It's my blog, and if I want to make today Poodles On Parade, well...I'm gonna.
These are my wonderful champion show-girls, ever so delicately feasting on horse manure. Here you see Gabby in an actual you-know-what-eating grin. But at least she did manage to "strike a pose" for me a few times:
And trotted around politely (looking for more horse-poo)...
As opposed to Dear Hope, who is, well... an ebullient sort.
Another champion showdog in residence here is our beloved Reggie, who you also see dancing in my sidebar and profile and Blogger comments. He's a total sweetheart, and a true pacifist. Lets the girls run roughshod over him just to maintain the peace. He's that kinda guy.
(Peeking out from behind J.T. here, is little rescue/permanent foster-dog Pearl, an adorable, blind, 3-legged, Addisonian toy poodle. Please call me if you're dying to adopt her--she's obviously a luck-bringer.)
And how do you come by such a pup? Why, you cross these two:
And here it is...POODLE DRAG. For Beauty, for Championships, for the Thrill of Victory, something must be sacrificed. In the case of poodles being shown at AKC shows, the sacrifice is, well...getting to look like a dog, instead of a walking topiary. We'll try to break it gently to J.T., and encourage him to finish as a puppy, so he never has to wear "the pattern". Poodles under 12 months of age may be shown in "puppy trim" which is oh, so cute. That's what we want, J.T.
If not, this is what's in store for you:
Reggie In Drag
Hope In Drag
Gabby In Drag