Rescheduling, the cheesecake tells a story and when is it okay to deliberately breed a dog with a disability ?
Busy weekend, which is nothing unusual in our home and Sunday saw the start of February with Treacle surprising us by being on heat. She was only on heat four months ago, her mother could heat sometimes this close, a month earlier and I might of been worrying about pyometra (uterine infection) which can often occur around three months after a dog has been on heat and can at first be mistaken for a dog coming on heat. Last heat for Treacle, we did have the accidental mating incident with her Dad, Reggie and she was injected to not retain any pregnancy if it had occurred, so this might be one reason she has cycled a little earlier than expected, as well.
Treacle was booked in with Toby to travel to Bristol on the 11th for their MRI scans and this will be when she will be around the time of her heat she will be at her most acceptable of a male dogs attention, so I think it a bit much to expect Toby to travel to Bristol with Treacle flashing her eyelashes at him all the way, so we have rescheduled the MRI scanning to the 26th February. We are not breeding from Treacle at this time, we may consider options for her in 2015, all going well with her MRI scan and other health tests.
The photos are of her taken this morning with me by our daughter Molly, who is still home from school getting over this awful cold we have had go through us all.
Managed to get five of our children out of the six of them off to school this morning. All of them are carrying the tail end of the cold that has struck us all down one by one, but Molly who has had it the worse is still home and I just want to see her get her appetite back. Yesterday was Sunday and most Sundays we have a roast which is followed by dessert. Yesterday because I have yet still to get my full taste and smell back, I decided to do a cheesecake, as quick and easy to do, but as you will see in the photo below taken today. The cheesecake has yet to be touched and that tells you how unwell we have all been feeling. Normally I would expect half that cheesecake to be gone in the first sitting and yesterday when offered, no one felt up to the challenge, not even my husband, who normally if you put chocolate in or on anything, you're pretty much guaranteed he will eat it. Looks like Toby might be in for a treat (Take a look at blog entry "Naughty Toby" 20/1/2015). Lol
Most I hope who read this blog are aware of the documentary "Pedigree Dogs Exposed" and Jemima Harrison who helped make it and narrates the documentary. Hopefully you will be aware of her blog "Pedigree Dogs Exposed - The Blog" as I have from time to time mentioned it and linked it.
Recently she blogged about a crossbreed dog called Rami, pictured below who is in a rescue home looking to be rehomed, it is not known if he was deliberately bred or is from an accidental litter. Jemima Harrison posted Rami's photo on her facebook page and asked people what they thought of him and many presumed he was a deliberate cross, so the way he looks prompted mostly outrage.
Read the blog at this link http://pedigreedogsexposed.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/is-this-really-pits.html#comment-form
Hopefully you will of read the blog and also the first comment on the blog. For me the nail is hit firmly on the head. So the answer posed in the title of this blog, "When is it okay to deliberately bred a dog with a disability ?" The answer is, When the dog is given a history, a job (even if both are more myth than fact) and a pedigree as long as your arm." Of course the answer should be never !
If you already have not looked at the petition I have been posting on my blog recently at https://www.change.org/p/the-kennel-club-stop-registerin-g-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel-puppies-unless-their-parents-are-mri-scanned-and-heart-tested
Please take a look and if you agree sign it and if you have had or have a Cavalier please leave a message about your experience of life with your Cavalier, in the box asking "I'm signing because." Thanks to all those who have already taken time to sign and leave a message.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.