Charley – A Tribute to a Gentleman Poodle

Gentleman Charley

Gentleman Charley

In early 2006 a beautiful litter of poodle puppies was born at Fairhill Farm. One of the boys was selected to fly all the way to Las Vegas, Nevada and then on by car to Scottsdale, Arizona. He was to be a namesake of the poodle in John Steinbeck’s book ‘Travels with Charley’. According to Steinbeck, “Charley was a gentleman poodle…”

Charley took his status as a gentleman poodle very seriously. He loved to go for walks, especially after being groomed. When people exclaimed “What a beautiful dog!” he would smile and prance around to make sure they got the full effect. He liked to admire himself in the mirror. And like most dogs he loved to run, but gentleman that he was he always came back immediately when called. Though elegant in appearance, Charley was sweet and loyal, and so gentle. And smart! Most things he learned required just a few repetitions, and he would remember always.

Charley was a joy to all who met him. He left to cross the rainbow bridge on July 24, 2016. He loved Starbucks pumpkin muffins more than anything, and I sure hope they have those on the other side.

With love – miss you Charley Bear
Laura Burke
Scottsdale, Arizona

Charley & Laura

Charley & Laura

 

Marilou

Marilou

Marilou

We have a name for our puppy, Marilou. She knows her name and comes to it when we call her. She is such a good girl – sleeps through the night and goes outside to do her business.

We spent the weekend at the cottage with our family including three dogs. Marilou just loved them and they love her back. we are so proud to have her in our lives.

Thank you for such a wonderful puppy.

Suzanne

Sally joins brother Waylon & family

Sally Love

Sally Love

Sally in the land of Anne of Green Gables

Sally in the land of Anne of Green Gables

Sally plays with her new family

Sally plays with her new family

Sally by the shore

Sally by the shore

We’ve been getting to know our new little girl during our vacation on PEI. She’s been settling in very quickly. She’s playing, sleeping and eating well. The farm has plenty of land for our morning walks, and she’s always keen to come along, responding to her name, Sally, quite happily.

Waylon is adjusting well, and they play along together throughout the day. He often comes to her name as well -a little bit of jealousy, no doubt!

We are quite taken with Sally, and along with Waylon our family is very full with our two poodles. It will be exciting to get home and see how she settles into Newfoundland life, and lots of playtime with other puppies.

Thank you for our two beautiful dogs. They are such a wonderful addition to our lives.

Ingrid & family

Rosie arrives in St. John’s

Rosie in her new home

Rosie in her new home

This is Rosie’s first picture after we got home.
She is such a happy little girl, loves belly rubs and cuddling. We are so happy with her.
It was amazing she settled in so quickly. She spent the afternoon in the garden with us, running and playing with us and her new toys. She just loved it as we did.
She is now settled down in her kennel (she only whined for a few minutes) after an exciting day.

Mary

Finn of Calgary

Finn - ten months old

Finn – ten months old

Finnegan brings us so much joy these days. Such a sweet boy we have. We’re feeling nostalgic because it was about this time last year that we visited you at your farm. We were dreaming of having our own puppy and now a year later we are the guardians of this beautiful, intelligent & gentle dog.
Shelagh & Rob
Calgary, AB

Lincoln – a very happy poodle

Lincoln

Lincoln

Lincoln has had a great summer; between the beach, playing outside, and P.E.I. he’s been a very happy dog. His favorite part of the summer is visits to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Lincoln and Grandpa are best friends, they play together in the basement and Lincoln always leaves with a very full belly of milk bones.
Lincoln however still believes he’s a person and sits just like one. Lincoln can be very naughty! He likes to bring us presents from the garbage cans and chew pillows. He is still a puppy inside and likes to be very active. If anyone is ever sick he likes to lie on top of them and just be calm and happy to see them. Lincoln always offers lots of wiggles when everyone comes home from school and work.
Love,
The Thiesen family and a very happy poodle

Fritz, a magnificent dog remembered

Fritz and best friend Jane

Today we had to say goodbye to our beloved Fritz, just shy of his 13th birthday. We wanted to let you know how thankful we are to have had him in our lives. He was loved, cared for and will be missed greatly. Our oldest daughter was his best friend and she is having a hard time with his passing. They were always together. We will hold on tight to our memories with him: swimming at the lake, hiking and hacks with the horses. He had a spunky and vivacious personality; truly a magnificent dog. Thank you for giving us our two joys, Roscoe and Fritz. Our family will not be the same without them.

Jackie and family

Lucky goes to the beach

Lucky has done very well during his first week with our family. After only two sketchy nights of sleep he now goes willingly into his crate and he sleeps quietly the whole night until we get him up to pee in the morning. We visited relatives on the weekend and even in a strange house he slept without incident.

Lucky’s bathroom training is going well and he is giving us lots of signs that he has to go. He has had only a couple of accidents, our fault for not seeing the signs early enough, and is accident free for that last four days.

He has a great personality and loves to play with the boys. I am enjoying our walks together and he is already getting good at walking next to me. Most importantly we are in love with this little guy.

Here is a photo of Lucky’s first day at the beach! We found a great spot that is dog friendly and while he didn’t go in the water he had a lovely time digging in the sand and running around with the boys.

Lucky and his brothers at the beach

Lucky and his brothers at the beach