Dogs! We’re finishing our Poodle Day 2014 coverage with a nod to the au naturel poodles. The color, glam and style are festive and fun…but poodles and doodles also look great in their natural state. So, today we celebrate the inherent, native, wild beauty of poodle-icious-ness.
Four paws up and a wag goes to this au naturel poodle — check out her color. This red is on F-I-R-E! Wow and Woof!
This concludes our Poodle Day coverage for 2014. A big bark out to all of the amazing dogs who have pranced across the blog this week!
Poodle Day isn’t all over-the-top Technicolor Dogs, Supermodels, and Sophisticates. Living in the Bay Area, I was thrilled to meet some counterculture poodles like myself. Beatniks with peace symbols, Tie Dye Hippies, Rastas, and even a Yoko Ono dog were all in attendance.
In honor of this incredible Beatnik poodle from British Columbia, complete with goatee, macrame collar, psychedelic mushroom, and peace symbol, I composed a Beatnik poem. Be sure to read it with a beat…beat…beat:
If my front paws
could reach and grasp
ecstatic for the stars
passing through the parade
of ears dyed neon like the neon
of our most private thoughts
posted on the internet.
And run by the salty waves
~ Harper B.
I felt right at home with all of these non-comformist poodles. It was just like walking down Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley!~
Tomorrow is our final coverage of Poodle Day, featuring the au naturels!
Dogs, dogs, dogs. The groomers ran amok at Poodle Day! I often blog about art created by dogs…but at Poodle Day, the groomers were the painters and the poodles the canvases. Here are some shots of my favorite Technicolor poodles.
Wow and Woof, Poodles!
.Thank you Technicolor Poodles! Tomorrow we’ll be featuring the Haute Dogues.
Dogs! I’m just back from Carmel, California, where I covered Poodle Day as part of the unofficial dog blog media. I have so much to bark about.
For now, I want to report I saw poodles done up in ways I never could have imagined. Looking back, I’m not sure whether I wanted to wag or run. Maybe a bit of both.
One thing is for sure: You haven’t seen Haute Dogues until you’ve seen the Poodle Day parade. It was like being dropped into a Technicolor Alternate Poodle Universe (TAPU). I felt a little out of place, being so small and au naturel. Anyway, stay tuned, and I’ll give you the scoop.