Cypress Pewter Pistol of Lynwin
Ruger to The Rescue
A few years after the loss of my sweetheart of 42 years, the empty house became even more quiet and the break in my heart was widening. After the loss of my last senior kitty I welcomed in a friend's 20 year old calico and when I lost her a year later the silence was deafening. It was during this period I knew it was time for the toy poodle I had promised myself years ago.
I was longtime show breeder of champion afghan hounds. Over the 30 plus years I had bred and kept many excellent girls, bitches we call them in the dog show world, so naturally I wanted a girl. I wanted a companion and did not plan to show again, a forever best friend to fill the void and enrich my life. I would not spoil this one, never use a fancy lead or buy a cute outfit and I would not be teaching her pet tricks. So my plan was set, or so I thought.
I made an appointment to see a litter with another promise to self; I was going only to look, I had others to see in a few weeks, I would not bring home a puppy. It felt good to be around puppies again, in my mind I evaluated temperament and conformation and observed them play, pose and gait around the house. As I said my good-byes I watched as the breeder closed the door while holding the precocious pup that had begun working his way into my heart.
The three hour drive home was an emotional journey, and try as I might I could not stop thinking about the silver puppy with the understanding eyes. Two days later Ruger came to live with me where he faithfully began his job of enriching my life with laughter and unconditional love.
A boy, not a girl, who does those silly pet tricks and wears the occasional outfit chose me. When he wore his prisoner costume at a pet event he was arrested by a Police Officer. When he wore his tie on Mother's Day and kissed my face I cried. The official greeter at Cypress Toy Poodles, Ruger loves people, children and other dogs. A wonderful role model and extremely gentle with puppies, along with being the official greeter for Cypress Toy Poodles Ruger is also known as the "Babysitter" and believe me when I say there is "No Ball Is Too Big" for Ruger, he loves to play. ( see videos)
It was not long before Ruger was trained for the show ring and entered in AKC point shows where he won 5 points towards an AKC championship and several major reserves. But Ruger continued to grow and surpassed the 10" size limit, at over 11" he is now what is known as a big or oversized toy. He was retired from the show ring to the role he was always destined to fill, as my best friend and faithful companion.
I like to tell Ruger's story to those who think their minds are made up concerning a particular sex, certain color or have an age in mind when looking for their new family member. Often times the right dog will pick you and when they do my friends that is a happily ever after story.
Vidéos de Ruger
Ruger on the run
Ruger, the babysitter
Ruger does hoops
No ball too small