Wednesday, May 6, 2009

I'm Back!

In the immortal words of Paul Newman in the Hustler, "I'm Back!".

Sorry for the disappearing act but do you have any idea how hard it is to run a family, run a business, write a book and just be a Wonderdog in general.

No excuses but I do apologize for going awol.
I have had a number of interesting things happen recently but one thing is really sticking in my craw. (Do dogs have craws?) I'll get to it in a moment but I just wanted to say goodbye to my good friend Sasha. She lives on a boat just down from mine in the winter and she recently took her family back north for the summer. I have included a pic of Sasha, as you can see she is really cute and unlike me "All Golden".

Bye Sasha and thanks for hanging with a couple of half breeds like Murphy and myself.
Now, on to what's been bugging me.

As you can imagine I am a huge fan of crossing dogs with Standard Poodles to make better dogs. Standards are a decent size, don't shed and are extremely intelligent. In the case of myself, and to a lesser extent Murphy crossing them with a loyal, smart and friendly dog like a Golden can yield wonderful companions. I know that Labradoodles can be cute as well but let's face it they are a little on the crazy side as a general rule so it's not a perfect science.

Lately though breeders are getting a little carried away. Schnoodles, Cockapoos, everywhere you turn breeders are trying to get that combo of hypo-allergenic and brains that we Goldendoodles personify.

Well I've got news for all of you. If it's not broke, don't fix it. You managed to get it right with Goldendoodles so why push it. For those of you who think I'm overreacting Check out some of the breeds below. I have more, but I think you will get the message with this sampling.

Ok, No mystery here.Say Hi to the Cameldoodle!
I've been busting my hump to be the one and only Bugsy the Wonderdog and then we get this! I can hear it now, I wonder what kind of dog that is? You think that's something look at the next one.

What the heck is this? A PeacockPoo?

You know what they say about birds of a feather flocking together but this pooch is a crowd all by herself!

OK! At least this one could be the mascot of the Buffalo Bills.

Funny, I can live with this one. Strong, good looking and would probably make a great mascot. As long as he has more poodle than buffalo he probably won't shed all over the cheerleaders


This is the last one I'm going to show you. I can't take it anymore. I didn't even know that Ninja Turtles were real. I thought they were cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny or Sarah Palin. As I said I do have a few more of these and maybe I will share them with you when I find a redeeming quality for them. Or then again, maybe not. Now that I have that off my chest maybe I can write a little more often. It's good to be back blogging and I will talk to you all soon.

Please don't forget to pass this blog along and have your friends sign up to follow. We will be drawing from the followers for the winner of this months's product of the month towards the end of May. Good luck to all.

All of the dogs pictured above were entered in a contest entitled "Extreme Grooming".

You humans are so strange!

Wonderdog out!