I usually have a think about the weeks events and formulate them into Sunday's 'Paws for Thought' and this week was mainly about Cockapoos work wise and dates, on a personal level. In complete contradiction to a recent article in the Daily Mail I featured in about how I prefer dogs to men, I have actually started to think about trying to find myself a man, a partner, an other half, a fella.....and that process starts with a date and the mutual sussing out as to whether this person is possibly a potential mate. I've been on a few recently and funnily enough, it got me thinking about Cockapoo's. After the initial excitement wore off and I was alone, my over active brain started working out all the good bits and the not so good bits and it dawned on me that perhaps what I'm hoping for doesn't actually exist! So why the link to Cockapoo's. Well this week I had the pleasure of spending time with a whole field full of these beautiful dogs and it got me wondering why the mix of breeds even exists. Surely the Cocker Spaniel and Poodle are sufficiently good dogs to fill the needs and desires of dog lovers? When did the personality traits and physical appearance of each breed become 'not enough' for us? Yes the Cockapoo is an absolutely gorgeous dog, and has the intelligence, beauty and vivacity of those two breeds combined but I do wonder why we 'needed' it? Was the Cocker Spaniel too 'shedding' and lost too much hair and was the Poodle not cute enough? The combination is of course a complete success and hugely popular, and they are infact now one of my favourite breeds, but they are also a victim of their own success with alot needing to be rehomed once folk realise how high maintenance they actually are . My point is that we must have sought perfection, traits that satisfy our every need with no compromise. Is this how I am with men? When actually I'm just looking for a bit of company and affection! So after reflection, I've decided to be a bit more laid back, not so judgemental, and embrace the Poodle in it's natural state and not demand a perfect mix of all the best traits. So with that attitude (and a natural love for poodles) let's see where we are by Christmas!
Taken from Instagram @pawsadventurewalkingservice Sundays 'Paws for Thought' post- Sept 2019❤️