Scout,no hard feelings here. I don't feel as though your intent was to put me down or anything of that nature. I guess,my way of responding could have been worded a little differently in the end...I do appologize for coming off the way I did. I knew what you meant. You've never given me a bad word the whole time I've been here,and I really appreciate you for being the person that you are. This place has been helpful,and so have you! You aren't carrying yourself with anything less than respect towards others...no hard feeling or harm done. You do a great job around here sharing information with us. I do appreciate your point of view,motivation and input.
msg #11 IP: Logged 5:51:42 PM 11/9/2005 please share your hoarding with me, we can each have half the litters, i think her puppies are so darn cute. and i thought her website was great, she sure shared alot more then most breeder (maltese, though) that i have ever seen.(hey,i like to look, ay who's selling mylove online) i love to see photos of everyones doggies, i love the fact that tp members , and i am glad ya'all share photos, ( and you all have the cutiest). _____________________________________________________
Of course I'll share with you...just don't think Alicat1 will agree to hand them all over to the "two crazy ladies that show up at her door running off with the babies,LOL!" I can just see it now(chasing us with a broom or something,lol!
i dont know what a good price or a bad price are, but i would give my right leg and left arm for any dog( be it maltese,chi, ect, ect.)i love them all.( i just happen to be a maltese abseced(sp) person)
***Edited By: winnies_mom on 11/9/2005 7:07:08 PM*** Reason: *
But why are they 800 if they are not health tested. I can get an untested boxer for 200 out of my paper. The extra money is what is supposed to cover the testing. I also don;t like that you get breeding rights if you pay mroe,I think they should be labeled breedable or not and not based on price. But they aren't my dogs:)
I do love the look of your cropped dogs,I usually don;t care eitheir way with boxers but theirs really makes them look great.
If you charge me $1800 for a dog I am going to assume you did testing. Why else would you charge such a high price? I think I know why but I best keep it to myself. If you want a pet quality boxer that hasn't had testing you can get one from the pound or from the newspaper.
I think your site is just fine Ali. Your dogs look great and I like the white one! It is different so I like it! I also like brindle! Your never going to please everyone. You need to do what makes you happy. Your site is never going to look perfect to someone who does not like what you are doing. Don't even worry about it. Who says what is correct and what is not anyway? I think people are just picking out anything possible to say now to be rude. She is not going to stop breeding because of what you write. I think it is not polite or even proper when you can read NO BREEDER BASHING! Though it is easy when she is not on here to defend herself. Technically though why should she have to defend herself to who?! As long as you are happy with what you do and in your heart you are doing the right thing who cares what anyone else thinks! I say you go girl and your pups look cute!
Websites are not an easy thing to build and a professional website is no guarantee of anything. And websites are not needed to be "taken seriously". Taken seriously by whom?
you are correct ...... professional websites are not an absolute guarantee of anything. but if you are going to make a website to portray a certain image , in what ever it is you are doing, then it helps a great deal for it to be professional ie: correct spelling, grammar, user friendly, etc.
an example to show my point :
recently i was looking at schools to attend to switch careers. i went on an interview to one. after the tour of the school the director of admissions takes me back to his office and we start going over the curriculum. he starts writing down several key things i needed to know about the school. as i am watching him write i take notice he is misspelling the most basic of words pertaining to the field i was interested in. it doesnt look good for the director of the school to not be able to spell a simple word like clinical when it is a word that is used a hundred times a day for that particular field. this is the guy who is trying to show me his school is the best for the particular thing i was interested in. needless to say i was not applying to yale and that is the difference. this guy wanted me to take him and his school seriously and he could barely spell basic key words.
think if ali wants to become a show breeder and have people take her seriously as a professional breeder and handler of show dogs, her website should reflect that. misspellings and poor grammar does not portray the image she is striving for. it was a comment meant to help her not to bash her.
maybe i get it more because i was raised in an environment of professional people and i just naturally pick things out like that.
sometimes i think people are willing to accept less because it has become somewhat the norm across this country. i frankly .... get tired of reading newspapers with tons of typographical errors ....... doesnt anyone proof read anymore ? or do the majority just not care anymore ?
***Edited By: scout1 on 11/9/2005 9:33:34 PM*** Reason: x
now you are bashing her website??? whats next,,, grass in the back yard too long? not everyone has the ability to have a top notch website. and I dont know anyone that bought a dog because the web site was nice.
glen burns, scout was not bashing the website...she offered up a suggestion, thats all. I bet Alicat would be open to ideas on how to make her site even better...such as fixing grammatical/spelling errors. In scout's first post about the errors, she stated herself that she was offering constructive criticism.
Some other people in this thread, however, are being very rude. Any "bashing" of Alicats breeding or her dogs should be done when she is here to defend herself.