The weather has finally improved here, this weekend we were in the 20's! just fabulous... so on saturday we decided to go to the farmers market so the dogs could enjoy the outdoors as well. Of course everywhere we walk people are constantly stooping us to pet the dogs, which is a bit uncomfortable for Guero, because he still pees when he is touched, needless to say my shirt ended up wet too
We ran into a lady who got really emotional with Bestia because she had just lost her yorkie dog a couple weeks ago, and she said Bestia was very much like him... then she started asking questions about where we got them and such, then she started going on and on about dogs that she has rescued and saying that the breeder we got Guero from was shut down and she help to do that, because they were not good - which I did went to check when I got home and that was a lie, they are still in business - they seemed to me like very responsible breeders, they gave us a 1 year guarantee, and they wouldn't even let Bestia come in contact with him unless we were 100% sure we were taking him, as they didn't want to risk the puppy's health and the others. And who knows, maybe I am wrong about them, I have learned so much in the last few months with a lot of research and school that there is a few things I question now, but guero is home now and that is it.
Anyways, the lady actually made me feel gulty that I didn't have rescue dogs. Which I did look for, but there was never small dogs at the rescues here; sadly a couple months ago I did find out there is a small dog rescue place at the city a couple hours from us, would I have known that I would have gotten puppies there.
When we got Bestia 2 years ago, I was under the impression that the person we were getting him from had her 2 dogs and well they had puppies so she was finding good homes for them... once we went to pick him up I realized that she had more dogs than just 2, and basically she was a backyard breeder kinda deal... I had already fallen in-love with Bestia though, I couldn't leave him, I Do know that that person's little business has been shot down now
but I know that Bestia was meant to be with me, he needed care for an ear infection that they were not even aware off, and well he has been the light of my life since and I know he is happy to be with us too.
I do want to get a rescue in the near future, I am actually thinking of a special needs dog, but I have to give B & G more time before we even start looking for another furkid. In the meantime though, I don't know why I feel bad, but some days is like I have to justify to people why I don't have a rescued dog and why I got them from those places Would I have done things differently knowing everything I know now?
Absolutely!!, but they are home with me and I know they have the best care they can have and that is more important to me.
...well that was my venting for the day... people just have a way of getting to me at times. Thankfully puppy kisses always make it all better