Category Archives: dog mills

Saying goodbye

Minpinerie  knew that I was leaving on a trip, and that Crystal needed to be cared for.  Louise told me that Lynn would take her — she had two old minpins, and a quiet lifestyle, so it looked like a … Continue reading

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Forward-backward two-step

How does it happen? For days she poops outside, and then yesterday, poop on the bedroom rug, where she has NEVER pooped before.  Why there? Why not on the mat in the living room, which was the place she chose … Continue reading

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Barking at life

Crystal’s instincts are conquering her submissive behaviour.  In the first 14 days, I heard her bark only two times — both at the  big dog in the apartment downstairs when he entered our place. Well, now our world is beginning … Continue reading

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Is this a puppy mill?

The puppy I came close to buying last spring was advertised online.  The seller was a middle aged single mother, in a high rise apartment .  She brought the puppy and the parents of this adorable Shipoo (shih tzu and … Continue reading

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Bills, bills, bills

Days as Crystal’s fostermomma:  8 Money out so far: $322.14 (give or take) Vet visit and antibiotics:$121.14, fecal test:$39.21,  meds for hook and whip worms: $26.30, boots:$22;  coat: $11, toys:$18, treats: $15.49 (doesn’t like any of them);petfood:$25, dog stairs (so … Continue reading

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Couch ‘tater

How do I get her off the couch?  For six years, she’s been in a cage, so no surprise that’s all she thinks life offers. Toys? What for? Walks? Yuck. Car rides. What’s good about em? In 10 minute bursts, … Continue reading

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Clamping down

    See Fox News, St. Louis, Missouri investigation of one of the largest dog breeding kennels in the state. http://www.fox2now.com/news/ktvi-fox-files-puppy-mill-mexico-071310,0,3789775.story

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