We love all dogs but especially poodles, Joy is our 4th. She was a Christmas present to me from my mom & came into our lives at
a very bad time as my father's cancer returned & it was a year & a half since we lost our last poodle. Mom saw an ad from a breeder
(June at Juniper Poodles) & decided we should go and check it out. The minute June put this
little poodle into my hand, her two front paws went on my chin & she started kissing me. We didn't pick her, she picked us!
Mom's is the official namer of our dogs & tried various names on our new baby but nothing seemed to fit! One day she heard me
laughing at something she was doing, Mom came into my room & said we're calling her Joy (spelled Joyeux, the French way) since
she brought joy back into the house, making everyone happy (especially my dad). I added the Noel, since she was a
Christmas present & her name translated to English means Merry Christmas.