The Breeder

christine1950January 27, 2011

This was past on to me and I wanted to share...

The Breeder ....

I love my little puppy; she makes my house a home.

She is my sweetest little friend; I never feel alone.

She makes me smile; She makes me laugh;

She fills my heart with love.

Did some person breed her, or did she just fall from above?

I've never been a breeder, never seen life through their eyes;

I hold my little puppy and just sit and criticize.

I've never known their anguish; I've never felt their pain,

The caring of their charges, through the snow or wind or rain.

I've never waited the whole night through, for babies to be born,

The stress and trepidation, when they're still not there by morn.

The weight of responsibility for this body in my hands,

This darling little baby, who weighs but 60 grams.

Should you do 'that' instead of 'this' . . .

or maybe 'that' was wrong?

Alone you fight and hope and pray,

He'll grow up proud and strong.

You pray he'll live to bring great joy

To someone else's home

You know it's all just up to you;

You'll fight this fight alone.

Formula, bottles, heating pads, you've got to get this right,

Two-hour feedings for this tiny guy, throughout the day and night.

Within your heart you dread that you will surely lose this fight,

To save this little baby, but God willing . . . you just MIGHT.

Day one; he's in there fighting; you say a silent prayer.

Day two& three, he's doing well, with lots of love and care.

Day four& five . . . he's still alive; your hopes soar to the heavens.

Day six he slips away again,

Dies in your hands, day seven.

You take this little angel, and you bury him alone.

With aching heart and burning tears, and an exhausted groan,

You ask yourself, "Why do this? . . . Why suffer through this pain?"

Yet watch the joy your puppies bring, and everything's explained.

So, when you think of breeders and you label them with "Greed",

Think of all the things that they endure to fill another's need.

For when you buy your puppy, with your precious dollars part,

You only pay with money. . .while they pay with all their heart.

... Author Unknown....

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carmen_grower_2007

Beautiful and touching.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2011 at 2:19PM
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sylviatexas1

& absolute bull

    Bookmark   January 27, 2011 at 3:09PM
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tracie.erin

Eugh. Yes, I'm sure there are many breeders that feel that way, but they are contributing to the problem of millions of animals being euthanized due to overpopulation. But hey, CUTE PUPPIES, am I right?

    Bookmark   January 27, 2011 at 4:23PM
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lily316

I echo Sylvia

    Bookmark   January 27, 2011 at 4:23PM
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christine1950

There is no pleasing some of you, most of you took it the wrong way again.... So good bye> I am so done with all of you. Dont bother to reply, this forum is being deleted by me forever.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2011 at 5:05PM
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cynthia_gw

There are good breeders out there. And there are thoughtless pet owners who shouldn't share the same label as good breeders. Unfortunately Christine, you posted this at a time when there are several emotional posts on the topic. So just the wrong time to share.

    Bookmark   January 27, 2011 at 5:40PM
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sylviatexas1

If breeders kept their dogs' & cats' offspring or gave them away, I might harbor different thoughts, but as long as they sell the offspring, it's just a business.

You can look on craigslist on any day & find manipulative breeders gushing & fawning over "cute little boy" or "precious little princess girl"...
but they're for sale.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2011 at 4:54PM
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Meghane

I love how the poor little puppy suffers for 7 days and never once does The Breeder take the puppy to a vet. He just suffers needlessly and dies in pain.

I certainly know breeders who would not hesitate to take a puppy to a vet at the first sign of trouble. It's breeders like in this poem that I despise, and who give all breeders a bad name. Which is a darn shame for the good ones out there.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2011 at 10:23PM
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betsyhac

Oh gag me. What a load of crap. Go ahead and take your ball and go home -- or, and what a novel idea this is -- wise up.

    Bookmark   February 1, 2011 at 6:54PM
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roco0101

Yeah, wait until you get a puppy from the "breeder" that has them stacked five cages high, the top one poops on the one below that and THAT goes down to the third floor and beyond. The poor pup on the bottom. The only time they're put in another "cage" is to breed....twice a year or more and then it's probably with the father of the bit*ch.

I'm sure there are some? reputable breeders out there but, 20 years in the dog rescue and Humane Society work, I truly have yet to meet one.

Adopt or rescue then spay/neuter. Mixed breeds are great.

Take your Suzy Sunshine poem to any backyard breeder and see how long it takes them to wipe their buttocks on it for their morning defication. They're into it for the money and it will save them $$$$ on toilet paper.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2011 at 9:20PM
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