Four fhf poodles in St. John’s get together at the holidays, as they often do throughout the year, to wish all their kindred poos a Merry Christmas.
Our beautiful Lucky is a great part of our family who has made a better world for us.
Lucky continues to inspire me to keep healthy through walking (so far this year we have walked over 1650 km and still counting.) With his encouragement, I have lost a lot of weight and have improved my overall health. On those nights when I am feeling lazy he comes over to me, puts his head on my lap and stares at me with those big brown eyes to let me know he needs his exercise. It is almost impossible to deny that look – he is the best personal coach I could have! Lucky is in amazing condition and his veterinarian loves how muscled and toned he is.
Lucky loves the kids. His favorite activity of all is spending time with them; cuddling on the couch or playing in the yard. Each day, at about 4:30 pm, he stares at me to let me know it is time to pick up our youngest son from daycare. He is always ready for a car ride (another favorite thing of his) and especially a car ride that reunites him with the boys.
We spend our summer weekends in Belleisle Bay. If Lucky has a favorite spot to be this is it. He loves swimming and hiking with the boys. In particular, he loves fishing with the boys. When they catch a fish he gets very excited.
We are thankful to have such a marvelous dog. If I had have known how great it was to have a dog in the family I would have had one years ago!
Jason and family
Keira Rose participated in the indoor Christmas parade at the hospital this week. She was adorable and the patients loved seeing her. She is an awesome therapy dog.
On the oncology floor the smiles and joy were rewarding to behold. Sometimes she spent fifteen minutes cuddling and it was worth every second to see the comfort she could bring – like “an angel from God” one person said.
Keira touches the hearts of everyone she meets with comfort and joy.
Kim and Keira Rose
Ziggy is my office mate at my new job. She is responsible for office morale and tries to make everyone smile and not take themselves too seriously.
Ziggy and I are halfway through a therapy dog training course, but Ziggy is mostly showing off by being so calm. She’s a peach.
I can hardly believe Ziggy will be three in January. Harder still to get my mind around the likelihood that there are possibly 60 more fairhill farm poodles introduced to the world since Ziggy was born!
Congratulations on moving to your new location. I hope you and the poodles are happy and thriving at Poodle Point!
All best wishes,
Tex has settled in very well and is growing like a weed….his paws are huge, so much for him being the smallest puppy of the litter! He and Kali are becoming great buddies and spend lots of time playing in the garden….my hosta beds are their favourite spot. Tex and Lucie, our African Grey parrot, have also met several times when the parrot decides she is going to walk through the kitchen. The animal kingdom is getting along fine!
Debbie & Tim
We wanted to share some photos of our little girl, now over a year old. She is a beautiful pup and we adore her.
She still has the elephant stuffy you let her bring home with her.
Tulu loves the beach. She absolutely loves to run on all the sandbars in front of our house and she is learning to paddle board with us. Tulu has a lot of freedom but she listens very well.
We love her so much!
Odette and YoAnne
Keira Rose and I had the honour of going to Fredericton for The Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem Priory of Canada St. John Council for New Brunswick Annual Awards Ceremony. The chair’s commendation is presented to individuals who have performed an exemplary deed or activity in the pursuit of the objectives of St. John and it was awarded to us for outstanding commitment to the growth and sustainability of the Therapy Dog Program in New Brunswick. It came as a complete surprise!
The Therapy Dog Program has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Keira Rose and I are looking forward to a lot more years to come.
Kim & Keira Rose
Keira Rose and I are learning agility. We have joined a doggie gym just for fun. It is a great way to stimulate her mentally and physically. We have so much ice in St. John our activity is limited outdoors. Like most poodles, Keira Rose is a smart cookie and picks up on things easily.
Winter is Phinny’s favorite season. He loves the snow, the cold weather, and of course his Frisbee. We let his coat grow a bit more in the winter. He is a wonderful boy and brings much joy to our family.