So I was helping my parents get a dog for our family and especially for my young sister who got special needs, she is autistic and we thought it would be a good idea to get a fur companion and have her be part of the selection process. We selected a few different breeds and breeders and my parents and sister fell in love with the standard Poodles we visited.
I hate to admit I was more hesitant at first, I wanted a more “masculine” dog, like a German Shepherd, or a Rottweiler, an Akita, etc. I was even sure that I would adopt one later and that it would be “my” dog.
But I totally fell in love with Charlie. He’s simply the goodest boy ever. He is sooo gentle and attentive with my sister and plays with her all the time. He is always protective of her and won’t sleep before she does. I can already tell he’s helped her in her development a lot.
Charlie is also awesome with my parents and I. He watches sports in the couch with my dad, goes on walks with my mom and I do a ton of activities and hikes with him. Lately my parents asked me if I still wanted to adopt another dog and I said no, I have everything and more with Charlie. He is the best thing that happened to us and I honestly don’t see myself with another breed anymore. It opened my eyes on how incredibly smart, active, funny and caring they are. I already plan on getting a Poodle for my future family and kids and can only recommend that to people who are hesitant like I was.
Like a good citizen, I pay my taxes
EDIT: Wow I did not expect this post to blow up like that ! Thanks everyone for the love, Charlie sends you hugs. I wish you all the best with your lil companion :D
I don't get how people think they are cute. They have curly HAIR. I hate the curls, they look terrible. And I don't like the crossbreeds either. They don't look cute as puppies or adults. They're just. So. Ugly. Im not saying theyre a bad dog, but they are very ugly. I know i will receive a lot of hate, but this is an unpopular opinion. Edit: I don’t think they are bad dogs, they’re very smart and affectionate just ugly. I’m sure they’re great dogs.
He completed 11 years old this month (Day 2 to be exact), he was (I hate that word) a part of me. This month we discovered that he had a extremely big heart and that it was severe, it was just wait and try to solve it with some meds.
He died 2 hours ago, he came to my room already dying, i tried CPR but he couldn't make it. I already screamed and cried so much and I'm feeling pain looking at his pics (since basically everything is him in my phone), but i'm gonna get through it, I guess.
I will let you all with my fave pic of him that I took like 6 years ago my baby.
Poodle says: "I'll only choose the mate who can use the words 'Liver' and 'Cheese' in one sentence..."
Husky: "Well that's easy, I love liver and I love cheese!"
Poodle: "That's not gonna work"
Pitbull: "I hate liver and I hate cheese!"
Chihuahua: "LIVER ALONE, CHEESE MINE!"
On mobile, sorry for any formatting issues.
First off, my dog will be okay and she fortunately wasn't injured too badly, there weren't any deep punctures, unbelievably. Secondly, I love pitbulls and know many sweet, loving, gentle pitbulls so I am not insinuating that the dog attacked because of the breed. EDIT: the other dog is a rescue boxer, NOT a pittie. I misidentified the breed in the moment :(
I was taking my dog for a walk and and we live in an apartment. We were waiting for the elevator and when it arrived and opened, a person and their dog were exiting on my floor. I was standing kind of close to the elevator and my dog was next to me, not realizing anyone was inside. The other dog kind of assertively walked up to my mini poodle and I thought was going to sniff/say hello/be playful, but it just lunged and pinned my dog to the ground with it's mouth and started shaking my dog like a toy. My dog peed all over herself and was just yelping and crying. It all happened so fast, but it looked like the other dog had mine by the neck/face area. My dog was squirming and trying to get away. The owner managed to pull his dog off (after what seemed like eternity but was probably 15 seconds) and I wrapped around my dog and checked her for bleeding or gashes. Didn't see anything at first and then saw blood on her face/muzzle.
The owner apologized and said he lived at the closest apt to the elevator and pointed to his door. I just swept up my dog, told him that I needed to take her to the vet, and left. I didn't get his name or number because he lives just a few doors down the hall from me. I was in shock. He mentioned helping with vet bills and stuff, but I was out of there so fast. I just wanted to get my dog to safety.
My dog was just whimpering and shaking when I got home, she was able to walk but with a limp and my fiance and I took her to the vet right away even though we didn't see any major bite wounds. The vet was also surprised that they didn't see any obvious skin breakage. Maybe the dog wasn't biting that hard after all? Or maybe it got her harness? Or maybe her crazy thick curly hair is hiding the bite marks?
I have no idea but I'm so damn grateful it wasn't worse. We spent a few hours at the vet and they are keeping her overnight. Which i wasn't expecting and it breaks my heart. I didn't even get a chance to wash her after she relieved herself when she was attacked. I know she's in good hands, but I am so sad thinking of her being alone... keep reading on reddit ➡
It’s like the most popular line in the show and I literally don’t even break a smile when she says it. It comes out nowhere and has no context at all and just isn’t funny to me....
My heart is broken after losing my childhood friend, my family, and my little cotton ball. She lived a life full of love and affection. She was so pretty, playful, and such a well-behaved girl. She traveled everywhere with us and saw so many different places. She was there for our sad moments, our happy times, and our new beginnings.
But the seizures, the tumor, and her fragile heart were too much for her joyful little soul. She was blind but still saw the good around her. Her breathing wasn’t strong anymore so it was time for her to rest. She passed away 3:20 am today in my mother’s arms, her favorite person in the whole world. We were told she had very little time and in the twilight of her life, we were there for her. She gave us all the love and affection she had. I will never forget her. I love you always, Estrella.
Thank you all so so much for your kind words. It means so much to me and my family. I’m overwhelmed by kindness in the messages and I wish you all the best. Please, give your family and your beloved pets all the love you can, all the care in the world, and enjoy all the adorable little moments. Stay safe, stay healthy, and may you all find your happiness.