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.
Phoebe is filling a spot in our family that we never knew was empty. She is such an angel, and we are more and more in love with her everyday! She likes to relax with us when we’re having a quiet night in and she loves to explore the woods and other trails when we are out and about, which fortunately is quite often here in Gander.
Therapy Dogs bring so much joy and love to people who are no longer able to have pets in their lives. This is why I love what we do so much. It means the world to the patients and their families. We share stories about us and they have stories to share about them.
Keira Rose has the perfect personality/disposition for Therapy Dog work. She seems to just go in, assess the situation and do what needs to be done for each patient. She cuddles on beds with some, on couches with some, and sits with some. It is remarkable to watch the transformation of people when they get a visit from her; very rewarding for all involved.
This week marks Phinny’s fifth birthday. He is an absolute joy and such an important part of our family. Here is a recent picture of him walking on the trail. He lives for his twice daily walks and there is often ball throwing involved for added fun.
Richard and I brought home Phoebe in August 2017. We love and cherish her so much. She is very much a “people dog” and loved by everyone she meets. She loves going for hikes, dipping her paws in the nearby river and cuddling up with us. She is especially fond of other dogs and gets along well with almost every other dog she meets.
We recently bought a new house, which has more room and a large fenced backyard. We would like to add another fairhill farm poodle to our family in the spring or summer. We would prefer a male, just to have one of each. Phoebe is not a dominate dog and is submissive with other dogs she meets. I always say, ‘she doesn’t have a bad bone in her body’ because she is so kind. She has had interactions with puppies of other breeds that have been aggressive or try to dominate and she doesn’t like that.
Boating requires a line to secure Boye as he wants to go overboard to swim. After the 24th May weekend when Boye took a flying leap over the side of my somewhat fast moving boat and the job of pulling him back into the boat (still in his winter coat plus 85 lbs) it was good that there were two of us on board.
Just a quick note and a picture to let you know that our poodle Phinnaeous Shaw gets better every year. He is going to be five this fall and continues to be a wonderful testament to the amazing standard poodles that come from Fairhill Farm.
Phinn is a joy and simply loves everything and everyone he meets. He is an extremely important part of our family and we love him more each day.