Sorry I'm so late posting but I've been busy getting ready for a Dog Show (At least I didn't have to make stock or stuff or sew.......just trim and feed)
My new baby, Rett the Pug, had his first serious show and did his mama proud. At only 71/2 mths of age he won reserve of breed, over multi Best in Show winners and 6 big winning champions. It was soooo close the judge took what seemed like forever to decide between the 2 dogs and little 'Rett man' showed like a pro the whole time.....and then the judge said he's just a bit young.....but WHAT a puppy!!
Anyhoo, here he is...
OMG how awful.....I KNOW I shouldn't laugh......I just can't help it....I guess after breeding and living with Dobermans for over 35 years I WOULDN"T HAVE LEFT THEM ALONE WITH FLUFFIES....and I can visualise chasing them trying to get 'bits' out of their mouths.....I've done it.....shoes.....cushions.....socks..... undies.....etc,etc,etc.
My good news is...I've got a new arrival...a 6 month old Pug puppy. He is bred by the friend that I show in partnership with and was going to live with her, as the others do, but this little boy decided he was mine. Named 'Aimhi Keepn Secrets' or Rett to his friends, he was only meant to stay with me for a few days so I could do a little training, because everyone knows I would never live with a pug, I don't want another dog, and all those other excuses, but he had other thoughts and when he went back to Patricia's for 1 night, while I went away judging, he fretted and cried until I arrived. So as you can see I had no choice.....AND I LOVE HIM TO BITS.
Picture taken at 8 weeks
We're all still waiting, and hoping the miner's homecoming will be today. I was lucky enough to be dog judging in a town close to the tragedy last weekend and was dining at the local pub when 'locals' came running thru the door screaming
"they're alive". I can't describe the celebrations and euphoria of the town. I can only wonder at the strength and determination of the rescue teams, who after 13 days must be exhausted.
Then to hear about little Sophie. I think the whole country gasped. She is still in a critical but stable condition this morning...we're all praying for this brave little girl.
I haven't seen the article, as it takes a few months for the magazine to arrive in 'Oz', but in addition to venting our opinions on this forum, we should tell TB&F how we feel. I, for one, wouldn't feel good about advertising in a mag that promoted the use of wild animals in this way....maybe others feel the same about buying magazines that do this, but we need to point out the advantages to them in being responsible in reporting the news and that, probably thru their ignorance, they have upset and angered a proportion of their target market.