Monday, October 10, 2011

Thanks, re Dad

Many friends from a Poodle email list have written this morning, to express their sympathy on the loss of my Dad. It is so amazing that people I have never even met care enough to drop a line of kindness...Poodle people are, like their dogs, very special.

A special thank you to photographer Rick Miles (a/k/a the Poodle Joy photographer)for sending me this bouquet of posting them here in memory of my Dad, Charles Farrell Travis, who loved me despite my dog related addictions. We found a Standard Poodle when I was in the 3rd grade, he was with us just a few weeks, but I think he is the reason I fell in love with the breed. Daddy named him "de Gaulle" after the famous Frenchman and Daddy would let him ride to the post office with us on Saturday mornings. Dad worked constantly, but whenever he was in town, he would take me with him often on weekend errands.

Dad bought my younger half-sisters a Standard Poodle when they were little, "Mooshka" lived to be 15 or 16. I'm not sure if I spelled his name correctly. It is the Finnish word for "Snoopy", as my stepmother is Finnish. Mooshka was a big black Standard who LOVED to retrieve so much that he would catch a rock if someone tried to throw one out of the garden. He was ball crazy and Daddy thought it was a hoot that he would even catch snowballs, plus he would leap very high to catch a ball or snowball. I hope Dad is playing ball with him today, as they walk in the beautiful gardens in heaven. Daddy loved the outdoors and flowers, so thank you Rick for sending this special photo for me to post today.

Love you Daddy, always and forever until we meet again.


  1. We will greet all dog lover for their care and support of those animal.,Thanks for the group who give attentions for their usefulness.

  2. Its amazing that people care about animals, i do love poodles :)

  3. Im sorry to hear that,my condolences to you,i guess your daddy is now in a right place with no pain at all..just be strong and moved on :)