Aw, she's adorable. I totally think you're doing the right thing. Go on Sunday and see if you can figure out if this is a health thing, temperament thing, what. I think your gut at that point will tell you the right thing to do. Good luck!
She is super cute! Have the volunteers started any grooming? Can you bring things to get her used to it? A lot of Poodle breeders start getting their pups used to grooming tools and being on a grooming table at a very young age. It would be one less thing she has to overcome later. Don't get me wrong I really do think she's adorable and I'm not saying she looks unkept, I just noticed the fuzzy face. I like that look, but I understand why most Poodle breeder start shaving their faces, feet and tail early. It makes them more comfortable and better behaved when they are being groomed later in life.
Yes she told me she would do it when we first adopted her, but I did not know about it and I said, "oh no, she's so cute like that". She said I need to, even if I don't plan on it now or I will have a hard time. I have seen her give her a bath and blow dry, but I do not think they concentrate on it that much at this point. Since she is basically already spoken for, and I originally declined. Actually, that is a great idea I can call and ask if she could go ahead and shave her face, feet and butt? Is that right? and then I could say, oh I spoke with the nusre lady and these are my concerns could you check when you shave her? Does that sound okay? Thanks for the idea!!!
If it pops in your head, ask. That's my opinion, unfotunately my mind tends to go blank when I'm put on the spot. I've talked to a few breeders lately and after listening to their great advice, they always ask if I have a questions. Any other time, I could come up w/ dozens, but when I'm asked, I can't think of anything, LOL. I sent emails later though. The same thing happens when someone askes me what time it is; I completely forget how to tell time or even which wrist my watch is on. (What can I say, I was born a blonde.)
It may be better to have them do it before she comes home. She's used to those people and the environment. It would be less stressful and less risky when it comes to disease than taking her to another groomer later on. Most groomers know what face, feet and tail means or FFT for short, but don't assume either.
Thanks!! Purple Poodle , how big are we talking here? Of course, all they had to go on is her mother, who is pretty tall but thinish I do not know exact height but she was waying 13 lbs on intake, but she was a nursing puppy mill breeder so who knows how big she would have been had she been properly cared for. Star is 2.40 pounds right now but she is quite tall for 6-8 weeks, yes? I do not want her to be too small because of my daughter being so young, but I also hope she is not too big.The other girl in the litter (also black)is smaller. But the other two are boys and reddish and much bigger (super cute,also). So maybe the dad was big.
By looking at the photo I would say she should be close to 10 pounds not 5 or 6 like you said in your other thread. We rescued a little puppy who was 2 pounds at 8 weeks and he is now almost 15 pounds at 6 months. But since you can see the mother I would guess she should be the same size if not a touch larger.
Okay. Thank you. I pretty much suspected she would be around 10-15 lbs. based on mom. I must have misworded my other thread, I definitely think that 5 or 6 lbs. might be too small for our family. I am a little nervous now that she may get really big. Maybe the father was a standard. I know there were standards at that same mill. Anyhow if she comes with us I will adjust to however it works out.
She is groomed because I went in again. Also now she has some sort of lump on the back of her neck, I have insisted that she be looked at. They are saying maybe it is from a VAC. but those are hard and this is a pliable mass. I requested they ask the vet to do a fine needle aspiration, because I am not taking her home without knowing what that is. They never gave me an answer on the fostering. In the pics her eyes look kind of cloudy, I hope that is normal.
Thank you evryone. I hope it works out too. I hope it was a vac. She is small, but she is estimated to be 8 weeks so maybe she will really take off growing soon. The good news is the groomer said she was soooo good that she even let her paint her toenails and she wished they were all so good. Hopefully it's not cause she is not feeling well, but just well behaved. Here are a few more pics at the Rescue. I am really leaning towards taking her....depending of course on the vet checking the lump and well puppy. My daughter and our neighbor's daughter are helping with these pics...so....