Because the cuteness is just too much! After working on our parents for quite some time, my sister and I finally wore them down—and they are now the proud owners of a pair of cute (and super busy) standard poodle pups. I'm not sure they've forgiven us yet (refer back to that "super busy" remark) but I say hey--remember that time I asked Santa for a collie puppy, and I got a letter back saying Santa was all out of collie pups that year? Well, looks like his "helpers" found a couple of poodles this year ;-)Lucy
Anyway, the two are named Lucy and Desi--and so far, Lucy has lived up to her name and gotten into plenty of trouble (while Desi looks on it horror--"Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!"