Every Quilt Shop needs a greeter. Here at Marietta’s Quilt & Sew we have Apollo. Apollo is a Sheepadoodle but he is really more sheep than doodle. His momma was an Old English Sheepdog (OES) and his daddy was half Standard Poodle and half Old English Sheepdog (OES). Apollo was born right here in Upstate South Carolina just outside of Easley. Apollo has been coming to work with Shanon since he was eight weeks old. You will often see Apollo pop up in our live videos on Facebook. He really is a glory hound and never misses an opportunity to pose for a picture or jump into a video.
Lots of people come in to see him, he kinda has his own groupies! He works every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We pay him in cookies, blueberries, and lots of attention. We get lots of questions about him. Here are the most common:
Does he shed? Not really, the little bit of poodle in him prevents most shedding. He spends about fifteen minutes a day getting fully brushed out and any loose hair gets picked up in the brush.
How do you keep him so white? Apollo gets a bath every Monday so he will be fluffy and ready to meet all his fans during the week.
How old is he? Apollo’s Birthday is January 12, 2020. We had a party at the store for his first birthday….. no, he didn’t get to enjoy the cake, but we sure did!
What happened to his tail? Since he is mostly OES his tail was docked at birth. All he has is a little nubbins which we keep trimmed into a puff ball. Since he can’t wag his tail he just wags his whole back end when he meets his friends.