My famous dog
Nov 16, 2009 | Written by Anupa Mueller
In response to the many requests yesterday because of the question I included in the Ten Questions game - "What is the name of Anupa's dog? Hint: He's a grey Toy Poodle", here's the little one for all to see. He is SILVER and many a time he has been stopped with the question - Do you know there's a store named after you? But honestly, that's not so. I adopted Silver in 1998 when he was 4.5 years old and the Tea Room did not open till November 1999. In his first year, he was a show dog and won Best in Variety. His original family was going through a hard time and had to part with 23 poodles, some of them champions, and I was lucky enough to get Silver. His name then was Streaker and I had been advised that the first thing I should do when adopting a dog is change his name. Without too much time to think, I quickly renamed him Silver for his beautiful grey coat and it stuck. Silver will be 16 this December and although he doesn't hear too well and his left eye has a cataract, he is still as sprightly as ever, has a hearty appetite and is a happy little dog.