The Poodles

Yum-Yum came after Dubout, was the first female poodle we had....what a sweetheart.

Unfortunately, she would sit down in the middle of our road: one day, that was the end of her.  A wonderful pair of poodles followed: Sam (white) and Posie (black); here they are as puppies in May of '67.  There's a wonderful story about the time the family visited Jack (Molly's brother) and Sam staked out the territory...ask me about it.


 

Dubout was named after a particularly wild French artist.  We had a book illustrated by him of Eramus' L'Eloge de la Folie with the most amazing pictures.  Here's one of a wild medieval, (ahem) orgy.  The book appears to be about war and youth and age and battle of the sexes; for those worried about political correctness, both sexes get skewered equally, to say nothing of the tomfoolery of the oldest sport.