puppy references page 3

These are quotes, poems, paragraphs and general email conversations from some of my "WONDERFUL NEW POODLE OWNERS" that have adopted some of my Tiny Toy, Toy and Miniature Poodle puppies.  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.

Sent: Friday, July 06, 2007 10:05 AM
Subject: "Just a Dog"

From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a dog," or "that's a lot of money for just a dog." They don't understand the distance traveled, the time spent, or the costs involved for "just a dog. "Some of my proudest moments have come about with "just a dog. "Many hours have passed and my only company was "just a dog," but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been spent with "just a dog," and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of "just a dog" gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day. If you, too, think it's "just a dog," then you will probably understand phrases like "just a friend," "just a sunrise" or "just a promise."
"Just a dog" brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.
"Just a dog" brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person. Because of "just a dog" I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me and the folks like me, it's not "just a dog" but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
"Just a dog" brings out what's good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.I hope that someday they can understand that it's not "just a dog" but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being "just a person."



Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 9:35 AM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: RE: silver/beige poodle puppy

I just had to write and let you know that Tempi is doing wonderfully! She is everything I could have wanted in a puppy. She has even taken a strong liking to the dog toy we have (a stuffed squirrel), even though its bigger then her, and she's still too small to make it squeak. But she'll carry it around until she's tired enough for a quick nap.
Thank you for raising such a wonderful puppy!

Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2007 12:35 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Tempi

I just had to send you an email to tell you how much I love this puppy. She wins over everyone she meets (with the exception of the other family dogs, who tend to think that she's commiting a major faux pas by playing with toys).
You were right about her appitite not being much when I fist got her home, but now she's eating her fill without being distracted by everythign else. She must have gained two pounds in the last two weeks!
She's been such a good little dog that my father has barely been able to use his "Dammit Tempi!" line. He did bestow it on her when she decided that his work shoes-or rather the insoles of his work shoes- would be a perfect addition to her box. He didn't realize the theft until our corgi gave Tempi away the next morning.
I know you muct hear this all the time, but you did a simply wonderful job in raising a bright cheerful attantive puppy, even though times were not idea for you.
Thank you so much,


Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2007 10:51 AM
To: Paula Collns
Subject: amazing pencil drawing

Hi Paula . . . I thought you would like to see this. It is a 16 X 20
pencil drawing from 2 separate photos. She has incorporated every
detail from the photos. She does portraits of people too but I love
the animals. She lives in Arlington, I paid $100 per doggie. Way
worth it!!!

Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 2:47 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: 1st night

Dear Paula,

Rousseau's first night went pretty well. We played with him and tired him out so much that I had to put him to bed before we had a chance to video chat with our granddaughter in California and surprise her with the puppy. He slept in the laundry room all by himself without too much whimpering and is paper trained in there. That's the room that has the doggie door that I plan to keep him in when I'm away from the house. He's in there again right now for a nap.

We're off to a good start. He's a sweetie. He's content in the puppy pouch too.


Sent: Saturday, October 13, 2007 7:15 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Cosmo & Bella

As ever, it was a pleasure to visit with you today. I can hardly
wait the 3 weeks until he will be ready to come and join our family.
Thank you for all you do. He is just so sweet and cute. I know that
Amy and Jason are quite taken with their little Bella too.
Look forward to talking to you in the next few weeks. And thanks for
spending part of your day with us. I attached one of the cutest
pictures from today.
Take care.

Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2007 3:04 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Re: Rocky & Ziggy

Hi Paula,
I'm sorry to hear that your husband has been ill, I hope that its not serious. I will pray for him.

As of yesterday Rocky has become a service dog.


Sent: Wednesday, October 17, 2007 10:28 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Pictures

Photo E-mail
We just love her. Her are some pictures with my daughter, my sister and nephew. She also started bonding with our 9 year old poodle.

Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:05 AM
To: tangoshaus@mycvc.net
Subject: Tempi

Hello, again!
I just had to sit down and tell you how wonderfully Tempi is doing. She has adapted wonderfully to my school-barn lifestyle. She is learning our routine at the barn, and her favorite part is 'herding' the turkey and the ducks.
She even accompanied me to a horse show in St louis last weekend. I have never been so popular at a show! Everyone wanted to pet her or pick her up, and she just drank in the adoration!
I attached a picture of her, before her hair cut. (I'm teaching myself how to trim her, and its not always perfect).

I hope that everything is wonderful for you,
Alison MacDonald & Tempi

Sent: Saturday, November 03, 2007 8:54 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Sadie's new family

Hello Paula,

We're all settled now. After Sadie met her new siblings she explored her new house, played with a few toys, ate dinner, and is now sound asleep on top of my bare feet. :-) Here's a photo taken after dinner with Sadie, her brother Tobey-Wan Kenobi, and her sister Darth Bailey.

I'm completely in love with her! Thanks for raising such a well-adjusted, loving pup.


Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 6:44 AM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Oliver - Thank You!

Oliver is doing absolutely wonderful! It was love at first sight for my husband who has never had a pet before. We are really loving the new addition to our little family, and Oliver is drinking up all the love and attention he gets! I have to admit, he is a little spoiled! We have discovered that he is VERY intelligent, as he can unlock his kennel all by himself! Anyway, I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season! Thank you so much for being a wonderful breeder! I also attached a picture of my husband with Oliver the first day we got him. They are quite a pair!


Sent: Monday, November 19, 2007 6:25 AM
To: tangoshaus@mycvc.net
Subject: The new baby at home..

Dear Paula,
Here's the photos I told you I'd send,as you can
see,we didn't wait to give him to them.I wanted them
to see him puppy fuzzy before I groom him,and give him
some time to adjust from the trip and the long day.He
was so good,we went to Petsmart,and got him a
crate(though he won't see it much,I can tell you
that,LOL)and some more goodies.You made two very sad
people happy again,thank you. Becki

Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 9:53 AM
To: tangoshaus@mycvc.net
Subject: Re: New Puppy

Hi Paula,

Well we had a very nice drive home. The puppy was so good. He just sat on my lap and was very quiet. We stop and got something to eat and he never tried to eat our food and he was still sitting on my lap. Everyone loves him. My daughter decided on the name for me. We call him Austin. I tried to put him in his crate last night before going to bed, but he cried and I could not stand it. So I gave in and he slept alnight right next to me like my Pepee used too. Thank you for being out there. I knew I would find the right puppy I just had to be patience. It was so great meeting you and finding out how we had so much in common. Well I hope to keep in touch and that we you do come down to Austin. Please come see us.

Merry Christmas

Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 10:40 AM
To: tangoshaus@mycvc.net
Subject: Merry Christmas ,pics of the lil guy

Hi Paula,
Hope you are having a great holiday,here are some of Bucky and his new family.... he is much adored as you can see. What a sweet dog he is.


Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 11:04 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Emailing: DSCN0253

Gigi is still the best thing that has hapened to this old couple for a long time, She keeps us alive.
Jesse And Norma

Gigi as a baby on right and a grown up girl on the left...

Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 4:30 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Papers

Bella is doing great. She is now 11 pounds. She was house-trained at about 4 months...she goes and rings the bell to let us know she needs out. We are planning on doing agility with her. She has such a fun personality, it is very different from our other poodle. She totally makes us laugh all the time. We are thinking we should have named her Bandita...she is quite the little bandit. I have also decided to have her spayed. I think that is the best for our family. I will send you pictures soon. Take care.


Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2008 9:20 AM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Sophie and Milo....

Dear Paula,
Sam wanted to stay with the name Milo so that's what we call him.  I wanted to let you know what an excellent Mom Sophie is.  She loves playing with him and they are such a joy to watch together.  Last night at 5AM, Sophie jumped up and ran into where his crate is before we even heard him.  He wanted to go outside for a moment. I was so impressed. She is very tuned into him and teaches him a lot.  She even throws the ball to him and allows him to have a turn. They also play tug of war very well.  Everyday, he is able to take bigger steps and jump higher. We have adopted new children to raise and play with!  When Sam gets the photos up I'll send them to you.  Hope you and George are well.  How is little girl doing?

Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 10:36 AM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Re: New Pics of Prissy...

Dear Paula:
I have been meaning to email you, but things have been busy around here. My Dad has been very sick and in the hospital, in the midst of all that my husband and I both got the stomach flu. We are back to normal now, but Dad is still struggling. He has bacterial pneumonia among other things. He is home now, but still very weak.
I want you to know what a delight our little Prissy is. Of course she rules Mom and Dad!! She is the best natured, smartest little girl. We all love her so much. She has added so much joy to all our lives. Every day Dad marvels as to how they were so lucky to pick the best puppy out of all.
I am sorry I can't email any pictures. I don't have a digital camera and Mother hasn't taken pictures. But I will tell you, she weighs 4lbs (probably a little more now, this was the last time at the vet a couple of weeks ago). She is so good about her eating and potting.
Her coloring is just adorable. She couldn't be more perfect or more loved!!
I sincerely hope your husband is doing better and that you are as well. One of these days we will get some pictures in the mail, or perhaps when Dad feels better we could take a drive and bring Prissy out to see you. That would be a good outing for Dad.

Take care and may you have a very holy Lent and Happy Easter.
Dee Lynn
(Dee and Bobby's daughter)

From: Tammy Jacobs
To: Paula Collins
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 8:07 AM
Subject: Bailey 9 weeks

Hi Paula,
Yesterday, Bailey went for her first Vet visit.  He was so excited to me her.  He came in the room and the first thing he said was 'She is beautiful!'  He was so pleased with everything about her, especially how social and friendly she is with everyone.  He is very impressed with you, too, as a breeder.  He also said that she is extremely healthy.  My vet is very special to me and he is great.  I told Bailey that she only had one rule, 'she had to love Dr. Tucker or she had to go back to Paula'  HA!  She passed the test!!  :)
We have had so much fun these last several days.  I took off last Friday thru the 27th in order to having bonding time with Bailey.  We have visited everyone around and she loves it!  We have played to the point of exhaustion.  She feels very comfortable in her home and has such a sweet disposition.  She is so strong willed it makes us laugh!
Tell me again how your husband is doing b/c I haven't rec'd any emails from you.  Don't hesitate to call me if you need anything.  I will be happy to do anything for you.
From: Tammy Jacobs
To: Paula Collins
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2008 3:15 PM
Subject: Fw: Bailey

Oh, I forgot to tell you that I took her to my workplace yesterday.  I work at State Farm with a lot of people.  She socialized so well.  She was happy with everyone that talked and held her.  She is a 'social' butterfly.  We went visiting other people too and she did great through it all.  She came home exhausted and took several naps.  I was so proud of her!!

Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2008 8:43 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: RE: sky...

Dearest Paula,
Now I'm home and can continue bragging about our poodles.
In case I haven't told you before, Sophie and Milo make such a great pair of happy dogs. I am so glad that we have both of them to keep each other company. Sophie even tosses the ball to him after she has given up on us. Milo doesn't feel the significance of a tennis ball as strongly as she does but he does love to watch her catch it for us. She has also starting bringing it directly back to us and dropping it at our feet!
Milo's big talent so far is being adorable, smiling all the time and walking on his hind legs. I do want to teach them tricks, eventually, but am now just starting off with basic manners. They are learning to walk properly together on a leash around the neighborhood and learning commands such as heal, stop, sit, stay. They have aced the go-potty command!
Training 2 dogs at a time is new to me and difficult, so for the harder things I separate them.Sophie really does love him and does make sure he is OK. And he adores her and enjoys watching her do everything, unless it has to do with food, then he can't (yet) contain himself. We're working on his self-control big time.  I've attached 3 photos of Sam and Sophie, myself and Milo. I hope they make it to you.  Sky is so much like Sophie. I would love for them to have a reunion sometime. I hope you have a chance to bring her by someday for a visit.
Our thoughts and love to you and George!
Kathy, Sam, Sophie and Milo
PS I still think the name Brutus applies to him.

Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 4:05 PM
To: tangoshaus@mycvc.net
Subject: Hey paula

I'm so sorry I havent kept you updated with pics of the silver toy I
got from u February of 2007. Here are some recent pics of him. I can't
believe its already been a year


This is a birthday cake we made for him! Its made just for dogs, it
contains no sugar but just a little peanut butter and the icing is
cream cheese with food coloring. He's the best! And his personality is
so distinct. I plan on getting a black toy within this year

Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 8:39 AM
Subject: Emailing: Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3

Our new poodle puppy at 10 weeks old--her name is Jordan

Lee and Najla

Bailey in her new Coach Coat!!

Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2008 9:58 AM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: RE: Hi, Paula

Here is a picture of Teddy for you and I will send pictures of Kuper soon.
First I want to say that Kuper is a joy and love to have and we wouldn't take anything for him!
We had Kuper OFA tested and his results came back, OFA Hips - Good and Elbows - Normal, I knew he would pass because he is out of such great lines. Also Kuper's half Brother "Teddy" (they have the same dad "Tango's Haus Red Flame") He was PinnHip tested and made an Excellent and Elbows - Normal, VWD- Negative!
And Kuper's offsprings are just wonderful! He produces the most adorable puppies with the best temperament! The Families just rave on how Wonderful they are!
I am so blessed to have found Paula and her Miniature Poodles, Paula has been a wonderful Support and we highly recommend Tangos Haus to anyone that is looking for that Special Quality Poodle puppy..

Thank you so much Paula and you are welcome to use us as a reference anytime!
Denna Shelton

Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 1:33 PM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Bandit & Tawny

Here's a picture I took Monday of Bandit & Tawny both squished under my desk. Tawny has all of the back part & Bandit is so happy to have a tiny corner of the front part of the under desk opening. He's so funny! He is just such a happy guy.

Sent: Friday, May 23, 2008 9:04 AM
To: Paula Collins
Subject: Miah Tuesday Ibarra


I am truly impressed with you as a breeder and lover of poodles.
Shirley and I are both truly pleased with Miah and know that we are
blessed with her. She had a great night and our other two girls are
accepting her as much as can be accepted. She is totally beautiful,
and I think you must have been speaking her name to her a lot because
she seems to already know it. Shirley and I have purchased several
dogs from breeders in our 16 years of marriage, but none match the
care and quality you demonstrate.

Thank you, God bless you, and I shall send photographs.

Jonathan Ibarra

Miah Tuesday Ibarra with her new Momma, Shirley

From: Jackie
Sent: Tuesday, June 03, 2008 10:39 PM
To: tangoshaus@mycvc.net
Subject: welcome to Ohio

Jackie's new little girl, Clarice with Jackie's Chloe on Clarice's first night home!

Clarice, Jackie's new little girl...
Hi Paula! I'm SO sorry that it's taken me so long to send you thesepictures! Moose is doing SO well, and I love him very much. He and mysister's dog, Cabbage, a Coton de Tulear, and he have become VERY goodfriends and we have a playdate with a lassa opsa next week. :) I hope youenjoy the pictures!Thank you so much for my little love!Take care,Nyssa