Saturday, May 21, 2011
Look carefully here. Can you just faintly make out something sitting in the passenger seat? I was taking a picture of this truck hood in all its yellow, parked outside the Good Egg the other morning, and almost missed it too. It's a large poodle that was waiting patiently for its owner to finish breakfast. It certainly wasn't of the miniature. My mother's uncle had one of these, large and very intimidating. She was chocolate in color. If Uncle Dool was at any celebration or party with us, it was a sure bet that the dog would be sitting at his side. Christmas, a graduation, a summer birthday, it made no matter. She was there. Now, most of my 'run ins' with poodles, years since, have been with the miniature variety and involved them barking ferociously and nipping at my feet. Not a pretty sight or sound! Dool's canine, however, was calm, quite loving and was always willing to be petted. I never heard her bark either. This morning in the truck, the same way... never a whimper.