6.27.2006

Killer Yapp commandeers the keyboard

"I know that dogs are pack animals, but it is difficult to imagine a pack of standard poodles ... and if there was such a thing as a pack of standard poodles, where would they rove to? Bloomingdale's?"
--Yvonne Clifford, American actress






thanks to Leslie for the heads up; she found it here



16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just had the wonderful vision of a pack of standard poodles in pink tams, tails straight out, purposely marching to Bloomingdales--ala Edward Gorey. This is just too good. Thanks for sharing it.

anon-y-mouse

Cara said...

Rock on with the classy pooches!!!

Anonymous said...

I have to admit, when I was in grade 3 or less, my mother explained that there were feral dogs in the area around the base where we were living. For years I had visions of French-cut, miniature poodles running around the sand dunes of Southern Ontario.

Apparently I wasn't as bright a child as my parents gave me credit for.

Anonymous said...

Obviously an actress who is not familiar with dogs and does not even watch the Westminster Kennel Club do. You can dress 'em up, but they're still dogs and they still have those lovely, endearing doggie habits. I can easily envision a pack of standard poodles on the hunt of a live animal. Marching into Bloomingdales--well, I can see that, too!

Anonymous said...

There's a vending machine near my office where you can get a pack of standard Poodles for $3. A pack of king size is just 50c more. Available in full-strength, filtered, or mental.

Anonymous said...

I don't know about poodles, but my Yorkie is pretty vicious (comparative to her size). I contribute this to her being female. I would hate to think what a pack of them could do. -JTC

Lizzy said...

One year a pack of standard poodles with their coats grown out raced in the iditarod.

BertGrrrl said...

I have never had the pleasure of being owned by a poodle, but I was until recently owned by a Bichon (miss ya, Max!!). I spoke to little Max often regarding the Mystical Land Where the Wild Bichons Liveth--it is always sunny and 72 degrees, there are loveseats everywhere, food falls from the sky, walks are when you want them and all Bichons recline on satin cushions.

Max had attitude. All those little dogs make up in 'tude for what they lack in bulk, and most also have out-sized teeth for their little mouths. A pack of Wild (or, more correctly, feral) Bichons would be a truly formidable and uber-scary thing. I cannot imagine that a pack of poodles would be less intimdating--and if they were headed to Bloomies, they would have stolen your Platinum card first!

HawkOwl said...

Hey. Give the poodles credit. John Suter ran the Iditarod with a team of poodles from 1988 to 1991 and finished all four years, toward the middle of the pack. He found that the poodles were not as hardy as huskies but "made up for it in intelligence." Check out the photo.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, hawkowl. I like the caption as well.

Lizzy said...

Hawkowl, thanks for the photo! I'd been searching for a pic of the Iditarod poodles, but to no avail. Looks like my dog leading the pack.

JerseyGirl said...

He found that the poodles were not as hardy as huskies but "made up for it in intelligence."

Wow, Hawkowl, didn't know that. :-) Quite interesting.

Reminds that someone tried that with Alaskan Malamutes (I have 2 snuggily ones). Mals are similar to Siberians, but Mals are closer to the ground and much heftier than Siberians; think of a low-slung muscle car or race car.

Anyway, while Mals are very good at pulling loads, they make lousy racers; I don't think they finished the race, poor babies (but well cared for, nonetheless).

My two guys? They'll pull when hubby and I walk them, but when it comes to something as long as the Iditarod, they'd quit after the first few feet, looking for a hunk of meat to gnaw on (or people to pet the dickens out of them).

~Nancy

Stacy said...

Poodles are probably more terrifying than regular dogs, because they have the advantage of surprise. Who expects a vicious bite from a curly-haired runt with a high-pitched voice?

I say avoid them all.

Corn Dog said...

WHAT? KY a standard? I thought he was a miniature. I had visions of him - white with a tiny pink tam. You mean he's large, black and rowdy, driving your BMW with the tam over one eye?

Anonymous said...

Poodles appear to be 'foo-foo' dogs because their owners have them trimmed and accessorized. But poodles are natural hunters. Don't underestimte them.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, hawkowl for the photo. Their feet looked cold, no wonder they didn't come in first. Dogs are great. I had a Welsh terrier (they look like small Airedales), who had awesome and awe-ful teeth--until they had to be yanked. Even then, deaf, toothless, and half blind at 15 years, he backed down a neighbor's Great Dane. He was over 17 when he died.

anon-y-mouse