A Poodle Tale

I read recently that elegant dog garb and pricey canine day-care are “in” these days. Frankly, I was pleased to learn this. For until I acquired this seemingly frivolous bit of information, I was seriously concerned about my parents.

My mom and dad bought a toy poodle nearly a decade ago and, almost immediately, my mother took to her knitting. Multi-colored dog coats. Stylish woolen sweaters. Pixie the poodle dressed better than I do.

I wasn’t worried, at first. I just assumed that my mother’s knitting was part of a plot to garner grandchildren. Her unspoken message? “If you and your brother don’t give me a reason to knit booties, I’ll simply knit doggy-wear instead. … (A Poodle Tale is continued here.)

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2 Responses to “A Poodle Tale”

  1. Kiko says:

    Thank you for participating in our most recent edition of the Dog Carnival.

    This sounds almost as the same story we’re having with my parents and our pets. They are wishing for grandkids, but for now they’re going to have to settle for the pets – cats, dogs, and fish.

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks for including me in your Dog Carnival.