A Dog for Christmas?

I have decided to reblog this having overheard a conversation yesterday by two sets of adults thinking about getting a puppy. There is a lot ot think about, and the New Year always seems to be full of abandoned animals as the novelty (and/or patience) has worn off.

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The ‘C’ time is almost upon us, the time of year when some people will think about getting a puppy. Most breeders will let pups leave their mothers at about 7 or 8 weeks, so bitches will be having their ‘festive litters’ about now.

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Retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination, loves to cook, favourite food everything especially chocolate and jelly babies. Best friends are Hubby and Dog, Bro, MSM and our Dominoes Friend aka MOH (and his dog). Also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours but times change and we are once again house hunting.
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12 Responses to A Dog for Christmas?

  1. This is true of the neighbors behind us – springer spaniels. Show dogs (but no brains). So many animals in shelters – even pure breeds – and weather turning so inhospitable now.
    Just sad. You hope the “new” and “cute” doesn’t wear off quickly when the kids go back to school and the poor little creatures are left alone or discarded as too much trouble.
    Excellent time for revisiting this post.

  2. We have two rescues. One is a senior at 11, and the other is 7. They are the sweetest creatures imaginable. We had a purebred collie who was a great family pet, but our rescues are just pure love.

  3. I can’t imagine getting a puppy this time of year around here – the idea of having to potty train it when the temperatures are so awful is not pleasant!

    • We were so lucky with Maggie. I took her outside every 20-30 minutes whether she wanted to go or not, and she soon got the idea. Only once did she not perform outside but come in, look Hubby straight in the eye and squatted her bot in front of the radiator. A tap on the rump from me, a squeak of surprise from her stooping her in mid flow, and out she went to finish. Nothing indoors since she was about 5 months.

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