Monday, September 29, 2008

26 September 2008 - 8 Golden Retriever puppies

8 Golden Retriever puppies arrived to our home - 5 females and 3 males



To see more photos go to our website, litter section !

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What to do when everything starts to fail



Unfortunately every day the news about world economy makes us fear the day to day life.

If every month families were becoming aware of their shorter income the future perspectives are that will be lesser.

In this moments, where decrease costs become necessary, people look at their pet and can only see money instead of their loyalty companions that don’t have any idea of what is happening on their owners minds.

Well at this moments we must be rational since breeding animals it is a bad option when society is in financial crises, and delivery our friends to cannels not only implies given up our friends but also increase the cannel problems that already face overload of animals by people that choose this as their first option of reducing costs.

Even that many don’t approve what I will say, I think there are always a lot of measures we can take before getting drastic. This measurements can be by using public transports, walk instead of using gyms, eat lest expensive meals, like sup, giving up outside vacations, going to coffee shops, cinema or other leisure places.

If you took the options above you can also reduce fix costs like water, electricity and gas, just by unplugging unused electric appliances, recycle dish and vegetable washing water, use of less consuming lamps, etc.

If even so you face problems in your monthly costs, you can also cut in unnecessary food like sweets, juices and other. Don’t forget that 1 kg of rice lasts and it is healthy and natural. Bread is still a good meal base. And lest expensive products, like fruit and vegetables, are a healthy less expensive choice.

If after all of the above you still have problems … well if the belly is full, water exists, there is a roof and the family is still there, none of your four leg friends will complain or blame for not having treats or having a cheaper food.

Remember that better days will come and there is no better pleasure that having our best friend to enjoy it.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Angel

Monday, September 08, 2008

Dogs in Meia Praia

dogs in Meia PraiaMeia Praia beach in Lagos, Algarve

This weekend it RAIN and what may seams bad luck for some, for those that have dogs in a weekend early morning, is a unique opportunity to take them to the beach.

So I left my idea of being lazy on a Saturday morning and took Brad, Golden Retriever and Cookie, Angel and Teco, the 3 Australian Shepherd, and we went to take some sea baths … well, they took sea baths and I stayed for taking photos.




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Meia Praia
Cookie and Angel, my two Australian Shepherd, at Meia Praia beach in Lagos, Algarve

Meia Praia
Australian Shepherd and Golden Retriever, at Meia Praia beach in Lagos, Algarve

Meia Praia
Two Australian Shepherd, at Meia Praia beach in Lagos, Algarve


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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

"Loyalty"


I am reading a book by the author Vergil S. Holland, “Herding Dogs Progressive Training”, and it has this lovely start.



Loyalty

GOD SUMMONED a beast from the fields and He said “Behold
people created in my image. Therefore adore them. You shall protect them in the
wilderness, shepherd their flocks, watch over their children, accompany them
wherever they may go – even into civilization. You shall be a companion, an
ally, a slave.
“To do these things,” God said, “I endow you with instincts
uncommon to their beasts: faithfulness, devotion and understanding surpassing
people. Lest it impair your courage, you shall never foresee your death. Lest it
impair your loyalty, you shall be blind to faults of people. Lest it impair your
understanding, you are denied the power of words. Let no fault of language
cleave an accord beyond that of people with any other beast – or even people
with other people. Speak to your people only with your mind through your honest
eyes.
“Walk by their sides; sleep in their doorways; forage for them; ward of
their enemies; carry their burdens; share their afflictions; love them and
comfort them. And in return for this, people will fulfil your needs and wants –
which shall be only food, shelter and affection.
“So be silent, and be a
friend to people. Guide them along the way to this land that I have promised
them. This shall be your destiny and your immortality.” So spoke the
Lord.
And the dog heard and was
content,


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