Who needs a security system when you have Poodles! Meet Josie & Dee Dee, the best little security system kibble can buy. They are loudly protecting their front porch and prove a very important point. It is not the size of the dog in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the dog. These little ladies do not think about how big they are, they think about being loud and protecting the important place they love. They may be small and easy to pick up, yet they get the job done. The whole scenario changes once you approach them, when you pet them they turn into mush!!! But they are still out there protecting their domicile the best way they know how.
I have to admire these little girls, they were loud and fierce for about ten seconds…then they became our best friends. They knew their job and responsibility was to protect and serve as an alarm for their Mom. Their instincts told them how to do it, how loud to bark, and how to jump around enough to prevent us from climbing the steps. They melted once we said hello, and they licked us within an inch of our lives, but for about ten seconds they were fierce.
These two remind me that no matter your size, age, or what people think of you, give it your all. Do what you know how to do with everything you have. If you are good at being loud, then be loud. If you are good at standing your ground, then stand your ground with passion and gusto. If you are experienced in working with a partner, then work it together every step of the way. Bring your best game everyday with all it’s force and every ounce of energy you have inside, even if on the outside you are a toy poodle protecting porch steps. Because again…it is not the size of the dog in the fight, it is the size of the fight in the dog. Never let your own estimation or your own negative thoughts prevent you from being you with gusto. Even a barking toy poodle can keep people off the steps for a period of time.