It all started on Angela’s birthday, she got a phone call that was a little weird but made sense later. The phone call was from her aunt and she was wanting to know if we would like to take her 4 year old standard poodle. She said that the poodle was not getting along with the other dogs, she also has a yorkie and a miniature Schnauzer. Angela tells her that we will talk about it.
Before I met Angela I had never seen a standard poodle, if you haven’t think of a poodle now make it the size of a retriever. Angela’s other aunt has two and I thought they were amazing animals.
So Angela and I talk about it and decide that we will give her a try, so we can see if she gets along with the cats. So her aunt brings her over on a Friday and the cats are upstairs when she arrives. Instead of letting the cats look at her and decide whether or not to run she just removes the leash. This kind of freaked Angela and I out a little bit but to much surprise Breezy didn’t chase or much seem to care that the cats were even there.
So we get everything setup and take her outside to play with her so she can get used to us with her previous owners still there. She loves to chase Frisbees and balls, she brings them back to you. She is very intelligent and well behaved. That night she slept in her kennel and was fine.
Saturday she got played with a lot since my brother came out with the kids. She also spent a lot of time outside. That night we are getting ready for bed and she goes in her kennel without any problems. Angela and I head for bed about 2 hours later she starts to howl and wakes us up. I am not very happy about this, I walk into the living room where she is I tell her everything is ok and tom lay down. She does.
1 hour later I am up again, and then again in another hour. Finally i get up and go sleep on the couch so she will stop howling. But even with this we have decided to keep her. We have grown attached. The cats are now starting to warm up to her. This morning when we left for work she was in her kennel and ash was laying on top of it watching her.