Friday, November 5, 2010


We have an adorable Cockapoo dog, his name is Duke and he's 20 pounds of terror! Duke was named after my husbands paternal grandfather Reginald Marmaduke W., who was also known as Duke. Grandpa Duke was born on a boat that sailed from England to Canada in 1877 (yes that date is correct). Duke is our only "child" and he runs the roost! For those of you who are wondering what a Cockapoo is, it's a mix of a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle. We bought Duke from an on-line breeder, ANGELS COVE COCKAPOOS in Ohio.

Duke is hypo-allergenic, which is great for my dog allergies. He does not shed because he has hair, the other good thing about that is I don't have to vacuum every day!

Hanging out in Maine, waiting to go to the beach!

Duke loves to hang out on the foot stool in the family room

Here he thinks he's a "hot" dog after a trip to Pampered Paws

He's quit smoking the stogies, now if we could
only get him to give up the 3 martini lunch!

Totally bored posing for photos! and wondering
if there's a treat in it for him - he lives for treats,
don't we all - LOL!

Ah, feeling the wind in his face - one of his
favorite pastimes in the car.

I hope you enjoyed my post about my pet, he really is a lot of fun, especially when playing ball, or going for a walk. He's also a great little watch dog, like most males, very protective of his territory!


  1. awwww! he's so cute! I love to hear about bloggers pets... I may have to post about Holly Golightly soon... thanks for telling us about Duke x

  2. My he's a handsome fellow ... full of personality I bet!!! And so good to see another spoilt dog ... so it's not just us then.
    I love the idea of no pet hairs. Our house is full of long black hair from our labrador ... it's a constant battle!

  3. Well Duke is as sweet as he can be. How fun to have a dog with such a personality.

  4. Here's a hug and milkbone for Duke. You have a beautiful member of your family, keeping you in line. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Duke is too cute!! The photo with his head hanging out the window is one of my favorites. Sorry to hear about his martini habit. Hopefully one day soon he will overcome that habit. Duke makes me smile!!!!!

  6. Marmaduke -- now there's a grand old name you don't hear much anymore. Now everyone would just think of the cartoon dog. Cockapoos rock and yours is adorable, the little stogie-smoking rascal!

  7. I love cockapoos. Our good friends have one that's adorable. If I ever got a dog it would probably be one just like Duke!

  8. Hello! I wanted to return the blog visit and thank you for taking the time to leave a comment at mine. Duke is a cutey! And your Nana's pie looks mighty good too. :)

  9. Okay, those are adorable pictures!!!! Love!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

  10. What a cute blog you have. Found you through Big Oaks Farm. Duke is a doll and full of love (you can see it in his eyes). Look forward to more.

  11. I again looked for your email but couldn't find. I am making deviled eggs, hummus dip, and mini quiche.
    thanks for the visit and comment as always.

  12. He is beyond cute!!! Really like the 4th picture down :-)

  13. duke is so cute! i love his pose while standing up. we love our animals at heritage farm and it is really nice see fellow bloggers' furry friends! jill

  14. Duke is darling. Friends like Duke were my only children too and we loved them to pieces. Thanks for sharing your baby with us today.

  15. What a sweetie! I love that photo with the wind in his face. I wish my pets didn't shed.
    Hard to keep up with cat fur!

    You asked about the Jasmine Fairy Maidens tea.
    I bought it from Harney and Sons Tea. You can buy it online.

  16. I have an award for you over on my blog :-)

  17. Great dog! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I wanted, so much, to show photos of the bride and groom but my request was turned down. They are quite private and didn't want me to put their photos on the Internet. I was bummed but you know how it is. Gotta go with the flow. Take care. Love your visits. Susan

  18. I Love this post! My father gave me black cockapoo when I was 3 years old.. I had her for 17 years.... Best dog I ever had! And yours is a doll baby!
    Have a great week!

  19. No one can resist adorable pictures of pets and babies! I get the feeling that Duke fulfills both qualifications in your household! I know our Corgis are like children to us! I'll have to post about our Pete and Mimi one day! In the meantime, thanks for visiting The Spice Garden! It's fun to run into another New Englander here in cyberspace!
    Incidentally ... that apple pie with the beautiful leaf crust is beyond Martha Stewart! Gorgeous!

  20. Duke is just adorable...what a sweetie...looks just like my Teddy only a different color...

    i know what you mean...we feel the same...our Teddy is the center of our loved and adored...

    LOVED this post....

    hey, i am thinking about baking an apple pie today..i am off to see your previous post...

    so Happy to stop by and visit with you today...
    sending love,
    kary and teddy

  21. oh so cute! we went to visit our pup again at the weekend, so looking forward to bringing him home...

  22. Thank you so much for your comment.
    Your blog is so lovely and Duke is fab!!
    Now I am following you and I think I will come back here very soon.
    Pleased to meet you (virtually)


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