Rudy was our first standard poodle. Born on April 7, she came bouncing into our lives during the summer of 2009 and has been an important part of our family ever since. When we began considering getting another puppy, we could not imagine getting a dog from anywhere but Fairhill Farm. Companionship, love, enthusiasm – Rudy has added so much to our lives.
Rudy joined our family when we had two middle school children and lived in a home in a rural subdivision in Elmsdale. She camped, attended cross country bike races, track meets, hiked, snowshoed and came along in whatever we were doing.
Rudy’s lifestyle has changed several times over the last twelve years. After the children left home, Rudy moved into a two bedroom apartment for several months and then a one bedroom rural cabin while we built a new house. Rudy currently lives with my husband and me on our 90 acre farm where we produce maple syrup. Most days, she walks or snowshoes several kilometers on our trails. During maple season, she stays with us in the Sugar Camp greeting visitors.
Happiest with family members present, Rudy travels well, is adaptable to changing environments, easy going, social and friendly with both humans and other animals. Two years ago, our grand-pup, Maggie was added to the family. Rudy has adjusted to her regular stays with us without an issue. She showed the same flexibility when we added a kitten to our household a year ago.
In the fall of 2014 Rudy was very sick due to unknown causes. Thank you again for your support at the time. By 2015, Rudy had regained her health and activity level. She does not seem to have any ongoing health issues from that time. Her current health is amazing. She has some stiffness in her hips when she gets up, some age spots and fatty deposits. She remains as enthusiastic and ready to go on a walk or greet visitors as ever. People are always amazed when they find out Rudy’s age. We would like to get another puppy while Rudy is active and in good health.