30 thoughts on “A Tired Poodle Doodle

  1. Ruth

    Brilliant drawing of Zeb! I love it! Our dog is so short haired she doesn’t need the hairdresser, so she wouldn’t understand. I am now imagining Zeb reading magazines and drinking coffee in front of the mirror, chatting to the hairdresser about his upcoming holidays! :-)

    1. Joanna Post author

      The groomers also do day care and so there are a few dogs to hang out with in between as well. I think he has a nice time there Ruth :)

    1. Joanna Post author

      What sort of dogs do you have Charlie? There is a variety of poodle coat called ‘corded’ where the coat is allowed to get very long and is encouraged into cords, something like a Hungarian Puli. I can’t imagine having a dog like that though!

  2. heidiannie

    Zeb is so very patient- it must be exhausting to be pampered and primped about when all you want to do is go for a walk with his beloved (you)!
    My niece got a brown poodle to keep her company. She’s in Australia and named him Crikey! I love the triangular face- soft eyes and nose in your drawing.

    1. Joanna Post author

      He is quite lazy these days, and he does love the hairdryer, asks for it when he comes in from a walk and has got wet and cold. I love the name Crikey – poodles are great companion dogs, funny and engaged and very very loyal :)

  3. sallybr

    too cute!

    I think you should make a large printout, frame it and place it on your home, in a very “distinguished” spot

    you are so talented!

    1. Joanna Post author

      How sweet of you – have you got this little app? You should get it and have a doodle too :)

  4. Joanna Post author

    You are all very kind to my doodle! Poor liitle chap was so tired yesterday. It’s that little programme on the iPad again, Paper 53. It makes your doodles much prettier than Draw Something, clever bit of software with pen shapes and watercolour. I don’t know if there is a PC equivalent but I am sure someone will bring one out.

  5. cityhippyfarmgirl

    Joanna you make me want to get an ipad…or a poodle.

    Zeb would love a walk in our local park at the moment. Lots of gorgeous crispy leaves to gamble and frolic in. The Monkeys were exhausted too yesterday from gambling and frolicking in said leaves. (see I told you they were similar :-))

    1. Joanna Post author

      You would have fun with both Brydie! Children and poodles have a great affinity. Zeb’s biggest joy in life is going down in the stream with small people and playing with what they find there. He will never come when he is called then. :)

  6. Ann Hall

    What a lovely drawing of Zeb. I’m afraid Spot, being a short haired chap, is another who simply doesn’t have any concept of grooming other than a quick brush from Mum and he wasn’t very sympathetic to poor Zeb!

    1. Joanna Post author

      It’s amazing the different sorts of dogs that do end up at the groomers Ann! Most poodles are just resigned to it, clever Spot having a short coat, smart move on his part :)

  7. Joanna Post author

    At the risk of being completely boring; the benefits of a poodle coat are that they don’t shed; they also don’t smell much , particularly if you look after their teeth – yes we do that too! They have non greasy coats, and are reputed to be low allergy dogs.

    The cons, are that their coats mat if they are not groomed fairly regularly and they grow really really fast, so unless you want a dog that looks like a sheep and has to be combed through for an hour or so a day, with gooey eyes where the fur curls in and irritates them, ditto their nethers, they need to be bathed and clipped on a six weekly cycle. I don’t know what the Designer was thinking of really when she came up with the poodle, but they, and similar curly coated dogs, Airedales, Spanish and Portuguese Water Dogs etc have similar grooming requirements if they are going to live in a house.

    It takes Brian, with a bit of help from me, most of the day to do one dog, we used to do them but squabbled quite a lot, so for the sake of domestic harmony, the dogs go to the groomers. (Remember we have two, there is Mme L as well, Brian’s dog, who bears an alarming resemblance to Alice Cooper when she has just been clipped) I don’t put pics of her up here as he has asked me not to, sorry!

  8. Jan

    We’ve just had a little dog visiting us for a while. She’s a cross between a Jack Russell and a miniature poodle so has the little woolly coat. Her name is Annie, she’s a ton of fun and affection – I’ve nicknamed her ‘Hurtle Myrtle’ because she is a whizz of energy and sometimes seems to be airborne. As Sallybr mentions above, your doodle would make a lovely print – could you do that with an iPad?

    1. Joanna Post author

      What a brilliant name for a poodley dog Jan! We called Zeb Evil Knievel when he was little because he would play Wall of Death every evening in the sitting room. One should be able to print this, as it is saved as an image file. With the cost of stamps rising by some huge amount, I am guessing there will be more and more virtusl cards :)

  9. Lisa

    Hi Joanne! It’s been a while since I stopped by, but I’m finally going to tackle that Winston Knot for yet another challah on my site. The post should be up on May 27th. That said, I just read the kitty story reblogged from Dr. fugawe – what a gorgeous kitty! Is she pure Siamese? Well..it doesn’t matter, a kitty life was savd and now she has a warm, loving home. I hope Muffy comes around and makes nice ;) Love your sleepy poodle doodle!

    1. Joanna Post author

      You’ll have to ask the Doc about the kitty over on his blog if you haven’t already. He has a soft heart for waifs and strays I think.

      Nice to hear from you Lisa. Go for the Winston Knot, look forward to seeing it :)

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