August 28th, 2006

Picture!

Here is a picture of my chunkapup sleeping. For some reason, he finds this comfortable.

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I'm aware that I am posting far more than necessary of his training habits. I'm just curious. I have a question under the cut, don't worry if you aren't interested in it.

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Coloring of Bostons

I just wanted to post my response to the coloring thread a few days ago, just because I think it may help some people understand why certain people get so passionate about it.

here's the original thread: http://community.livejournal.com/boston_buddies/1188745.html?thread=11782025#t11782025

and here's my response (although i edited it a bit after rereading it.)

Like others have said, the article is correct.

The main thing to understand is that breeders who actually BREED white, fawn, blue and red bostons are despicable. They should KNOW that breeding this way can produce unhealthy pups, yet they do it for money.

Having a non-show quality boston is one thing (markings that are not considered the most like the breed standard, having tails, etc..), but breeding non-traditional colors (white ESPECIALLY) has a huge risk of producing unhealthy pups.



Let me try to explain it better so maybe people will understand:

Let's say that you are physically unable to have children, so you want to find egg donors.

Let's say that you have many, many donors available, but you have it narrowed it down to two donors.

One donor is from a healthy person who has had many relatives that have been models.

The other donor is unusual, not the norm, more attractive to you, more exotic, but has many, many relatives that have been born with Downs Syndrome, Blindness and Deafness. Also, you know that this person is an alcoholic drug user and this may affect the health of the baby as well.

Do you choose the first donor because you want to try to make sure the baby is the most healthy it can be, or do you selfishly choose the second donor, riskign all those health problems because you think your baby would be cuter?


This is what the breeders who do this are risking. They KNOW the dangers, but they also know that they can get more money if it's a novelty or unusual looking animal.

Do all misbred animals have health problems? Of course not. And if you have one of these animals, please don't think that I think it's less of an animal than a 'breed standard'.

I have NOTHING against these animals. Only the breeders who risk unhealthy animals to make a buck. It sickens me greatly.

Naughty!

My husband is getting stronger and is able to see with his good eye without a lot of pain. He has had a rough time with the puppy. Gambit was napping in the living room today, which we do in the afternoons, so he can socialize with us. I was taking a well-deserved rest because I was wiped out. For some reason, the devil was in the dog today, he refused to lie down, was chewing everything to be naughty, wouldn't play with any of his toys, snuck out of the x-pen today by charging it and pushing it over to the side enough to wriggle out (not so anymore, if I'm not locking it up I am putting one end behind something heavy; sometimes I use it as a fence or wall so that he's just blocked from entering one area, say the dining room, by this "fence" that goes behind the couch and stretches to the TV unit). Anyway, my hubby says, the dog wakes up from his nap. My hubby is ready to go take him out, is just putting on his shoes. He goes to grab the dog, who looks him square in the face, tears off to the back wall and pees all over the floor. My husband is SURE Gambit did this on purpose to be naughty. Since my hubby has been so ill he really hasn't been with the dog a lot these past 5 days, and due to his work schedule doesn't spend a lot of time with him as he would like, so I think Gambit was testing the waters of this "other" parent and seeing if he could show him who was boss. My husband got mad and put him in his crate but I let him out again so he doesn't associate the crate with being "bad". Gambit is resting now. I hope he learsn to accept my husband's discipline as I really need a second pair of hands around here!
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Escape Artist

I thought you all would find this humorous. Well, I'm on vacation and I left Violet and my mom's dog, Jakie, with a new place that was just built by where I live. Since I'm a paranoid mommy, I call to check up on her. Well, we left Friday so I thought that this morning would be okay to call since it's been a couple of days. So I call and they inform me that they had to put a tag on Violet and Jakes townhouse (it has a toddler bed and a TV that is always tuned to Animal Planet) to inform the employees that Violet is an escape artist. When they went to bring them their food, she got ready, put her ears down, and then zoomed out of the kennel so they had to go grab her. I can just imagine Violet clocking for just the right time to get loose. But luckily she didn't go far and everything is secure and the animals can't get out of the areas just in case of dogs like that.

Here is a cute little picture of her before I left for vacation. My boyfriend got me a new camera for my birthday and I was taking a picture of her and her daddy.

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when you think of summer...

Mom said her favorite thing about summer is corn on the cob...so she thought we would certainly love this toy...

Again, I never knew they had a crazy person aisle in the pet store but my mom sure seems to find it everytime she goes there. I guess the really nutty person is the one at Nylabone who thought it would be a great idea to make a chew toy that looks like corn. Ok, enough of this analysis, lets get to chewing!!!

Joey gives it a try
I can't wait to try this delicious buttery treat.

this corn stuff is good, i wonder why my dad doesn't like it?
Hey mom, this doesn't taste like butter at all...or salt????

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heard what?

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Dear Sassy ,
It is very rude to pee ON your sister while she is peeing . You know how much this upsets her , and that she won't poo after you have done this . Don't do it again please.

No treats before bed for this ,

Your mother .