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Not Her Dog!
The photo of the
Brussels Griffon referenced in the article on the WA hoarder woman
who is allegedly an AKC judge is incorrect information. Obviously,
people are trying to "research" this woman and coming up with wrong
and harmful information. The Brussels Griffon belongs to me and has
never lived or been housed outside of California. I believe
they found out the name of the woman who owned the property and
searched from there. Her name is similar to the co-breeder of
Johnny. Without further investigation they jumped to the conclusion
that this dog belonged to the lady in WA. Please note that the
co-owner with the similar name has been dead for over three years.
Here is a case where extreme damage is being done to individuals who
are not involved. Faulty information, jumping to conclusions, lack
of investigation.....all have damaged my reputation. My attorney has
just called me and it appears the news media responded within
minutes of receiving his letter and blocked the site.
Editor: The "news site" was
KOMO, not TheDogPress. We chose NOT to use the photo for
exactly the reason stated above and because it had no bearing on
the story which we believe was deliberately distorted. We have
spoken with the judge and will strive to present the factual
coverage which has earned this publication respect. We include
a sampling of other letters that thoughtfully provided links, ALL OF
WHICH were gleaned from the single first report... We have been in
contact with the sheriff's department and will bring readers "the
rest of the story."
Handler Benched? Rumor or truth benching a
dog show handler for neglect of dog or dogs for urine in crate. Handler of Ch.
Ratrace Surfergirl Rosewood, Parson Terrier. Last name Nener.
Editor: We have heard nothing but if it happened, I'm sure someone can
Therapy: I've had
Danes for an excess of 30 years and never ever has any of them bit anything or
person!! One was a therapy dog who specialized in children from 5 MONTHS to 5
Years old! They poked and prodded her and she laid there and loved them!!!!
Owner Handler: I want to thank you for
the article (Owner
Handlers Eat Cake) regarding handlers and the drop in entries. As owner handlers
with a special who has been in the top 20 of our breed for 3 years now...no
small feat...we have had an absolutely horrible experience specialing our
dog in regards to judges ignoring owner handlers in their ring and only
rewarding pro handlers. Common quote? "so and so can take a pig in the
ring and win". No wonder entries are down. I swear, after we retire this
dog, we will not show again to this extent. Shame on AKC. Elitists.
Caloosa Ranch Rottweilers
20,000 interested readers know what's on your mind and what we need to cover
Thanks Margaret: I just read
Who is Served, Man or Dog by Margaret Byrd. She puts in to
words the struggle we as dog lovers face. Many times I find myself
expressing those views, to any one who will listen and actually some
that won't. My heart becomes heavier as time passes, I become tired
of fighting for the rights of the very people I am fighting them
for. As I type this, I have 2 dogs laying at my feet, one standing
with a paw very gently placed on my elbow, the rest in various
stages of slumber around my desk and all of them filling my soul
with quiet joy. I fear a day when my grandchildren cannot know the
comfort of a dog to stand by them, love them and protect them.
Thanks Margaret for being eloquent.
MorningStar Miniature Schnauzers
Fading Puppy "Down Under": Editor, Firstly may I congratulate you
on your news presentation, I thoroughly enjoy every issue. I have just read Margo Carters account of
Fading Puppy Syndrome. As a breeder of almost 40 years, I
like most of us have encountered many failure to thrive puppies & in
almost every case I have failed to survive the pup. I breed
Chihuahuas & Pugs. Margo's words today are almost word perfect to my
current 'fading' pug pup. Born on 9/10/11 in a litter of seven, they
were a very even size at birth, but within hours this one little
female was falling behind, yes I did check for Cleft Pallet, this
was ok, dehydration, & yes it was there, so I took over the tube
feeding, now at 2 weeks & 4 days she is still 'not sucking' from
mum, but does appear to 'suck' the tube, is apparently strong enough
to skittle around her bed, shrieks like a banshee when she 'objects'
to being disturbed etc; & still isn't growing as I think she should.
I am feeding her on Goats Milk (fresh from the goat) as this is
recognized as having a better calcium content of any other animal
milk, & it does not give them loose bowels. Right now I am going to
introduce a tad more liquid, glucose water, as I'm thinking this may
improve the sucking reflex, as I'm not sure just the goats milk will
give her much 'spare' liquid as opposed to her needs for
nourishment. All in all, my kindest regards & thanks to Margo
for her article & yourselves for having the foresight to print it,
by the way what is "Ringers"? Sincerely,
Anita Wright, "Mordosa"
in Adelaide Sth Australia.
Editor: Ringers or Lactated Ringers solution is a hydrating,
sodium-potassium-calcium, electrolyte balancing fluid given IV but
can be injected sub-cutaneously at home in emergency. Good to
have on hand. ask your vet.
Politics & Coyotes: Are you going to write editorials on
the other Republican candidates and President Obama as well? I hope
so. Singling out only one candidate might look like you have an ax
to grind. If you have never encountered a coyote while on a
walk, God has been good to you! I have. Coyotes have killed some of
my dogs and cats during my 66 years here in Texas and I lived in a
city most of those years. While living on a farm we lost chickens,
goats, sheep and cattle to coyotes. The only thing they left alone
was our jack a**. He could take them out when they came into the
sheep pasture, but even he couldn't defend from a whole pack. You
will have to forgive Gov. Perry and folks like me when we have no
love for coyotes. I'm sure you never went to a pasture and saw a new
born calf lying dead and the mother cow suffering and nearly dead
because the coyotes ate her rear-end out while she was down calving.
Bring your dog with you and come visit Texas. We can show you the
coyote up close and personal.
She is referring to our
Politics Section > Perry but we have also
covered Rick Santorum
Open forum, any subject,
just keep it short! Send your:
Letter To Editor.
Perry: You state you will discuss political
candidates. I hope you mention how Rick Perry violated our 4th Amendment
rights in Texas by signing into law the pet limit law HB1451.
Thank you, Julie Edwards
Ghost Dance Alaskan Malamutes Alpine, TX
Editor: And we did:
Texas HB1451 &
Gov. Rick Perry, Presidential Candidate
Compiling Articles: I am a hobby breeder and show person.
I have 5 Yorkies and 1 Chihuahua. I have only bred 2 litters in over
10 years and the very thing you discussed I am seeing with so much
denial. I would love to have this piece for my note book, in fact if
I may could I share it with friends. It would be great if you
could compile it into a pamphlet and sell for a few dollars. It fact
there are many things I would like to have for my notebooks from
your list but didn’t know if it was ok to print. I don’t guess you would have a way to get all
these would you? I want to have in my notebook to carry in car to
read and to work. I can’t access my computer except at home. I am
betting the dog world would snap this up if was all printed and
booklet form. Janet
Editor: This has been suggested by several people including Katie
Gammill who as a judge, gets so much feedback from the fancy.
I'm working with an illustrator now on a children's book but will
ask Dennis to put together a plan for making subject-related
booklets available for a modest fee. Thank you to all who have
requested take-with copies.
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