Yes, I'm adding to the family and as far as I know, this will be it, until someone kicks off. No more cats, as Reese couldn't handle that, I am sure of it. This will be difficult for Gorgeous Siamese Man and Emma Our Still Utterly Beloved Puggie Girl, but I think with enough love we'll get through.
Basically, these things come to me and I start talking about them. I start to access the feasabileness of my deep desires, how to go about it, so forth. I'm a put-your-mind-to-it and Get It kind of girl.
And so, I went thru the process of finding 'Mia' our female black Pug who is 5 months but looks more like 3 mo.'s. I am assured she is not the 'runt' but instead was as normal as her brother and sister at birth, only developed tiny.
Which is perfect! And I knew she must be the one when I heard this, but I went to see her. You know, how hard it is to leave utter cuteness but this was just a visit since we have family obligations until this Sunday.
Sunday's the day!!!! We plan to pick her up then.
She is everything a breeder would want for Show, except she's small. Smushy-smushy face, all black with this pink tongue and she Loves you up. Oh, that's Happy.
I have 2 pictures of her off my cellphone. They are less than flattering, making her look like she only has one eye - which I assure she has two adorable eyes! So, I think I may post after getting her and getting better pics.
This is proof positive that you can get something done with BREEDERS. Don't ever buy a dog from a pet store - you're are supporting the evil puppy mill industry. I won't ever get sued for that because it's true!
That leaves reputable breeders or backyard breeders. I admit, I got Emma from a backyard breeder but we lucked out - she's wonderful and the perfect pet.
The biggest differences I see between these two kind of breeders are the Bckyrd B.'s are ALL about the money. You do see the Mom and Dad - a sign of a breeder, yes, but these people make a dog for you to get the moulah. Close to a puppy mill, but you see the circumstances for the dog and these people don't keep them in filth. If they do, please report their ass.
Now, the reputable breeder is interested in furthering the breed. Honestly, they are looking to see if their babies are show-quality, as their parents are champions from show. It's like wrangling the puppy away from these people, as they want to hold on to them for 16 weeks or more.
Technically, no Pug breeder, either one, should let a Pug leave mommy for home with you until the earliest 10 weeks.
It's just that these people are looking for conformation, the next champion, and aren't sure until they are sure.
People, that is good. Who cares about The Dog most? Yes, they charge money for the puppy, but you didn't think a 'leftover' champion was free, did you?
Now that you've had my dog aquisition lesson, I hope you will be happy for me as I embark on the Love-love journey a-gain!:):)