first_imgRIDGEFIELD — Dozens of poodles converged at a home outside of Ridgefield Sunday for what might have been the best-groomed and fluffiest event of the summer: Poodle Palooza.The soiree’s guest list counted at least 65 poodles — standard, miniature and toy — sporting festive dye jobs, bouffant puffs and otherwise curly coifs.“These dogs range from pure house pets to the best of the best today. Champions,” said Bert Morgan, who, with his wife, Paula, hosted the event at their house near Tri-Mountain Golf Course.They have big fields where the dogs could run and play, and seven poodles of their own.They’re both members of the Columbia Poodle Club, the local affiliate of the national Poodle Club of America breed club. They’ve hosted the event — which has only grown, Paula Morgan said — at their home for three years.Owners and dogs had a chance to get some glamour shots with a photographer, play games with prizes and, to the dogs’ delight, run around and meet new people and poodles.“It’s a great, fun day for poodles and poodle owners, because poodles love to play with poodles,” Paula Morgan said. “They have their own way of playing, and there’s not really any way for poodle people to get together.”last_img