What we do for our dogs

Showing and breeding dogs is more than a hobby, it is a way of life. This week Maureen and Michael’s blog -Shelamo Shelties celebrates the anniversary of a move. That’s right- they MOVED to accommodate the dogs. Some people will move so that their children can be in the “right” school district. Some people will move to go where a new job is located. Shelamo shelties had a location they were happy with, until the laws changed- then the location was no longer fine.
If you had a job, friends, a community you were happy with- would you move? If you raise and show dogs, the answer is YOU BET. Our lives revolve around our dogs. We spend all of our “discretionary money” on the dogs. We spend all of our “discretionary time” on our dogs. Our vacations are based on where is the National this year? Our home renovations are about how will the change better our dog management. Of course we have chosen this life, but it is not about “making money” as many of the Animal Rights people are attempting to persuade the public- it is about the DOGS. It’s always all about the dogs!

I too would move for my dogs- but I hope I never have to- I love our current location.

Morganne  – (September 18, 2009 at 10:24:00 AM PDT)  

I don't breed dogs but I compete in agility. We moved from a lovely historic downtown location (with a small backyard) to several acres of horse property outside of town - ALL BECAUSE OF THE DOGS! (they needed more space to run and train).

Acadia Shelties  – (September 22, 2009 at 4:17:00 AM PDT)  

Yeah- really it is the "dog community"- all people who are dedicated to "dog sports" whose lives are "all about the dogs"!!! Not just breeders. Thanks for the comment.

Shelamo Shelties  – (September 23, 2009 at 11:01:00 AM PDT)  

Am just back from our 5 day (vacation!)show and playing catch-up. Thanks for reaffirming why we do what we do for our love of dogs, and in the end our clients. One would think 25 ac here, 25 ac there would be the same, certainly not as we found out in our 4 yr search for this place. The quote I've always liked, and had thought to leave it in the neighbour's mailbox ... Dear God: If a dog barks his head off in the forest and no human hears him, is he still a bad dog?

Acadia Shelties  – (September 23, 2009 at 1:18:00 PM PDT)  

Funny quote- No- I don't think he is a bad dog even if someone CAN hear him- but for some silly reason one's neighbors might disagree.

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