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I had to google what a third eyelid was. I learned something new today thanks to you. How cool that hers are different colors, makes sense that it could be due to her parti coloring. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a parti poodle in real life. They’re not common around my neck of the woods.
I want to give her some good scratches and pets too!
?☺ I’m glad you have a thread to share pics on. Looking forward to more.
I'd never thought much about those funny eyelids until we fostered a GSD mix last summer, shortly before getting Peggy, and she, too, had mismatched lids! So strange to have two dogs back-to-back, completely different breeds, with such similarly unique colouring.

You can see Charlie's one white lid in this pic:

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The other is brown. Such a beauty.

And partis definitely aren't common around here either. Peggy literally stops traffic! People generally assume she's a poodle mix and it's nice to share some of the history of poodle colours with them...though their eyes do tend to glaze over a bit. :LOL:
 

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I wondered about the third eyelid! Good to know. I've never seen them different colors before. Do you think she will end up blue? These comparison photos really highlight the difference in coloration. It seems like her muzzle seems a little lighter, but that could just be lighting. Misha's getting occasional pale hairs interspersed in his coat, but overall he is still the same inky black.
At 9 weeks her coat looked quite rusty in the sun. And now her muzzle definitely looks grey in certain lighting. So I'm not sure how she'll end up! Her dad's a brown and white parti, her mom a lovely cream.

Peggy doesn't have white hairs coming up in the black spots on her body, but she's definitely got them coming in around her eyes!

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That's her "What do you mean I'm only supposed to play with the toys and not the toy basket?" face.

When she was smaller, she dragged her toy basket over to the shelf where we kept Gracie's ashes. I'm sure she was just trying to play with her reflection, but it was quite a touching moment nonetheless!

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That little cedar box is Gracie's :)
 

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We've been getting creative to bust poodle boredom around here. This is a modified Tug-a-Jug, originally designed for enriched feeding, but WAY too loud and messy.

I removed the rope, stuffed an old Kong inside, and voila! A "new" toy:

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(Trust me - she's more impressed than she looks.)
 

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Reposting this from another thread, so I can hopefully look back at it and laugh someday. Poodle adolescence is no joke!

Well, today's grooming didn't go quite as expected. Peggy's in a secondary fear period and apparently fell to pieces at the mere sight of the clippers, cowering on the table as though she hasn't done this at least half a dozen times before.

Confoundingly, this was despite being overjoyed to see her groomer, excitedly following her without so much as a glance back at me. And when I returned to pick her up, she was happily playing with a ball and another dog. A testament to our wonderful groomer, I suppose. She didn't push her and made every effort to keep the experience positive.

So this is who we dropped off:

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And this is who we've got now:
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We'll return in 3 weeks to take a second stab at her body, tail, and topknot. But for now it's into the crate for a long, much-needed nap. Silly poodle.
 

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Peggy’s head looks like the cutest helmet now with no ear hair ?. I hope her fear period doesn’t last long.
Bella’s second fear period was all about being afraid of night walks. I had to take heron walks at night with her large standard friend so she felt safer until she got used to it again.
 

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Peggy’s head looks like the cutest helmet now with no ear hair ?. I hope her fear period doesn’t last long.
Bella’s second fear period was all about being afraid of night walks. I had to take heron walks at night with her large standard friend so she felt safer until she got used to it again.
I can't stop laughing at her today, which is good because she's SERIOUSLY testing my patience. I wish she had a doggy mentor like Bella's friend.


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"I've got my helmet on! Ready for sports!"
 

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Oh I love how she turned out! Your groomer did a lovely job despite Peggy's uneasiness.
Our groomer is really such a gem. She had some terrible ear mats to contend with, too, and yet still kept it all so positive for Peggy.

And oh how I love that clean face!

I got a better photo in the morning light. Looks like she might clear to blue?

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I can't stop laughing at her today, which is good because she's SERIOUSLY testing my patience. I wish she had a doggy mentor like Bella's friend.


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"I've got my helmet on! Ready for sports!"

Don’t you just love those days when they try to drive us crazy? ?

Bella likes to stare at me from different locations every time I turn my back. Yesterday she really tried it, I turned around and there she was on the table. I kindly asked her to come down and instead she offered me a sit. I just had to laugh at her goofiness. If I got mad every time she did something dumb I’d be crazy by now.

You can tell by her face she really doesn’t see anything wrong with this. She tried it again today and I managed to stop her As she placed one paw on the table. She really is an annoying 2 year old right now lol.
 

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So many Peggy pics you’ve blessed us with ?

I LOVE her ears shorter like that. What a pretty girl.

and oh, do I know those days where they really try to test your patience. Gotta love dog adolescence. I feel like Lacey has entered that stage at 6 months old. Sometimes I get frustrated but most of the time I just shake my head and laugh.
 

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Don’t you just love those days when they try to drive us crazy? ?

Bella likes to stare at me from different locations every time I turn my back. Yesterday she really tried it, I turned around and there she was on the table. I kindly asked her to come down and instead she offered me a sit. I just had to laugh at her goofiness. If I got mad every time she did something dumb I’d be crazy by now.

You can tell by her face she really doesn’t see anything wrong with this. She tried it again today and I managed to stop her As she placed one paw on the table. She really is an annoying 2 year old right now lol.
I've been laughing about this for 20 minutes. Those photos are gold. ?
 

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So many Peggy pics you’ve blessed us with ?

I LOVE her ears shorter like that. What a pretty girl.

and oh, do I know those days where they really try to test your patience. Gotta love dog adolescence. I feel like Lacey has entered that stage at 6 months old. Sometimes I get frustrated but most of the time I just shake my head and laugh.
I'm taking SO MANY pictures now that she'll hold still for me. It's so exciting! I figure I can just quietly dump them here without bothering anyone. ?

I'm handling poodle adolescence only thanks to the little glimmers of maturity. Those can keep me going for dayssss.
 

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The retrieving instinct is alive and well in this poodle!

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I play with two frisbees, asking her to drop one before I throw the other. Gets us into a really good groove, which tires her out quickly. Good on a rainy day when I'd rather be inside!
 
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