"AboutLastWeekend"s new LA correspondent, aka my friend Cameron, emailed me about a gathering of Labradoodles she recently hosted. Cameron is relatively new to the Pacific Palisades, in the hills tucked between Malibu and Venice Beach. Of course I'm very jealous as she is always spotting celebs, but it's harder than you think to make new friends, even though she is a brilliant person and has two boys in a very friendly school.
Cameron has actually met people more easily since she got "Blue", her labradoodle. She gets the chance to chat to other doggie owners on their organised hikes and hosting frequent doggie playdates. But this is the first time she's hosted a multi-playdate. As you can see in the photos with her son Hank(13) seven doodles turned up.
And she loves spending time with her doodle: "He doesn't whine or ask me to drive him places or say that he's tired of my tofu and turkey stir fry. When Blue is tired he lays down, he doesn't have a tantrum. And when he gets excited and sees other doggies walking by out the window, he simply barks to say hello and then comes to me and puts his head on my lap to show me how happy he is that he just saw a friend. So you see, loving a doodle is so very easy. And, it's great fun to share that love with other people who love their doodles, too. Love, that's what makes the world go around."
Cameron says doggie playdates are not just limited to LA, her friend joined a San Fran group of Havanese dog owners.
Cameron's verdict on her Memorial Day dood mixer? "No biting, no pooping, no barfing, just loads of romping - a complete success!!"
Gosh, I wish my kids' playdates went as well.