Why the name “PoodleGlue”...........
It all started when I got my first Standard Poodle, Koz who was adopted from the
Upon returning home with him, he followed me everywhere! I couldn't leave the room without him following me. My husband figured it out and here is his explanation....
“ When you bent over to sign the adoptions papers, they sprayed you’re Butt with PoodleGlue, Now he’s stuck to you for life.“
So started my life with the Standard Poodle as a Service Dog.
Story of Koz - July 2007 I called Prestonwood to adopt a Poodle. That is when I met Guinnette. She asked tons of questioned & then recommend “Edward” as the right dog for me. When she brought him out I saw the most beautiful BIG poodle coming my way. He wasn’t pushy but his presence was known.
I adopted him & he never left my side, until the day he died. While I had him I learned of his background.....No wonder he was so beautiful......he was a finished Canadian Champion named “Dhubhne Montawent Edward”, His Breeders lived in Dallas Texas & because the wife had recently had a stroke, they just couldn’t manage all their dogs so they gave 6 of their personal dogs to Guinnette for adoption.
Prince Albert Kennel & Obedience Club
KOZ was the start of PoodleGlue
Then Koko came along.
This is a rare picture of Koko at 6 mths with Koz . YES the tradition has continued; Koko inherited the “Poodle Glue”.
Koz left my side in 2008 to go to the Greater Master’s call in Rainbow Bridge.
Koko stayed behind to take care of me.
Remember Koz was ....
"JUST A DOG"
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog,"
or "that's a lot of money for just a dog."
They don't understand the distance travelled, the time spent,
or the costs involved for "just a dog."
Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog."
Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog,"
but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought aobut by
"just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch
of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you probably understand
phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise," or "just a promise."
"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship,
trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience
that make me a better person.
Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look
longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it's not "just a dog"
but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future,
the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts
away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that its' not "just a dog"
but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being
"just a man" or "just a woman."
So the next time you hear the phrase "just a dog,"
because they "just don't understand."