These are updated pictures from some of the wonderful families that have adopted some of my Tiny Toy Poodles, Toy Poodles and Miniature Poodle puppies from our kennel here in Texas.  This just serves to show how wonderful and thoughtful that people still are in this world of sometimes very sad times.  This page lifts my spirits and so I would like to share it with everyone and try to lift the spirits of all who take the time to read about good things in this world.

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Sent: Friday, December 11, 2009 8:15 PM
Subject: Charlie

Dear Paula, I have been thinking about you and wanted to send you an update on Charlie. Do you remember us? Charlie is a chocolate brown poodle whom we got from you about seven years ago? He is doing great. He has the best personality, and we all fight over who gets to sleep with him, but he prefers to be with Randy and me. I will send you pics soon. I just wanted to let you know that he is great. He is a little fat, and I worry about that. One funny note...Maddy, our daughter, has a hamster. Charlie can't decide if he is scared of the hamster or not. Also, he was chasing a cat one day, and we were all chasing behind trying to catch Charlie. Suddenly, the cat tuned around and started chasing Charlie! It scared him to death! So funny. I would love to get another puppy, but it would take some convincing of my husband. Anyway...just wanted you to know Charlie is great! Alex still wonders about Charlie's brother and wishes we had gotten him, too. Best regards and happy holidays,
Nancy Jenkins

"Service to others is the payment you make for your space on earth." Mohammed Ali

Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 3:51 PM

Hi, Paula,
Merry Christmas to you and your family! We are enjoying our little Lillie soooooo much. She's very sweet and makes us laugh a lot. Thought you'd like to see how pretty she is at 6 mos. old.

John & Linda Sanders
DeSoto, TX

Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 7:44 PM
Subject: tango's puppies

Hey, I don't know if you remember me. My name is Jessie Graham and I live in North Carolina. I bought a black and white phantom toy female from you three years ago. Well her name is Tango and she is doing great. Spoiled rotten to the core!! I wanted to let you know she had a litter of toy poodle puppies on Christmas eve. She was bred with my red toy poodle Cash. She had four boys one chocolate with a white chest and one chocolate phantom and two dark golden ones that seem to get darker everyday. So I have no idea what they will turn out to be. Tango and Cash are both seven pounds so I think the puppies should stay around that size. Tango is a great mom and her and the puppies are doing good. I will send pictures as soon as I can get some. Thanks, Jessie Graham

Sent: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 3:02 PM
Cc: Ardella Norwood
Subject: Tango's Addison Nicole

I wanted to give you an update on Addie. She is doing great! She spent her first Christmas with us at her gradma and grandpa's and had a grand time! When we left there on Sunday she slept the entire way home without moving. She says “Christmas is hard work”!!!! She is 20 weeks now and is potty trained for the most part and is very smart. She loves to fetch and loves pulling each and every toy out of her and Angel's toy box! (one of these days I will train them to put them up - haha!
The picture of her on the desk is the day I took her to work with me - as you can see she worked very hard!!!
We have enjoyed having her in our family so much and look forward to many years to come!


Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2009 11:58 AM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: update

Dear Paula:

“Daisy” is doing great! She has had no diarrhea and has not had a single accident in the house! She is getting more and more comfortable and playful, and is really a very sweet pup. We are so happy with her little disposition. We are working on what is OK to chew and what not to chew, but that's normal puppy stuff. She does want to chew on fingers and toes, and once nibbled my daughters forehead, but we have been quick to discipline with claps and loud noises. She is also obsessed with our black and white cat, Milton, and whines to see him, but we ignore that behavior. I think she is adjusting very well.

Thanks for your patience with my concerns yesterday. When we've had some more time with her, I will send photo updates and another note.

With much appreciation,


Christmas morning in succession from top left to bottom right

Sent: Sunday, December 20, 2009 4:50 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Hello!

Hi Paula,

Sounds like you are having a good Christmas. I know you are happy to have your children and grandchildren home with you. Time sure seems to fly too quickly when you have family home.

Thank you for the prayers. My mother drove for the very first time this past Monday. She did well and said it did not cause her any pain. She misses not being able to go like she wants.

Bailey gets more mail than I do. She received a Brighton pet picture frame with little dog charms (one is a poodle) for Christmas from my aunt and uncle. Then a few days later, she received a special card addressed only to her from the same aunt and uncle. Thought I would send you a picture of her with HER mail......she finally let me help her open it!

Talk with you soon!

Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 2:52 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Happy new year

Sorry have not sent you anything in a long while, so thought you might want to catch up with what Miley is doing and how much she is grown. She is very healthy and very much spoiled. She sleeps with me all night. She is very sweet. My grandkids and kids think she is a person and I am pretty sure Miley does to. I think I live with her instead of her living with me. I am sending photos of her and me, my daughter and me and Miley in the snow. Also these are first pictures after she had all her hair cut. She looks like a real poodle now instead of a ragmuffin. I love her and am thinking of getting another this year. She weighs about 6 pounds now. And loves to eat!!!!! She is also very demanding, when I try to sleep in and she is already awake, she sits there and growls and barks at me until I get up.
We had a great holiday time and I hope you all stayed well and warm.
Carol Young

Sent: Friday, January 08, 2010 12:08 AM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Pixie
Here is latest pic of pixie now 7 months, she is awesome we love her
to death!! Happy new year! Tami Uppendahl

Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 9:46 PM

Hi Paula,

I bought 2 Poodles from you......the most recent one was born July 24. He is a male and the other one, just turned 2 years old on
January 4. I love my Poodles and think about you and your husband a lot. I hope you are doing well... Thank you so much for being the best breeder ever...My sister, Ann McSwain, has a poodle from you and I have two..

I met a man about a week ago who got a poodle from you too....It was by happenstance that I met him, but he stopped me as I was out
walking my 2 poodles, and asked me where I got them.....He told me he had gotten a poodle from you too...His name is Lou.

Take care ...and just to let you know I love my dogs......They are my life.....Thank you so much for all you and your family has done
to make so many of us happy and happier than we could be.

God bless you....I will send you a picture of all 3 of my dogs....Tilly, Scout, and Shadow....Shadow is our 12 year old Lab....the other
2 are our babies from you...

Karen Sego

Tango's Haus's new grandchildren!!
Aren't they beautiful!!

To: Paula Collins
Sent: January 15, 2010
Subject: Fw: Gigi's Xmas Picture

Dear Paula,

Thought you might enjoy seeing Gigi's Xmas Picture. Isn't she pretty? We love her so much and she brings us so much enjoyment. It is hard to believe we have had her for 3 1/2 years.

Hope you and your husband are doing great and the year 2010 will be very kind to the two of you.

The Wootens and Gigi.

Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 11:20 AM
Subject: Toy Poodle Puppy

Hi Paula,
It's hard to believe it was 8 years ago (12/18) when we brought Dominique home. She is still the love of our lives. You have so many happy parents, you might not remember us. Dominique is a black & brown Phantom miniature poodle. Bill and I came to your home several times to visit Dominique before we could take her home, & we even brought my Mom & Dad w/us once. We live 2 miles from Edom.


Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 4:53 PM
Subject: Teacup baby

Don't know if you remember me.  I adopted a tiny toy female from you I December of 2008. Named her Coco Chanel and she is fabulous. (see

Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 11:49 AM
Subject: Fwd: Moka & Tai

Good afternoon.  I hope all is well.  I just wanted to forward a photo of the pooch and I.  He arrived safely. 

Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 7:30 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Pixie

Paula hi here is a recent pic of Pixie she will be 8months old
tomorrow! Just love her! Thx Tami

Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2010 8:07 PM
To: 'Paula Collins'
Subject: RE: my new email address...

Thanks Paula!

Panda and her new toy at Christmas:

Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2010 2:09 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Sammy

Hi Paula,
I hope all is well with you. We haven't talked to you in a while. I'm going to send you a couple of pics of Sammy since she is almost a year old. She's the daughter of Karmen.

Jack and Karen Martin

Paula, Pepper had his first birthday last week - no cake but several toys. He is a fine puppy and a great friend. I can't imagine a better buddy than this fellow. He looks at me like he understands everything I say and in fact does have a pretty good vocabulary. I have never been noted for rising early (since retirement) but my schedule has changes. The first thing we do is go around the block which is a half-mile trek. In warmer weather we were working up to three trips but the bitter cold doesn't encourage that. Pepper relies on this to do his business and also doesn't let me forget to put Mary's (upper 80s) paper on her porch.
Pepper has beautiful eyes (maybe all Poodles do) but they don't photograph well. Anyway, I'm attaching two pics. Hope all is well at your place.

Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 9:50 AM
Subject: Max and Domino
Importance: High

Hi Paula,

It has been a long time since I have written to you but I always have you in my thoughts and prayers. Thought you would like to see a picture of my Domino (I call mi chiquito (Spanish for my small one ) and Max (I call him baby because he thinks he is a baby and tries to get on our lap. He weighs 110 lbs). They are both doing great. Domino.....what can I say.....I gave birth to this dog. My husband and I are still trying to figure out why he has so much hair and he is black with a touch of white :-). We just don't know who he looks like. Domino is always always with me, in the bathroom, taking a shower, laying down, sleeping, my family says I gave birth to him. I love him very much. Thank you for bring him to my world. Enjoy the picture it is a recent one. I hope you and your family are doing well. God Bless.

Warmest regards,
Carmen Nieves

Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 6:34 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Pixie and Amanda

Hi Paul hope this find you well Pixie is now 8 months old and gets more beautiful everyday just like my daughter. I really am itching for another puppy so she has a friend. I keep checking what you have but not sure if I can do it now, but I am sure one day! She is just the best dog, I would not go anywhere else.

Sent: Friday, February 19, 2010 1:16 PM
Subject: Addie


Miss Addie loved the snow - she had a big time and didn't want to come in the house!!! She is doing great and such a blessing to me!!!

Ardella Norwood

Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 9:19 AM
Subject: Juliet with her babies

Sent: Friday, March 05, 2010 3:03 PM
Subject: Scooter
Importance: High

Paula -

It has been 16 months since my wife and I received Scooter and what a precious gift of life he is to our family. Scooter is our life and we wanted to share some of the photos we have enjoyed taking of him and with him. While on the subject we would also like to THANK YOU for such a gift, as Scooter will always mean the world to us. Please see the attached photos and feel free to share since we are so proud of our little “Big Guy” as we refer to him. Nothing in this world could be greater than what Scooter has brought to our family. Again, thank you so much for this gift of life (Scooter) that we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

- John / Carla Coniker -

Tango's Poodles goes on in the future to make new families happy!!