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  •  Handsome poodle! (4+ / 0-)
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    Man Oh Man, MTmofo, sallym, dsb

    I have a hilarious story about a friend who had a Standard Poodle, whose kennel name was Henry. (I dogsat for Henry on occasion. He was quite a dog.)

    His owner's husband went out hunting ducks each year, and every year Henry whined and begged to go with Dad. Finally, one year, he took him. Henry was fresh from the last dog show of the year, and was delighted just to be with his person.

    However, I bet you can imagine the reaction of his hunting buddies when the guy showed up with a poodle in show clip, complete with the pompoms on the tail and ears and legs.

    Henry was in his element, it turned out. He out-retrieved the Labs, and had a lovely time. But, of course, that's what they were originally bred for.

    When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

    by Alexandra Lynch on Mon May 06, 2013 at 09:58:16 PM PDT

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    •  Great story! Not surprised, they're smart dogs. (3+ / 0-)
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      I've had terriers recently, and get them groomed with a terrier cut, which I like a couple weeks after, when it grows out a bit. I don't get the poodle cut. At all. Too skinny in parts, and too fluffy in others.

      •  It was originally designed to (3+ / 0-)
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        minimize drag in water while retaining the hair to insulate around chest and joints and other easily chilled points (hence tips of ears and of tail).

        When you come to find how essential the comfort of a well-kept home is to the bodily strength and good conditions, to a sound mind and spirit, and useful days, you will reverence the good housekeeper as I do above artist or poet, beauty or genius.

        by Alexandra Lynch on Mon May 06, 2013 at 11:06:19 PM PDT

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