who is breeding mutts? What does anyone think of ******** I don't exactly want a toy, i want a miniature, but I'm having the worst luck finding them. Their was this other website something********** , anyways they are in missouri and they only breed toy and miniature poodles, and miniature is what I am looking for. The only thing is they give like no information about the pups, it just says three males with three pictures of the puppies. I don't know how to find a breeder that is not a backyard breeder or puppy mill. I need some serious help, please! If anybody has extra time to help me find a: breeder that breeds: miniature poodles and that is close to TX, that would be awesome. My family wouldn't mind driving for a day or flying, but just not all away across the country. everybody in my family wants a female! :)
We are ordering a little remebrance garden stone thing for in memory of Angel. It will have her name on it, my parents ordered it as a surprise, but I sorta found out LOL It's definatly wierd without Angel here, she is missed so much.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 2/18/2008 12:35:48 AM*** Reason: No website promotion
MPR, It's great that you're putting a lot of thought into bringing a new baby into your home & I don't want to discourage you but I do want to give you some things to consider in making your decision.
While no one knows more than my hubby & me that there are/will be a hundred times a day in a hundred different ways you'll miss having Angel by your side please consider the changes that have taken place within your family since you brought Angel home as a puppy.
I'm guessing but it seems like when Angel joined your family you were a lot less independent & you had a house full of children with your brothers & sister & you all there to provide TLC to Angel so she was rarely ever lonely.
Now, however, it seems like your household has grown considerably smaller over these past few years & you've become more involved in "the outside world" with your skating & horseback riding activities. And in a few short years you'll be dating!
So while being home schooled is a HUGE plus as far as being able to devote time to a new puppy your world is also expanding by leaps & bounds & you need to consider that there will be many more times within the coming years when your puppy will be left by herself (as you pursue a normal active life & without your brothers & sister living there now) - or you'll have to choose between doing something that you really, really want to do elsewhere or staying home so your new puppy isn't lonely & misses you.
It's also been many years since Angel was a PUPPY-puppy & because you were so very young when she joined your family your parents probably had the major responsibility of housetraining Angel & raising her in a way that she fit so beautifully into your family. In addition to housetraining, puppies chew & that means riding gloves, crops, boots, ANYthing that isn't nailed down or put up out of their reach (& that could even be your beloved "Angel-blanket"!).
In all our years of having dogs in our lives I can honestly say we lost something important with each & every puppy we've ever had. Sometimes it was "just" important mail & other times it was couches or expensive boots or a beautiful handmade quilt, etc.!
I'm not suggesting in the least that you're not up to the task (you seem like a VERY mature & exceptional young lady), & any puppy that joins your family will be one very, VERY lucky-pup, but to foster the exceptionally close relationship that you enjoyed with Angel will take a lot of work & time on your part, at a time in your life when you might be depriving yourself of the opportunity to expand your horizons & "try your wings" in a hundred other wonderful ways.
P. S.: I loved your "Angel & the Chipmunk" story! - Thanks! - :-)
Dogs have taught me all I need to know about life, love, loyalty, & laughter; & (heartbreakingly), loss & "letting go" of a loved one as well. God bless ‘em…