Purebred dogs come first in most people’s preferences when choosing a pet. I am not here to argue whether this is right or wrong. Actually I am. It is wrong in so many ways. Not because of what you might think – all the mix breed unwanted dogs living on the streets or piled up in shelters, but because basically, insisting on bringing more and more purebred puppies to the world, when nature disagrees, is borderline abuse. Continue reading Purebred, Mix Breeds and Pariahs – When Nature Insists On Doing It Better
There’s definitely something about my French Bulldog, Laura. I am not sure what it is exactly, but there is something about her that makes her special – at least when compared to other dogs. I adopted her at the age of two and a half and she’s been by my side for five years now – and when I say by my side, I literally mean by my side. She’s always there, sleeping beside me, sitting next to me, being there on every vacation and holiday, for better or worse. Continue reading French Bulldog And Her Weird Best Friends
March 21 is the international day for the elimination of racism. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely do not want to take advantage of that just to make a point, but this is a pet blog, and racism is very much present when it comes to breeds, adoptions and rescues. All of us who volunteer and have dedicated our lives in rescuing and rehoming have to face it every day, and do our best to fight it anyway we can. Continue reading Racism And Dogs – Stereotypes We Fight Against
My gorgeous is the first dog I adopted. The first dog I ever had. She came to me looking really bad, with that horrible cherry eye sticking out and not knowing much about anything. She was two and a half years old and had spent her entire life in a kennel. So she had to learn everything from the beginning. How to walk on a leash, how to socialize and how to get used to the human presence in the house.