Monday, August 06, 2007

Puppy Love

Ok they're not exactly puppies any more, but they'll always be that to me.

Standard poodles are very loving dogs, and like nothing better than to drape themselves over you (and each other). This can be disconcerting for other people, even those used to dogs who have had different breeds that don't behave this way. As poodles have a coat that's more like wool rather than fur, they don't shed, and they feel lovely and soft and warm. I leave their coats to grow long over winter. When they get clipped closely in spring, their skin feels like velvet.

6 comments:

Feather on a Wire said...

They look lovely and very very cuddly and very very clean! Does their coat shed dirt or have they just been shampooed?

Shirley Goodwin said...

No, I hardly ever have to wash them, only if they get really muddy. Their coats stay quite clean.

Carol said...

They look so laid back Shirley. Love picture.

Emmy said...

A great picture of you lovely dogs

Sheila said...

They look comfee. Madison loves to cuddle with anyone also. I love your pictures of the pups!

Karen said...

One of the smartest dogs I had the pleasure to know was a standard poodle. How fun to have two such lovely friends!