Poodle Update

It seems all my spare energy has been spent elsewhere these days and thus, no blog posts are churned out. This is a short and sweet update on how the poodles are doing to help break the silence for a moment.

After multiple blood and urine tests, we found an arthritis medication that D'Art can manage. It's so great to see that extra pep in his step again. When he sees the leashes come out he does what I like to call 'bunny hops' over to the door. Even though I know he'll walk slower than everyone else, his joy is irresistible! But you know how life is, one thing checked-off and another takes its place. So, today, D'Art goes in for surgery to have an rather ugly looking mast cell tumor removed. For the last week he's been on antibiotics to keep the obvious infection around that area down. It will be good to have it removed, but I'm always a worrier when one of the dogs goes in for surgery - especially a senior.

Teddy is doing well. He and Luna look forward to their daily walk together and although it is seemingly raining all the time, that doesn't stop him from going outside to the yard and having some 'Teddy time'. He seems to need that everyday. Without it, he gets out of sorts.

Luna is well too. Her world revolves around Teddy. If Teddy has been in his crate with the door closed and she hears me opening it, she'll come racing from wherever she was to be the first to greet him. She LOVES him. He acts like a confident teenage heartthrob who knows the crowd will follow him everywhere and acts pretty cool about the whole thing, but deep down under all that fur...he loves her too.

Recently, I was so very lucky to be gifted a portrait of Luna to add to my family wall. Painted by my talented friend Aura. She has an amazing gift and always perfectly captures the poodles' personalities in each of the three portraits she has gifted me. I consider myself very lucky and highly recommend that you consider her if you too would like a portrait of your family member.

D'Art, Luna and Teddy portraits

That's all for now. We're off to the vet soon....


  1. I'm so glad to read he is doing better!

  2. Kudos on the good report. POTP thoughts for D'Art on his surgery; I'm sure he'll be just fine. My last male had a couple of those removed when he was a senior and did well through the procedure. It was a great relief having them removed. Keep up the good work with all 3 fur-kids. Looking forward to the next 'pawsitive' report!

  3. POTP from here for D'Art, hope surgery goes well and he recovers quickly
    Those portraits are stunning, what a lovely collection
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. The portraits are beautiful! We are hoping all went well with D'Art's surgery today. We know exactly how stressful it is, and all about these ups and downs with seniors. Hang in there, and hopefully you'll get some calm time soon.

  5. you must post soon to tell us the surgery went well, and D'Art is sassy again. We need good news these days. The portraits are gorgeous. I like that Luna loves Teddy so...

    1. He has one more week of wearing 'the cone' but overall he's doing great!


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