Keeping an eye on the reno progress

Keeping an eye on the reno progress

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Guess who had to sleep squished up on the side…

Guess who had to sleep squished up on the side of the bed 

An example of some of the shepherds being bred…

An example of some of the shepherds being bred and puppies for sale on Greenfield puppies :/

Taken in May. His belly was a bit distended he…

Taken in May. His belly was a bit distended here. 

Kilo got this toy around the end of February i…

Kilo got this toy around the end of February in his Barkbox but at first it was nothing special and he barely paid it any attention. When I started looking to teach him new things over the last few months while keeping him quiet, I taught him to bring me a toy when it was dinner time instead of him sitting at my feet and giving me The Stare. He caught on pretty fast, and soon when I asked for a toy this was the first one he’d go to. After he realized bringing me this toy could get him meals/treats, he began carrying this toy around, even sleeping with it and using it as a pillow. Sometimes if he couldn’t find this toy he would bring me another, but he would often dig around in his toy box to specifically bring me this one. I thought it was sort of fitting anyway since it’s food related haha. 

Now that he’s gone, I’ve put this toy away from the other dogs. It’s still all covered in dried saliva and reminds me of him so much when I see it. I guess it’s sort of a retired toy now. I don’t really know what to do with it, but it feels wrong to let the other dogs play with it/try to destroy it. 

An example of some of the shepherds being bred…

An example of some of the shepherds being bred and puppies for sale on Greenfield puppies :/

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Remember how I planned on taking Kilo in the Terry Fox 10km run last Fall but he had sore feet so I took Lola instead and planned on running Kilo in it this year

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jakemyboy
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“This was a good day.”

Kilo was a very lucky boy, you gave him such a great life, he had your total devotion and he got to go adventuring all the time! His heart was full with contentment in his life I’m sure, knowing he had a human that cared for him and gave him all he could want, no dog could ask for more than that. If they could talk. ��

Thank you <3 I just really wish he had more time. He finally matured into being so confident in himself esp around other dogs. It took some time but he matured into such an amazing dog and sadly wasn’t around long enough to get to do the things I always wanted to do with him. If only I’d worked more seriously with him when I first got him, maybe we would have been able to do a lot more :/ So many ‘what ifs’ though..

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taxnerd
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I truly do believe that where there’s smoke, there’s fire, but of course, that is not proof of wrongdoing. Have you checked with the Animal Control or Animal Services bureau for the city in Lampeter, PA? They may know and could provide the information you need. I live in Oregon and we have something called the Hannah Society – it’s basically a company that leases dogs to people. It seems like a good idea (sort of – wtf dog leasing) but once you look a little deeper you find that it’s (part 1)

I have not, I am actually in BC Canada so this is just something I’m looking into mostly out of curiosity for myself and also to use as a reference for in the future when people are looking into buying puppies from there but refuse to believe it could be a puppy mill. I’ll do more digging around tomorrow. It’s hard looking into anything when the only information they give is a name and phone number. (though even just googling one breeder’s name on there comes up with animal cruelty charges).

It’s something you sort of have to really look at. IMO a lot of the pups don’t look very healthy and the parents look poorly bred (for the most that I saw, but people that don’t know might not realize that). I also thought several of the parents looked quite under muscled and not in good condition. Not skinny or anything but definitely lacking muscle tone. Maybe I was just imagining it but it could’ve indicated they were dogs that spent more time in a kennel/small area than exercising or actually doing anything. It’s sad if they are puppy mills where the dogs are kept in bad conditions. I’m in Canada and animal cruelty doesn’t seem to be taken all that seriously here, unless maybe it’s a more high profile case that’s in the news or something. Frustrating anyway. 

Anyway it’s late here and I’ll do some digging around tomorrow if I have time. It sucks that puppy mills still exist and people keep dogs in bad conditions to make the $$ off the pups but sadly there is still a demand for it if people keep buying from there.