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Pets Corner - February 2017

01 Feb 2017

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Tracy’s toy poodles

Dog-lover Tracy enjoys walking her nearly identical-looking toy poodles, Phoebe and Pepper, along the waterfront where people are eager to stop and pat the easily excitable animals.

“Phoebe is very friendly because she’s still a puppy. Pepper’s a bit skittish because she wasn’t treated well by her past owner,” she said when asked about how the dogs respond to attention from strangers.

While both the dogs live in a loving home, it wasn’t always that way for Pepper, the three-year-old light grey poodle, who is visibly less comfortable around people she is not familiar with.

“We bought Pepper from a lady who didn’t have time for her anymore and sort of neglected her quite a bit” Tracy said. “We bought Phoebe from a breeder.”

But after quite some time with her new owners, Pepper is doing well, and gets along well with her fellow poodle. Aside from their colour, the pair could almost be twins!

“I’ve had Pepper for a year and Phoebe for around four months now, I think” she said. “Pepper is three and Phoebe is seven months old”.

Whilst Phoebe was bought as a newly-born puppy, Pepper lived her first couple of years with her previous owner.

In addition to the two dogs, Tracy has some pet fish and says the poodles are peaceful creatures and don’t disturb them.

She lives at The Quays and walks her dogs frequently.

She is thankful that the dogs are easy-going and relatively easy to look after. “They are not high maintenance. They need a clipping every six weeks which is expensive but that’s about it,” she said.

The poodles, though not actually related, are now like sisters and Tracy notes that they are trained and very well behaved.

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