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    Lightbulb Why Do We Breed?

    I have been searching for this to share with you all for so long and now that I had given up I stumbled accross it again!!! My sister Del sent this to me and I thought it was about as close to truth that you will ever find...

    TISSUE ALERT!!! Please ensure a box is nearby! You will need them ... I did lol

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    I love my little puppy; she makes my house a home. She is my very sweetest little friend; I never feel alone. She makes me smile; She makes me laugh; She fills my heart with love . . .Did some person breed her, or did she fall from above.

    I've never been a breeder, never seen life through their eyes; I hold my little puppy and just sit and criticize. I've never known their anguish; I've never felt their pain, the caring of their charges, through snow or wind or rain.

    I've never waited the whole night through for babies to be born, The stress and trepidation when they're still not there by morn. The weight of responsibility for this body in my hands, This darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams. Should you do that instead of this . . . or maybe that was wrong?

    Alone you fight and hope, one day, he'll grow up proud and strong. You pray he'll live to bring great joy to someone else's home. You know it's all just up to you; you'll fight this fight alone.

    Formula, bottles, heating pads, you've got to get this right, two-hour feedings for this tiny guy, throughout the day and night. Within your heart you dread that you will surely lose this fight, To save this little baby, but God willing . . . you just MIGHT

    Day one; he's in there fighting; you say a silent prayer. Day two & three, he's doing well, with lots of love and care. Day four & five . . . he's still alive; your hopes soar to the heavens. Day six he slips away again, dies in your hands, day seven.

    You take this little angel, and bury him alone. With aching heart and burning tears, and an exhausted groan, you ask yourself, "Why do this? . . . Why suffer through this pain?"

    Yet watch the joy your puppies bring, and everything's explained. So, when you think of breeders and label them with "Greed," Think of all that they endure to fill another's need.

    For when you buy your puppy, with your precious dollars part, you only pay with money . . . while they pay with all their heart.

    ~Fin.

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    Del sent this to me when I was having a bad time with my Tibbies. The litter got heat stroke because I was at work and didnt realise how warm it was at home, the temp differs greatly between the two. Anyway I took them to the vet and managed to pull them through but one boy kept getting heat stroke even though I left him in the cool... He had organ failier. There was nothing I could do for him, but I took the next two weeks off work and nursed this boy through his highs and lows. It was like having a very sick baby, I only got to sleep when he did, he slept on my pillow next to my head, I had to feed him mash and make him drink from a seringe. I lived with the constant worry and the knowledge that it was only a matter of time. Finally he hit a low he wouldnt come out of I went through the "Why do I do this to my self" stage and that is when Del sent me this. After reading it I really looked at the faces of the other people when they came to pick up his brothers and sister. The pure joy and instant love, and I had my answer.

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    NOW ... you wouldnt believe it but I put this up on another site (no need to say where) but they were all arguing about how it is breeders fault that there are so many shelter dogs, and that all breeders are puppy millers and are only in it for the money~and they should all stop breeding and the only dogs that should be baught are desexed ones from shelters! (good way to make dogs extinced!). So I put this in a thread just to say "hey not everyone is in it for the money, and when you put that much effort into a life you make sure they have the best possible home to go to. And NO it is not just a 'depressing bit of poetry' its a celebration of their lives, no matter how breif." And you know what??? I made ZERO difference they just kept up with their bull!! So I have put it here so that some of you may apreciate it for what it is.

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    Oh Ashaari that was absolutely beautiful.

    I "get" every single word of it.

    I too get sick and tired of being labelled this and that. I get sick and tired of people saying I shouldn't breed because their are dogs in shelters and that I contribute to that.

    I get sick of vets making stupid comments as they happily take my money.

    Anyway, I'm not going to go into the whys and wherefores - it was for me the best thing I've ever read on this forum.

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    Thank you MAC I thought it would resonate with most, if not all of, the breeders I know for one reason or another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mouseandchicken View Post
    Oh Ashaari that was absolutely beautiful.

    I "get" every single word of it.

    I too get sick and tired of being labelled this and that. I get sick and tired of people saying I shouldn't breed because their are dogs in shelters and that I contribute to that.
    I get sick of vets making stupid comments as they happily take my money.

    Anyway, I'm not going to go into the whys and wherefores - it was for me the best thing I've ever read on this forum.
    Say what??? Are you serious MAC???????????????
    Ppl actually say that to you, or worse, think it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Say what??? Are you serious MAC???????????????
    Ppl actually say that to you, or worse, think it?
    All the time
    Like I said the people on this other forum said all breeders should stop breeding and everyone should buy desexed rescues. A lot of people think breeders are only in it for the money when the reality is that it cost to breed. Not just the money which you do not make back by selling a few pups a year but also the time and love. I have had so many people saying I am a discusting puppy miller that I turned away from those places and didnt go back!
    Sad but true, some people just think that way

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    Geez Ash, I'm so sorry for you and MAC (and probably others) that you have had to deal with this sort of mind-set. Unfortunately, each to their own and ppl are entitled to their differing beliefs and opinions, but I just found that so shameful.

    Sure, there are some bad breeders out there. Not everyone who is a fully registered breeder is reputable, but in my experience I have found the reputable ones more than outweigh the bad ones.

    I've never owned a crossbred dog in my life, and never will for a myriad of reasons. Where would I be without breeders? Dogless TBH.
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    Yes sadly people do make ignorant comments. The tend to forget that sometimes the experience we have normally goes back into the dog community ten fold. We are not all tarred with the same brush.

    And here's a novel idea, "how about the onus gets put back on the puppy/dog purchaser for a change, instead of the breeder" and I don't care where the puppy is purchased from, or whether the dog is pure or X or from a breeder, or a shelter, or a pet shop.

    I'd like to think that people started taking responsibility for their own actions instead of laying the blame always on someone else.

    Sorry Ash, this is getting away from your beautiful original post, not in a good mood today.
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    yep like you said DA.
    Some people just do not think beyond the over population issue. But oh well all you can do is distance yourself from those types of people

    and MAC not to worry I feel the same. I just wish people would look at themselves a bit more like that quote goes "the man that smiles after something goes wrong has thought of someone else to blame". Thats the point of the post, to try to get through to some of thse people
    Last edited by Ashaari; 06-07-2010 at 11:18 AM.

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    Thankyou for sharing that is very beautiful. I have not yet bred a litter, but have seen the pain, anguish and effort that has been put into many litters for the aussie bulldog. if you dont mind i would love to share it with them if its ok???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mianco View Post
    Thankyou for sharing that is very beautiful. I have not yet bred a litter, but have seen the pain, anguish and effort that has been put into many litters for the aussie bulldog. if you dont mind i would love to share it with them if its ok???
    That would be great Mianco Just dont forget to share the good parts too

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