Five Pounds of Attitude
About a year and a half ago, I was feeling lonely and decided that I wanted to get a pet. After doing some modest research on the internet, I made up my mind that a Toy Poodle would be the right pet for me. My research prepared me for two things. Toy poodles have separation anxiety. However, my granddaughter was willing to help when I had to be gone so I knew that would work out fine. The other warning was that the poodle would want to be the ‘alpha’ of the household. Foolishly, I did not take this part seriously.
Once again, with the internet's help, I found a beautiful puppy in north Louisiana. Waiting until he was ten weeks old, so we could bring him home, seemed like it took forever. Buster will be 18 months old in a few days. Having him has been a joy. It did not take him long to establish that he was the ‘Boss’ of my house. In the area where I live, many people have dogs. And from my observations, Buster is clearly the smallest. However, that does not stop him from wanting to challenge every dog, no matter how large, that we cross paths with when we are out for a walk.
I have realized that Buster is ‘five pounds of attitude.’