The first creation of blogging with my furry friends. We want you to know how much GOD loves you and how very special you are to HIM! We look foward to many days of blogging with you.
Andrea and "The Perdue Zoo"

Saturday, November 28, 2009

My Older Brother, Trouble

I would like to introduce my "older and wiser" brother, Trouble to each of you. Some of you have met him. He goes on some of my therapy visits. He is a 10 year old toy poodle and weighs 10 pounds. He has some back problems. Mom is very particular about where we take him. She says, "He is too fragile to be handled by unpredictable patients." He is much better with elderly patients. He loves to ride in their wheel chairs.

Trouble came into our family almost 6 years before I was born. Dad was leaving for work one morning and found him in the culvert pipe at the end of our drive way. It was a cold February morning and Trouble was a "baby" at the time. He only weighed a few pounds. Dad asked our neighbors to take him for the day. He thought someone had lost him and would come for him. After checking with local veterinarians and other places, Dad realized someone had thrown him out.

Initially, Dad planned to find him a home. Trouble had found a home, it just took Dad a few days to realize it. He was given his name, because he loved ripping up the bathroom trash. I know, it sounds really yucky, but he did it.

When Dad and Mom went to Blacksburg, Virginia to get me, Trouble came along. Trouble was not happy about my arrival in the family in the beginning, but we have become quite close. He lays up against me, especially when he is cold.

Trouble is very special. He sleeps with Mom and Dad and basically has the freedom to do as he chooses. Mom says, "he has earned these privileges, because he knows how to obey." He is so smart, he soared through his obedience classes and has a PHD in Dog Therapy and Obedience from Dog Lovers Obedience School, Richmond, Virginia. Trouble would never brag about himself, so I must do it for him.

Woofs and Wags,



Oreo said...

TRouble sounds like a very smart dog. It is nice to have doggie family huh??


Jane In The Jungle said...

Love the name!! And the reason, LOL!

RCUBEs said...

Trouble is cute...Great story how he got his name. Thanks for sharing Trouble with us.

Deborah said...

Trouble sounds like such a nice puppy! I bet you really like him :)
He's not really trouble I bet!!

Ms. ~K said...

Hugs and Rubs to Trouble and all the puppers!!

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing trouble, he is very cute.

Ina in Alaska said...

Awwwww.... Thanks Sitka for telling us Trouble's story. He was indeed in trouble and lucky your Dad found him! We don't know why people do that and worse to us dogs! We were also in trouble until we got rescued by Anchorage's Friends of Pets, especially my little brother, Jeter, who looks like Trouble, and is lots of trouble, until he came to live with us! He lived with really bad people but he forgot all about them and now he thinks he is the boss!

Thanks Sitka, you are very special. Kisses to your mom and dad! Love, Toby, Ginger & Jeter (as dictated to their mom)

Anonymous said...

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Witchcrafted Life said...

Hi Trouble, you are just too adorable for words. I love all dogs, no matter the breed, size, colour - you name it, but have always counted poodles (and huskies!) amongst my favourites - and not just because they appear on a true vintage classic, the poodle skirt.

Gentle hugs to you, sweet canine friend,
♥ Jessica

Attic Clutter said...

NO not ''one''(:) try again dear friend..
Love Trouble(:) hehe

Edie said...

Trouble sounds like a great companion to have around. I can't believe someone would throw out a puppy like that. That just really makes me angry. I'm so glad you were there to save him.

Love you!

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Andrea (:) you are the winner now (:)
so send me your address ok
big hugs, Patty

Ruth said...

I like reading your stories from Sitka's perspective. It softens my heart more for our pets. I'm now thinking of making a blog for our beloved grey tabby, Timmy :-) But must make one for my little daughter first. She's been asking for it.

Love visiting your blogs, Andrea. And it's always a blessing to read your comments on my blogs.

Just Be Real said...

Oh oh.... Trouble! Nah, adorable. :)

Relyn Lawson said...

How very blessed Trouble has been. Of course, it's always true that the blessings we spread come back again and again.

Claudya Martinez said...

Trouble sounds great!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Hi my sweet and wonderful furry friends, just stopping by on this sunny (well, here at least - if only for the moment) Wednesday morning to thank you and your very dear mommy for all of your beautiful comments and visits, they mean such a great deal to me!

Huge hugs & joyful Wednesday wishes to you all!!!
♥ Jessica

Liz Mays said...

Trouble is a misnomer now then! Cutie pie.

Patti Lacy said...

OH, my. Thanks for letting me know about this cool dog.

Laura, my Humane Society rescue dog, claims to be a long-lost relative of Trouble!!!

BTW, my best friend just returned from a visit with the Monks of New Skete, and I have a new destination on my "to be visited before this life on earth ends" listing.

Have ordered some "stuff" from them, including a DVD and dog biscuits.

Hope you check out my new old-lady blog,, soon!

And congratulations on the recent anniversary!!

Old Time Cindy said...

Cute post! Made me smile...
Living it up at Lakewood,