Its hair was so matted and overgrown, the poodle had to be sedated just to be groomed. Veterinarians found live and dead cockroaches snared in the 2 1/2 pounds of fur they cut from the dog. The dog's condition was so unbelievable that Tracy Lapeyrouse named him Ripley. more at link http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_FEA_PETS_HAIRY_POODLE?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US poor little thing. His hair was so matted his mouth wassealed, they don't know how he ate!