I thought I would share a bit about my cousin Dhugal back home in Australia. Dhugal shares his home with my mom's sister and he is a poodle/pomeranian but really 99% poodle and 1% pom which is just the big fluffy tail. His mom was a white poodle and his dad a ginger colored pom - which is why he has ginger colored ears!!! Dhugal will be 20 years old in September - yes you heard right......20 human years!!!! Dhugal was 6 weeks when my mom heard that he needed a mom and as it was her sisters birthday she thought it would be a perfect match.....and it has been. Now Dhugal could be a real yapmister...basically if it moved he would yap at it and he has also had his share of medical problems including a bowel obstruction which required some major surgery but he has always been a little fighter in spirit. Needless to say he doesn't yap so much now and he doesn't move as fast as he use too. His mom has to pick him up and put him on the bed at night and he has been known to have little accidents of late due to his wobbly legs not quite getting him outside in time. He does sleep a lot....what doggie doesn't !!!! but he sleeps a lot more then he use too. Sadly I don't think I will get to meet him which is soooo sad as I am sure he has some great tales to tell. Mom and Dad are planning to retire in Australia in a few years from now and of coarse I will be going with them.....but I don't think Dhugal will be around by then. I am not sure if I ever want to be as old as Dhugal, but I know my mom will do everything in her power to make sure I live a long and wonderful life.