It began with a Pinterest Board titled Poodles, Poodles, and more Poodles.
** All~ this is a re-post with updates, additions, and new pictures! **
Yes you guessed it--the sub heading is "How I spent my Winter Vacation".
It started when I was outlining one of my YA novels. With a writer, everything seems to revolve around the written word, and this story features a poodle. I was the proud owner of a poodle when I was a pre-teen. I groomed, trained, and adored my pet. But it had been several decades since my ownership, so needed to gather additional information. I knew AKC standards and European judging standards and acceptable markings and colors have been revised. I realized a Pinterest board would serve me well.
I checked out books from the library. . .and soon Pinterest was recommending links, friends were sending me information. It was very long until I realized I wanted a poodle. As a rule I adopt rescue dogs. However, my poodle was a pedigree with 22 champions in his ancestry. And I do adore the show cuts. I did not however, wish to raise a puppy. So putting this aside I got down to the business of Winter vacation.
But you know how the law of attraction works. . .a friend made me snickerpoodle cookies. . .I was sent a link to adopt a pet.
And poof! A family member asked me if I'd like a poodle-mix?
Could you say no to such a little sweetie?
I named her Chanel, after my favorite perfume. Her mama. a white poodle was betrothed until a Romeo of a brown dachshund swept her off her paws!
If you find yourself blessed with a puppy.
And learn to type with a puppy sitting in you lap.
Two pounds of puppy equals five hours of energy before a recharge (nap) is required.
Readers, are you dog fanciers? Do you enjoy novels featuring pets? feel free to send a comment.
Did you know there are doggie boutiques?
I thought I was bordering overspending when I bargain shopped at store especially for animals.
Then I drove past a store featuring pet accessories (no, I did not go inside) of crowns and tiaras.
Thank you everyone for stopping by. Please stop by again to read Ginger's and Lynda's posts also.
|Chanel after her 1st grooming. Lovin' her bandanna!|
Chanel is revving up for the 'poodle' dance--perhaps nest time.
|It was 100 degrees when this was taken here in SoCal several days ago. Chanel is 7 now months old. She also had her 1st play day too.|
No longer a lap sitter when I write. Chanel is either wrapped around my ankles, or draped for my shoulder like an 8 lb. furry stole.
Have a wonderful 4th of July celebration (here in the USA). I wish the all of my international readers and followers of' Dishin' It Out' a wonderful day.