SBF Punch: a tribute to all things Poodle

Punch & Jan with poodle friend

It’s taken me a few weeks to be able to let you know that we let Punch go on June 8th, 2017. His spirits were great but his body was just worn out and as the summer heat grew into the 90s he was very uncomfortable. No dog had a better life or made more friends both human and canine. Punch was a tribute to all things Poodle no matter the setting or circumstances. His good humor and good manners made him a favorite wherever he went.

Thank you again from the bottom – to the top of my heart -for entrusting us with this dog over 16 years ago.

We have another Irish Terrier puppy coming to us the end of August to fill the void…..but don’t be surprised to hear from us in the future when we are ready to once again be watched and managed by a poodle.

Best Wishes,
Brodhead, Wisconsin

Memories of Punch and his wonderful life



Gryffin & Raven

You sent Gryffin* and Raven into my life over twelve years ago. I lost Gryff two years ago, but still have Raven who will be twelve this September. Losing Gryff continues to break my heart but sweet and always overflowing Raven is a comfort.    















P.S. In 2002 Deirdre wrote me the following:

The hardest part for us has been figuring out a name for him. We have, however, we finally picked one. In the spirit of my English teaching and our love for Harry Potter – Gryffindor is it.
*Quoting the Sorting Hat:
“You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart …”