resides in San Francisco, CA, and instead of the mountains of Montana,
she now enjoys the warm sunny beach and ocean with her new owners
Jacqueline and John Jones.
We're so pleased we decided to get an adult poodle: Clementine is a
joy! I can't thank you enough for choosing her as the perfect girl for our family.
We've had Clem
just a few short weeks and she's already showing us her insightful
personality. AND she has us totally figured out. What a gal.
Following are a few of my thoughts about the benefits we've enjoyed
because we invited an older dog into our lives.
Big hugs from me and John and Clemi,
THE 10 TOP THINGS I LOVE ABOUT OUR NEW (6 yr) (OLD) POODLE.
Clementine is a miracle. How
can it be possible to be without a dog, and then the very next day
a 60 pound poodle is sitting in the passenger seat of the
acting as though itšs HER seat? Poodle magic, I call
it. This (old) dog had the capacity to meet us, give us an
intuitive assessment, check out her new surroundings, and then proceed
to make our life her own. We are blessed.
Shešs big enough to hug. Who said the best things come in small packages? To that I say, "Poo!"
Her personality is stellar.
Here I will simply quote that crabby old guy on television with the
cockapoo eyebrows, Andy Roony: "The average dog is a nicer person than
the average person." Very nicely put.
Shešs gifted us a whole new set of friends. Who pays
any attention to the myriad of people devotedly walking their
dogs or congregating daily in a designated park? Certainly
not me...until Clem.
But our first trip to the local park changed my outlook
who own these beings we call dogs. After ten minutes we had
best friends, each person more supportive than the last. Dog
good, kind, and loving people.
Clementine understands she can offer comfort during difficult times... and then happily goes about doing it.
She knows how to avoid the dentist. Did anyone mention bones yet? Well if you did you better have one ready
right here right now: yum! One of my new favorite moments in life is to
wake up in the middle of the night to the sound of Clementine enjoying
an evening gnaw.
Sit, stay, come. Yes, she does all that and more -- much more. And Išm a bit embarrassed
to admit I had nothing to do with her good manners. Big kudos to Deb
and her family for raising a poodle who is not only beautiful and
well-behaved, Clementine also knows how to fit seamlessly into our
day-to-day family dynamics. This dog did NOT spend all of her waking
hours in a kennel -- absolutely not!
She loves me, she loves me, she loves me.
How many kisses can Clementine possibly plant on my face each time I
return home from an errand? If I didnšt calm her down would this
incessant licking continue late into the night? Do dogs have the
capacity to kiss forever just as they have the tenacity to play ball
until YOU have to give up first??
Knowing the answers to these silly questions isnšt important. What IS
important is that this ritual greeting shows unconditional love: itšs
an old dog understanding her lifešs work and relishing it.
Clementine continues to be a perfect lady in every way for her weekly
Shešs a movie star. It happens again and again: a father or mother stops us so their kids
can "touch the big dog." Once, as an especially devout family wandered
away from us, I overheard the man whisper to his daughter, "Clementine
looks like a show dog." Later that afternoon the daughter spotted Clem
again from across the field and shouted, "Look Dad, therešs the movie
star!" It took me a brief second to realize that -- to an eight-year-old
girl -- a dog thatšs in a show is the same thing as a dog thatšs in a
movie! And so Clementinešs nickname was born. Shešs now and forever
known as The Movie Star of our dog park.
Clementine owned by John & Jackie Jones, and
Quincy owned by Carla and Bruce Burman
(Cherokee/Shiloh 2006 litter)
Clementine and Mollie
John & Jackie Jones
Just wanted to update you on your beloved Sarah. She is such a love,
follows me everywhere, I call her the velcro dog. She is finally
comfortable enough to stay in one spot if she knows I am just running
upstairs for a minute, but if I grab my car keys she is the first to the
She loves to be outside with me and is so well-behaved. I can allow
her to roam outside the fence or off the leash and she stays right by me, I
have always wanted a dog that stays close. Molly is still a few years from
that sort of freedom, she loves to chase squirrels, birds, kids, other dogs
etc! I haven't forgotten Sarah's b'day on the 24th, we will celebrate
Brent will be home in six weeks, we are so excited. I just
have one question: Where did Sarah sleep at your house? She has taken a
strong liking to my bed pillows during the day and her designated dogbed at
night. She is such a hoot, I have a lot of pillows on our bed and she
manages to curl up really small and bury herself amongst them. Good thing
poodles don't shed! Hope all is going well with you.
Hailey (our retiree) and Sophie
(Clementine X David 2005)
living a life of luxury in Gig Harbor, Washington - "Should we go
shopping tomorrow first or downtown to Bark Avenue for lunch?"
Brillo (Shiloh X Dodie) & our lovely Elan
both owned by Kevin & Connie Warner.
Elan of course is the one snuggled up on the pillow.