SparkPeople Poodle Club Team Messageboard People who love Poodles, own Poodles, or want to own Poodles! SparkPeople Poodle Club Team Messageboard Where have you taken your poodle lately? Took Toby, my 13 yo Toy Poodle, to the Jupiter Seafood Festival this weekend. We had a ball! <BR> <BR> I was thrilled to see dozens and dozens of other dogs there! There just aren't enough festival's and venue's that allow dogs. Every dog was well behaved and they really added to the fun of the festival. <BR> <BR> Toby loved walking around but said the cooked carrots (out of my seafood platter) was the highlight of the day. ...dogs &amp; their food! (hehe) <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 Mar 2017 20:20:24 EST Can I play too ? Hi, <BR> <BR> My name is Yeti, I am a very active10 month old, boy Chihuahua. My mommy is very good to me, She plays with me, gives me all the puppy chow I need to grow up big &amp; ferocious. She lets me sleep in the bed with her, she lets me sleep in the bed with her and she gets up at 4 AM to take me out. <BR> But I want to talk with pups to. This team looks like fun. Can I play too ? <BR> <BR> Puppy kisses, <BR> Yeti Fri, 1 Jul 2016 00:21:21 EST I'll be back Exactly two weeks after LingLing went to the Rainbow bridge I asked his Vet to help me find another canine companion. I told her, when she asked that I would like a poodle mix, ( as everyone. Knows, I love Poodles, but they are so expensive to care for properly).a poodle mix may have the temperament of a poodle, yet, not require such expensive care. Maybe, if I'm very lucky, I can have my cake and eat it too! Besides, if it's a poodle mix, l can come back to the poodle club. (or maybe we can ... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 15:36:43 EST LingLing is @ Rainbow bridge On Tuesday, April 26, LingLing went to the Rainbow bridge. The night before he started coughing very hard. I knew then, that he was ready to go. He went to sleep with his head in my <BR> Hand. <em>24</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 May 2016 00:12:53 EST LingLing is @ Rainbow bridge On Tuesday, April 26, LingLing went to the Rainbow bridge. The night before he started coughing very hard. I knew then, that he was ready to go. He went to sleep with his head in my <BR> Hand. <em>24</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 May 2016 00:07:43 EST Hi everyone! My name is Heather and I am a 34 year old mom of 1. My son is 7 and has aspergers syndrome, my husband is a truck driver and is out 2 weeks at a time, and my mom (who lives with us) was just recently diagnosed with cancer. Life around here is pretty stressful right now and I don't get alot of time to focus on working on me. When I'm not stressing out about everyone else I like to play video games, mostly sim type games or tycoon games.I am also going back to school to get my high school diplo... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 02:43:25 EST Happy Birthday Sandra!!! <em>335</em> Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday Aunt Sandra, Happy Birthday to you!!! <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> WAG WAG WAG, LICK LICK LICK!!!! <em>144</em> <em>179</em> <em>410</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> April Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:16:39 EST Trista is BACK... Trista and I are back from a long hiatus. We've missed everyone. I hope all has been well. Can't wait to get back in here and hear all about you poodles... <BR> <BR> Sandra and Trista <em>524</em> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:43:01 EST Chloe's back Hey my poodle pals! It's me Chloe! <BR> I'm back. Been gone a long time. Moms been really busy <BR> And has had a whole lot going on. I hope to be on here more. <BR> I sure have missed you all. I will talk to y'all later. <BR> Hugs <BR> Chloe&#128041; Thu, 24 Apr 2014 01:58:13 EST prayers for Starlasue Sue really needs our prayers. A few days ago she was diagnosed with oral cancer. She has had a lot of trouble with her toung the past few months. She needs our prayers. Sat, 1 Feb 2014 19:45:15 EST I'm back!! Mom got a new tablet for Christmas & I wanted to get on that night but she could not remember her log in info. So I told her to think on it, but to start a new account for now, cuz I didn't want to wait. she finally agreed & here I am! HAPPY NÈW YEAR. ____ Kitty Kisses, LingLing Wed, 1 Jan 2014 01:15:36 EST Joining you Hi all, I'm new at this spark thing and thought I'd join you all. I have a 6 year old miniature poodle. I like walking but until reading on here had never thought of taking her on my walks thinking that an hour would be too far for her to go, now I am reading otherwise she will get to join me on my walks. She still has a lot of energy and I think is bored around the house. We play ball a lot and she loves to tease by stealing things to get your attention. She hates it when I get on this ... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:05:12 EST Hi all-- Hi, my name is Pearl. My mom is losing weight. To hear her tell it, it is taking forever, but I happen to know she has lost 18 lbs since last Thanksgiving. Still, she says she needs to lose some more to be healthy. I am helping because I LOVE to go for walks. She says I "read the newspaper" because I sniff everything as we go so I can find out what's up in the neighborhood. We used to do tracking which was my favorite thing in the world to do, but there aren't many here who do it just for fu... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 20:13:31 EST Hi Everyone Just wanted to drop a note from Cole and I. Cole turned 12 this year and is doing well. I found a great supplement that has really helped him out. Besides giving him glucosomine daily, I give him Wag by pet research and have really seen a difference in his ability to move around. I usually don't promote stuff, but it really is great and I know how many of you worry about our babies. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone here is well and although I haven't been on - I keep track of folks. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:12:21 EST I'M BAAAACK! Again, I'm the prodigal Sparker Hi all Poodle people! <BR> <BR> Once again we are starting over.... Food and life plan wise.... <BR> And it means doing what tracking we can here and really staying with the new exercise plan we have come up with and LIKE! <BR> <BR> And we had another loss in our critter family (Sam went over the Bridge on January 2), Nym, the 21.5 year old Thai cat that's is my avatar, crossed over on July 2, 2013, being held in our arms at our wonderful caring Vets, after a year and a half of advanced Kid... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 03:26:11 EST Raider has passed Dear Friends, <BR> I spoke with Kelly this morning, and she asked me to tell you all that Raider passed over to Rainbow Bridge this morning. She got to hold him while he passed and sit with him a while after he passed. He's going to be cremated. <BR> <BR> She thanks you all for your thoughts and prayers while he was sick, and knows that you will continue to be there for her. She is too upset right now to get on here but wanted you to know that she's happy she has you all in her life. <BR> <... Tue, 28 May 2013 10:48:33 EST With a heavy heart It is with a heavy heart that I'm writing today. Raider is very sick. He's been having seizures now for about three months. He's started biting and is now refusing to go outside to go to the bathroom. He won't come out of his crate without having to be physically removed. My vet is recommending putting him down as apparently he's just getting sicker and his behavioral problems (She thinks) are due to him being in pain. We think he has cancer. That being said, he will go to the rainbow bridge ... Tue, 21 May 2013 15:22:30 EST Hi Sparkies! My name is Mary Catherine. I live in Pittsburgh. I am so thrilled to be on Spark People and sparking. Good luck to all of you on reaching your goals. Dont hesitate to send spark mail to me and I will try to answer each and every one. Mon, 20 May 2013 15:35:20 EST Hi Everyone! I was so excited to find other dog lovers on SparkPeople! I have two dogs, an 18 month old goldendoodle named Joy and an estimated 6 year old dachshund named Winston. They are quite the pair. I'm hoping to incorporate more exercise with them into my overall healthier lifestyle. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 20:19:13 EST Prewash cycle (Doggie table manners) Everyone I know has completely different standards of table manners for their dogs. My grandmother, by the time she was ancient, was putting her poodle in a high chair like he was a baby human. My father, who already disliked poodles because his sister had 42,568,793 mini poodles and you could never find a place to sit in her house, finally found a little humor in grandma's little poodle, who took his role as baby human very, very seriously. Somewhere in this house, I have a picture of my ... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:34:03 EST Bathing and Grooming Since we have a new member who has a new poodle... and since we're all concerned about our beautiful dogs, I thought this might be a fun place to share our secrets. <BR> <BR> I'm a former shepherdess. I won't say my Sol is the best-groomed poodle around, but he does look better than my sheep used to, mainly because I don't have to move on to the next animal. <BR> <BR> I don't show him. I keep his coat short so he is burr and stick free. I got rid of my scary sheep shearers, which were... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 17:42:55 EST New to site I have adopted a female 3 year old dog today as she needed a home by end of day. She is some type of poodle but idk what kind. Was hoping someone could tell me about poodles ad what she may be. Thanks Mon, 1 Apr 2013 20:48:26 EST new member Hello. I'm Larisa. I have a blue standard named Solly, short for Solomon. He's a great dog, fun to play with but still a sweetheart! The one fault if there is one (not to me, but to my husband) is that when he gets riled up, he barks like a big, loud, excited sporting dog, which of course he is, but which my hubby did not expect. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:42:40 EST Keeping on, Keeping on... and back here with you! HI! Again! <BR> <BR> Of course I have been off and on here.... Everyone has helped a great great deal since we lost our poodle sam (THANK YOU!).... <BR> <BR> However.... WE (Partner and I) are back on Sparkpeople and back on getting our eating and weight loss restarted..... <BR> <BR> Gotta love lent..... We have given up for Lent (And it is for personal rather than religious reasons) <BR> <BR> 1) Chips and Chocolate <BR> <BR> 2) Alcohol <BR> <BR> 3) Meat (Other than fish) <BR> <BR>... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:11:11 EST Lily Poo is Missing! She ran out into the woods again. 24 hour hours ago. And we are getting a big snow storm. I can't believe I failed her. I did not protect her like I should have. I took her radio collar off when it got cold because she did not like to be out. It made her little feet hurt. <BR> <BR> And now she is lost in the snowstorm and I can't find her! I have snow shoed and driven and called and hollared and let the neighbours know and now what? I sit and wait...and wonder where she is and if she ... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 14:43:45 EST Prayer Request I need your prayers. I have been looking for just the right apart. for 3 years, tomorrow I have an interview @ one. GOD has given me a sence of peace about it, but still I seek prayer. This apart also accepts small animals! Most of them do not. I can already see GOD's hand in this. <BR> <BR> Deb & LingLing Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:50:59 EST Day One Sans Sammy Oh my... <BR> <BR> We had Sam for 5 great years.... <BR> Last night I had no blanket anchor, no reason to sleep curled up in a ball to be stiff this morning.... <BR> <BR> No third voice to our morning breakfast choir.... <BR> No puppy to walk outside in the rain, nor help back up on the bed to have morning coffee with..... <BR> <BR> I am missing all the small things that made up the Sammy experience..... <BR> <BR> And the hole is a really big one...... The house is way too quiet...... n... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 03:24:14 EST Good Bye Sam I know I haven't been here much and many of our four footed friends have left us recently, but I would like to let you know.... <BR> <BR> ****************************************<BR>******************************* <BR> <BR> Today for me is a rotten day.... <BR> Sam was our 15-16 year old Poodle... <BR> <BR> He was our best bud.... A rescue from our local shelter... <BR> We had 6 good years with him.... <BR> <BR> Today, however We did the hardest thing and did what was best for him.... <B... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:03:35 EST Happy New Year!! I have three standard poodles. Meg is a brown 15+ yr old, Jack is a cream/apricot 4 yr old and my new pride and joy Finn. Finn is a parti colored brown and apricot phantom. He is already huge at 7 months. As part of my new year, I plan to train Finn in agility. That will not only be fun, but it will definitely get me moving. I am looking forward to the new year. ;) Tue, 1 Jan 2013 01:11:05 EST R.I.P. Dearest Ginger Sad news was given over on FB this morning. Rather sudden news at that. Rosa's (CactusFlower) lovely poodle Ginger passed away in the night at age 15. She took ill yesterday. It seems after years of giving and receiving love, her little heart just wound down. We know she is at the Rainbow Bridge, but it is still difficult news. <BR> <BR> Our prayers and sympathies go out to Rosa and her husband, who loved Ginger ever so much. <BR> <BR> Rest well, our little friend, rest well. <BR> <BR... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 12:04:43 EST Happy Whatever You Are Celebrating! Merry Christmas is mine but I know lots of other celebrations are happening - Hannakuh, Kwanza, winter solstice celebrations, etc. I wish all of you the most blessed of celebrations. May you and your families find love, Light and laughter in the coming year. <BR> <BR> Sending each of you a huge hug. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Bright Blessings <BR> Sue <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 09:12:38 EST I swear my poodle speaks English.... Have any of you experienced the fact that our poodles, not only understand exactly what we are saying, but also try to form their little mouths so they are trying to talk to us? <BR> <BR> My red haired pup, Petey, is so fun to watch. I swear he understands most of what we are saying, especially as it related to food. He definitely knows what pepperoni means-lol! <BR> <BR> Enjoy the below link which talks about this issue: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>8/090810... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 12:40:23 EST Hi to everyone! I'll admit I'm not that good about using SparkPeople, but perhaps I can start using it a little more consistently now that I'll have a poodle to walk with me. I've been owned by 4 different poodles over the years, two my parents had when I was growing up and the two my parents got after the first two died. Just yesterday I decided it was time to get one of my own, so I will be a poodle mom to Lily, a toy apricot. She's living in Illinois right now and will be arriving to us in November. <BR> ... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 09:38:29 EST RIP Sweet Chloe Bichon I have been so upset over little Chloe Bichon that I forgot to announce her passing. I am so sorry for your loss Aquajane, and I know little Tara is feeling it too as they were good friends. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 22:24:19 EST Hello Poodles Hey! Its me Chloe....The long lost Malti-Poo. I have been away for a long time. We didn't have access to a computer where me and mommy were. Long time ago I told you me and mommy had to leave mommys abusive husband. A nice man and his wife let us move in with him and his wife. Mommys friend. Turned out he wasn't so nice. He was stealing mommys pain medicine and screaming at her if she didn't give it to him. So mommys sister moved her out last saturday. Last time I was there I bit at him and ... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:31:37 EST I hate my medicine! Mommy & I are in a stand-off. I hate the medicine she has to give me once a month for fleas & heartworm. This month I have decided I'm not gonna take it no matter what. She has tried everything cheese, peanut butter, mashed potato's, This morning she even ground it up & put it in a piece of apple pie. I knew what she was doing & just turned my nose up at it. So we are waiting to see who breaks first. I even bit her yesterday, which I've never done before & she put me in timeout, & I didn'... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:05:15 EST Greetings, Fellow Pudel Lovers! Great to see other sparkers that have their poodles as their pics! <BR> <BR> Having red standard / moyen poodles ...or do they have us? They are kind, they are smart they are special. <BR> <BR> Working xbox kinect dance programs to get in shape to give me the stamina and energy to train and keep up with my poodles! We also have some rescues that occasionally work as poodle wranglers but usually the poodles are teaching them hopefully good things!!! Fri, 6 Jul 2012 01:05:26 EST Happy Birthday Mary Mary will be -- (uhumm) -- 39 on July 6. Have a wonderful day Mary! Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:13:53 EST Should I nickname my cat after my poodle? After almost 6 months of trying to call him Ma Ling or LingLing I still keep calling him BooBoo. <BR> Maybe it's 17 years worth of habit, maybe it's because I keep finding behavioral similaritiess. <BR> ( a poodle is called "the King of cats", & a siamese cat is said to be more like a pet dog than any other cat ) Just like his brother, he will pound on his food dish ( BooBoo's food dish ) @ meal time, move his water dish to the door if the water gets lo, reminds me when it's treat time, sits... Wed, 2 May 2012 22:11:20 EST April turns eight?!!!!! On Monday, 4/16 April will be eight, years YOUNG! Could it be, already? It seems like yesterday that BooBoo & I met Mary & her 2, soon to be 3 year old puppy named April,so named for the month of course. HAPPY BIRTHDAY April, Princess of N. Alabama !!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> Sat, 14 Apr 2012 18:13:50 EST Quick fix for unwanted behavior I found a quick fix for barking. It is called Pet Corrector. <BR> I bought a can of this stuff yesterday and it is a great product. The problem I have had is my three Maltipoos bark and jump on anyone in the house. This behavior only happens when I am home I have been told that the dogs don't behave like that when I am no home. My dogs are friendly and very socialized and are not afraid of strangers at all. I was ready to hire a trainer to come to the house for 299.00. I came across some po... Sun, 18 Mar 2012 14:30:31 EST Dog leashes/leads Does anyone know of a place where I can buy a dog leash/lead by custom lengths? <BR> Also, do you know of a lead that can't be chewed through? Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:39:35 EST HELLOOOOO! Hey y'all...I know it's been forever since I've been on here. Just wanted to say HEY! Miss each and every one of y'all...for reals! <BR> <BR> I have downsized to 2 dogs. I was getting to the point that I could not take care of 4 and just having the two Raider and Snickers has been much more manageable. The only problem I have right now is that I'm 1734 miles away from my precious two poodles. I'm in Alexandria, VA and doing some travel nursing. I just spent the evening with my daughter... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:35:57 EST Dog Walking on Blustery Days I walk with my mini-poodle for about 30 minutes. The weather has been great for the last few days. However, they have been quite windy. <BR> <BR> Little Colman is a wonderful walker. He trots right beside me. He is so good that I sometimes have to look down to be sure he is still attached to the leash! LOL <BR> <BR> But not on windy days. He acts nervous, restless, lags behind, & tries to walk on the other side of me. He is so unhappy that I have shortened our walks. <BR> <BR> I pu... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 16:29:41 EST Bad Start to today YOu know there are days one really should be able to press the restart button for... <BR> <BR> Today is one of those... Literally... Not that it would help much.... <BR> <BR> Its raining, again. Very heavy, which means that My partner and I couldn't go Nordic Walking together this morning... We JUST got into the groove of waking up at 4:30 am (Its before she has to go to work) and starting the day off with exercise together... Tomorrow I hope its not raining, because we can't get out of ... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 01:24:45 EST Happy Birthday Stella!!!! Happy Birthday Beautiful Stella!!!! Four years old! WOW!!! <BR> <BR> <em>53</em> <em>410</em> <em>107</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 22:09:04 EST Question about Poodle coat I have a 8 month old Poodle/Maltese mix. He looks more than a Poodle than a Maltese. He has very long legs, a long muzzle and a very long straight tail. His coat is very thick and wooley. I looks like that Sherpa that is on the inside of heavy jackets. It really has nothing curly about it. I just read that his adult coat could be curly. I thought by 8 months his puppy hair was all gone. Has anyone puppy started out straight and then get really curly?? Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:10:31 EST Chloe here Just a quick little bark to my poodle pals! <BR> Mom doesn't have access to a computer but we are borrowing one for now. Moms going through real hard times. The place I stay now has 5 other dogs. They have a german Sheperd named Silver. He's nice. He is 11 yrs old. They have a Boxer and Rott weilder mix named Raven. She's Real nice. She is 10. Then there is Blizzard. He is a great Parinese(I know i spelled that wrong) He is 10 months old and weighs 90 lbs. He is a lot of fun but too rough. ... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 00:48:57 EST 10 minute exercises WOW ! Okay, It doesn't take much to make me happy, but I need to exercise and stop being a lazy butt, there is too much living left to do! <BR> <BR> And I just did for the first time the 10 minute kickboxing video.... Let me say WO, 10 minutes never went so fast! COOL! <BR> <BR> Now I really have no excuse not to do at least 30 minutes of exercise per day, in 10 minute increments I can do it easy! <BR> <BR> And have a reason to be on the computer! Since my MAC is in the office.... <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 08:39:15 EST Name ideas I have a new red standard poodle and she really needs a name. I was trying to base it on her color or maybe a city with lots of red in it. Any ideas ? Thanks so much. I have had her 2 months now , poor thing Mon, 28 Nov 2011 17:58:29 EST One More time God I hate crisises.... <BR> The 19 year old Siames Nym is doing good... Still has failing kidneys, or insufficent ones, but still being himself... <BR> <BR> However, one more time I need to rant... <BR> <BR> Sam the poodle you all know was diagnosed TODAY with heart murmurs of both valves... HE IS 6 years old! Why him? He just had a cough, why couldn't it be just a cold... <BR> <BR> And I've gained back the 4 kilos I lost, so I'm starting ALL OVER again..... <BR> <BR> grouch.... <BR> ... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 07:16:22 EST Back after a long absence! Hello poodle friends! I don't know if anyone remembers me -- I am Kathy, mom to Rascal the standard poodle. We were on this forum for a while last year but then took a year off when life got busy. When I was last here, Rascal was just a tiny puppy and I was running on a treadmill for fitness. When he was big enough to go for leash walks, I started walking him and quit running. Then we had to take a break from walking when it got ridiculously hot here in Central Texas over the summer -- we are... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 13:28:31 EST Help! Need to switch dog foods..... I have been using Wellness Brand Small Breed dog food for over 5 years. It was great....small pieces of food and normal stools. Well...the last 2 bags (I bought the second one thinking it was a fluke that their stools changed) our 2 poodles have had cow pie consistency stools and sometimes Breea's are even looser than that. I am assuming Wellness changed "something" and that is why both dogs are having issues. They are having no other health issues. <BR> <BR> Ava is 3 lbs. 6 oz. and Breea is... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 13:38:03 EST Happy Birthday Ginger Girl!!!! Ginger, I believe, is either 14 or 15 today! YAY Ginger!!!! <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <em>107</em> <em>26</em> <em>76</em> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 11:25:59 EST Just how far can a miniature poodle walk? Colman is a 15-month old miniature poodle. I take him on all my walks. Lately I have upped my walks to 2 and 3 miles. He prances beside me all the way. The weather has been perfect, I take water & treats, and the walk is easy. He seems happy to me. <BR> <BR> I am concerned that I may be asking too much -- especially as I try to up it to 4 or 5 miles. Does anyone know how far little poodle-doodles can walk without causing harm? Wed, 12 Oct 2011 21:15:11 EST I'm so tired of losing Okay... I just want to thank everyone here for being my sounding board, since it seems that I am a quiet member unless there is a disaster or pain happening in my life.... <BR> <BR> I need support again... <BR> <BR> You helped me with the loss of Charlie the 13 year old siamese that we had for only 3 weeks.... You helped me with the lost of Rusty our beloved poodle (My parents dog) of over 13 years.... <BR> <BR> Now its Nym.... I know he's not a poodle, but our 19 going on 20 year old ... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 02:48:31 EST I am back! Hi everyone. Apologies for not being here for MONTHS. As usual, I'm busy taking care of everyone else but myself. Putting my foot down. NOW. I feel lousy, look terrible, and I'm doing something about it. <BR> <BR> Now to figure out why Sparkpeople won't let me make a new blog entry! <BR> <BR> I love poodles! Gerry. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 14:03:52 EST Today is a sad day.... Its raining... And its grey.... and My heart hurts.... <BR> <BR> Sammy, the poodle you guys all know from my pics here on Sparkpeople is JUST FINE! <BR> <BR> However, Rusty our poodle from the USA, who was 15.5 going on 16 in December, had to be put to sleep on Thursday... <BR> <BR> I wanted Sammy so bad because he looked just like a slightly bigger Rusty... Same poodle smile and everything..... Same attitude, and color! Red Apricot.... <BR> <BR> I had called to see how my parents trip... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 09:08:05 EST from Colman Buxtehude Today is my first birthday. What's a birthday? Sat, 23 Jul 2011 12:17:32 EST Hi! New member here. I enjoyed your posts so thought I would try this team. I have a mini-poodle that is full of charm, spunk, and mischief. His name is Colman. He is one year old and apricot in color. <BR> <BR> We are in our 3rd doggie class. He is smart, but still puppy-ish. I have a lot of fun with him. <BR> I have some Colman Adventures on My Spark Page if you are interested. <BR> <BR> He is my first poodle. I hope to learn a lot, share a lot, and generally enjoy my new poodle-people friends. Thu, 21 Jul 2011 12:46:00 EST Happy Sweet Sixteen Mary1313 Mary will be Sweet Sixteen (several times over) on July 6. Happy Birthday Mary, & many more. <em>44</em> Sun, 3 Jul 2011 22:45:15 EST My toy poodle is marking - and he is sneaky Hi Poodle Team, <BR> I have two toy poodles, Bandit (3.5 yrs old) and Alvin (3 years old). Bandit has decided to start marking again. We took him to the vet to see if he was sick, and everything came out fine. He's sneaking off and peeing when I'm home, but doesn't do it when my husband is home. We even bought a belly pad for him, and he still pees the pad and acts like he is marking. I have only been able to catch him a few times, most of the time he puts himself in the crate, and I ha... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:19:12 EST Happy 39th Birthday Deb!!! Happy Birthday Deb! I'm thinking about you and my good friend BooBoo today. Best wishes and I hope that today you remember every good memory you have had with special little BooBoo! <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> <BR> Mary & April <em>220</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>26</em> <em>144</em> Fri, 17 Jun 2011 10:05:22 EST Sam to the Vets Okay, I'm nervous. <BR> Sam has to go to the vet today to have a sebaceous gland removed along with his teeth being done and wart removal. <BR> Last time was Charlie, our cat who we had to put to sleep. <BR> He's got to have anethtesia. <BR> He's confused because he hasn't had his food, he's sure I've forgotten it... <BR> I know he's healthy, and this is good for him. <BR> But its hard to leave him after the last time we didn't get to bring the other pet home from the vet's office. <BR> I wil... Thu, 9 Jun 2011 01:05:36 EST hello beautiful poodle people! Wanted to drop in to say "hey". I've been gone way too long! I've missed each and every one of y'all too. Snickers, Raider and Buffy are all doing well. They're 'putting up' with Baylee who is a chocolate brown miniature schnauzer. He's a hoot. I definitely still have my hands full of dogs! I'm still working on this divorce...have no idea when it's going to finalize. I have mediation on 6/15. Travis just does not want to give up his half of his retirement and although this is a commu... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 22:05:43 EST R.I.P. BooBoo.. ..Prince of Mississippi Our good friend BooBoo went to the rainbow bridge today. He wasn't able to eat because of an infection in his mouth, he was blind and feeble and he had been being treated for congestive heart failure most of his life, since he was two I think. <BR> <BR> The Vet told Deb that it would be oh so much kinder to let her baby go into that peaceful other world, rather than make him fight fight fight for every day he lived. <BR> <BR> I got to know BooBoo so well when Deb and he lived in Birmingh... Tue, 17 May 2011 22:50:20 EST Mighty Joe's gone to the "Rainbow Bridge" As wrtten by Gerry on facebook <BR> <BR> Gerry Wendel <BR> Lost my little Mighty Joe yesterday, just 2 days shy of his 16th birthday. What an incredible life he had! Miss him so much. For those of you who are his fans at Poodle of the Pacific, there will be some memories shared over the next few days. Rest in Peace Joey; we love you. <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 01:31:05 EST Top poodle places In starting my spring cleaning (or still chugging alone from my New Year's cleaning), I noticed this article about Top Dog Breeds by city in 2009 (OK, the AKC really published it in 2010, really!). <link><BR>-by-city-in-2009/page1.aspx?utm_source<BR>=dogcrazynews001et&utm_medium=email&ut<BR>m_content=petplace_article&utm_campaig<BR>n=dailynewsletter </link> <BR> <BR> Poodles are among the five most popular breeds in Washington DC metro area, where I no... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 13:09:05 EST How do you change? Ok.. This sounds incredibly stupid coming from a 43 year old multi degree college educated person. <BR> <BR> How do you change? <BR> <BR> I don't mean just the food, or just do it. I'm not looking for quick and I know darn good and well that it ain't going to be easy. <BR> <BR> But simply how do you change the self defeating insidious and not always obvious behaviors that can fly below personal radar and screw up your body, relationships and your job when they blow up in your face? <BR> ... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 02:29:37 EST Good Advise for Us Snow Bunnies!! Good advise for we SNOW BUNNIES!! <BR> <BR> SEND THESE TIPS TO YOUR COLD WEATHER FRIEND'S <BR> <BR> Keep your headlights clear with car wax! Just wipe ordinary car wax on your headlights. It contains special water repellents that will prevent that messy mixture from accumulating on your lights - lasts 6 weeks. <BR> <BR> Squeak-proof your wipers with rubbing alcohol! Wipe the wipers with a cloth saturated with rubbing alcohol or ammonia. This one trick can make badly streaking & squeakin... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 22:18:15 EST NEW VIRUS -- PLEASE READ !!!!! <link><BR>uhave.asp </link> Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:02:46 EST Back to the Poodle Pack! Hi! Again <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> My name is Kelly, I'm 43 and I have a wonderful Partner and a poodle named Sam, who is a rescue from a shelter here in Baden-Baden Germany where we live. <BR> <BR> This will probably be the 3 or 4th time We have both started Sparkpeople again, and the second time I'm joining the Poodle Club. <BR> <BR> Weight loss is not an option, it is a necessity for both of us, and Sam will be our best hiking, Camping and Nordic Walking buddy once the weather clears up... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 17:44:45 EST What I did to keep me on track today! Hi all. I was wondering if we want to use this thread to say what one thing or things we did today to stay on track toward our goals. It can be as simple as (1) exercised - 10 minutes oe (2) passed on the donut or (3) read something inspiring or (4) walked with my poodle pal (5) whatever you think you did POSITVELY to keep you going, etc. <BR> <BR> Your post can be as short or laong as it needs to be. And I bet we learn new things from each other in the process. <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:00:52 EST HAPPY THANKSGIVING May your stuffing be tasty&#8232; <BR> May your turkey be plump, <BR> May your potatoes and gravy <BR> Have nary a lump. <BR> May your yams be delicious <BR> And your pies take the prize, <BR> And may your Thanksgiving dinner&#8232; <BR> Stay off your thighs! <BR> <BR> -Anonymous&#8232; <BR> <BR> Wed, 24 Nov 2010 20:10:41 EST BooBoo iv 17!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! we miss you BooBoo! <em>144</em> <em>107</em> <em>19</em> <em>409</em> <em>496</em> <BR> <BR> Love Aunt Mary & April Thu, 4 Nov 2010 22:21:45 EST New to this team Hello, Just joined the team. I own a toy poodle, his name is Dijon and he is very smart. My poodle love cheese so much, that we can not say it, we have to spell it. Does anyone else have this problem? <em>198</em> Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:40:21 EST Hi :) Hi everyone - <BR> <BR> I use to belong to Sparks a long time ago and was active in this group. I LOVED it. Then I had a tragedy in the family (my hubby passed away suddenly) and I dropped out of Sparks. I had a service dog (standard poodle) named Gibson when I belonged last time. If any of you remember Gibson I am sorry to say he also passed away last month. I do have Twilite (another standard poodle)that I am training to be a mobility service dog. She is 17 months old and is doing awesome ... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:36:07 EST poodles get into the strangest things Today's Washington Post had an article about an urban poodle named Senator who found and ate some not-so-good stuff... <link><BR>t/article/2010/10/12/AR2010101205691.h<BR>tml?wpisrc=nl_cuzhead </link> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:48:09 EST Thought I'd let y'all know... Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm back to just 3 poodles again. JD was wearing me down and so I had to find another home for him. Also...he got Buffy pregnant and so I now have 2 little puppies. Travis let one of them die (she did have 3 but he didn't have a clue as to what to do to help). A little girl and a little boy. Cute, cute, cute!!! And, another big change...Travis is gone. For the fourth time, I asked him to move and he finally did. Wow, what a relief!!! Hope everyon... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 10:13:45 EST Howdy! Hi, everyone! I'm new to SP and the proud owner of a standard poodle puppy, Rascal. He is such a character and I was thrilled to learn there is a Poodle Club here! Rascal is my first poodle and he is so different from any other dog I've owned. He uses his front paws and pounces like a cat! So funny. I hope when he's bigger/older he'll be a good running buddy for me. Anyway, nice to meet all of you and your poodles, too! <em>465</em> Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:25:09 EST What is your take on cooking with microwaves Hubby and I are talking about potential hazards of cooking with microwaves. I have cut way back on using it and I will not use plastic in the microwave. Recently he came across more info on it and he is thinking we should stop using it altogether. <BR> <BR> He is concerned about studies that show they can modify foods enough that they can't be properly metabolized and then it creates issues related to diabetes and elevated cholesterol among other things. All the studies appear to be smal... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 07:09:29 EST We are joining the pack Hi, New to the team but not new to Sparkpeople. My name is Lorraine and I have two year old Maltipoos. Marley a girl is sweet and very friendly. She is a favorite of all the dogs and people at the dog park. On of her favorite things to do is to get wet. Bentley is a blonde is more than one way. He is goofy and charming. His favorite thing to do is jump up and down. I almost named him Fabio because of his long flowing blonde hair but he already had a named Bentley when I adopted him. I actuall... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 16:17:43 EST Stress free vet visits If you’re not already receiving The Companion via e-mail, log on to the <BR> VPI Policyholder Portal to sign up today! <BR> <BR> Stress-Free Visits to the VetFor some, a visit to the veterinarian begins with a game of tug-of-war at the clinic’s front door. Your pet knows exactly where he is, and remembers the last visit—the probing and prodding, the smell of fear in the air and the whimpering sounds coming from behind closed doors. It’s no wonder you find yourself coaxing your pet to go in... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 00:46:04 EST Happy Birthday Mary1313 Mary Forbes's ( birthday is on Sunday July 4th. Sun, 27 Jun 2010 10:07:14 EST Wow! This is great! Hello, I'm Deb and my pup is Lenny. He is a shelty poodle cross. At least that is what the shelter I adopted him from says. He keeps me moving like crazy! If he doesn't get his daily walk/run he gets wound up at night. One of my first baby picture is with the poodle I grew up with, Bojo, a super sweetie. Glad to find this team! Tue, 22 Jun 2010 17:30:38 EST New to group, saying hi! I'm pretty new to SP, but not to poodles. My name is Jennifer, and I'm absolutley loving SP. I have 3 poodles, Lulu is a 12 year old miniature(sable), Ellie is a 2&1/2 yo black standard, and Claire is a 16 month old black/white parti standard. i also have 2 kiddos, twins that will be 20 in September. I look forward to getting to know more poodle people! Wed, 16 Jun 2010 23:57:41 EST Happy Birthday Debbev!!!! Happy birthday Deb!!!! I know you are 39ish!!! <BR> <BR> Mary Tue, 15 Jun 2010 21:35:51 EST Hello from San Diego Hello all. My name is Carol and I live in S. Calif with my brown standard poodle, pi (Pi Puppis of Argo - I name my dogs after stars). We signed up for this group ages ago and sometimes we stop in and check things out - lots of interesting poodles around. It is about time we introduced ourselves. In addition pi, I have 1 husband, 1 daughter, 1 son, 2 more dogs, 2 cats, 3 llamas, 4 sheep, 6 turkeys and 4 chickens - and lot of evil squirrels. I love my garden and pi and I do rally obedience. ... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 22:50:39 EST Pudlecrazy!!! Hey, girl, who do you think could figure this one out faster, Stella or Parker? <BR> <BR> giggle <BR> <BR> <link><BR>rodid=11532714&cm_mmc=BCEmail_533-_-FO<BR>CUS-_-23-_-NineStarsTrashCan </link> Thu, 3 Jun 2010 03:13:16 EST Become a fan of April the poodle April now has her own page on fb. <link><BR>dle/117864094910392 </link> become a fan today! WE DID! <BR> <BR> Deb & BooBoo Sun, 2 May 2010 03:57:11 EST Today Is April's Birthday!!!! Hop Twirl Jump wag wag wag !!!! <BR> <BR> I have a new necklace!!! It is pink beads and diamonds!!!! I have a new dress too! I'm at work with Mommy and then we are going to Home Depot and Lowe's, my two favorite places to hang out! Then I am getting some wagalicious BIRTHDAY ICE CREAM!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I love birthdays!!!! I'm six years old!!!! <BR> <BR> April Fri, 16 Apr 2010 17:47:54 EST Happy Birthday Maggie The Poodle!!! Maggie is 4 years old today! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday Maggie!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>487</em> <em>76</em> <BR> <BR> Love, Mary & April Tue, 13 Apr 2010 09:21:32 EST older dog/ new puppy woes Hi there, <BR> I have a nine year old male miniature poodle . Max works with me at a school for children with intellectual disability and he is a wonderful companion and I feel like we are a real team. I just got a new puppy as Max has arthritis and I felt I needed to start training up another pet therapy dog. <BR> However I have been totally unprepared for how hard I'm finding it. Min (also mini poodle) is 8 weeks old and gorgeous but I feel like I've lost my close relationship with Max.He ... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 00:32:54 EST Poodles will help My first week is nearly over and motivation is slow. I saw the poole spark and thought 'mine can assist. They are robust and athletic and love to walk" so i have no excuse..they can take me for a walk.! Ask how I am going i need a buddy. my firs Spark walk will be tomorrow. Sat, 3 Apr 2010 22:21:33 EST Dogs and Squirrels My Blog from today....I am listing the questions here also, to make sure I do not miss anyone. I just joined this group this minute. Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Tuesday, March 16, 2010 <BR> <BR> We have a deck on back that is under the trees and on the north side of the house. I used to keep bird-feeders hanging from the railing. Of course the squirrels think the food is just for them and come and make a mess spilling it all over the deck. This gets my standard poodle very excited and he jumps... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:16:37 EST Kohl and I are happy we found this team! I've been around Spark for awhile but just thought to look for a poodle team. I have a black standard poodle who is 1 1/2 old. He and I just discovered how much we enjoy biking together. He loves to run. <BR> Heather <em>244</em> <BR> I just added a picture of Kohl to my Spark Page Mon, 15 Mar 2010 15:23:29 EST Random acts of kindness Hi all <BR> <BR> I wrote a blog about random acts of kindness. Mary responded with a wonderful story of an act of kindness someone did for her. Every time I read such stories, it makes my heart feel glad. <BR> <BR> So, I wondered if you all would be interested in sharing acts of kindness that you have experienced. They can be recent or old, doesn't matter. <BR> <BR> I'll start. Once when my babies were very small and hubby was in the Navy we were poor as church mice. (I never quite und... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 08:42:28 EST Pictures of Strudel's Urn I got Strudel's urn in the mail yesterday and have finally been able to place her in it, along with the sympathy cards that were sent and some of her little clothes. On top you will also see two purple stuffed toys. Those were actually terry cloth finger puppets for infants and they were her very favorite toys. I had two so that whenever I asked her where her "purple fishy" was, she could always find one of them and bring it to me. <BR> <BR> Kiss your "babies" and cherish each moment with t... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 01:13:23 EST Mighty Joe Young Is 15 Years Young!!! Mighty Joe! Hapyy birthday LA dude!!! You are a very spry Poodle!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> Mon, 1 Mar 2010 14:05:58 EST New from Ontario Canada This site was recommended to me from another poodle board I use. Hope it helps me in my weight loss journey as I am hoping 3xs is the charm. <BR> I lost 53 lbs on Tops 12 years ago then 6 years ago on Atkins but have gained it all back again. <BR> <BR> My 2 spoos are Mandy 2 and Casey 2 next month. <BR> <BR> Well wish me luck Fri, 26 Feb 2010 19:38:43 EST My pup turns one I can't get over how quickly it goes by. But my Cooper (akc: French Fries and Gravy) turns one today. I still remember picking up the little shy fluffball for the first time. <BR> <BR> Now he's 37 lbs of pure energy. His exercise needs keep me going and he's probably been the best purchase I've ever made for my health. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 14:18:49 EST AKC Eukanuba Dog Championship I'm watching the AKC dog show on Animal Planet right now. First was the toy group; a beautiful white toy poodle named Walker won that group. The next group was the non-sporting group and guess what...the standard poodle won that group. A real beauty named Jetta. <BR> <BR> Poodles rock!! Thu, 11 Feb 2010 20:38:30 EST New Pictures of April I added some pictures of April to my page. They are at the bottom of my pictures and they are marked 2/4/2010. Hope you like them! <BR> <BR> Mary Thu, 4 Feb 2010 07:12:46 EST Poodle Thanks Chloes Mom here <BR> <BR> I just wanted to take a moment and let you all know how much your appreciated. I love the...What is your poodle wanting to share?..... <BR> <BR> It gives us insight on how things are going in your precious poodles life. How you yourself are doing and everyone seems to really care. And although we may have never met face to face I feel as if we are connected in some way. Just knowing you have someone to listen and not judge is so wonderful. <BR> <BR> I LOVE the Po... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 20:40:17 EST Mighty Joe goes viral! Wow...doesn't that sound scary? Truth is, Mighty Joe now has his own Facebook page, Poodle of the Pacific. He will post cool informational articles, encourage his pals to post (one already has!), and of course he will be helping to get the word out about the pet-friendly articles I write! <BR> <BR> The link is: or just type "poodle of the pacific" in the search function on Facebook. <BR> <BR> Please join, post, and let me know what you think! This will help me out in m... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 12:46:13 EST Happy Birthday Stella!!! Whoo Hooo!!!! Stella is two years old!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday Pretty Stella!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <em>144</em> <em>504</em> Tue, 26 Jan 2010 05:00:37 EST Adoption options An email this morning reminded me of a topic I've wanted to introduce in this forum for some time: adopting poodles. I know that several members like me have adopted poodles, although given their intelligence, charm and good looks of course relatively few are left at shelters. But I've had good experiences with my shelter poodles. <BR> <BR> As some of you might know, the anniversary of Cleo's death is approaching. And the fifth year anniversary of my adoption by her has just passed. Holding ... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 12:29:49 EST Newbie here Hello all poodle lovers!!! I love this site. Thank you for the wonderful welcome. I'm feeling very motivated and on track with losing the weight and getting more energy. I love my poodle!!! She makes my day special. She is a red standard and her name is Penny. I'm presently training for therapy and she is doing great!!! Thu, 21 Jan 2010 08:51:19 EST Very Bad! I love my skin-brother, Jesse! He has been visiting this month, but I still get sooooo excited when I see him. The other day, I was resting on top of my dad. Jesse came home and I was so happy to see him, I peed all over my dad. Boy was he mad! But I couldn't help it. Really. Sat, 16 Jan 2010 02:26:38 EST Mud! Now that the big snow has melted, our yard, and everywhere else, is a muddy mess. Stella gets covered with mud every time we go out and really needs a bath. At least it's a long weekend, and a least she isn't white. What on earth do you parents of white poodles do? <em>24</em> Sat, 16 Jan 2010 01:59:13 EST Seasonal visual humor In our neighbood, Christmas trees get recycled Monday, and I just put the Christmas lights back in the attic. But one last visual reminder of Christmas, possibly poodle-free: <link><BR>sageboardpost.asp </link> <BR> <BR> For those who are getting a little tired of winter, I came across this video, with a poodle star, <link><BR>feature=channel </link> Fri, 8 Jan 2010 22:47:31 EST A Funny This is a very cute cartoon. I immediately subscribed because it is very unique! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 5 Jan 2010 09:50:46 EST Christma s/Winter pictures Hi, Everyone! Hope you all had a good Christmas! <BR> <BR> I have some new pictures of Charm on my sparkpage. With Santa, in her Christmas dress, and in her new sweater. She is getting better at posing for me. <BR> <BR> My nephew gave Charm a pink raincoat with a hood for Christmas. I haven't gotten that picture up yet, but I will soon. <BR> <BR> Poodle hugs and kisses to all! <BR> <BR> Brenda and Charm Thu, 31 Dec 2009 10:35:50 EST Hi Hi, I'm Chris. We added a standard poodle to our lives last year, and it has been quite an adventure. Stella is bright and sassy, working as a therapy dog in my classroom, and will turn 2 next month. <BR> <BR> I am very happy to be joining this group, although I am still trying to make sense of the site. It has been a slow start, as I have been enjoying a visit from my son, DIL, and 2 year old granddaughter, but I hope to really launch in with my goals later this week. <BR> <BR> After se... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 16:30:10 EST New to SP Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am new to SP and am enjoying it so far. I am a proud Mommy of a beautiful poodle name Kellie. We are to glad to be a part of your team and look forward to making some new friends. Mon, 28 Dec 2009 01:46:57 EST Two new pics...Now the TEXAS QUADS! Hey y'all I just posted two new pics. I got an apricot miniature for Christmas. ya think I'm poodle poor? Blessings...Kelly Thu, 24 Dec 2009 17:21:29 EST New Song! To the tune of Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer <BR> <BR> Rudolph the red gunned cowboy <BR> had a very shiny gun <BR> and if you ever saw it <BR> you would turn around and run <BR> <BR> all of the other cowboys <BR> used to laugh and call him names <BR> they never let poor Rudolph <BR> play in any cowboy games! <BR> <BR> then one foggy Christmas eve, <BR> Sheriff came to say <BR> Rudolph with your nose so bright <BR> won't you shoot my wife tonight <BR> <BR> oh how the cowboys loved him <B... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 02:39:18 EST Sparkguy SP team recent blog <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUY_SPTEAM </link> Tue, 22 Dec 2009 02:05:08 EST Newby :) I'm new to SparkPeople and so far, I love it! I am a poodle lover! I have 2 toy poodles named Wiggles and Coco and they mean the world to me! I also work with local animal rescue groups in North Carolina. I hope to talk to many of you soon and hopefully we'll all be able to reach our goals in life! :) Sun, 20 Dec 2009 15:10:29 EST Strudel.. .ALERT!!! Dear Poodle Friends, <BR> <BR> Today is a very sad day indeed. I got a text earlier this afternoon from Delapis...Dee or Donna as I know her. Strudel passed away today. She had not been doing well and when Donna took her to the vet he told her it was time, that she was dying and there was nothing more that could be done. She was gently put down to stop her suffering as she had no bladder or bowel control and actually probably had at least one seizure last night. <BR> <BR> Donna of cou... Thu, 17 Dec 2009 16:16:05 EST My eyes Ok y'all...just got diagnosed today with macular degeneration. My mom has it, her mom had it and my grandma's mom had it. My mother is now legally blind in one eye (it's the dry mac. degen.) Nothing the doctor can do for that type. Both my grandma and great grandma went blind from it. I'm a bit shocked. I knew there was something wrong with my eyes, but just thought my Rx had changed. What a shocker. <BR> Fri, 11 Dec 2009 22:58:24 EST Funny Video <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=related </link> Sat, 5 Dec 2009 21:50:43 EST New Spark Trophies! Hey they changed our trophies to something fancier. I like! <BR> <BR> Mary Wed, 2 Dec 2009 08:25:47 EST Help please! Ok...Snickers is 5 years old and she has had no problems ever using the doggie door. Well, for several weeks now...ever since we went to the wedding and left the dogs here, she refuses to use the doggie door and has been pooping and peeing in the house. I've just decided to get her kennel out of storage and place her in the kennel for re-training. I don't know what else to do. Raider and Buffy aren't having any problems at all, but she sure is! Sun, 29 Nov 2009 19:29:25 EST Greetings from Houston Sophie and I would like to say hi to all our SparkFriends. Sophie has a lovely svelte figure, and I'm working on it. <BR> Happy Thanksgiving! Wed, 25 Nov 2009 07:57:57 EST Adult Dog Holiday Safety Tips ADULT DOG Planning a Safe Holiday <BR> When it comes to the holidays, there are so many things to be careful of - not gaining 10 lbs. on cookies, not getting yourself into debt just to buy some presents - and of course keeping your pets healthy, happy and safe. Here are some helpful tips from your friends at Hill's Pet Nutrition on how you can do just that. <BR> <BR> Provide solitude. Keep your dog's favorite place free from the holiday hubbub so he can relax. <BR> Reduce stress. Keep yo... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:13:49 EST dogs talking funny Here's a link to humorous breed descriptions, via flash, from Purina's website. The poodles have very different voices. How appropriate is it that the mini is a southern belle? I also got a kick out of the Bichon, since my friend has a Bichon named Zeus. <link><BR>Fetcher.aspx?DCMP=EMC-PETC-PETC-Nov09_2 </link> Sat, 21 Nov 2009 12:49:36 EST Sparkguy SP Team Recent Blog Thursday, November 19, 2009 <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving is almost here, and the winter holidays follow closely behind. While most people write off the holidays as a time when healthy living is impossible, that's not the case! <BR> <BR> Before you panic, remember that SparkPeople is here for you! We know that holidays are challenging times for our members. <BR> <BR> With all the parties, food, shopping, decorating, and volunteering associated with them, it becomes even harder to exercise, eat... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 23:33:50 EST I Made It!!!! I'm online!!!!!!!!!!! whoo hooo!!!! Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:56:52 EST Prayer Request I received a sparkmail from Trista's mom, here is part of it. <BR> "I also wanted to send you a message to let all my Poodle pals know that I am going in for surgery in the morning to remove a hernia in my delveloped at the incision site from the colon surgery I had in 2006. (I had the early stages of colon cancer and chose to have that portion of the colon was in the ascending colon). I ask for prayers and maybe even some Reiki. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Sandra... Mon, 9 Nov 2009 21:32:21 EST Have a safe Halloween with your dog Have a safe Halloween with your dog <BR> There are few things in life cuter than seeing your terror-of-a-puppy dressed up in horns and a red cape on Halloween. But for pets and their families, Halloween should also be a time for caution. To ensure that both your children and pets enjoy a fun and safe holiday, please remember the following tips: <BR> <BR> Your pet can easily become anxious and frightened when the doorbell is constantly ringing and all he sees are children in strange clothes... Fri, 30 Oct 2009 23:23:53 EST The Dog Whisperer If you like the Dog Whisperer, you will love this clip from the Jay Leno show. Jay has a segment on his show called 'JMZ' which is a take off on 'TMZ'. In this segment, they have an interaction with Cesar (it is the real Cesar Millan). Very amusing if you are familiar with his work. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Brenda Fri, 30 Oct 2009 11:47:46 EST By the numbers So how are y'all doing weight-wise? Or is that not an acceptable topic? If not, sorry, I'll back out. It is just on my mind today as I see I am still where I have been for the last several months and that is NOT where it is healthy for me to be. Grrrrr. I'm eating healthy foods and trying not to overeat them. But darn! No progress! Losing weight is not an option; it is necessary to maintain good health. I'm getting downright cranky with myself! Sat, 24 Oct 2009 14:09:09 EST Sparkguy SP team recent blog Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We wanted to let you know that we've added more than 50 new demos to our expansive exercise library! Most of these feature a classic medicine ball and the newly popular foam roller. For those of you who don't know how to use these pieces of equipment, these demos will give you plenty of ideas for home or the gym! <BR> <BR> We hope you like what you see—including more demos of our new male "model," Tim, a long-time SparkPeople employee! <BR> <BR> To easily brose thro... Wed, 21 Oct 2009 19:34:06 EST Stupid computer Hey all my Poodle Lovers <BR> Chloe and her mom here. <BR> We are still having major problems with my P.C <BR> Cable company has been here so many times we are changing Internet Service to Time Warner. Hope its better than what we have. <BR> Cable went out over 1/4 of the town and when it did the cable was out 2 days. When it came back on it wasn't the same. They have been out here and are coming again. <BR> Heres the thing. I can't check my Yahoo mail so I have trouble getting to Spark P... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 22:45:14 EST Sparkguy Sparkteam's recent blogs New Fruit and Flower Gifts Available in the SparkPeople Store <BR> Monday, October 19, 2009 <BR> <BR> <BR> First off, we want to thank everyone who has visited and supported the SparkPeople Store. We are working hard at developing and sourcing quality products for your healthy lifestyle for reasonable prices. The store has been a great success thanks to member support! <BR> <BR> We have received a lot of positive feedback from our store patrons—and some great suggestions. Many members said... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 18:44:09 EST The third forum Since it seems as though we only have two threads on which to post in the first forum, I have created an entire third forum for general discussion. It is at the bottom under Introduce yourself". Mon, 19 Oct 2009 18:11:09 EST Make a list to help motivate you... One thing that helped me get motivated was a list of things I would do different or just plain be able to do if I were at my goal weight. <BR> For instance: hiking,swimming,wear more stylish clothes, be able to bend over easier to tie my shoes, go to more social events and my list went on and on. Take a moment and make your own list of all the things that your weight has kept you from doing. You will be amazed...then keep that list somewhere you can look at it everyday to remind you that the... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 18:14:51 EST Prayers for Granddaughter - flu Hi all <BR> <BR> Could use prayers for 7 month old Calleigh. She was in hospital in the middle of the night. Docs say it is flu based on symptoms. High fever and terrible trouble breathing among other things. It took steroids and a breathing treatment with adrenaline to get her breathing normalized. After they stabilized her, they sent her home. The 'kids' have to watch her very closely for relapse. If it occurs she needs to go back to ER ASAP. <BR> <BR> Other grandaughter has had it bu... Sun, 18 Oct 2009 09:33:32 EST News from Dee... Dee is really struggling with the loss of her brother and wanted me to share with all of you her feelings right now. I received a very nice email and I will put what she wrote in here for you: <BR> <BR> People who have known me on Spark for a while know that I lost my husband July 24, 2008, and my brother was helping me through my grief after losing him. Now I am without my little brother. He died unexpectedly some time between Sat. afternoon and night. His wife was out the entire day and di... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:39:09 EST Mom finally got the message! Hey, everybody! Am I in the right spot? I need you to help me out. My Mom finally figured out that I'm lonely hanging out at home all day with just my cat while she is at work. When we first started living together it was great; she worked at home and way out in the country, so we went everywhere together. I was sick a lot, though, because something was wrong. I don't know what, but when we moved away from the man who also shared four house, I felt a lot better; so did Mom. But she had to get... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 01:44:33 EST prayer request - PLEASE READ In a spark message Dee told me that her brother was found dead last Saturday night by his wife. She ask me to tell everyone. Please pray for the family's involved. Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:23:20 EST How Much Should Dogs Sleep? Well, I have been worried that April is not stimulated enough and was thinking about getting her a friend because she sleeps too much. But, according to this, evidently not! I didn't know. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-of-dogs/page1.aspx?utm_source=dogcraz<BR>ynews001et&utm_medium=email&utm_conten<BR>t=petplace_article&utm_campaign=dailynewsletter </link> Sat, 10 Oct 2009 23:37:26 EST Michael Vick <BR> <BR> You will not believe this! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ertainment-gossip/ </link> Thu, 8 Oct 2009 14:33:16 EST dog psychology While driving yesterday, I heard bits of a fascinating NPR radio interview with a cognitive psychologist who just wrote a book about how dogs' physical traits influence their thoughts. So I downloaded the podcast and was really impressed by the guest, Prof. Alexandra Horowitz of Columbia University. I'm including a link to the weekly summary, which has a link to the podcast (mp3) under Wednesday 10/7 hour 2) because people might have problems with the direct link to the mp3. FYI, the show's R... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 12:09:07 EST Celebration Thread - all POSITIVE - all the TIME Hi all <BR> <BR> I thought it would be great to have a thread where we pat ourselves on the back for weight and life style change successes! It could be meeting a goal, avoiding temptation, dropping weight, dropping inches, walking a mile, maintaining weight (like at the holidays!), etc. Our own cheerleading thread! <BR> <BR> Think of the energy with ALL GOOD NEWS! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>220</em> <em>250</em> <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I'll start - I am down another 2 pounds this week! Att... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 08:47:25 EST Happy Birthday to Trista! Happy Birthday to Trista! <BR> Happy Birthday to Trista! <BR> Happy Birthday dear Trista! <BR> Happy Birthday to you! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> <BR> <BR> and many more! Hope you get nice treats and toys! And lots of hugs. <BR> <BR> Poodle kisses <BR> Maggie <BR> <BR> Blessings <BR> Sue <BR> Sun, 4 Oct 2009 14:02:49 EST The Obesity Epidemic: Avoiding The Spread. Obesity Epidemic: Avoiding The Spread. <BR> <BR> We’ve been hearing it for years: Being overweight can cause heart disease, diabetes, joint problems, and a host of other health issues. Unfortunately, many of us haven’t gotten the message—at least where our pets are concerned. <BR> <BR> Obesity in dogs and cats is at epidemic proportions. Studies show that 25-40% of dogs and cats in the United States are overweight or obese. All it takes for your pet to be considered overweight is a few pou... Sat, 3 Oct 2009 22:07:22 EST Hi I'm new Hi everyone, <BR> My name is Lorri. I have a very spoiled 5 year old toy poodle named Tina. Sorry no pictures I'm having trouble uploading them. I live in Missouri on a farm. Fri, 2 Oct 2009 04:12:35 EST Intro to the Team Hi Everyone, My Name is EJ. I live in Lake Tapps, WA. I have 1 Standard Poodle, One Golden Retreiver, 2 cats and fish. I have approx. 75 lbs to loose. And a lot of reasons to loose the lbs. Thu, 1 Oct 2009 00:31:57 EST StarlaSue!!!! two pounds is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Mary, following in your footsteps. <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Sep 2009 12:38:47 EST I'm here I'm here. Sort of. I think. Well, maybe. I know I haven't been around enough for most of you to know whether I'm even s'pozed to be, but I have read your posts and enjoyed and benefited from them. Just haven't had time to post myself. I have done it again and accepted more stuff to do--teaching an evening class in addition to my day job--so I now have 12 pounds of potatoes (stuff to do) to stuff into an 8-pound bag. Just know I'm enjoying you all, and eventually I'll show up. In the meantime,... Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:47:31 EST Mary is back from vacation <em>244</em> <em>236</em> She called me about 1 1/2 hours ago. She & Matt(hubby)had been traveling on the bus since 7:30 this AM. I'm sure she'll post tomorrow, but they are "dog" tired tonight. Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:27:07 EST Just joined Hello all and I am excited to start my weight loss journy. I have a 3 lb toy poodle and if I had her energy I wouldnt have to use Sparkpeople. I am lookingforward to learning and the support I see. Tue, 22 Sep 2009 22:02:50 EST GOOD NEWS ABOUT MARY! Hey everybody in the Poodle Club, I just talked to Mary and she is on her way home as I write this! <BR> Her and the Hubby have been on vacation and they have had a great time! <BR> She said that she will get on as soon as she can and let everybody know that she is back. <BR> ROSA <BR> Tue, 22 Sep 2009 19:34:02 EST My New Poodle Friends are Great! Hey all, <BR> <BR> I just want to say a big "Thank you" to everyone. You have all been so welcoming and encouraging. I appreciate the kind comments on my page and on my blog. I belong to other teams here at Spark and not one has been as great! With your support I'm starting to feel like I can do this. And that's big! I hope I can be of support to you all as well. Big hugs to all of you and lots of poodle kisses from Toji and Chiyo! Melissa (aka Lulufish) <em>247</em> Tue, 22 Sep 2009 11:37:36 EST ok gotta get serious with the weight Hi all <BR> <BR> Was at Doc's yesterday. The blood sugar is STILL climbing even with all the changes I have made. My glycohemoglobin is now up to 7 (up from 6.7 three months ago). He wants me to drop serious weight these next 3 months to get the sugars down or I need to start meds. EEK <BR> <BR> The only other number that went up was my triglycerides by a smidge but even they are in the normal range. Cholesterol is good. But some fat has obviously creeped into my diet b/c those trigly... Tue, 22 Sep 2009 08:32:58 EST Where is Mary?? I had written her 3 emails & got 2 of them back. I wrote a sparkmail to mary1313 & sp could not find a user by that name. What gives?? Should we worry about her, I wonder. <BR> <BR> Deb @ BooBoo Mon, 21 Sep 2009 22:36:07 EST I need some help! Scooter is a joy but he's coming up with a new problem and we don't know exactly what to do. We take him for walks 4-5 times a day. For the last few days he has been pooping in the house. WHY?? Should we rub his nose in it, we never catch him in the act. He does his AM poop outside but not always during the rest of the day. This has just started in the last 2-3 days. Nothing else has changed. Last night was the clincher, after his evening walk we went to bed and during the night I had t... Tue, 15 Sep 2009 23:40:03 EST Help with Motivation and Veggies Hi all! I've been having a tough second week back on my plan and would like to ask for some help. I need ideas to get more veggies into my diet. I like them I just don't seem to be able to find a way to eat them. I'm not real crazy about raw ones although I know they are good for you. Any suggestions? Also, what keeps you all motivated? I need some tips there too! Chiyo and Toji thank you all for helping their Mommy! <em>267</em> Fri, 11 Sep 2009 13:42:51 EST Toenail Question Hey Poodle Lovers! <BR> <BR> I have a question for you. <BR> Chloe hurt her paw today. I checked it out and saw that her toenail is split down the side. She was fine earlier so I know she had to have done it today (Labor day) as she was running around in a natural area we are cleaning out. So she must have caught it on something. <BR> Is there anything I can do for her. She is limping and keeps biting at it. My concern is I know dogs bleed alot from their toenails if you cut them to short.... Mon, 7 Sep 2009 13:12:47 EST Exercising your pet’s body and mind Good energy: <BR> Exercising your pet’s body and mind. <BR> <BR> Just like humans, dogs and cats need exercise, and for the same reasons. Exercise is critical to maintaining good health. It tones muscles, boosts circulation, strengthens bones, and helps prevent obesity. But physical exercise, as important as it is, goes only so far. Your pet’s brain needs exercise too, to prevent boredom and depression. By channeling your pet’s energy into healthy outlets, you can help prevent it from contri... Fri, 4 Sep 2009 01:29:06 EST I'm new... Hi all... <BR> I have 2 dogs, but no poodles... I joined this group because my fav dog to groom is a poodle!!! I think that they are wonderful, and as a groomer, they are by far (in my opinion) the most interesting to groom, and one of the more challenging. <BR> So, I'm excited to get to know you all... <BR> <BR> -Rain <em>18</em> Thu, 3 Sep 2009 19:14:29 EST Patella Issues Hi all. Just wondering if anyone's little one has had issues with knees/patellas? Our boy Toji has one knee that the vet claims needs surgery to correct it. Years ago, my late poodle Lucy had a patella problem and I was advised not to fix it and she ended up with arthritis in that knee. I'm giving him joint supplements. They seem to be helping, but I don't want him to have bigger issues down the road. Any advice? Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:31:43 EST How young is your dog? <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> BooBoo is 64.3 years young. Tue, 1 Sep 2009 20:51:27 EST Old Member Back to Try Again Hi Everyone! I'm not a new member but an old one that needs to really get back on track. Looking forward to getting motivated by all of you! Tue, 1 Sep 2009 16:42:57 EST September 2009 Challenge OK, poodles and peeps. The challenge of the month involves action and interaction. Here's this month's lead article from (sans sponsor messages) about keeping your pup fit. It takes 15 minutes of movement three times a day. Tara's been really perky with the cool night's we've been having lately, and she's raring to poodle boogie. Anyone else up to the challenge? Tue, 1 Sep 2009 14:41:30 EST Five Things You Don't Know About Me Ok new game! here are my five things: <BR> <BR> 1. I was married to a Church of God Minister <BR> 2. I was an iron worker for two years <BR> 3. I only have two kids but I raised six. <BR> 4. I was raised in Las Vegas, NV <BR> 5. I was married to a Deputy Sheriff <BR> <BR> Ok your turn! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 17:01:22 EST GoD & DoG <link> </link> Sun, 30 Aug 2009 19:05:20 EST Howdy Hi poodle lovers! Im 4 days new to this site and loving it. Have a peek at my page to see my toy poodle, Trista, helping me do pushups. Good luck to all! And wet nose kisses to all the poodles! Sat, 29 Aug 2009 22:13:01 EST If You Live In A Disaster Prone Area The link below is information from the ASPCA on being ready to evacuate your pets along with youself and have a plan in place on where to take them. Also, you can send off for a free sticker to put in your window notifying rescue squads in case of fire, etc., that there are pets on the primises. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>aredness/ </link> <BR> <BR> Mary Fri, 28 Aug 2009 13:12:20 EST Just found you all Hi I am Ruth and yes I am a poodleholic! Stop by my spark page and check out the picture of my Standard Poodle. Thanks to Mary 1313 I found out you had this fun club! Glad to be here to share my poodle antics and to get all in shape!! <BR> <em>244</em> Thu, 27 Aug 2009 23:32:08 EST Sparkguy - sp-team blog entry<BR>ournal.asp?id=SPARKGUY_SPTEAM <link><BR>urnal.asp?id=SPARKGUY_SPTEAM </link> Thu, 27 Aug 2009 15:35:02 EST SPCA Leader Leaves Own Dog in Hot Car!! This poor pup. I don't think the lady meant to do it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>news-life/ </link> <BR> <BR> Mary Wed, 26 Aug 2009 17:11:32 EST Thanks for making Mom happy Hi, everybody! I'm Pearl, and thank you because so many of you wrote and told my Mom we are welcome to your group. She is really happy about that, and I like when she is happpy. <BR> <BR> I'm kinda bummed, though, because today she went someplace and came back smelling wonderfully doggy, but I didn't get to go. She said it was work with some of the therapy dogs from the hospital and that other dogs came by to visit since it was a special fun day in the city. I didn't get to go because I have... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 22:12:36 EST T is for Team Cole and I just wanted to share our feelings about our team. We have one of the most caring groups of people there are. People are always around for each other and our furry babies. Thank you for being who you all are - wonderful, caring people! Sun, 23 Aug 2009 21:21:54 EST Hi from Lydia I'm new to the team--well, sort of. I joined and did nothing and now I'm ready to get to work. I introduced myself the other day, but I don't think I posted it right so it would "stick." Anyway, I'm here. My best pal, Pearl, is my major motivator to get up and out every day. Hope to get to know some of you. Sun, 23 Aug 2009 03:13:31 EST Happy Birthday Gerry!!!! Happy Birthday Gerry! I bet you are not a day over 14, just like Mighty Joe!!!! <BR> <BR> Mary Thu, 20 Aug 2009 23:27:14 EST lost job after all! Hey y'all...thought I'd update everyone about what happened earlier this week. Remember how very upset I was last week after talking to my HR director and after I'd gotten the letter from my boss telling me that I would no longer have a job after August 16th? Well, apparently after I raised heck and complained that my hospital was just not doing some things right and that eventually they were going to have a lawsuit on their hands (I didn't know I was on FMLA and hadn't initiated FMLA), my ... Thu, 20 Aug 2009 23:26:31 EST Happy Birthday Rosa!!!!! Happy Birthday to you!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>236</em> <em>44</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>410</em> <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> <BR> Mary & Little April Wed, 19 Aug 2009 15:49:33 EST Beat The Heat With Wagalicious Frozen Treats!!! Beat the heat with wagalicious frozen treats!!! <BR> by Woof Report, <BR> <BR> <BR> There is really nothing cuter than watching a dog lick from a cup between his paws. It's one of life's great pleasures. Instead of sending you off for pre-made treats, we invite you whip up a batch of Frosty Paws at home. It's so easy, even your dog could do it. <BR> <BR> Here's all you need: <BR> <BR> 1 quart vanilla yogurt (preferably nonfat) <BR> 1 ripe banana <BR> 2 tablespoons... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:29:02 EST New Baby!! I finally brought home my new baby! I have lots of pictures posted on my SparkPage Photo Album. <BR> <BR> Her name is Asti. She is a champagne-colored toy poodle. Born June 26th, she was 7 weeks old last Friday. My goodness, how she's changed in 7 weeks! Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:19:17 EST Made up songs What are the words the the songs you made up for your poodle? Sun, 16 Aug 2009 22:12:22 EST WARNING!!! DANGER, DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!! HAHAHAHAHA If Kelly posts any time during the next week, she will definitely be "posting under the influence!!!! " I'm not sure if this is a crime or not, but remember she is married to a cop LOL! <BR> <BR> I got a post from her and she was stoned as a rat! of course she had her surgery and they had given her some strong pain medication. I wish you could see the loopy typos it was so funny, although I am soooo glad they gave her something strong as I i know soon enough it will be hurt... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 21:55:43 EST My foot saga... Here we go again! More surgery is on the way poodle friends. You can read my blog too I guess, or you can read it here. Went to the doctor today and he will re-open my incision on Friday to irrigate and drain it and make sure the nerve is okay. Then he will make another incision at the ankle and do ANOTHER nerve release to try to give me some pain relief. OMG...didn't sleep a wink last night and I am so exhausted. Have to go up to the hospital so I can pick up some sleeping pills. Just... Tue, 11 Aug 2009 14:43:16 EST Poodle Dreams O.k So this month is the Anniversary of the passing of my poodle "LadyCocoa". <BR> Last night I dreamed she was lost and I got a call to go and get her. I was so happy to find her and when I woke up I had been crying and needless to say couldn't quit. She was almost 14 years old. She passed August 26th and I miss her so much. But these past few days are the worst. Thank God I have Chloe. However my heartache this week seems unbearable. Does it ever get any better? <BR> How will I ever get... Sat, 8 Aug 2009 21:22:04 EST The dog (& cat) days of summer The Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer. <BR> It’s the season everyone waits for all year long. School’s out, the beach is in. So are barbeques, picnics and road trips. And odds are your furry friends will be right there along with you. And just as you have to take some extra care during the heat and humidity of summer for yourself, the same is true in caring for your pets. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hydrate when it’s hot. <BR> In addition to eating all natural dog and cat food your pet needs to drink l... Thu, 6 Aug 2009 19:09:02 EST Picture of Charm as a puppy I added a picture of Charm as a puppy to my photo gallery. The breeder was nice enough to send it to me. Puppies are so cute! <BR> <BR> Brenda Mon, 3 Aug 2009 08:19:14 EST Poodle & Doodle Products Galore! I cannot believe the enormous amount of all things Poodle & Doodle on this website. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I just loved looking at them! they have a shirt many pages into it that says: I love my apricot Poodle! Yep that's me! <BR> <BR> Mary Sun, 2 Aug 2009 19:04:01 EST My little Charm is a 'debarked' dog I thought I would share something about my little Charm. She is 'debarked'. The lady who bred her debarks all her poodles because of complaints from the neighbors. <BR> <BR> Charm can still bark, but it kind of has a whispery sound to it. And other than that, she is very quiet. She doesn't 'talk' like other dogs do. And you miss the nuances in her bark that dogs normally have that give expression and communication. So I have to relate to her a little differently. She runs around and... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 13:01:59 EST Ok help me get back in the game Hi all <BR> <BR> I give 2 thumbs up to anyone who gets through this. I just need to get it out. <BR> <BR> I am disappointed in myself. Although I have changed many eating habits over a period of time that are healthy I am not dropping any weight and in fact am gaining again. I have made changes to my diet are good ones and I have embraced them entirely. <BR> <BR> Lately, I notice though that I am craving carbs again. I can't seem to stay away from them. All the healthy enjoyable stuff ... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 08:35:48 EST HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR BABY'S NAME? My Ginger is named after a spice! <BR> When she was a pup she was a dark apricot, and she looked kinda red too. I told the hubby that she looked spicy.(she is a champainge color now). He said we could name her Ginger, like the spice ginger. So, there you go! <BR> Ginger is her name. <BR> Ginger's full name is Belkays Ginger, <BR> Her Daddy is Belkays Wee One <BR> Her Mother is Belkays Precious Lady <BR> Most of the time we call her Boober or Ginny Boo! Mon, 27 Jul 2009 16:32:06 EST Homemade Dog Food Recipe-Terrier Tuna, Egg & Ch--- This recipe taken from Dog Food SECRETS – <BR> Terrier Tuna, Egg & Cheese Supreme <BR> Ingredients Calories <BR> 1 can flaked tuna in oil, undrained 339 <BR> 2 eggs 148 <BR> 1 c. whole meal breadcrumbs 480 <BR> 1/4 c. grated cheese 75 <BR> TOTAL 1042 <BR> Instructions <BR> 1) Scramble eggs over low heat. <BR> 2) Add tuna in oil and breadcrumbs and stir together. <BR> 3) Melt cheese over mixture. <BR> 4) Serve cooled. <BR> Wag Rating <BR> 10 Wags - (all our recipes... Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:40:37 EST Ava & Breea's Daddy I left a comment on Laurie's page saying that we missed them & that many had asked about Ava & Breea. This was her response; <BR> I've had a few bumps in the road regarding hubby's health. He had some tests come back showing his kidneys weren't working right. He has pancreatitis so not sure if the 2 are related yet. Just haven't had time to do much posting lately. <BR> <BR> Have a super Monday! Laurie <BR> <BR> I think that poodle prayers are in order. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 10:36:28 EST !!!!! ATTENTION !!!!! FREE CELL PHONE <link><BR>ollmentPublic/enroll_lifeline.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> How to Qualify <BR> The process to qualify for Lifeline Service depends on the State you live in. In general, you may qualify if... <BR> <BR> 1.You already participate in other State or Federal assistance program such as Federal Public Housing Assistance, Food Stamps and Medicaid. <BR> OR <BR> 2.Your total household income is at or below 135% of the poverty guidelines set by your State and... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 21:13:43 EST POODLES & MOMS BIRTHDAYS Recently Laurie did a thread about the Poodles Birthdays. There were not a lot of responses, so I was thinking maybe about asking for Poodles & Moms Birthdays. Please, everyone reply! <BR> What is yours and your baby's or babies birthday's? <BR> <BR> Rosa August 19 and Ginger October 21,1997 Sun, 19 Jul 2009 16:23:54 EST COMMENTS on "What is your poodle wanting to share" Chloes mom here and I just wanted to take a moment and tell you ALL that "I Totally LOVE" this site and this part of the poodle site. <BR> The "What is your Poodle wanting to share" is Awesome!(Even though mine is a Malti-Poo) . I have always had poodles and love them. <BR> The stories are GREAT! Chatting Poodle to Poodle. So great. Whom ever came up with this, THANK YOU!. It is a blessing and something I look forward to every day. <BR> Thanks to ALL for sharing your stories! Love Them ... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 22:17:44 EST Chester the Amazing Peeing Dog - A MUST READ <link><BR>eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Epetplace%2Ecom<BR>%2Fdog%2Dvideos%2Easpx%3Fp%3D90%26utm%<BR>5Fsource%3Ddogcrazynews001et%26utm%5Fm<BR>edium%3Demail%26utm%5Fcontent%3Dpetpla<BR>ce%5Farticle%26utm%5Fcamp&feature=player_embedded </link> Sun, 12 Jul 2009 17:49:57 EST Quotes to Live By <BR> 1) Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not. <BR> Vaclav Havel <BR> <BR> 2) Use your enemy's hand to catch a snake, <BR> Persian Proverb <BR> <BR> 3) Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. <BR> Og Mandino <BR> <BR> 4) Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate. <BR> Thomas Jones <BR> <BR> 5) Success is liking yourself, liking what you ... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 17:15:19 EST Sarah's mommy Hello to all! I have been on sparks since April 30th. I have just found this team...I LOVE MY POODLE!! I have had poodles since I was a kid and my goal in life was to one day have a standard. I was granted that wish just over 2 years ago when I became the mommy of a rescued puppy mill mommy named Sarah. My husband says that we are the retirement home for puppy mill moms since this is our second. The first one was a miniature that was with us for 2 1/2 years before she passed away. We a... Sat, 11 Jul 2009 21:40:39 EST Some Medical Smiles <BR> I just got these from a friend, and thought they just might help to lighten your day, in preparation for the weekend! <BR> <BR> Hope you enjoy them as much as I did! <BR> <BR> EMBARRASSING MEDICAL MOMENTS <BR> <BR> 1. A man comes into the ER and yells, "My wife's going to have her baby in the cab"! <BR> I grabbed my stuff, rushed out to the cab, lifted the lady's dress, and began to take off her underwear. Suddenly, I noticed that there were several cabs -- and I was in the wrong... Fri, 10 Jul 2009 22:37:15 EST Prayer Request My Mother (79 in August) has elected to have @ least 3 different surgery's, if not 4. Two hip replacements, one shoulder & one knee replacement! Thankfully, the first 2 (hip & knee) are behind her.{sigh!} But this latest one, on her hip, 2 weeks ago ~ she still cant walk more than 15 or 20 steps without help. Please pray for her total & speedy recovery. Many Thanks. Tue, 7 Jul 2009 22:00:42 EST Welcome & introduce yourself <BR> Has power gone to my head? As my third official act, I'd like to welcome all new members. I don't know how to check peoples' start dates, but Spark says we've gotten some new members since Memorial Day or so. Some have introduced themselves (or their poodles and doodles have introduced themselves) on our threads. So, Welcome (in no particular order): <BR> <BR> Germanbear and Chancy <BR> Rose251 and Scooter <BR> Thatheathergirl and Baby Angel <BR> Ft4vr and Ava and Brea <BR> LadyCo... Tue, 7 Jul 2009 19:37:25 EST Fleas Tara picked up a few unwelcome visitors from our trip to Philly. Yup, on Independence Day, a flea or 2 took up residence, despite my having applied Advantix on June 11. Probably not my fault, since on the 5th I also saw a neighbor picking fleas off here chihauhua's belly and that tiny neighborhood dog park is very intensively used. At least Tara's not nasty allergic to them as Cleo was. She still does not appreciate the beasties (with reason), nor her fur getting wet. <BR> <BR> After all, ti... Tue, 7 Jul 2009 14:52:17 EST Welcome new members and request of vets Has power gone to my head? As my third official act, I'd like to welcome all new members. I don't know how to check peoples' start dates, but Spark says we've gotten some new members since Memorial Day or so. Some have introduced themselves (or their poodles and doodles have introduced themselves) on our threads. So, Welcome (in no particular order): <BR> <BR> Germanbear and Chancy <BR> Rose251 and Scooter <BR> Thatheathergirl and Baby Angel <BR> Ft4vr and Ava and Brea <BR> LadyCocoa and Chl... Tue, 7 Jul 2009 11:50:55 EST Important 4th of July Tips <BR> Fourth of July Safety Tips <BR> <BR> <BR> For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and products can be potentially hazardous to your pets. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center offers the following tips: <BR> <BR> •Nev... Thu, 2 Jul 2009 15:10:45 EST Looks Like We Need A New Leader I see that there is a big notice that the leader of this group (Trufflemaker) has not posted in 60 days, which I already knew, and Spark is soliciting for a new leader. <BR> <BR> Does anyone want to take this on? I don't think we have to have contests and goals or anything like that unless you guys want to. There are lots of clubs that do that. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? I don't want them to shut down this club, because I do so love it! <BR> <BR> Mary Wed, 1 Jul 2009 13:33:09 EST Dining Out Guide (OT) <link><BR>ning.asp </link> Tue, 30 Jun 2009 19:22:45 EST Nothing Says July 4th Like Dogs & Kids!!! Cute Pics, and the first one is a Poodle! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ow-we-celebrate-america/article146422.<BR>html?trkid=LAUGH09F3-2 </link> <BR> <BR> Mary Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:18:56 EST Birthdays & Anniversaries Hi <BR> <BR> Click on the link below and please enter your birthday for me. I am creating a birthday list of all my friends and family. <BR> <link><BR>258193b363 </link> <BR> <BR> Many Thanks, <BR> Deb Tue, 30 Jun 2009 01:55:26 EST 10 + 1 Tips For Keeping Your Fur Babies Cool 1. Keep fur baby in a well-ventilated area. <BR> <BR> 2. Provide exercise early in the morning or late in the eveving. (coolest times of the day) <BR> <BR> 3. Minimize exercise in hot weather. <BR> <BR> 4. DO NOT LEAVE your fur baby in a parked car, for any reason or anytime ever! <BR> <BR> 5. Whenever possible, keep them in a comfortable enviroment in extreme weather conditions. <BR> <BR> 6. Limit sun expsoure during mid-day hours. <BR> <BR> 7. Give your fur baby plenty of cool fresh w... Sun, 28 Jun 2009 09:49:03 EST Do you know how to make your dog puke ... if you need to? <BR> <BR> I do :/ <BR> <BR> In the last 2 years, Fable has eaten: a live bird, a steak wrapped in plastic, fudge wrapped in plastic, an entire corn cob, and a roach bait. <BR> <BR> 2 tbsps of hyrdrogen peroxide. <BR> <BR> Works like a charm, but I swear, this dog is trying to either kill me, or myself. <BR> <BR> And yes, I keep food off the counters- learned the hard way- and she is locked during the day. She's just a nutbar. <BR> <BR> :( Fri, 26 Jun 2009 14:10:09 EST Happy Poodle owner I just thought I would say Hello. I am new to the club . I have two Standard Poodles and one geriatric miniature. Poodles are great. My daughter and I are groomers and working on a poodle makes my day . They are so smart and beautiful. Mon, 22 Jun 2009 17:23:54 EST Hey WOW! A poodle club! Nice! <BR> <BR> Im Heather, and my babygirl is Fable. I call her my standard Foodle (case I call her the Foo, short for "foolish" :) <BR> I have NO friends around here with a poodle. Which is unfortunate. They definitely seem to gravitate towards each other- plus, no one else can keep up! Only her brother, which is my mom's Rocky, and they live in Savannah. Her best friend is a boxer, and she LOVES LOVES LOVES when boxers come to the dog park- she thinks all boxers are her friends, and ther... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 07:01:15 EST Poodles Birthdays! I noticed the poodles were chatting about their ages. I thought it would be nice to see their birthdays all under one post so we can celebrate their big day too! If someone can think of an easier way to post them please feel free! Otherwise just copy and paste the months into a reply and add your poodles info. Remember to use the most current reply since that would have all the previous posters listed. <BR> <BR> <BR> January: <BR> <BR> February: <BR> <BR> March: <BR> <BR> April: <BR> <... Sat, 20 Jun 2009 10:04:51 EST Some Humor About Show Dogs <BR> Show people will enjoy this.... <BR> <BR> Pet dogs shed.........................Show dogs blow coat <BR> Pet dogs are in heat.................Show dogs come into season <BR> Pet dogs trot...........................Show dogs gait or move <BR> Pet dogs stand........................Show dogs stack <BR> Pet dogs get a bath.................Show dogs are groomed <BR> Pet dogs beg for treats...........Show dogs bait <BR> Pet dogs poop........................Show dogs toilet or eliminat... Fri, 19 Jun 2009 22:55:44 EST Paw Care: Beware of hot pavement! Paw care: Beware of hot pavement! <BR> by Adam, Wendy & Lola, proprietors Paw Luxury <BR> <BR> <BR> We all know the feeling of stepping barefoot onto hot pavement, and one word comes to mind: OUCH! Remember that your dog's paws also experience the extreme summer heat and can take a beating when the mercury rises. <BR> Protect those paws from the blistering sun, asphalt and sand. Make sure that after long walks, you give your pets paws a pampering by moisturizing with a soothing, all-na... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 15:01:55 EST Deb's Birthday (A*Mini Me*) Deb! I am so sorry I missed your birthday yesterday! I hope you had a wonderful day, and a great bbq time! You are our very very special friend! <BR> <BR> Mary & April Thu, 18 Jun 2009 12:03:33 EST Does Your Poodle Baby Sleep With You? Ginger has always slept with me. Matter a fact I can't sleep without her! <BR> She would not know how to sleep by herself! <BR> Just wandering how many Poodles sleep with their Mommys? <BR> I have a friend that just got a little poodle and she said she isn't going to let her sleep in the bed with her. I don't know why. Thu, 11 Jun 2009 21:27:01 EST NEW with a COCKAPOO Hi all, We have a cockapoo, Scooter. He's adorable and we're crazy about him. We rescued him 4/21 and it's been a joy to have him. He's supposed to be a year old and is full of life. I walk him 2-3 miles every day and my hubby does about a mile with him. He would go even more but we're not ready for that yet. He has the poodle hair and we've groomed him this time ourselves. We're looking for good clippers but also some info on whether we should be doing this ourselves or take him to a g... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 23:27:02 EST Visitors I have to vent. My in-laws were at "MY" house and my Chloe was excited. She jumped on the couch and they were like get down, get off me. And wouldn't let her on the couch. EXCUSE ME! This is her house, her couch if you don't like it.... Leave. I bit my tongue so as not to cause I big scene. I just said, Come here Chloe and sit with mommy. I Love you. I just sweet talked her and hoped they'd get the point. Also mother-in-law comes in swipes the furniture and says how long since you dusted. Two... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 16:46:38 EST Texas Trio Mommy In Trouble Kelly texted me yesterday telling me that she had developed pancreatitus and had to have emergency gall bladder surgery. <BR> <BR> I texted her this morning. She is still very nauseous but they removed some gall stones. I will keep on top of this and let ya'll know what is going on. <BR> <BR> Please put her on your prayer lists. She also has to have that foot surgery soon! <BR> <BR> Mary Sun, 7 Jun 2009 19:19:49 EST Help I cannot post on what is your poodle wanting to share. Every time I try it says no HTML (hotmail) <BR> I can't figure out the problem. Anyone have an idea? <BR> LadyCocoa Mon, 1 Jun 2009 23:04:42 EST Chancy My miniture poodle is almost 14 years and his name is Chancy. We are both born in Germany and came here in May 2003. We live in NE Pennsylvania. He is my first but not last poodle. He is my baby, just adorable. He was apricot when he was a puppy but now he is creamy. He is very jealous, he loves me and my husband but doesn't like it when we kiss or hug. Right now he is taking his afternoon nap in a sunny spot on the couch. Mon, 1 Jun 2009 13:21:24 EST New to 2 babies! Hi to all, I'm mom to 2 tiny toy poodles. <BR> <BR> Ava is cream colored. She just turned 3 the beginning of May. She is very petite boned and weighs 3 lbs. 6 oz. <BR> <BR> Breea is 1 and 1/2 years old. She is black and weighs 6 lbs. She has a stocky build. <BR> <BR> They both started out the same weight and we thought that Breea would be the same size as Ava but when she was 6 months old we found out from our vet that she had demodectic mange....which is a whole other post!....anyway..... Sun, 31 May 2009 19:53:42 EST My Sweet Miracle Pup Little April's Story: <BR> <BR> When April was a baby (four months old) I bought her from a breeder (puppy mill) that had never let her feet touch the ground and she had never been out of an elevated cage. Yet she was looking at me with happy shining poodle eyes. I didn't care that that nasty woman was trying to show me 8 week old puppies I saw an eager shining face that was wagging her tail and didn't even know to be unhappy. <BR> <BR> I had to get aggressive with the old bat and I tol... Sat, 30 May 2009 12:59:22 EST Car Or Oven Car or oven? To your dog, there is no difference <BR> <BR> by Dayna Dreger, author of Life is Better with Sheltie Hair <BR> <BR> As the weather warms up we need to reconsider taking FiFi and Rover along for a car ride. An idle car left in a parking lot can quickly reach temperatures dangerous to the health of your dog. An outdoor temperature of 85F (29C) can see interior car temperatures of upwards of 102F (39C) within 10 minutes and 120F (48C) within 30 minutes, even with the windows cr... Sat, 30 May 2009 01:35:58 EST Poodle Eyes I suppose this is the only place I could post this that anyone would understand. Waking up to bright loving little poodle eyes has really made my life complete. Yes I am married. wouldn't it be great if we could find an mate that had the total adoration and bright little loving poodley eyes? LOL If I could find one that all I had to do was take them outside to poop and feed them for them to be totally happy and revolve their entire world and life around me, man I would be right there. <B... Wed, 27 May 2009 08:05:47 EST New and Glad to find the team Hello! <BR> I currently have a Malti-Poo. Her name is Chloe. Igot her in October 3 months after my Toy Poodle "LadyCocoa" crossed the bridge. My heart was broken. She was just 8 days short of turning 14 years old. She was my world. I swore never again and couldn't stand not having a little one to love and take with me where ever I went. <BR> I am Sooooo glad to find this site. I LOVE poodles. I have always owned them but my heart was way to broken to get another so soon so I came close. And... Mon, 25 May 2009 20:13:23 EST YAAY! BBQ time is here again! <link><BR>p?newsletterid=1760 </link> Fri, 22 May 2009 23:24:51 EST The dreaded day is upon us Well I left scared, shaking Bob at the vet this morning. I had dreams all night that I had left him on the beach and when I went back to get him there were hundreds of sick abandoned little dogs there but I couldnt find Bob. It was awful. Now I feel like I have abandoned him at the vet for stupid elective surgury that could cost him his life if things go wrong. He is so tiny and not very strong. I hope I can get through this day. I feel sick that I am doing this to my little baby. Thu, 14 May 2009 10:25:42 EST I have a toy poodle named Charm Hi, all! I joined Sparkpeople a month ago and I've lost 2 pounds! Tracking my nutrition has helped a lot. <BR> <BR> I have a little toy poodle named Charm. She is two years old, but I just got her 3 months ago from a breeder that was retiring her. She is adorable, sweet, and very well-behaved. She weighs 5.5 pounds. Sun, 3 May 2009 12:57:58 EST my dog is peeing in the house My little dog Bob who is almost 2 has started peeing in the house and showing sexual behavior. He has never been nuetered and has never acted like this before. He only has one tiny testical. Now all of a sudden he started this and I am thinking he is a late bloomer. Then my other dog Ripley, who is three and is nuetered and never pees in the house has started. I am thinking that he is smelling Bobs tinkels so he thinks its ok. what would you guys recommend? Peeing in the house is not acceptab... Fri, 1 May 2009 15:25:48 EST hello everyone!!!! I have added 1 picture today and I will add more as <BR> time goes on. I am having to get a pic of the other <BR> baby that walks with me when she is with us, she is a Japanese chin, she is and older dog a sweetie like the other baby. I will also get a pic of myself and put onto the page. I was eventhinking of putting some flowers from the yard an stick into the gallery as well. Tue, 28 Apr 2009 19:02:50 EST Help! My poodle doesn't know what time it is! My precious and peculiar Mighty Joe has started an annoying new habit. And this has been going on before going on Daylight Savings Time. <BR> <BR> He now wakes up between 4:15 and 5:00AM, and decides that it's time to eat! This is WAY too early; 5:45 or later would be OK. <BR> <BR> First he starts stirring at the foot of the bed, then he annoys my husband, jumps off the bed, paces the floor on his side, and then starts scratching the side of the bed...and my husband too. <BR> <BR> A few t... Tue, 28 Apr 2009 17:15:04 EST Stool issues? I have been fighting with Gibson and the vet for over 9 weeks now. Gibson all at once started going a peice of normal stool and then a blob of mucous at the end. We have been treating him with Metronidazole and it helps but as soon as he is off it he goes back to the mucous blob. We have had blood tests done and stool sample and all came back great. He is now on the medication and a low residue diet which is $90.00 a bag for food. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? Either what it could be or what to do to... Sat, 25 Apr 2009 20:52:51 EST photos ? hi everyone, I have photos put onto a cd so that I can stck them on the computer, I hope i get them this weekend or the first of next week i had put them in wed. or thur. of last week, the person said that it will take 4 to 10 days for the film. if i don't get them i would get up-set. i went through Safeway's film in Portland, Or. and found that they went out of busness, so i got my photos back and i am trying another company near by and i will see how long i wait. Thu, 23 Apr 2009 23:51:10 EST come to say hello Hello to everyone, hope things are going well?, I hope that i will get some photos back and try to put them onto the computer, so I can share them. I hope that it will be next week or the following week hopefully. Sat, 18 Apr 2009 22:38:14 EST Toxins That Will Harm Your Pet Are You Exposing Your Dog or Cat <BR> to Toxins Around Your Home? <BR> Are you exposing your dog or cat to toxins around your home? <BR> Think about all of the places your dog or cat walks around inside and outside of your home. Now consider some of the everyday products that you use—household cleaners, garden products, and more. <BR> <BR> All of these products are such a part of our everyday lives, most pet parents don’t think about how harmful they can be to your pets. In fact, many of t... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 23:57:53 EST Please READ!!! I'm sorry to tell you all that my 20 year old son Aaron is in the hospital. At 350 this afternoon I was checking on him and found the bathroom door locked. Once I got it unlocked I found him unconcious in the bathtub full of bloody water. He'd tried to commit suicide. He'd cut his neck and arms and has needed 30+ stitches and 30+ steri-strips to boot. What a terrible thing for a mother to have to experience. He will be in a psychiatric facility for some time until they deem him safe to r... Sat, 4 Apr 2009 00:29:31 EST hello I have a poodle mix that my mother an I got thru a rescue group. she is a loveable girl, we are giving her a good home. she is up in years, caduracts, and is scidish around strangers. she tryes to help me with lossing weight. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 09:52:14 EST MY TOY POODLE IS GINGER! Hi! I like people who love poodles! Mine is almost 12 yrs old and is in very good health! <BR> She is an apricot, lighter than she was a few years ago! She is my BABY and really doesn't know she is a dog! Even the children and grandchildren are jealous of her! She has never had puppies. <BR> I am her favorite person in the world! <BR> I have been walking the treadmill and changed my eating habits since Jan 24th. I have lost 20 lbs. <BR> I just found SPARKPEOPLE this week on the internet. <BR>... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 14:26:27 EST HELP WITH AGEING TOY POODLE My baby is 15 1/2 years old. I know I need to take him out every 2-3 hours. Even if I just walk a little under my normal my pace for not even 1/2 a city block to some grass at point B & back to point A where we began, then walk about 3/4 of a city block, @ a VERY leasurely pace, by the time we turn around @ the corner, his left hind leg is shaking! Am I asking him to walk to vigarously for his age,to far. to long ----- ? <BR> Sat, 28 Mar 2009 17:29:59 EST Greetings for the day Hope everyone on the team is doing well and all our four footed family members are too. Anyone tried any new exercises? I'm going to try and get some incline work in for hill walking. Sun, 15 Mar 2009 11:51:58 EST New to this team Hi I just found this team. Since I love poodles, I thought this would be a good team to be in. I got my first poodle when I was 10. Her name was Tammy and I took her through obedience training. I showed her and won a trophy for best Jr. handler. She got a CD title. We had to put her down when she was 18 1/2. That was a very sad day. My other poodles were named Tammy tutu, Taffy, Sugar, Penny, and my current poodles names are Gina and Sara. They are both 13. I am looking forward to... Sun, 1 Mar 2009 07:33:08 EST Prayer chain for global economy & jobs Hi all <BR> <BR> A group of my internet friends and I have been praying for and sending Reiki to those who are losing their jobs in this economy, are on the ‘bubble’ and may lose their jobs, and those who just don’t know their status. Many of us have been touched by this and it is incredibly close to home here as well. Losing our jobs can mean losing our homes, pets, healthcare and more in the reality of this new environment. Yesterday we came up with an idea and want to share it around. <... Fri, 27 Feb 2009 08:24:01 EST Top 10 Pet Poisons of 2008 Top 10 Pet Poisons of 2008 <link><BR>tml </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Is your pooch cuckoo for chocolate? Does your kitty like deep conditioning treatments? Sadly, not everything we love is good for us. In fact, many common household goods that we take for granted as harmless can be disastrous for our furry friends. In 2008, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in Urbana, IL, handled more than 140,000 cases of pets exposed to toxic household substances, i... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 14:06:26 EST A Tribute to Cleo Our team lost one of its members yesterday. Cleo, AquaJane's pretty poodle girl, passed away. <BR> <BR> **** <BR> <BR> A Tribute to Cleo <BR> <BR> Our Cleopatra, Queen of the Couch has left us. <BR> She waits at the Rainbow Bridge for those she loves. <BR> We loved her tales of antics, her little ones, <BR> Of pee mail, toads, and rolls in smelly things. <BR> She loved her treats – turkey (especially turkey), greenies, <BR> Hidden cherry tomatoes, apples, bones and more. <BR> We know she... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 21:06:47 EST New to Poodle Club Hi all, <BR> I am new to the club. I have a 14 year old white,toy poodle named Daisy. She is a wonderful dog. We have had her since she was 6 months old. She has some health problems now. She is partially blind, deaf,and a diabetic on insulin shots twice a day. She has such a good disposition and never complains about the shots. I used to own a white standard poodle before Daisy. And plan on owning another standard in the future. Sun, 8 Feb 2009 13:02:37 EST Update on Kelly I just got an email from Kelly and she went back to work last night. she is at work tonight too, but will be off Monday and Tuesday and will try to chat more. <BR> <BR> Prayers being answered! <BR> <BR> Mary <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2009 22:01:04 EST Strudel and Mary Prayer Chain Dee asked me to fill everyone in, so I will post her message here. She is very worried about Strudel and would appreciate your prayers. I know they are strong because they are working for Logan. So here it is: <BR> <BR> I took Strudel to the vet again today like he asked. She said she was "a little" better but that she wasn't out of the woods and if she continued to improve it would be a very long battle. He gave me some canine Ensure to give her for nutrition and also gave her a B12 shot. ... Thu, 29 Jan 2009 17:33:52 EST MIA So sorry been MIA...had a TIA (Transient ischemic attack, or a mini stroke), on Saturday and have been in the hospital. This is my first day back on the computer and I still have right sided weakness. Would appreciate your prayers. Had to drop out of New You Boot Camp today due to my health issues. Hopefully I'll be back on track soon! Wed, 21 Jan 2009 13:30:20 EST free pet safety pack <BR> Thought this was some good advise: <BR> <BR> In the event of an emergency, our pet rescue window decal alerts rescue personnel that pets are inside your home. The safety pack also includes an ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center magnet—a great way to keep the APCC's toll-free emergency number and website address handy in case your pets get into something they shouldn’t! <BR> <BR><BR>et <BR> safetypack_petplace <BR> <BR> I signed up for one, t... Sat, 17 Jan 2009 02:56:34 EST Tracking Poodles Does anyone have any experience with trainging for tracking? Can you recommend any books? We'd like to get started. Any insight on how our breed does at this? :-) Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:02:44 EST new to poodle club Hi..... I'm Tracey and new to SP and glad to see a poodle club! I have a 2 year old <BR> energetic standard poodle. He loves to run and keeps me active with daily walks. <BR> He's my first poodle...... and I have lots of questions about them! I'll post some pictures on my sparkpage. Oh..... and I have 5 children, and a granddaughter as well! Mon, 12 Jan 2009 21:28:34 EST Trials and Tribulations I got the final paper work today in the mail that after filling out, "officially" closes everything on Tommy. It says that I now have to notify billing agencies, etc. of his death and have them legally change records in my name. I feel like I've been slapped in the face and gotten the wind knocked out all over again. This makes everything so very final! Just 3 days ago I reordered checks and had his name put on them along with mine. I guess I should have just had my name on them, but I didn't... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 02:25:09 EST Toxic foods, Please read ORIGINALLY POSTED BY BORTEI <BR> <BR> Please read this article as it provides information pertaining to foods that are harmful to our pal/s! <BR> <BR> Foods Harmful to Dogs – Which foods can harm my dog? <BR> <BR> OPH Good Housekeeping & Homemaking <BR> <BR> ”Which foods are harmful to dogs?” <BR> <BR> There is preconception that dogs are walking trash cans which can eat any food that humans eat, however this notion is incorrect. Some foods which are deemed edible to humans and eve... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 14:23:34 EST New poodle owner I am so glad there is a poodle team. Have had a pug for the past 13 years and after he passed I changed breeds. Don't really know why I went to a standard poodle. She is great and now 6 months old. Don't know who has who trained. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 17:45:24 EST Remember our soldiers The holidays are fast approaching and I think it would be a nice gesture for each of us when making out our holiday cards to remember our recovering soldiers by sending them a card. <BR> <BR> Address: <BR> <BR> A Recovering American Soldier <BR> c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center <BR> 6900 Georgia Avenue NW <BR> Washington, DC 20307-5001 <BR> <BR> Please feel free to post this on all your SP forums and pass it along. Mon, 15 Dec 2008 02:23:23 EST MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL Ashland College in Ohio always does a beautiful Christmas card and this year they have done another one. This should get you into the Christmas Spirit. Make sure you have your speakers on and enjoy. Click on whatever you read about. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>x.html </link> Sat, 13 Dec 2008 01:13:59 EST December Distance Challenge It is a busy time of year! If you can manage to sneak in some miles, be sure and log them here so the rest of the team can be motivated by your accomplishments! All miles count. Walking, biking, exercise machines -- if you do a class or a video just take a guess what the mileage equivalent would be. Good luck! Thu, 4 Dec 2008 16:02:05 EST Anybody logging their walks? Hi everybody. I was off-line most of November so I feel a bit out of touch with everyone. I was wondering if anybody is logging their walks, and if I should start a December thread for tracking miles. Seems like we didn't have a lot of postings on the November thread... what do you think? If anybody has any ideas for different team goals, I would love to hear it. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Dana. Wed, 3 Dec 2008 21:58:25 EST Happy Thanksgiving <link><BR>/newcards/<BR>v_thanks_prayers&cat=Events&image=/thu<BR>mbs/enov_thanks_prayers/8493-042-01-10<BR>47.gif&title=May+You+Be+Blessed!&backg<BR>r=8493-042-01-1047_bg.gif&tcolor=7A010<BR>1&tsize=5&tface=comic+sans+ms&type=htm<BR>l&subcat=Prayers&log=thanxcards&newbgp<BR>ath=new&newmuspath=eventsnew&src=&bigi<BR>magetype=new&DATE=[%20Nov%2027%20]&tempval=Thanksgiving!! </link> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 19:42:28 EST Happy Thanksgiving week from Allegro/Poodle So, have you been waiting for my Thanksgiving letter, yes, the letter from me, the black standard poodle Allegro, who happens to take up residence at Nancy and Greg's house?! I guess I will at least try to start it tonight since we finally had a more quiet weekend here. Actually, I was in a bit of heaven tonight when one of Nancy's guests let me rest my head on his lap as he gently caressed my head for a long time. For that, I am so thankful! Nancy says she only lets wonderful peopl... Sun, 23 Nov 2008 11:08:16 EST ASPCA Rescues 33 Poodles From Queens Hoarders Oh why do people do this? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>me=media_newsalert103108#1 </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 6 Nov 2008 16:17:54 EST The latest on Strudel Strudel has had one trauma after another, starting with her choking on food and either seizing or passing out and peeing at the same time while we were in DC two Saturday's ago. She was also having trouble walking and wouldn't eat much. She was walking like a drunk. Adam and I took her to the emergency vet in Alexandria, VA and at first they though her gums were pale and wanted permission to give her IV's. After the vet examined her and I gave her a brief synopsis of her medical history, she ... Mon, 3 Nov 2008 00:56:01 EST November Distance Challenge Finally, a place to post our miles for November! Sorry about the late start. Let us know how many miles you have walked, run or riden. Miles logged on exercise machines count, too! Sun, 2 Nov 2008 22:46:57 EST Hello? Anyone here?? Mary waiving madly from Alabama!!!!! Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:59:23 EST Flights at Logan delayed as poodle toys w/freedom Hi folks, <BR> This above mentioned article was sent to me from a friend today; thought I'd share it with DOES have a happy ending! <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>s/2008/10/27/8_flights_at_logan_delaye<BR>d_as_poodle_toys_with_freedom/?s_campa<BR>ign=8315 Mon, 27 Oct 2008 21:24:40 EST BIG problem with our rescue poodle Major attacked Raider today. Raider ran after the big ball when I threw it and Major attacked him and bit him. I thought he was going to break him in half! My little poodles have NEVER been agressive towards other dogs and up until today Major had seemed gentle spirited. I'm afraid that if it happens again, we'll have to return him to the vets office because I don't want anything to happen to my little dogs and Major is just so big he could hurt them so easily. <BR> <BR> I've heard tha... Sun, 26 Oct 2008 00:57:11 EST 5 Things I am grateful for I have been reading articles here at SP and in this month's Simple magazine and the word 'gratitude' keeps coming up. So I thought since it is healthy to name 5 things you are grateful for each day, I'd start this thread so we can do that. (Of course, many of us have many more!) <BR> <BR> Today, I am grateful for: <BR> <BR> SP with all its encouragement and new friends. <BR> <BR> A crisp, bright fall morning. <BR> <BR> My sleeping furbaby, Maggie. <BR> <BR> That hubby is off of vaca and... Tue, 21 Oct 2008 09:16:42 EST Thank you I wanted to thank everybody for a very warm welcome. I feel like this team is full of very nice people. But of course, what did I expect from poodle lovers. Deb in Va. Sun, 19 Oct 2008 17:33:19 EST Newbie to poodle club I just found poodle club and I'm so excited. It's great to see other poodle lovers. I have owned other types of dogs, but my poodles are my babies. Last year I went to get a chocolate small miniature male and came home with him and 2 apricot toy females. They are spoiled rotten, of course. Deb in Va. Sat, 18 Oct 2008 21:39:45 EST So EXCITED!!! My husband just left me a vm...he's letting me adopt out a Standard male. I just talked to the vets office and he'll be neutered tomorrow. He's a black male about a year to a year and a half old. Very well behaved. Beautiful dog. I just have to pay for his shots. WOW...just told my little ones, you're getting a big brother, apparently he's great with all other dogs and I'll have the weekend with I'm off, then off M-W of next week too so he can get used to his new home. Pics wil... Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:02:15 EST Newbit Alert Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm Jennifer, mom to one 10 year old daughter and 2 poodles (4 years old Chloe, a standard and 11 year old Nina, a toy). <BR> <BR> I totally love that there is a poodle team! Tee hee hee <BR> <BR> Jen Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:37:15 EST Doggy accidents It has rapidly started to get colder here. Yesterday it snowed. My toys poodles have started having "accidents" ( more than likely intentional accidents). They have been so good all summer. Does anyone else have this problem? Also I am thinking of getting rid of my nasty 12 year old carpet and get laminant flooring (pergo). I am thinking that might be better for any future accidents. Does anyone have any ideas on that? Mon, 13 Oct 2008 14:50:24 EST Another one bites the dust! <em>244</em> Down another pound this week! <BR> <BR> How are you all doing? Mon, 13 Oct 2008 07:26:00 EST Best dog friendly travel spots On the line of my other question. This one has to do with taking our friends with us. Where are some good vacation areas that are dog friendly that you have experienced? We re always looking for new ideas. <BR> <BR> We had a wonderful time in Provincetown, MA last October. We stayed at a wonderful inn a block from the shopping area. She was allowed in the dining area where they served breakfast. They had a bed, food dishes and treats for her in the room. They even watched after Maggie wh... Sat, 11 Oct 2008 15:49:24 EST Our Furbabies helping us Hi all <BR> <BR> How does your poodle(s) and other fur friends help you with your exercise? <BR> <BR> Do you go to dog park? Or people parks? <BR> <BR> Are there fun places to take you dog on walks? <BR> <BR> We took Maggie with us to walk the trails that overlook the Susquehanna the other week. When we travel we always take her along so we try to find places she can enjoy her vacation too. Sat, 11 Oct 2008 15:40:00 EST Just found this team What a super group! I really love my little poodle girl, Maggie. I have her pic on my SparkPage. <BR> <BR> I joined SP in Nov of last year, but multiple injuries prevented me from being able to exercise and became an excuse to continue putting off what needed done. <BR> <BR> On Oct 1 I decided 'ENOUGH' and I am in the program. I was looking for groups that would be a good fit for me and I think this one will be. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know everyone. <BR> <BR> Wed, 8 Oct 2008 15:38:25 EST October Distance Challenge If you are participating in our walking goal, please take a moment to post your mileage here! We will gladly count miles in all forms - walking, running, biking, exercise machines and even horse back riding! Wed, 1 Oct 2008 13:26:31 EST Ideas for stinky puppy? Hilo, our 9 month old puppy, seems to have stinky gas very often. He is on a high quality food - Dick Van Patten's Nature's Balance - that was recommended to me by his breeder. He also gets a few beef liver treats everyday. I've cut out most of the other treats (meat scraps) because I thought it might be contributing to the problem. Any ideas? I swear, last night he passed gas that was so smelly it woke me from a sound sleep! <BR> <em>40</em> Wed, 1 Oct 2008 13:22:42 EST Clean feet? With the cold weather coming up and the possibility of us hiking through some wet areas how should I keep Lady's feet trimmed? Right now there is hair popping out between the pads of her feet and I'm thinking that should be trimmed but should I leave it? What's better for her? Sat, 27 Sep 2008 12:17:13 EST I've lost a 3 year old! Not to worry, my 3 year old daughter is safe and sound at preschool this morning. But, as of this morning her Mother is down 33 lbs! My daughter weighs 33 pounds, so every time I pick her up I am reminded of how much weight I have lost. 33 less pounds of pressure on my joints, 33 more pounds of energy! Woo hoo! Wed, 24 Sep 2008 11:14:05 EST New Pics I put some new pictures of April and one of my back yard garden in my photo gallery! <BR> <BR> Mary Tue, 16 Sep 2008 22:14:51 EST I'm back Hi Everybody! I'm back. Guess I have a lot of catching up to do with all the readings. Haven't done it yet though. Just wanted to say "Hello" and thank everyone for their support. <BR> I'm starting back at the Y tomorrow morning. I spent Labor Day with Adam and Nicole in DC.--YES, I braved the DC traffic again!This time I had a GPS with me, along with Strudel. Too bad I didn't have a GPS when Tommy and I were trying to leave there after Adam's graduation. <BR> Adam's Wedding was the same we... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 00:05:03 EST Michael Vic's Pitt Bulls Did anyone see the documentary on these pitt bulls? I can't believe what these people put these dogs through. Sat, 6 Sep 2008 20:20:28 EST HELLO ALL Hello Poodle Lovers. I have always had a little buddy to keep me company. My Little friends name is binkey. He's a little white toy. HE'S VERY SHY and loveable. Sat, 6 Sep 2008 20:16:40 EST September Distance Challenge Come on walkers, runners and riders! The weather is cooling off, so no excuses! Let's make September our best month yet! Hey Truffle, are we still doing the gas calculation? Thu, 4 Sep 2008 23:02:47 EST Bob's latest dilemma Well I thought I would tell you guys about my tiny Bob. I went home from work the other night and When i opened the door Bob was yipping with pain. I thought at first maybe it was something that Ripley his bigger brother had done to him since he always plays really ruff with him. He would seem fine for a while and then out of the blue he would scream in pain again. So I ended up taking him to the vet. The vet says he has a luxating patella. Which means his knee on his left hind leg keeps popp... Fri, 29 Aug 2008 11:29:50 EST Stickers Lady and I added a local park to our walk today to increase our walk time and (duh) I let her off the leash to run around. Well she got into stickers and I spent 20 minutes when we got home snipping them off of her with scissors. She was very well behaved for me (and glad to have them off I'm sure). Fortunately she was cut short last week so this unfortunate incident shouldn't be too visible. No more off-leash adventures for us. <BR> <em>198</em> Tue, 26 Aug 2008 11:22:08 EST Brown Recluse Hi, everyone. I've been errant in posting because this is my busy work season AND the kickoff of the fall agility season. But some other circumstances have taken some time as well. On the 14th, Diesel had to have a root canal on one of his upper canines. Then on Saturday morning, before we headed to an agility trial about an hour away, I noticed a bump on his side. What was really odd was that the hair was just falling out all around a black cotton ball! There was a sore about the ... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 12:22:25 EST Free Standard Poodles Hey everybody, <BR> I know of 4 standard poodles who are looking for new homes. The owners are GIVING them away. If you know of anyone who wants a poodle or would be willing to take one (or two) in, you can find the information at <link><BR>iscuss/72157606888869353/ </link> and <link><BR>iscuss/72157606876002363/ </link> Sun, 24 Aug 2008 09:01:37 EST LAUGHS (For the dog owner, and those who might just need a laugh) <BR> <BR> <BR> Jasper and the Unbaked Yeast Rolls. <BR> <BR> We have a mutt by the name of Jasper. He came to us last <BR> summer from the animal rescue program. <BR> <BR> For those of you who are unfamiliar with this type of adoption, imagine taking in a 10 year old child about whom you know nothing and committing to doing your best to be a good parent. <BR> <BR> Like a child, this dog came with his own idiosyncrasies. He w... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 18:56:09 EST How is your groomer? I was just wondering how everyone likes their groomer. And also thought it might be interesting to see what they charge. I'm sure it would be different for a standard as opposed to a toy. I pay $25 dollars for each of my 2 toys. Then I alway tip her and extra $10 for the two. She does a really good job and always puts a colorful bandana around their neck. Fri, 22 Aug 2008 11:38:44 EST Hello from Sunny South Africa! Hello, my name is Raven and I am a kentucky transplant now residing in south africa. I grew up with poodles and now have one of my own through default, lol's. I was walking to the shop and she came to me and rolled over submisively. I scooped her up to keep her safe. I have seen her around for some time and discovered she was a dump. She was so black with dirt and starving. She is actually a white poodle and has stolen our hearts. We had her groomed and have to start from scratch lettin... Thu, 21 Aug 2008 20:16:58 EST Hey Ya'll I think I am already looking forward to Fall as I will get to start back walking with little April. Neither one of us are that heat tolerant right now. Although my problem is different than hers. I am just menopausal and hot dangit! she is, well, furry! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH <BR> <BR> But the summer has been great. I have actually gotten to go out on the boat this year. Last year it was over a hundred degrees here with no breeze here and I am not superhuman. Couldn't do that. Also, we had ... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 13:11:31 EST Just Joined! Hi everyone, <BR> Just for fun, I typed 'poodle' in a spark team search, and here's the Poodle Club. My name here is 'Mitejoe' which is short for Mighty Joe Young, which happens to be the name of my mini poodle! We also call him Joey. He's 13 1/2, and still has spurts of crazy energy sometimes. <BR> <BR> Well, Mighty Joe Young is rather fit for his age, but I am not. I would very much like to lose 25 pounds, and would appreciate the support of you poodle owners out there! <BR> <BR> Happ... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 23:45:42 EST