Hi All! I'm new to the boards as of today (my son's birthday!). I have 2 dogs and 1 cat. Phoebi is my Yorkshire Terrier and will be 5 July 1. Chandler is my maltese and he will be 4 August 6. Rachel is our muted calico cat and she will be 3 in October (from the shelter so I don't have an exact date!) I found your forum a few days ago and it sounds like a great place to get some GOOD information and some laughs at the same time! My Chandler recently underwent surgery for his luxating patella in his right knee. It was due to a fall during a walk - well actually he was acting like a "NUT" and going to chase a bicycle when his knee went one way and he went the other! It will be 3 weeks this Monday since the surgery. Still can't even speak of what he went through (and me, too!) But we are on the road to recovery. His Orthopaedic Surgeon insists on 8 weeks of total rest with the exception of his Physical Therapy done 3 times per day. Needless to say, I have alot of spare time on my hands! He sits with me all day and my heart breaks because he has no idea why his knee hurts nor why he has lost his life as he once knew it (it was a fun life!). I know it could be alot worse and we are grateful that he will recover fully! So, HELLO everyone!
Hey! Welcome to TP! I hope you enjoy it here. Just a lil about me and my fur crew.I have 4 dogs.One is an 8 month old border collie,one is a 16 month old Rottweiler,one is a 10 year old cocker spaniel and one is a 4 year old cocker spaniel.All of them are rescues.I live in IN and I'm 15,I train dogs and groom them.My border collie is in trianing for obedience,agility and maybe freestyle frisbee.My rottie is trainign for agility and obedience.My older cocker is a therapy dog and he visits nursing homes and hospitals.He is special needs himself so they like him even more.My younger cocker is trained for therapy work but doesnt enjoy it.she does agility,conformation and obedience.Cant wait to see pics of your furkids!!!
One of the people on TP asked what it is like living with Standard Poodles, well this is what I wrote.
Living with 5 standard poodles is quite the experience. If I was to make a scenario of the life...it would be like this: Picture a 3 ring circus, the loud corney music churning out from behind a thick velvet curtain, the lights at a low blue dim. Suddenly a large spotlight appears and clowns start tumbling out from behind the curtain! Brightly colored clothes, doing antics that defy your imagination. They come close to you and smile, then toss confetti over your head. You cannot stop watching them because they are everywhere! Going this way and that! Beeping their pocket horns and jumping about. That is what it is like with this mob. Standard poodles will do anything to make you smile or laugh. They even watch your face to see the re-action and keep doing it. Mind you my little Yorkie would of course be the Ring Master, they do have such strong personalities! And Spot-spot the Dal, she would be trying to eat everything in the place, she is a walking food vacumn cleaner.