When you hear your mom calling you then rattling keys. However you are almost certain she is just trying to trick you into getting your bum bum shaved and ears brushed. Always keep your poodle antennas up mommas are a sneaky breed.
FYI....it was true....she did shave my bum bum and brush my ears that day. But I was rewarded wif bacon treats for pawticipating.
One Friday night we decided to go to Chick-Fil-A for supper. We were craving some chicky nuggies. We pulled into lane 2 and just before we ordered...
... look what pulled up in lane 1. Its a little red poodle boy. His name is Luke and we have a nice chat while we waited in line. Isn't he the cutest!?!?!?!?!?!?!
All too soon the lines moved forward and we pulled ahead of Mr Lukes car. After that I realized I should have pawed him my blog card. drat! Ya never know we could have set up a play date.
Then I look over and see Poppy sitting there all by herself. She had no matching furiend in the drive thru. She looked kinda sad. But on the way home we played bitey face and all was well in our world again.
Well you know we have had an increase in cat activity around the complex. Well one day the mean horrible smelly old cat was sitting between his apartment porch and mine just giving me the stink eye minding his own business. (Update here is a photo of that stinky ol cat)
Well I couldn't take those evil eyes staring at me anymore and when momma was distracted on "pick up" duty I made a run for the cat. I ran so fast and so hard that I literally broke and unsnapped my collar.
Leaving me running wild with no id on again. Momma ran Lucy back to the house and grabbed some bacon treats and came back out to get me. I came running back without hesitation. I had made my point to the cat and didn't want my momma to worry about me getting lost. She picked me up, squeezed me tight and then started in on a lecture. She was crying the whole time. I felt guilty...really guilty.
Sorry momma...that cat was taunting me. I couldn't help it.
So now when we are out walking around the complex I am forced to wear a harness that has double d rings over the buckle to prevent me getting loose. Momma this harness clashes wif my jam jams. This is embarrassing!
With Poppy recent incident Im always stuck waiting for her to get all her gear on. Sometimes I wait so long I must sit....but my front paws are always ready to run. #sisterprobs
Lucy and Poppy
From the Momma: I have had a lot of emotions where Poppy's concerned lately. Her angry barking at neighbors and attempted nipping. Here busting her collar to chase a cat. I am putting in new training methods to try and curb this behavior. It would crush me if she were deemed a dangerous dog or was lost again.
When exiting the apartment I am making them back up and let me out first to check the area. Then they can exit when they can walk out calmly.
Making sure every time we walk around the back yard (potty breaks) she is leashed on harness and not the collar.
If people are on our shared back porch I muzzle poppy and or carry her.
We are still working with re-directing her focus when people and animals walk by but unless I have treats that is not effective.
When we are walking to the car to leave or going into stores I am focused on making the girls walk very close to me (loose leash at my side on a martingale collar/leather leash for quick corrections) and not letting them walk ahead.
I have also been watching training videos on you-tube (since training centers are closed and its not safe to have trainers in our homes right now. Thanks corona). A big thing I have been guilty of is just letting them walk ahead so I can keep my eye on them. As one trainer put it "if fearful dogs are ahead on walks they are scanning for "danger" or something they see as "danger" and will escalate into being over stimulated instead of focusing on you the handler and what you are wanting from them".
So I ask for prayers and if you have any advise for us we surely welcome it.
We got new tags. Yea....it happened. We ordered matching custom designs from DogTagArt.Com.
We edited a design on the ipad and uploaded using DTAs handy online tag maker. We went with a paint splatter design with a star for Lucy and a crown for me. These symbols match our registered AKC names. ------->
The print quality is superb and looks exactly like the design we uploaded.
The printing on the back is big, bold and legible. Their tags are recycled steel cores with a polymer coating. They actually are soft to the touch and feel kind of like ceramic.
Attached to the collars they look FABULOUS!
We decided to try a new photo style to show them off. We really like how they turned out.
Don't think we forgot to Tiktok! Unboxing....erm...un-enveloping? Check it Out.