Note - Flaming Poodles are no longer in the catalog but we like to keep this question around to make the list more interesting. It's a long and drawn-out story. The short version is that they were named in honor of a character created late one night at the Lopez Island Jugglefest in 1999. When we went to name our in-house fire props, "Fire Meteorites" didn't have enough zing to it, and neither did anything else we could come up with. Someone suggested Flaming Poodles, and the name stuck. No animals were harmed in the naming of these props.