To start off I went for a three hour walk all over Victoria.
Then in the afternoon I went to the beach in Oak Bay and it was crowded;
I couldn’t believe all the people.
We finished off with a nice nature walk in Uplands before coming back home.
All in good fun, Alistair & Oliver chase a friend in the snow.
This is our Bridget, now three years old. She is fun and smart and a joy to be around. I was visiting your website and saw a video of your farm which I have always loved. Is it up for sale? I want to wish you all the best and hope that you will still be breeding poodles. Your dogs stand out from all the other dogs here. We are constantly asked where we got our wonderful Bridget. I wanted you to know how beautiful she is and thank you for breeding such a gem.
Reply: Yes, the farm is for sale. It is time for me to move to a home on a smaller scale. The poodles will be coming with me and I expect to continue being the godmother to puppies for many years. Kathryn
I just wanted to update you on my boys: Corky and Drummond.
Corky (aka Cortland) gets better and better at agility, although the truth might be that it’s me getting better. He’s so willing and attentive to every nuance of my body. He would do anything to please me and I’ve never had a dog that snuggled like he does, sitting on my lap, leaning on my chest with his head nestled in the crook of my neck. And then he goes out and beats up Drummond in a play fight – so he’s no wussie.
Drummond is my dear clown. Always thinking, with an amazing and sometimes crazy sense of humour. He just turned three and is finally starting to settle down a little. He is going to be a great agility dog, if I can keep his attention long enough. He’s so darned smart and I’m getting wonderful distance with his commands, a necessity when you’re a half-crippled senior trying to run. Corky matches my stride so that I’m never too far behind him but Drum has strength and speed and it’s such a pleasure to be able to send him out to an obstacle and have him do it flawlessly. He really is incredibly smart and he learns so quickly. His only “downfall” is his love of people; downfall in agility, that is. This winter’s lessons will concentrate on helping him to learn that the judge and ring crew are not there to say hello and rub his bum. He certainly does love socializing.
We have been having a magnificent fall here in Colorado.
Alistair is obsessed with chasing leaves and Oliver laughs at him in his very dignified and mature way. They are growing up into such wonderful companions. Alistair is a goof, his antics have me on the floor laughing sometimes and Oliver looks on like a wise old man, totally unruffled by anything the world throws our way.