the new portmanteau: building a better poodle
The poodle is like the ultimate bachelor/ette of dogs: No dog wants to leave a meeting with one without a rose. This may be why there is not a breed of dog anywhere that has not been crossbred with a poodle, because apparently there is no better dog than one that is half poodle and half not poodle. There’s the Affenpoo, Airedoodle, Poochon, Bossipoo (awesome), Spoodle, and my personal favorite the mighty English Boodle. This is by no means a comprehensive list, because in order to make one of those you would have to be a Dictionoodle, that is, a dictionary crossed with a poodle.
Since by now they have almost certainly run out of dog breeds to cross with the poodle, it’s probably time to move on to other species of animals. Your neighbor’s new Poodat, is nothing more than a poodle crossed with an alley cat.
But why stop there? See something strange in the fruit bowl? Could be an Apridoodle. A poodle crossed with an apricot.
Of course the real hero here is the not the poodle or the apricot, but the portmanteau, or perhaps the portmanteaoodle.