Lol Kavik, why does that not surprise me?
Lol Kavik, why does that not surprise me?
Kavik, I have been through 2 litters. The first being the fact she was pregnant when i got her. 2nd she got pregnant via the neighbours dog jumping into our caged yard.
I know it is exciting but can also be VERY hard. If you need ANYTHING please do not hesitate to PM me. I dont reply in threads much here anymore and only skim read through ones that interest me, but I always check my PM's.
Best of luck for you and your fur babies
also if you search the key word "mully" it should bring up all the threads i posted about her being in labour, selling the pups etc. If not you can click on my username and go to statistics, click on all threads posted by me. Then skim through them.
Please keep in contact with your vet....mine thought I was a hypochondriac I used to phone them that often......but they were absolutely wonderful!
Omg Myf! I just read your bolded post! I think everyone should be made to read that before buying a dog! I was literally crying while reading! OH asked what was wrong, I made him read it an he couldn't even finish it! Said it was too much for him!
I will only add one thing to the matter - anyone who believes that about shelters should either read Nathan Winograd's book "Redemption - the Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America" or gt their butts to the RSPCA shelter in the ACT and see how it should be done. There is no need for animals to be pts because of lack of homes, it is a myth perpetrated by shelter managements to transfer guilt at doing so back onto the community.
Pets being put down in pounds is not my fault, it's not MAC's fault or any other registered breeder, and it's not Kaviks fault. Throwing blame is easy, working hard for change is much more challenging.
Myf, frustration is one thing, but the world can work against us and dogs are more clever and cunning at getting their way than we often realise. Good owner's are still able to provide the very best for them, even when circumstances are less than perfect.
Kavik - your dogs are lovely. I too have been at the receiving end of an unplanned litter once , and it was emotionally and financially draining. But we do what we do, and if we are responsible people we are just as able to provide for those pups as anyone else. And it is still exciting and still rewarding. Sometimes life throws us curveballs, and we take what we are dealt and keep going while enjoying it as much as we can.
A thread like this is great Kavik, did you plow through mine? It may help. I was given so much help too after the initial backlash because of an oops litter.
Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.
Thank you Natty. That line... that line turns me cold every time. That is the excuse those closed minded people used to say that I, am breeders like me, are horrid people!
Sorry for going OT I just dont like the thoughts that go along with that line.
I was wondering... have you considered aborting? I know you said the shelter said they would go through with it and help you and all. I was just wondering if you had considered that instead. It is not only not knowing her health background, and it is no way me doubting your want to do the right thing by her and the pups, the fact that you are here asking the questions proves that, but she is young, and you dont know if the pups will be healthy, and you dont know if she will be healthy. So have you considered aborting?
Breeding, Showing, Training and general crazy making!!!
If you seek understanding listen to the music, not the song.
The only thing I will say is that there really needs to be some sort of 'backlash' with oops litters.
Yeah sure, people may not want to hear it, but it really does need to be said, otherwise the person who bred the litter will just think everything is fine, and the NEXT time they breed they can also get help from strangers on the internet (and if they feel what they have done is a good thing then there WILL be a next time)
Yes, everyone has to start somewhere with breeding. No-one can know everything when they first start out, but that is what breed mentors are for.
My mum has been breeding Great Danes for over 20 years now. Her first litter was frightening, she knew the basics but it was still scary. But mum had someone there with her every step of the way who had also been breeding Danes for 20 years... Today, combined they have 60 years experience!!!
I could write an essay here, but odds are it would be deleted.
Just remember, although you may be happy about the litter now, people are only giving the 'negative' comments out of their love of dogs. If we can convince just one person a year not the breed their dog, or to get their dogs desexed then to me... all the nasty comments we receive back (from the person asking the question, or other members) is all worth it.
Not intentional, but preventable.
I think that's the message people are trying to hammer in.
Yes, what's done is done, and accidents happen, but why not learn a lesson from it instead of having people just keep saying "good on you"?
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