The hardest thing ever...

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  1. Mach1girl

    Mach1girl New Member

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    I think that the hardest thing I have ever had to do (besides bury my grandfather, but it is a close second) is finding these puppies good enough homes.

    I have dreams about them leaving. I turn down everyone who calls inquiring about them. I have grown sooo attached that I feel I am literally losing my mind.

    They are each so special in their own little way.

    I do beleive I am going to have my home full to the brim!

    But I dont mind, cleaning poo and listening to the yapping, doesnt bother me, because I know if they leave, I will miss it. I am already missing it.

    I have leash trained 2 of them now. They are doing wonderful. Next Friday after they get their shots, we are starting Canine Therapy training, I figure the younger the pup, the easier it will be to train. They are so smart.They have learned their names, the word "outside" and "come here".(and they swim!!!!!!!!!!)

    I dont know, but like I said, this is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. But I thank GOD every minute that I had the opportunity to get to know these little angels. Nothing makes me happier then coming home in the evening, and watching them play outside and getting all my kisses and nips and all the little wiggle butts! NOTHING!
     
  2. JennSLK

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    Why are you turining down home? Im sure there are some good homes out there.
     
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    If I could take one I would
     
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    No, not a one!The quality of people either want to breed-IMMEDIATLY at 6 mo, some tell me after I get through wasting my breath,"Oh, lemmie ask my dad!", some do not want to sign a contract, most are "breeders" wanting to mix my dog w/ whatever they have(ie:AB, boxer, game line)

    I have one sold to a great person in Ohio, he is leaving Friday the 14th. I am keeping 2 for sure. A friend lost his pitbull after 10 years to cancer and is taking one as a replacement, no kids, wife, just LIVES for his dogs(they even eat at the table w/ him!!!) That leaves 3.
     
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    I know how rough it is when it is time for them to go! It is great that you are taking so much care in finding them great homes. I keep in contact with every person that has purchased/adopted a pup from me. It helps so much to know that I will be involved in their lives.

    Make sure you can handle 2 plus your other dogs if that is what you have decided to do. I thought I could keep 2 puppies from my last litter but by the time they were 4 months old I realized it really is hard training and taking care of just one, let alone 2. I found an awesome home for one of them but by then I was so attached I cried for days! I also realized that it was not fair for the pups. They need so much one on one attention when they are young.
     
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    Good for you on screening diligently.

    I had sleepless nights while placing puppies. Worries about whether new homes would work out etc. Did okay, only had 1 I had to take back for violation of the terms of my contract.

    You know about how to raise two puppies at the same time, right?
     
  7. Mach1girl

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    I have never had more then one puppy at once. I do have 4 other dogs!!So my house is a zoo, and will get zoo-ier I expect
    but they are my life
    With everyone growing and leaving, I think I will be just fine.
     
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    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    What are you going to do when you breed again? Are you going to keep 2 more puppies from the next litter?
     
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    Im not breeding again. AND IF I ever changed my mind, it would be totally different circumstances, AND I am always prepared to keep them ALL, as I am this time. BUT, Id have to buy more property! WHICH by the way, is always an option.

    Im not running a puppy mill. I am keeping the two that I have got to work on to make speacial. One has an over bite fromhell, the other is very "happy" weird, always looking around, nosey, never makes eye contac, scatting here and there, busy, non stop. Independant, etc. Krazy Daizy.

    They both start training for therapy dogs next week. Im so excited.If Daizy changes and grws up some, becomes more stable, she may then go to a new home, not unitl I am comfortable with her leaving.
     
  11. rottiegirl

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    Which two are you keeping? The two that your husband is holding in the pics? (in the red towl)
     
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    Really at this point all your pups should have been spoken for or have homes. When my pups were whelped I knew where and when they were leaving. I knew even before breeding if I planned to keep one. I know you've learned a lot through this. Half the joy of a wonderful, planned litter is to know the happiness being passed on to a loving family. This is being a Breeder. Planned babies for waiting families.
     
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    Bubba T~This wasnt a planned breding..remember????Thats why I say "not for a long, long time" because NEXT time-IF EVER it will be done the way it is supossed to be done!

    The chocolate pup and the black pup w/ the heavy white streak on the face are the 2 I am keeping.
     
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    Did you lose a pup? I thought she had 8.
     
  15. JennSLK

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    I'll take one. LOL

    Thats all I would need a 8week old dobe and a 8 weekold pit. There goes the house. lol
     
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    Yea, I thought she had eight too. Did she lose one?
     
  17. Mach1girl

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    Yes, I didnt tell you??his lungs were filled with fluids. The vet confirmed that he must have been aspirating milk as he nursed. He was the first born, the champagne one. He never sounded raspy or anything, the vet says sometimes these things happen. He seemed fine, wasnt even sluggish. I took pics before I went to take a shower and when I got out, he was gone. I tried everything, mouth to mouth, the nose sucker, everything-and nothing.
    I cant beleive I didnt tell you guys. I have got to go back and check my posts. I cried for days! Hmm.
     
  18. Dizzy

    Dizzy Sit! Good dog.

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    Awww. It's sad, but it's a fact of life.

    There were THIRTEEN in Bodhi's litter!! Unfortunately 3 didn't make it. And they were assisted with hand feeding and all sorts.
     
  19. Mach1girl

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    Awwwwwwww. Isnt it hard???

    Anyway, on my way to the vet, my peke, Gary has somehow had his eyes scratched and it looks nasty-AGAIN! I will never own another dog with big googly eyes. I wouldnt be surprised if they have to remove it this time. With all his other problems, he should be put down, but no, we keep going!!!And going!!!(What are ya supposed to do, ya know???)
     
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    Its hard parting with pups that you have bred, but when I did it I had known the new families for approx 18 months before (they had been on my waiting list that time) I had seen the families on a weekly/monthly basis before I even bred, so I just KNEW the homes were the right ones. which made it a hell of a lot easier on the day of the pups leaving, even though I still cried buckets of tears, I still get to see all the pups on a fairly regular basis and its great to see them with their families.

    Mo
     

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