Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tuesday's Tails - Pixel Introduces Lichen the Standard Poodle

No Tail Left Behind is starting a new series called "Tuesday's Tails". It's a two part blog post. The first part highlights a specific dog whose breed is normally docked in the United States but who has their long beautiful tail. The second part will highlight a dog in need of adoption who needs a "Happy Ending" to their "tail". So please share the post and enjoy the photos!

Meet Lichen, Our "Tuesday's Tails" Guest Dog!
Today we are highlighting Lichen, a very handsome, happy standard male poodle who lives with his parents Adrienne and Roger in Maryland. Most people (myself included before I started No Tail Left Behind) think that poodles are born with the shorter poofy tail. The truth is, poodles, whether they are large standard size or a miniature, are born with a very long lush tail. Unfortunately they are docked in many countries including the United States and several provinces of Canada.

Lichen uses his long, beautiful tail for so many things. He uses it for balance when running and playing, he wags it non stop according to his Mom, and he uses it to hold himself upright when bird or neighbor watching on their deck. Of course there are many other ways that Lichen uses his tail, it's a perfect extension of his spine, critical to healthy bowel, anal gland and urinary tract health.

Lichen is a very happy dog, and his Mom credits both his incredibly happy nature and his amazing agility with the fact that Lichen has his tail. If you'd like to see more of this amazing boy, just do a Google search for "Lichen the Standard Poodle" and you'll find loads of photos of this handsome, playful boy on sites like the Poodle Forum or even catch some archived blog posts when he was blogging at his website The Chronicles of Lichen.

Meet Lulu, Our "Tuesday's Tail" Adoptable Dog!

Today's adoptable "Tuesday's Tail" is Lovely Lulu. This gorgeous female standard poodle who is currently being fostered through the "Real Good Dog Rescue" out of Memphis TN. who was surrendered by her owner who said she could no longer take care of both her and her brother. Lulu loves being around people and really needs to be in a home where her pet parent(s) will either be home a large majority of the time (many people work from home), or will take her with them wherever they go. She is house trained, loves to go for walks, LOVES to play, gets along well with other dogs, and is a very lovable girl.

To learn more about Lulu, visit Lulu's Petfinder page and learn how you can adopt this smiling beauty who so deserves a new forever home where she will never again have to worry about being given up by her master. You can also visit Real Good Dog Rescue's Facebook page to learn more about their efforts to help dogs find homes too!

We hope you enjoyed the first installment of No Tail Left Behind's "Tuesday's Tails". If you have a dog that is a breed normally docked but your dog has their tail, let us know so we can feature YOUR dog next! And please leave us a comment below on your thoughts about the long beautiful poodle tails.

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  1. Fantastic idea - and both of these dogs are gorgeous - I hope Lulu finds a great home very soon....I have to admit - I have never seen a poodle with a "full" tail - it looks great on Lichen!

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