October 1st, 2018

I’m thinking about “C” names again… 

Pet homes have a hard time understanding a breeder’s numbers. I remember when I first started talking to breeders that I was fluxomated by their having 5+ dogs, some as many as 12! For the most part these were house dogs, and I just couldn’t imagine having that many dogs in the house. Well, jokes on me now, because those numbers are staring me in the face. 

I was sitting at a friend’s kitchen table on saturday evening, talking about our dogs and where we both want to take our programs. She also has more than the average pet home numbers, and we were talking about management, specifically of our bitches. It’s interesting for us because our bitches are all similar ages (Chaos is 5 years old, Chelsie is 18 months, and Hazel is 6 months) so we compare notes a lot. Pack dynamics are fascinating. 

I am still looking for a home for Storm, and I’m also considering a Guardian home for River. There are some other changes in the works as well, but that is for another day. 

In the meantime, Fall is here and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve got fresh straw in the backyard, and it’s finally cool enough to enjoy the outdoors again! Time to get in some camping with the puppies before winter gets here. 

© Shari Joanisse 2019