Friday, July 22, 2011


There are some people who just shouldn't have dogs. That is all.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Picking which side of the fence

Okay:  Decision made.

Before the scheduled spay/sudden heat debacle, my plan had been to attend Western Reserve and, at that time, look at an exciting 14-month old bitch on which there is the prospect of a co-own.  Having bounced back and forth over the fence roughly 3,256,913 times since Elli came into season on Sunday, I have decided to stick with that plan.

If I decide against the co-own on this bitch, and don't find some other arrangement while I am at the specialty, I will x-ray Elli's hips, etc. before her winter heat, and assuming all is well, will breed her then.  (I'll admit to having gotten a little excited at the prospect of having little ones.)

So, as ever, stay tuned!

Monday, July 4, 2011

The best-laid plans...

So, last week I made an appointment for Elli to be spayed this Wednesday.

Yesterday, she came into season -- THREE WEEKS EARLY.

I had joked that if she came in before her spay then I was going to take it as a sign and breed her.  Fate appears to have called my bluff.

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Feedback Needed

Since I generally change my mind every five minutes and have a hard time making a decision about what to have for lunch, I'm looking for some feedback.

I am considering doing a test breeding to see what I might get from Elli.  Even if there are no conformation-ring superstars in the litter, I'm confident that all will be sound and athletic, and there should be some very good performance prospects.

However, I'm a little worried that, with the economy being what it is, there may not be enough prospective puppy buyers.  Also, the puppies would be ready to go to their new homes around the end of November/first of December -- not the world's most ideal time to bring home a new puppy.

Does anyone have any advice/comments/suggestions?

Monday, June 20, 2011

5 year-old Cardi available

Hey, long time no post!!  I know, I'm horrible.  If there was anything worth blogging about going on w/r/t the dogs, I'd blog it.

In the meantime, I have an acquaintance who is looking to place her 5 year-old male Cardigan.  Prince is neutered, terrific w/ people, but would prefer not to live in a house with a bunch of other dogs (some of whom are Poodles, so really, I'm not holding that against him).

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