Saturday, May 27, 2006

Oodles of Poodles

I am surrounded by poodle energy. Actually, there are only two but it feels like lots. They are happy, fun-loving, smart, active and kind.

One is Grace, the little cream colored one, six months old and, like most puppies, she exudes enough joi de vive for six settled dogs. She's into everything but knows "no".

The other is Rosie, black and hugely pregnant, ready to deliver any day, and while she's moving slower there's lots of action happening inside. I can watch the babies as they move and kick.

Poodles are known for their fun-loving, clever, game-playing antics and mine have even involved the cats in their play. There's never a dull moment. Or they are asleep; and growing. They are both doing a lot of growing.

Rosie is teaching Grace the house rules. No. 1: Rosie is in charge! When I want to teach Grace something, I ask Rosie to do it first so Grace can copy and learn quickly.

Both love people and other animals, exercise and life in general. These days Grace is the comedian and Rosie is the grande dame but it wasn't so long ago that Rosie would join into any action. She still can't resist a thrown tennis ball.


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