Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What you should know before breeding

Well I read somewhere a story about a couple that had bought 2 very expensive high pedigree dogs hopping at the end of two years start earning some money with the litters. You can imagine how the story ends … lot of money and time spend.

Ok with now having puppies with 7 weeks, I can honestly say that I am going through a period like that couple. But in my case, I only intend to earn enough to pay my expenses and it will be far from that.

What I learn ? well breeding is not for someone that as soft hart, full time job and with lot of silly other expenses like rent, schooling, car, veterinary, other dogs and food.

I began to make a journal of my expenses and at this point I had to gave up, since I was starting to feel miserable and very poor.

But money considerations apart, you also should know that if you have a full time job, prepare your self for not sleeping well, having to get up 1,30 h early, no time do lunch and having no time for your self at the end of the day. At this stage the puppies don’t want to be in the litter box, so you can imagine what is to have 8 healthy big golden retriever puppies running around the house.

Of course you also have to count with annoying phone calls, emails and responses to adds that drives you nuts. You will hear and read everything you can imagine !!!

Oh, and don’t forget to put together newspaper one year in advance and that way you don’t have to ask every one you know for newspapers please.

Of course it is a joy to see them play, having 8 puppies asking for attention and when you give newspapers, to have 8 chewing machines enjoying the world in destroying does lovely “diapers”.

But I think when this is over, the puppies happy with their new owners and I will be able to enjoy a full, silent, restful night I will think more then half a dozen times before having news puppies at the house.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Water Parks and Dogs

You can say lousy bad things about the Americans and even start to say to your family and friends that they are convinced and bla bla bla … But why I don’t see such a wonderful event and initiative in our sunny European lands, that grab about the sunny sky and blue waters.
At this moment I really wish to be also an American …

November means fun in the water! Broward County Parks and Recreation Division is hosting the K-9 Water Festivals!

All dogs, 4 months and older are invited to have a splashing good time at selected county parks. The parks will provide plenty of toys and balls during the festivals. “Doggie” Ice cream, food and beverages for human consumption will be available for sale.


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Hopefully maybe this call of attention will reach some of our tourist providers and will make them think in new ways to improve and continue to work also in low season. I believe that the market exist, what doesn’t exist is initiative and will to be different in this corner of Europe.

For me I only have left the opportunity of delight with this wonderful photos, genteelly given by Amy of Mercury Aussies, with her Australian Shepherd having a great time in the water parks.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Dog show Sousel 2008

australian shepherd in sousel dog show

My Australian Shepherd, on this weekend, went to the dog show of Sousel where the achieved the fowling results:

  • Teco: R.C.A.C.
  • Angel: C.A.C.
  • Cookie: 2º Junior

Other activities: