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Killer Poodle

I watch dogs in my home for fun money, and I absolutely LOVE it. I get to spend time with all shapes, sizes, temperaments and ages of dogs, and then I send them back to their loving homes. It’s an absolutely perfect situation for me and a great way to decide what type of dog I want to adopt someday. Today, I’m wondering if “Killer Poodle” is on my dog breed short list?


I woke up this morning, excited to welcome two tiny, toy poodles to my casa for the next four days. I had visions of curling up with the little fluff balls and a plush blanket in my cozy living room, watching Netflix and sneaking them tiny snacks from my plate so that they’d love me forever.


Instead, in the first hour, they discovered an avocado pit in my compost pile and are making it their slimy toy for a fun new game called “Keep away from Robin”. Then, they found an exciting pile of racoon poop to lounge around on . . . and THEN, for their pre-lunch pièce de résistance . . . . “LOOK, ROBIN! I can carry this giant grasshopper around in my mouth for up to 30 minutes at a time! And, IT’S STILL ALIVE! Woo hooooooo!”


Dogs . . . . they remind me to laugh at life, love its unexpected surprises and relish in its excitement. Have a happy day today, everyone, and live it like a dog (or a Killer Poodle!) if you can, even for just a moment! Now that I say that, I think I’ll run outside and find a large grasshopper to hold between my front teeth for a good half hour.



Peeka the Killer Poodle

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