Miniature Poodle/Toy Poodle
Picture of Al, a male Miniature Poodle/Toy Poodle

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Home:The Hamptons, NY  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 13 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 11-25 lbs

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muffin head, onion loaf

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:

December 12th 2003

He loves to cuddle in your arms- run after his brothers - and always appear as the happiest dog that ever lived!

He's not very fond of being pushed into our pool by one of his brothers. He's a mush and can easily be lulled into danger by his other two brothers. Thankfully- he's a strong swimmer! One other thing - not a big fan of wasabi ( there's a story there)

Favorite Toy:
President George Bush Doll - I must say can barely make out who the doll is...yet.....The Hillary Clinton Doll - in perfect condition. We've done a good job teaching him right from wrong. (no pun intended)

Favorite Food:
He's a Science Diet Doggy but occasionally he loves to indulge in a good plain bagel.

Favorite Walk:
Just about anywhere ...but we usually limit it to romps in the backyard.

Best Tricks:
Not big on the tricks - unless you want to consider jumping 4 ft 8 inches (yes, we measured) for that elusive plain bagel.

Arrival Story:
The love of my life, Maxx - an 11 yr old mini apricot poodle had passed away in the backseat of my car when we were returning from a winters vacation down in the Florida Keys. I have to admit that I was devastated! I knew there was a possibility of him not being with us for very long since he had heart problems - that's why we decided to take him with us to the keys for two weeks. We rented a pet friendly house - and he seemed to ADORE the refreshing coastal breezes. This little guy was so considerate that he waited until our vacation concluded until he decided to depart this world. We were on I-95 in Florida when we heard a small bark and thump come from the back seat. It just didn't sound good so my poor husband quickly got off the very next exit and pulled into a parking lot where we jumped out and found our little guy had passed. Here's a bit of advice for any guardian - if your baby passes on the road - there aren't many options for you. You can either have them buried locally or cremated (and arrange for the ashes to be shipped to your address which can take weeks) It was the hardest thing for us to leave our little guy at an unknown vet hoping that they would quickly have him cremated and sent to us. A full week went by for me and I couldn't do it...I couldn't be puppy-less. I got on the internet looking for mini/toy poodle breeders. I went to the shelters. I finally contacted my groomers in town to see if they knew of any reputable breeders and I come to find out that she and her network of breeders only breed mini/toy poodles. I just knew this was meant to be! She had me call up a breeder who she knew had a few male mini/toy mix pups for sale. Turns out, I knew this breeder (and was fairly friendly with her) but had no idea that she was a breeder!! The next day she brought all her pups to my local groomers so I could choose the one I wanted. There they were - three male mini/toy mixes - two reds and one brindle. My husband and I looked into the cage and our hearts melted. There was NO WAY we were going home with just one - we ended up taking the entire bunch! Call me crazy - I thought it would be easy to care for three - they're big deal. I WAS DILLUSIONAL! But...I'm happy! I still miss my little guy Maxx but now he has three brothers to look down upon and keep safe. Al is just one of the three amigos - the other two - Norm and Eddie will have their own entries.

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 3rd 2005 More than 11 years!

I Was In The:
Dogster's 2006 Holiday Picture Party!

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First Day at the Keyboard

Post Election Poop

November 6th 2008 8:42 am
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I think I've gained 5 lbs since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Republican VP Candidate. While I've always considered myself a bi- partisan poodle - that ended the day her bad bangs and Keith Olberman eyeglasses walked out on stage at The Republican National Convention.

This woman shoots animals from helicopters ....Dick Chenney peppers his best friend with bullets while Quale hunting in a fenced in Quale farm that was stocked for the hunt!!! That's not hunting, call it what it really is...MURDER! Can I get a whoop whoop and a yeah!

What the HELL gives with these Republicans??? They entire party is one white hot mess! What the hell is up with those people in vote in a Felon for the senate and you have Sarah Palin as govenor - are you a bunch of masochists? Maybe Obama's first order as a President , he should look into the educational standards in Alaska. I'm a poodle and I can even name a few newspapers that I take a crap on!

Don't even get me started on "The Straight Talk Express" and his zombie wife. It wasn't the Economy that brought you down to your knees. It was the crappy attack ads - even I ...a poodle...was embarrassed at the depths he went to associate Obama with terrorists. It's disgusting, just blogging about it makes me want to go for another grooming.

Well, I don't know if I'll be able to stomach The View after this election. But I'll always have Keith and Rachael!

Al -
" Yes, We Did"


Easter 2006 - the hard boiled eggs weren't the only thing that smelled.

April 16th 2006 10:58 pm
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I have waited for this day for so many months - I couldn't barely sleep last night. I've only heard about this big bunny that visits in the middle of the night leaving baskets of yummy treats and hidden easter eggs all over the lawn. While I've never quite experienced this so called celebrity - I've heard this holiday is like Halloween without the begging!

Well, I struggled to get to sleep so that I could be surprised by the overflowing baskets and wonderful treats waiting for us all over the lawn. Finally, morning came and I was the first out the door in search of goodies. What a crock! There wasn't any frothy basket of candy waiting for us! The only treats I found on the lawn were gifts that came from my brothers butts! zero! Man - I can't tell you how rooked I feel at this very moment. Only to add insult to injury - Eddie had a raging case of diarrhea which made romping through the back yard quite hazardous.

We thought we were going to have a great time this week with two holidays within days of each other. Man, were we wrong.

Now I'm going to sulk and take out my disappointment on a anti Anne Coulter blog site.


Thanksgiving Revisited

November 28th 2005 10:59 am
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We have now come upon the time of year where we get together with our friends and family to share thanks for all the gifts we've received throughout the year.

OK, let's get real - Thanksgiving is our favorite holiday since it's all about the food. We're big turkey buff's and love sausage stuffing even if it's not on Dr. Weil's list of healthy eating. The house is filled with tons of yummy smells and when everyone sits down at the table - that's when our strategies come into play. We're not going to reveal these moves here but just know, this year should yield us quite a bounty.

We were hanging out in Rikers and discussing Thanksgiving, of course that was after we had our begging strategies worked out realizing there's an entire story of Thanksgiving that should be told. Sure, everyone does a blessing but do they ever explain how this holiday came to be? This is something we're gonna attempt but done twelve paws style.

(please see picture: Norm at Plymouth Rock)

It all started with the pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock. Here we have Norm illustrating how he marked Plymouth Rock. (which we know is wrong) Eddie was looking for the perfect wig for this photo but wasn't sure what sort of hairstyle was popular back when the Mayflower set sail?

(please see picture: Ed at Plymouth Rock)

OK, so the little freak found a wig and oversized Roberto Cavalli Beaver Hat. No, he couldn't just let it go with one photo of Norm - he had to pose in front of the sacred rock. At least he didn't kiss the rock after Norm decided to fertilize it.

Eddie was asked his thoughts on the story of Thanksgiving for which he had a totally different take. To quote Eddie, " The Pilgrim's voyage over to "The Rock" was a luxurious repositioning cruise which was blown off course by the tsunami that put Gilligan on that tropical island. Luckily, they had a sumptuous Turkey Dinner when they arrived in port. Due to the unexplored nature of "The Rock" Captain Stuben was forced to tender the ship while Doc and Gopher explored the rocky terrain. Luckily, they found a wonderful Indian Casino and convinced the sous chef of Michael Jordan's Steak House Restaurant to bring forth some yummy home made cranberry sauce, a Texas hold 'em play board and some cartons of tax free cigarettes to the feast. Upon their arrival, Isaac mixed a special drink in their honor and Julie, the cruise director, had all the guests make construction paper Indian headbands in honor of the celebration. After giving thanks for The Princess Cruise Line and taking in "The Charo on Ice Show" on the Lido deck - everyone climbed onto a tender and attended a crazy tea dance at The Boatslip in Provincetown. That's really where the Pilgrims landed. After returning from shore - we all indulged in the midnight chocolate buffet which was to die for leaving everyone happy and satisfied before they returned to their stateroom. The next day the tender left for shore at 5 am so we could all take in those great sales at Wal-Mart!

(Please see picture: Love Boat)

Poor Al, he had a different take on Thanksgiving. He was told if you really want to learn the true meaning of Thanksgiving - you have to go to The Thanksgiving Parade down in NYC. Sure enough, all he did was run into freaks with scary haircuts wanting to reshape his tail into a turkey leg. Here's a picture of Al running into Boy George and Jimmy Neutron on 42nd Street. Al will not tell anyone what Boy George said to him but it somehow involved a car battery, nipple clamps and Rose O'Donnell's underwear! Unfortunately, this experience has made Al rethink his appreciation for this holiday. Eddie faired much better as he hung out with Kermit and Jay Leno. As you can see Eddie donated a tuft of his hair to Jay for his signature skunk look.

(Please see: BoyGeorgeAL Picture)

(Please see: JayLeno Eddie Picture)

(Please see: Matt Lauer Norman Picture)

Norm decided to skip the New York City Thanksgiving Day Parade instead stowing away with Matt Lauer to Rome where they posed for the typical tourist picture. Norm wasn't thrilled that Matt decided to go for a "taco bell" run prior to taking this picture. To give you an example of the pollution that was spewing from Matt's khaki's- Norm originally had on a white polo shirt. Being a total professional Norm attempted to smile as the picture was being taken but then ran off to spew at the base of the tower where he found many empty pizza boxes. What's up with that?

Eddie on the other hand got so much into the celebration of Thanksgiving that he decided to "be the turkey". He started hitting the sauce early on the holiday - and those Oprah pomegranate Martini's went down smooth. He topped it off with Rachel Ray's 5 minute fudge and in no time he was wearing "The Zorn's Turkey" around the house. Here's a pic of him taken at sunrise - showing off his fondness for inside of a turkey carcass. He shouted inside of the turkey, "I'm not a Turducken - I'm a Turkey Poo!"

(Please see: Ed's head in a Turkey over at Eddie's home page)

This concludes The Twelve Paws Ode to Thanksgiving - hope ya learned something?

Wishing Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

(Please see: Ma Ya Ha Dudes Picture)

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