Meet the Resident Poodles on the Farm

Meet the Resident Poodles on the Farm

Home sweet home. There’s nothing quite like it, so when you couple somewhere you love with self-sufficiency, it looks a little something like paradise.

Buts there’s more to our Vermont farmstead life than meets the eye.

I think it’s time we introduced ourselves.

We are the Standard Poodles of the homestead, Barbara and Cooper.

Welcome to our life.

Who’s the Boss?

We are of course.

It's an interesting life here. Our family of animals continues to grow. Chickens run about showing off their high-spirited nature without shame or hesitation while hiding their eggs in the strangest of locations. We know what they are up to.

Not too much gets past us. We are poodles after all.

Our sheep chase each other from one corner to the other like all youngsters do.

Hi I’m Barbara (Babs)

The prettiest of the two of us poodles, of course. I’m the athletic type which lends itself well to my preference for an active life, something which I am sure the human caretakers struggle with on a farm.

My coat is white, well most of the time, while my brother Cooper’s darker hue hides a multitude of farm life happenings….something of which I am envious of at times. Oh, who am I kidding? I love the mud and the colors it gives me.

I am a bit cheekier and more playful than my brother, who takes the more mature role, or at least he thinks he does.

Want to meet him?

Meet Cooper

Yep, that’s me. Older and wiser is the way I would put it. I may be seen as the more serious type, but I like to refer to it as tall, dark, handsome...and a born leader.

You can tell, right?

I like cuddles, eating, sleeping…oh and did I mention eating.

Life on a farm makes you hungry…and sleepy.

Regardless of our different personalities, we go everywhere together, and that is just the way we like it.

Our Home on the Farm

Vermont. We love it here. Plenty of room. Plenty of everything. Lush grounds and lots to do. We, of course, assist our owners with the growing of cool native trees and shrubs.

No two days are the same.

Our owners have built up the homestead for the purpose of living their dream of a self-sufficient life, and we are totally on board with that.

Why wouldn’t we be?

Just take a look at that sky and our surroundings. Bar

How Do You Like Us Now?

We know all too well our human owners may have certain plans for us. Could we make the perfect herding dogs?

There’s something appealing about rounding up chickens and sorting out the wayward sheep…but we wouldn’t think of it as work as much as a good workout and a bit of fun…or would we?

It could become our profession, in time.

I can just imagine us on the front page of Herder’s Monthly or some other prestigious publication. We are very photogenic, after all.

For now, we’ll keep our thoughts to ourselves on that particular topic, but hey, never say never.

Thanks for taking the time to let us show you our world.

Look at us. Cute, intelligent, and undeniably in charge.

Who could ask for more?

We may be playful, but we know that our place in the family and on the farm is invaluable.

Just the way it should be.

So now you know us as more than just pretty faces. We have a place within our family, a home we love, and a story to tell.