Need some compassionate, thoughtful advice from a curly girl and her curly dog?

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PerriP and her wonder-poodle Fin are now available to take your questions.


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Dear Fin,

My experience with poodles is that people think they're lightweights and like to make fun of their curls. However, I find the breed to be good-natured and not at all over-delicate. What do you think?

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Dear Poodle Lady,

I could not agree with you more on this point. I do believe that we are misjudged based on our appearance. Few know that we were originally bred as water dogs and are also quite skilled with agility, tracking and herding (none of these sound delicate to me!)

In the personality department we are often seen as small, yappy dogs which is unfortunate. We are actually very friendly (and we're also very smart, which is why we are so skilled at the above-mentioned jobs). Sadly, most see us as some derivative of this:



(this is especially problematic when you are a male, let me tell you!)

I do hope that through my work here, we will begin to transform that image into this:



this:



this:



and this:



Signed with very friendly (and not very delicate) poodle kisses,

Fin
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Dear Fin,

I'm a pit bull who loves the library and loves to read. Lately I'm having trouble with my state library association due to their choice of a misguided marketing campaign I despise. Yesterday I learned it's not due to end for another ten months! How am I to endure in the meantime? (The campaign involves posters, t-shirts, and other media I try hard to ignore, though my keen vision makes this a challenge.)

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Heavy hangs the head that hates the new library campaign
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Dear Fin,

Woof! Woof woof ruff woof?

Sincerely,

A barker
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Dear Heavy,

There seems to be only a couple of options here:

1. do not utilize the library during this period of time;
2. decide that you need the library more than you hate the campaign

Of course, you can also let people know how offensive the campaign is, and the reasons why you are offended/hurt/angry.

Please also factor in your mental health when assessing how much you "need" the library. If using the library upsets you, is it really worth the benefit if it is raising blood pressure, causing upset tummies, giving you migraines? and is this something you are willing to deal with for 10 months? (for some, 10 months feels like an eternity, for others, it's just a drop in the bucket)

Are there other libraries in the area? In my area, we have the state library, the city library and several different county libraries that are all under different umbrellas. In my immediate area there are three libraries that all serve different masters. If this happened to us, we'd be able to say

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to the library in question.

One additional alternative would be to utilize their e-books only - that way you would not have to step foot in there during the period of time. That would still show support, but less than it would be if you graced them with your presence several times a week.

Hope that helps, Happy reading!

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Dear barker,

I woof fan mail!
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Thanks for the good advice, Fin!

I like all your pictures, too.
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Dear Fin,

Is it strange that I'm excited to get my very own dryer vent brush?

Also, I got invited to a holiday air show. Is it going to be loud? Loud noises distress me.

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Dear Fin,

My human wants more animals to cuddle with.. I heard the word kitten in there!



Should I be worried?

Barkingly yours,

Only Child
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Dear PBWP,

I think it's perfectly fine to be excited about a dryer vent brush. I'm quite a fan of brushes in general. Mom likes to sit and brush me and while i sometimes pretend I'm irritated, it feels so good I usually fall asleep. I'm also a fan of being clean - so this is like the best of both worlds. I mean, if there was a way I could get another tongue to help clean myself, I'd be very, very happy! THe bottom line is that we all have things that make us happy and as far as I'm concerned, if it's not illegal or immoral - ENJOY

Now, regarding the air show. Yes, it will be noisy and yes it may frighten you. I'd talk to your mom and see if you can only go for a short period of time. That might help, knowing that if you get distressed, mom will let you leave. You could also try this:



Enjoy your brush and best of luck at the air show!

Fin
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Dear Only,

LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING - A SIBLING IS AWESOME!!!!!! It really doesn't matter what kind it is, well, sometimes the human kind isn't ideal, but if you are getting an animal sibling, you are in for fantastic times ahead -

Fear not, you will love it - here are some images for you to focus on when you feel a little anxious about it:







I'm sure you'll love it,

Fin
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Dear Fin,

We need a third member to join our gang. You in?



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I'm 100% in!

Thanks for including me,

Fin
Modified CG since Dec 2011
Great. We're meeting tonight at the fire plug on the corner of East and Curly Streets. Time: the gloaming.

There's some Yorkies who've promised to cut us in on a hot dog heist if we stand on our hind legs and unlock the door.

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I've been watching this to help me learn:

Inky the dog - My little helper: http://youtu.be/lGyoh3i9SD8
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Fin, you're going to be great for us!

Now, remember to practice using that sweet little begging sound, and bat your eyes if we get caught.

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Dear Fin,

I discovered a new game to play! While my humans are sleeping on my bed, I like to stand near their heads and look at them until they wake up, then I turn around and lay down like nothing is going on. Do you play this game too?

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