noodle thee Schnoodle…that iss thee bestest name!
    You sure had a ruff start inn Life butt yur Mum an Pappaw sound FAB! Wee iss so glad you has a doggie an kitty fursib too…
    **nose bumpss** ‘Purrince’ Siddhartha an ((hugs)) LadyMum x0x0x0

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    • Awww thank you! Your name is pretty serious business! It’s wonderful to be loved, although I’m not really a fan of my cat brother a/k/a the devil.

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        Mee-you Noodle it sure iss seereeuss! Mee new mee had a speshell name an when mee herd it mee reesponded. Butt mee did not know mee wass Purrincelee till LadyMum told mee so. Then to find out mee middle name iss ‘henry’ aftur mee Cussin (may hee runn in peece) just made mee so full of purride!
        Mee iss so sorry that Jamieson iss such a devil…hee should bee glad to have a doggie furend as luvly as you!
        Yurss, ‘Purrince’ Siddhartha

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  13. Thank you for visiting my blog, Noodle. You have a wonderful story, and a very interesting family!

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  14. Hiya Noodle! I’m so glad to you found your furever home!! What a wonderful thing for you and your mom and dad!

    Thanks for following us! We’re looking forward to reading about you, your wonderful family, and your many adventures!

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  15. gahlearner says:

    Hello Noodle, here is Maia. My mum tells me that you’ve been visiting, and following our blog. Thanks for dropping by and following us. You look like the kind of dog I could get along with, at least as long as you play with me in this ver…veer…virshual playground.
    and, your handsome! 🙂 Thanx, Maia the Pretzl (mum will have to write about that name).

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  16. gahlearner says:

    Hello Noodle and family. Maia and I think you should have the Creative Blog Award. If you like it, grab it here: https://gahlearner.wordpress.com/2015/03/21/flighty-friday-awardy-eclipse-and-share-your-world/ 🙂

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  17. […] love interest, Noodle, may have opened a restaurant in my hometown, […]

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  18. Thank you for following me Noodle. I like your name I also like noodles!
    ~Lowryder~

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  19. Bella says:

    I can’t wait to read more about you Noodles. You sound like someone who I would enjoy a day in the park with.
    If you would like to get to know me some more you can stop by my page at
    apawfectlife.wordpress.com

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    • Hi, new friend! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I just followed your blog. I can’t wait to read more. If you’d like, you can come over as we’re celebrating my 4th birthday today. Just go to my newest post. There’s lots of food and even party favor bags! *ear licks*

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  20. pilch92 says:

    I am glad you were saved. You are adorable 🙂

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  21. […] bestest and only boyfriend Noodle has blogged about sitting in his Grandma’s lap when she comes to visit. It looks very […]

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  22. Miriam says:

    So very adorable. How can I not follow your adventures?

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  23. Hi Noodle Schnoodle! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you [and your human] for the Blogger Recognition Award. No pressure to do anything…but I just wanted you to know that I think you are the bee’s knees 😉

    Here’s the link if you want to find out more:

    http://phoebemd.com/2016/01/20/the-birth-of-puppydoc/

    With hugs,
    puppy [and samantha]

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  24. Hi Nooooodle! This is Samantha…Puppydoc’s feline friend! I just wanted you to know that I, Samantha the cat, nominated you for a One Lovely Blog Award. If you don’t feel like doing anything or don’t have the time….no prob! I just wanted you to know that I totally think your blog is lovely! 🙂

    If you would like more info, or to check out my blogging skills (it’s nowhere near yours!) you can come here:

    http://phoebemd.com/2016/01/28/puppydoc-samantha-twins/

    Hugs and licks,
    Samantha 🙂

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  25. […] About Noodle: My Story From the Beginning […]

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  26. Christmas says:

    I decided to check this out because I never knew your story, and you are an inspiration!

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  27. Gosh, Noodle, you came back like a champ from a really lousy start. I’m not crazy about baths, but anything’s better than fleas – and boy did you look a whole bunch better too. I bet it was great to get the stink off.

    I hope you’ve forgiven the people who kicked you out of their car – (ever! but especially when you were just a baby) – since it led to your finding such a great forever home.

    But I’ll hope you’ll understand that I NEVER will. I wish somebody would dump THEM on the street without food or anything else, scared to death every waking moment – too scared, even to fall asleep.

    I stick up for my friends. I can’t stand it when I hear about cruelty – even two-leg to two-leg, but *especially* when 2-legs are cruel to anything smaller than them.

    I’m not sure I understand that breed – some of them are such bullies, and some are as sweet and kind as your folks and my Mom (and birth-Mom).

    Mom’s allergic, so I was born for her – but everybody took care of me as if I were their very own until she came to get me, so I got lots of love, healthy food, and great company. Mom says if some old person or military guy has to find a home for a purebred Shih Tzu, maybe someday I will have a playmate. We’re on some kind of list here.

    Anyway – sorry to rattle on. I just wanted to let you know that that the link is up on my very first blog post, “Blogging Tips from a Shih Tzu.”

    Woof! Tink

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  28. […] About Noodle: My Story From the Beginning […]

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