Ruby-Grace loves the snow

Gracie loves, loves, loves the snow!  She is a go, go, go kinda girl when she’s outdoors but, if you can catch her, she’s a real charmer.  Cold does not phase her one bit, and she does not like sweaters and coats.
Gracie can be a bit sassy and filled with spit n’ vinegar – but she loves to snuggle with her mama and listens very well to her poppy.
She is a very, very, very happy and pretty girl!  We love this little charmer.

Bridget: A long life full of love and happiness


I am saddened to tell you that our Bridget passed away this past October. We are so very grateful to have had her for 16, almost 17, years. This summer we celebrated her birthday in great style at our house in East Hampton with an evening walk on her favorite beach. She had slowed down the last two years, but we can happily report that she had the very best life. She was truly our family member. Our two children were mere toddlers when you sent her to us, and now they are young adults.

Bridget didn’t have a mean bone in her body, and she would lean on guests and look at them with her big doe eyes and melt everyone’s heart. She was a bit famous in among our family and friends as she had bountiful energy when outside, yet was sweet and docile when home. She was very attentive yet comfortable in her own skin and was never needy.

We all miss Bridget very much, and we know we need time to mourn her, but we also look forward to welcoming a new poodle puppy into our family when the time is right.

Tamara and family

Rosie the Snow Poodle

Happy New Year!

Rosie completed her level 1 obedience training with ease, we still work on the lessons and she continues to amaze us with how smart she is. At Christmas she was well behaved around the tree and our many visitors.

Rosie absolutely loves playing in the snow and sits patiently when she comes in to get her paws wiped.



Ziggy Turns One Year Old

Ziggy Lulu is one year old! She was groomed shorter than we would have liked for the middle of winter, but her adorable curls were too matted, beyond redemption by slicker brush or comb. Her adult coat has now come in—very curly and still very soft, but a bit more woolly than her puppy coat. I will need to be more vigilant if she is ever to be able to sport bracelets (or poodle leg warmers). Ziggy’s lovely groomer, Yvette, commented on how beautiful Ziggy’s poodle fur is—so soft and fluffy. Thankfully, her new beau Spock, a black standard Schnauzer, still recognized her for their daily romp in the yard.

We will likely start the next level of obedience training in April, after which we’ll think about what we might do next—continue visiting seniors who readily dispense liver treats, maybe agility or rally, or perhaps Ziggy might like to help out in the library by having little kids read stories to her to improve their confidence as readers.

Patti & Mark