Friday, April 24, 2009

Puppy Stuff

I love being a breeder! I really do! HONEST!

BUT- I don't love having to deal with puppy people. I confess~ I am not a good PR person; I am not nearly patient enough!!

By the time my little fur-babies are 5 or 6 weeks old, I am just starting to think about which one(s) I may consider keeping in my breeding program. However, the pet people want to know for CERTAIN which one is THEIR puppy! They want pictures and daily updates and all the details of their puppies little lives!!

When I tell them I have absolutely NO IDEA yet- they get a little unhappy! They tell me that they like Puppy A because of her markings- and don't like Puppy B because her eye color~~

Well- you know what??? I don't CARE what they like or don't like!!

(GASP== I said it!!!- oh and it felt so good)

I don't do breedings to make pet people happy!! I don't breed to provide the pet buying John Q Public with companion dogs!! I breed to improve my breeding program! I breed to have something of quality to show! If I could figure out a way to put my order in for ONE- show quality- knock your socks of bitch- ONLY-- I would!! But since I can't do that-- I end up with having to deal with --

Puppy Pet People!

It's not like you can go to a puppy vending machine and just pick out what you want!!!!

Why can't they understand that???

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Among the Unemployed

Well Damn!!

I have joined the ranks of the unemployed!

When Hartmarx Corporation filed Chapter 11- I knew that things were going to get shakey at our office. But, technically I worked for HMX Sportswear Division- and specifically Jack Nicklaus Golf Apparel- and was told over and over again that OUR division was solid and safe!


Not So-- I guess I should have suspected that things were not going well with the bankruptcy when the Lead Dogs let all the corporate Buyers go! In the garment industry- that is a VERY -bad sign! And then, of course, there were the waves of lay- offs! Every week the parking lot was more empty and the phone list company wide was getting shorter and shorter.

Yesterday was my turn~ ahhhh~ but I was not alone!! I was among another 38 in our office and 300 company wide!

Do you know how much I hate job hunting??? Anyone have a winning lottery ticket handy???