Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fabulous, Fantastic...Fearmonger?

~~Well, if toy poodles can be fearmongers, Max qualifies. Twice yesterday, he created situations that could have ended his very short life. Add that he frightened Momma and Daddy to death and you've got fear in a tiny package.
~~First Death-Defying Act--John was working on papers for his GED class to do. There was a small paper clip on the rug beside the piles he was sorting and guess who stole it? Max. John tried to remove it from the little bit's mouth and--presto--it was gone. We feared the worst. He is known to chew the little wire bits into jagged-ended mangles. If he had to pass that, he would tear the plumbing up. We settle in for a wait for the puppy to whine session. Until, I found the paper clip in the corner of the hall where he had dropped it when confronted. One fearful event down.
~~Second Death-Defying Act--John has always wanted the boys to walk off-leash around the yard with him. Treats and "Come" commands have been dominating our walks. Until yesterday. Max shot off through the neighbor's yard and John found him frozen in the middle of the street with cars stopped on either side. Needless to say, there will be no further off-lease walks for the Max Man.
~~We were worried that the little boy would not make his second brithday tomorrow, but so far it looks like we're on the way to another day. Here's the latest pictures of my boys, just back from the groomers with jaunty bandanas around their necks.
 ~~I'll be computerless until some time Friday. The hard drive is going in for a tune up. I'll catch up this weekend. ; )


  1. Aren't they just too cute. My mini poodle is named Louie and is just coming up to 2 in May. I like to keep him fluffy. But husband gets him sheared for the summer.

  2. We keep them fluffy in the winter and cut short in the summer. They get so hot in our Georgia summers if we don't. What color is Louie?

  3. My boxer tried to eat a tea candle today.

  4. Awh they're cute. I have a golden doodle - golden retriever/poodle cross. I wouldn't let her off either! Aren't dogs crazy?

  5. Such sweet little fur babies! I used to have an apricot toy poodle named Peaches. Miss her like crazy!

  6. So glad to hear the pups are all right! Happy belated birthday to Max.

  7. Chris--I hope your boxer is okay! I found a stangely chewed bit of plastic today that I couldn't identify thanks to Max, I'm sure. ; )

    Carolina--I'm sorry your Peaches is gone. The feel of freshly cleaned poodle fur is amazing.

    Deniz--Max and Casey are litter mates and I'm still hoping they settle down a bit more by the time they are three. That's when I've been told that poodles really grow up. ; )


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