"Lu" is my youngest pup. The mixture of an amazing companion, brilliant student, and amazing work dog. She is the second Standard Poodle I have owned , and I am totally taken by the breed , not only because I am a groomer, but because they have so many amazing qualities. Originally when I got the ok from the hubs to add another dog to the family (okay, okay, I wore him down with constant pleading, tantrums and pictures taped to everything for months) She was suppose to be my work companion , my competition dog and MY baby . . since she has become more of a daddies girl, though she does travel to work with me daily and knows I am the woman with that small little box that makes the click noise that is immediately followed by yummy treats. She has been a joy since day one. Which is amazing considering her start and the fact the airline lost her, her flight here consisted of her being lost, layed over and stuck in a kennel for 18 hours when it should have only been 5!! She loves to hunt . . in fact beside her big brother Griff, she is the most fearsome rabbit killer in the neighborhood!! She loves to swim, loves water in general, and if she can attack it coming out of the hose or sprinkler her day has been made! She follows her little girl around everywhere , I assume for a few reasons. Generally the little girl has treats of some sort of food, she's carrying a flashlight and needs to be protected from the fearsome light coming out of it , or she will have a soft stuffy toy that can be snatched and chewed on! here are a few of my favorite pictures of her.