my friend and I have toy poodles that are brothers. We call them our "ticks". Its cuz they are attached to us like ticks. We also refer to them as our "breast lumps" cuz that is where they prefer to be most of the time. We NEVER want to have those breast lumps removed. Yes, its somewhat annoying at times but we MANAGE them....seems they control US, not we controlling them. We are both groomers, she in Alabama and me in PA so we always take our "ticks" to work with us. When I do leave mine at home, he is always sound asleep by the window...waiting for me. This is what my hubby says. Soon as he sees my van he barks up a storm,.