The Real Time Canine II

After spending 2 years writing the Real Time Canine, the adventure continues with The Real Time Canine II. Read along as I look for just the right puppy to continue the experience. After false starts with Tim and Jed, I am currently training young Tam, and Spot, which are both off to a strong start. Please visit the RTC II to read about training sessions as they occur.

Friday, October 21, 2011

My Sentiments Exactly!

I try, I really try not to be political on this blog. Frankly, it's not good for business. But some causes are just too meaningful for me to pass on. Puppy mills, selling live animals in pet stores, and shock collars are 3 of those causes. Thankfully, I don't have too many more.

I read a quote the other day that went something like this; "If you've never made anyone angry, then you've never taken a stand." Well, believe me, I've made lots of people mad, and my life sometimes seems like it's been one long, continuous stand, but buying puppies, instead of adopting our country's homeless dogs, is one I will never back down from.

We kill upwards of 3,000,000 dogs in this country each and every year, and that's just the dogs. Let's repeat that together; "3,000,000 dogs killed in this country each and every year." In far too many cases, puppy mill operators commit "breeders" to interminable suffering, filth, sickness, and tragic death to satisfy the pet trade so Billy can get a puppy for Christmas, and the cycle continues.

Don't breed or buy while shelter pets die.

I can't stand it and I'm speaking out. Don't expect me to quit any time soon...


  1. Are you telling me you have never bought or breed Border Collies? I find that hard to believe, if you stand up against something then don't be a hypocrite! Get your own trial dogs from a shelter or a rescue group if you so firmly believe this.

  2. When you step from behind the cowardly "anonymous" shroud I will happily engage in discussion with you. And, who, exactly are you?