For All You "wanna Be" Breeders Out There
Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:10 PM
I am so sorry you are having such a hard time lately and you know if I lived closer I sure would offer to help as best I can .
Hugs to you and I hope it all pays of for you
Glad to hear Blackberry is ok to PHEW I would of been so scared and so stressed. Just gave my three their dose of calcium sandoz, just can't afford to miss it.
Thinking of you
Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:17 PM
My point exactly. Happy to be the maverick.
But Karma will get them in the end.
Cant imagine how hurtful it is but maybe some bittersweet in knowing that its you and those that are in the know know it is you.
I have had 3 Birman boys bless my life over the last 18 years. All from different breeders none who are on CW but I love and thank you all to death. My boys are my life. My most treasured possessions.
I am happy about this thread.
Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:32 PM
Something else I hate to think about but really gets me down at times is that I have a lot of cats. Chances are none of them will out live me. I am going to have to say goodbye to them one by one. I cant even think about that without getting tears in my eyes. Anyone who has had to let a pet go will know that pain. Imagine feeling it over and over. I am sorry if that is depressing but it is part of the deal.
Posted 01 November 2008 - 08:38 PM
I am happy to just lap up all of the pleasures of being a cat owner,
Or should I better say, the pleasures of being "owned by" a furrbaby or two,
Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:09 PM
glad that Blackberry is doing okay now Vicky and healing hugs to you that you are soon on the mend also.
The point of your thread was very well thought out - telling it like it is ...no bed of roses ........
and Kyra?? Hugs to you also
Posted 01 November 2008 - 09:17 PM
Pamela it is hard. I didnt get my first Birm till into my 30's and have just lost him at 55. Devasting but I knew I had tooo much love so another was on the cards.
Not a kitten as I too am ageing but an older furball is the way I go.
They do have 9 lives though not to go on forever only in their lives. They will live happy and wondeful lives and when their time is up you can smile and look back at all those wonderful memories you shared.
I had to put my Oscar to sleep in Feb after 17+ years together and it all happened in 48 hours. I was shell shocked my beautiful boy but I took those 48 hours to observe, love and cherish as my vet said I should and knew when it was time I could do it albeit doing it alone.
Having Oscar pts wasnt the hard part, the hard part was him and Winston having a nose kiss and me carrying him in his petpak up to the car knowing I would bring the petpack home empty.
But if it wasnt for my lovely breeder 17 years of my life would have been nothing.
Dont be sad be glad because BSH are a fav of mine since working in a cattery and your little bubs are cuties.
Posted 02 November 2008 - 12:59 AM
Posted 02 November 2008 - 01:15 AM
I knew it would never be all tea and roses but its always helpful to learn more about breeding.
I still have a long way to go till I can even come close to any of the longtime breeders in here, but I will be learning new things all the way!
Thank you for posting this, Im happy to hear blackberry is on the mend and i hope your feeling much better yourself very soon.
Posted 02 November 2008 - 09:39 AM
Posted 02 November 2008 - 10:24 AM
It does sound like there are more down sides than ups but when things are good the rewards outshine the dark days.
AND I would not have it any other way!!
Posted 02 November 2008 - 11:00 AM
Posted 02 November 2008 - 06:56 PM
Thankyou for sharing Satchmo, hopefully it jolts a few minds.
Posted 02 November 2008 - 07:23 PM
Posted 03 November 2008 - 07:32 AM
Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:30 AM
BUT I think you have missed some things too......
On top of what Vicki and others have said they do in a week, there is also MOUNTAINS of litter trays to clean, food to buy and prepare, washing to be done, medication to administer, shows to prepare for and attend, catteries to clean....
Oh, and many breeders also have human families to look after and full time employment! (The money required doesn't grow on trees!)