Lost my best friend and daily companion in September to stomach cancer after ten years. Life just is not the same without Rocky, whom my neighbors described as magical. A few weeks ago visited a very impressive breeder and am in line for a puppy born in mid-April. I cannot replace Rocky but hope to connect with another well-tempered and conformed tall boy from the recent litter. I was always grateful for Rocky and I have to remind myself of the boundless joy and unconditional love he gave to everyone daily to offset the sorrow of losing him. I knew nothing about poodles until I got Rocky at eight weeks, but believe that the breed is very special.