Behind the scenes with…Michelle’s Magical Poodles

This week’s “Behind the scenes with…” feature could also be called “On the road with…,” as Michelle Harrell lets us tag along on a typical day for her and her four poodles as they travel from fair to fair. On her Web site, Michelle, a.k.a. the “Poodle Mama,” explains how it all began:

Michelle’s Magical Poodles was initially inspired by Cupid, the star of the show. Cupid was an abandoned and rescued poodle, adopted by Michelle Harrell. Cupid’s quick to learn and eager to please personality was matched only by his natural ability and effortless agility. While searching for a companion for Cupid, Michelle contacted long time Poodle Breeder Rose Thompson and discovered Pirouette and Blondie. These two half brother and sister were the last of the litter to go. Mrs. Thompson had a feeling they were destined for something special and realized her instinct had been correct. Voila!! A Poodle troupe was born.

Michelle and her dogs will perform during the N.C. State Fair each day in Kiddieland at 11 a.m. and 2 and 4 p.m. Check out the video below for an inside look at Michelle’s traveling show.

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About Cotton Candy

Karlie Justus - blogged for the 2008 / 2009 N.C. State Fairs. This is her bio from 2009: When I'm not blogging for the N.C. State Fair, I go by Karlie Justus--but Cotton Candy suits me just fine. My earliest memories of the Fair are of the times my parents would bring my brother and I up from Asheville, N.C. for a double dose of the Fair and a N.C. State football game. Fast-forward two decades later, and I'm a public information officer for the deep fried celebration whose must-see Fair attractions include the giant pumpkins, decorated cakes and deep fried Oreos.

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