June 20, 2010

Poodles!

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28 comments:

Meade said...

Now those are a couple of smart handsome dogs!

Big Mike said...

Someone else's I presume? We could do with a bit of back story here.

Trooper York said...

Oodles of Poodles!

Trooper York said...

Wait a minute...is that Tony Blair?

Irene said...

It's nice to get dog-love where you can find it.

ricpic said...

The bigger the poodle the better the poodle. Best is the full sized hunting poodle.

Quayle said...

Yeah they're smart. But I still don't like 'em.

Irene said...

ricpic, here you go.

Retriever said...

Do tell, are they yours?

rhhardin said...

Porch poodle-fur ball toss.

lemondog said...

Giant Schnauzer and Poodle Bone Fight Stand-off

And the winnah is........

rhhardin said...

Bike commute deer.

ErnieG said...

My daughter has a standard poodle. He's very smart and a pleasure to be around. I understand that poodles are up there with border collies in intelligence. The difference is more in temperament - poodles are more laid-back. To illustrate:

OWNER: Now we're going to learn a new trick!

BORDER COLLIE: Oh boy! Oh boy! Now I can show you how smart I am!

POODLE: You're kidding, right?

edutcher said...

Ann, I didn't know your middle name was Irene.

PS Woof, from all our yorx.

Irene said...

ErnieG, you nailed it.

The response we get is, "You want me to what?"

Irene said...

edutcher, woof back.

edutcher said...

ErnieG said...

My daughter has a standard poodle. He's very smart and a pleasure to be around. I understand that poodles are up there with border collies in intelligence. The difference is more in temperament - poodles are more laid-back. To illustrate:

OWNER: Now we're going to learn a new trick!

BORDER COLLIE: Oh boy! Oh boy! Now I can show you how smart I am!

POODLE: You're kidding, right?


We have a York like that.

mc said...

I was surprised to learn that they were originally draught animals and then was stunned to learn that there was an all poodle team that raced the Iditarod.

Those two fellers pictured look similar to each other :1

Sarah said...

Extreme Poodles

chuck b. said...

Adorable little brainiacs!

knox said...

Wait a minute...is that Tony Blair?

No. Rand Paul.

traditionalguy said...

The trouble with poodles is that they are neurotic and get their feelings hurt too easily. The dog that will accept whatever you do or say is much easier to live with.

lemondog said...

...poodles is that they are neurotic...

Don't neurotic people create neurotic animals?

Palladian said...

In Goethe's "Faust", Mephistopheles (the demon) first appears to Faust in the form of a big poodle.

The scene when he sheds the poodle guise and reveals his true form includes the line:

Wie wird mein Pudel lang und breit!

I've read several translations of "Faust" and my favorite rendition of that line is in Peter Salm's translation:

How broad and long my poodle waxes!

I love to say that in the most random and inappropriate contexts. Try it yourself!

I also like that Goethe uses (coins) a word: pudelnärrisch, which is usually rendered as something like "poodly-foolish"!

c3 said...

Why do poodles always remind me of irises

;-)

Meade said...

Poodle/Iris

c3 said...

re: Poodle/Iris

I'd be careful there, don't risk one of those matter/anti-matter kind of situations (not to mention an increadible sense of disorientation on the part of the viewer
It's a dog..no its a flower..no its a dog

Irene said...

Meade, that poodle/iris shot is incredibly beautiful. Silver poodles are rare, and it is a delight to see one.

(Forget-Us-Nots.)