Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Best

Look out birds here I come!

I love playing fetch, this is my stick for the day!

Thats a giant statue of Louis the Sun King behind me, its huge!

Isnt this a pretty building, pretty just like moi, ha!

Hi Friends!

Today was a fun day, Pupup agreed to take care of Baby Bro Barkley so me and Mamam could get some good quality time together - just the two of us. We went for a nice long walk around Montpellier and enjoyed taking pics amongst the pretty town scenery. We saw lots of paw friends and even a couple of pretty King Charles Cavaliers that I ran up to thinking they were by good blogging pals Momo and Pinot, but Mamam said that they live half way across the world so it couldn't be them!! Now we are back home and while Pupup and Baby Bro are at the pub watching the soccer, me and Mamam are snuggling on the couch with a cup of tea and cookies. Happy Sunday!
Love from Ripley

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Hey look at all of my cousins, gees Im a lucky dog!
Happy paws from Buddy


Poodle Soup is proud to announce we have a new contributor to our blog. Welcome Buddy, we look forward to reading about your adventures!!

Buddy's 1st post....
One sunny day at the end of a beautiful summer spent on the shores of the Mediterranean, my human companions informed me that they would be returning to their native country, Canada, in January, and they invited me to come along. Having lived all of my life until that point in the South of France (I was born in a small town near Nimes, called Beauvoisin), I was worried about the culture and temperature shock of living in Canada. Two years later, I have happily adapted to the people and the snow (love it!). Although both the humans and dogs are not as warm and as culturally aware as my compatriots, the city in which I live, Ottawa, has a large proportion of francophones (it is situated on the border of Ontario and “la belle province”, le Québec), so linguistically speaking, I still switch often between English and French (as my human companions are bilingual, but native anglophones, I had already been switching back and forth for quite some time). As for the snow, I am so grateful for the good fortune of living with snow for several months of the year. It seems like each year it comes again as a pleasant, cold surprise. I really can’t get enough of running through deep stretches of untouched powder. I feel that this experience has given me a taste of the amazement of the original French explorer dogs at the sight of the endless expanses of snowy fields…and it connects me to the history of my newly adopted country, le Canada. Je suis un vrai canadien-français!

Monday, January 4, 2010

New Tricks!

Hi Ripley!

Hope your Christmas was fun? We had a blast - we have been learning to shake hands and sit and roll - I have got the hang of it but Paddy is taking a little longer..but he's almost got it..