Saturday, May 21, 2011

Riding Shotgun

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.

19 comments:

  1. How long has that poor dog been WAITing there? Seems like days, time enuf for all those polleny budsy things to accumulate?

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  2. Had to look hard to make out the poodle. I love standard poodles, they have wonderful characters, generally. My current dog is a chocolate labrador poodle cross, also known as a labradoodle.

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  3. Large poodles can cause oodles of misery. We had one once. It peed on our pillows. Constantly. Couldn't break him of the habit. Donated him to another unsuspecting soul! I should have felt bad but I didn't. Still don't.

    I like the floral arrangement on the car.

    Please rest assured we do not have any naval orange squeezers in Florida. They are forbidden by our naval institutions in Pensacola, Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale and Key West. :-)

    But you are sort of close. 'Tis a mixer/food processor and you can buy yours at Macy's.

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  4. How long was that car sitting there to gather all the flower droppings. As far as the poodle, it used to be I never saw a standard, now I see them all over. They must be coming back in vogue.

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  5. The photo is modern art, poodles I don't care for.

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  6. I had to blow up the photo to see it but sure enough, sitting there looking right at you.

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  7. If you hadn't pointed out the poodle, I would not have noticed. I was too busy looking at the flowers on the hood. Shotgun is the current favorite word of my two kids....

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  8. It seems kind of cruel of the owner to leave the dog unattended so long that it could be covered completely by these yellow droppings. (You would love Florida today . . . blue skies, on its way to high 90s . . . )

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  9. My last 2 dogs had Standard Poodles as best friends and they were/are super dogs! Playful and always happy. Love all the tree droppings on that hood!

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  10. I know dogs like to ride in cars...but I doubt they like sitting in a vehicle waiting for their owners to return. Sounds like a good way to teach a dog to bark.

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  11. I would like to have met your Uncle Dool and his stately standard poodle. They're very human like I think. Stay tuned on my blog for some funny dog photos this week. Do Dah Day you know!
    V

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  12. Oh and what is that blossom on the hood pray tell?

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  13. I have never had the pleasure of knowing a standardpoodle. The one I am most familiar with is Charley, the companion of John Steinbeck as he drove across the country. He made an interesting book out of the project: Travels With Charlie, in Search of America. Charley was a cool fellow. The miniatures should all be drowned at birth. I never met one that was not foul tempered. I used to camp with some church friends who had one that never stopped yapping. I don't know which was more irritating,the dog barking incessantly or the man bellowing at it to shut up.

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  14. Nice capture. I always love to see dogs riding shotgun -- makes me smile. Glad you pointed this one out, because I wouldn't have noticed him otherwise.

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  15. Wow...I had to zoom in to see the poodle. I love how some of the big poodles have such a crazy fur-cut! Kinda curious what all that yellow is though...hehe!

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  16. I enlarged to see the poodle... and never knew they could be intimidating or annoying, whatever their size. Like others, I wonder how long s/he'd been sitting there for all those blossoms to cover the hood!

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