This is Winston. Winnie is a 7 year old cocker spaniel whose family surrendered him because their rental arrangement would no longer allow them to keep him. He is a dear old boy, quite sprightly, very friendly with other dogs and children. Winston adores children, he lived with 4 of them and was originally an autistic child’s dog, so if you are looking for a dog and you have children he is the one for you. He likes to be around people always and emits heartbreaking little whines when left alone, so would suit in a family where someone could be with him during the day. He is quite well trained, will sit,come,roll over and shake, and is fully housetrained.He has a minor ear infection which will clear up with a little treatment. He has a lush coat that will need grooming and clipping. The only bad habbit he seems to have is an insistence to receive a Schmacko every morning.
Doug is an 11 year old German Shepherd I am currently fostering. This old boy was abandoned, and dumped to die in a pound where he contracted kennel cough and a severe claw infection. He is currently slowly regaining his health whilst we search for a forever home for this handsome and dignified old boy. I can only pray that whoever dumped him experiences a fraction of the despair and confusion he must have felt when they are of a similar age.
I love you! I love you!
What more’s there to say?
I love you much more than sunlight loves the day.
I love you much more than the birds love the spring.
You make my heart stutter you make my heart sing.
I love you more than sticks and stones,balls and bones.
I know you love me more than feasts,beasts or tomes.
I love you forever you have my whole heart.
I’ll love you from now until death do us part.
When we meet again you know that you will see.
The person still loving you mist will be me.
-Zara Shabnam Patel.
This is a really old pic,but every now and then I see it again and have to share it again. No matter what, Pepper and her shnoz always make me smile. I hope my baby girl is happy and healthy in her new home,it hurts to think of her not being with me,but this image always helps.
“But why,” the springer spaniel said,
“can I not eat that bird?
I sprung through heather you discharged lead,
it plummetted to the earth.
I fetched it in my soft soft mouth
I didn’t leave a mark.
Now is you don’t share it with me, no doubt
I’ll bark and bark and bark!”
This is an ancient breed. Although it is often perceived to be an Incan dog because it is known to have been kept during the Inca Empire, they were also kept as pets in pre-Inca cultures from the Peruvian coastal zone. Ceramic hairless dogs from the Chimú, Moche, and Vicus culture are well known. Depictions of Peruvian hairless dogs appear around 750 A.D. on Moche ceramic vessels and continue in later Andean ceramic traditions. The main area of the Inca Empire (the mountains) is too cold for the natural existence of the dogs. The Spanish conquest of Peru nearly caused the extinction of the breed. The dogs survived in rural areas, where the people believed that they held a mystical value. In recent years, the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) accepted the breed and adopted an official breed standard. Before that time, in the United States, some enthusiasts created another type of Peruvian hairless dog, the Peruvian Inca Orchid. The Peruvian Inca Orchid is recognized by the AKC. The club UKC also recognized the breed in recent years.
I want my boy to have a dog, or maybe two or three
He’ll learn from them much easier than he would learn from me.
A dog will show him how to love and bear no grudge or hate,
I’m not so good at that myself but dogs will do it straight.
I want my boy to have a dog to be his pal and friend
So he may learn that friendship is faithful till the end.
There never yet has been a dog who learned to double cross
Nor catered to you when you won then dropped you when you lost.