Thelma La Douce

When all is said and done.

https://www.centrale-canine.fr/le-chien-de-race/barbet?fbclid=IwAR1H-WAQwulMt0tZF-803gLeOSLnlD_KWWU7PieAy26k0QTxK2qFjkvPq1Y

The Barbet club of sorts (et al) no longer exists (finally) and the Barbet has recently become an orphan breed. Mismanagement of the breed, breeding to breed, lack of any kind of knowledge about its true history which is not about “the ancestor of the Poodle” nor is it about Napoleon’s mascot. A year ago, the whole thing exploded in their faces and the result is there, with a picture at the top of the page of the one who thought greatness was an quality/fication of one’s highness and disdain and moquery of others…never mind the falsified fatherhood declarations at ye ol’ scc. So, she was caught red-handed in her lies.

Now the club is dead. Long live the new club with probably another lot of ignoramuses in what the Barbet is, looking for fame and a type of fortune, again.

The SCC deals with people and not dogs ( contrary to what we would think) and they will only work with people who get along with eachother, so the Barbet is out as long as people don’t get along with each other. This has gone on for now 35 years and doesn’t seem it will end soon. I was happy to not have to contribute to this farce after 2012 when I was escorted to the door, and liberated.

In passing, 2 of my dogs, the Griffon types ( Vieux Barbet) are represented on that page next to the Poodle types (Barbet Moderne, invented by Jean Claude Hermans). Fanny Forigoler ( haha) de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre and Tchin Tchin de la perte aux Loups ( Thelma la douce), mom to my GuyGuy>> Booly Wooly de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre..father of Fanny.

A bit of “current” history for you.

 

 

Taking care of ageing dogs..the price to pay.

https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2014/10/02/pet-retirement-home.aspx?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=facebookpets_ranart-comment&utm_campaign=20181017_pet-retirement-home&fbclid=IwAR2AK9ZadeSD5bZRdtjDOsYx6kY87trWLNQ56hwhPmuwjtq0TbV2zrOFy_g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coccolina will be 14 in December. She is happy, go lucky, a real trooper who still jumps on the bed to sleep or get cuddles. She is very much aware of what is going on around her. She is more careful and sleeps a bit more than before. She is reaching a ripe old age. She does not take any kind of medication, except glucosamin for her joints, along with GuyGuy. I try to keep her interested and active.

GuyGuy, is now 12.5 after being extremely ill for a year, is ok. He is very very demanding and wants to have as much attention as possible and I am happy to give it to him and more. He has always been such a charmer, my dear GuyGuy. He has me wrapped around his little finger. He takes milk thistle and asparagus. He demands to be active!

Of the other 6, Compay is over 11, but happy to watch what is going on and go with the flow. Of the other 5 who all have their personality..I have to make sure they are not shorted in any way possible and they get the attention they deserve.

That is only fair to all of them. That having been said, at this point it is not even imaginable to have a litter of pups, even if I’d love to…a question of priorities!

I am sure you understand what comes first..

Ageing dogs.. attention and life.

A day, any day can become a real challenge..with older dogs. Guyguy had not been sleeping well as of recently..I was not hearing that “ahhhhhhhh” sound one has when you/he hits your/his pillow..he was tossing and turning..so I thought there was something not right. Osteopath came very quickly..and hopefully by Thursday he will feel better. No cardio training tomorrow for him. He is eating well and appears to have enjoyed the attention..as he always does. He is such a charmer.

I think I am much more aware of all this now, because I have aches and pains..too.

They deserve undivided attention.

GuyGuy was sooo happy..

It has been nearly 2 years since GuyGuy had been swimming and this was totally unplanned. Heis reflexes were tip-top, my GuyGuy.After all when you do it at 8 weeks, it’s forever!

He was ready to retrieve, with his grand-daughter Duna and nephew Nat-King

I did not want him to swim off since I was worried he would be disoriented in the water and get lost.He had a ball..Look at that straight back! What a delight!

Barbet birthday : GuyGuy turns 12

After being ill for nearly a year, I can say that we have now gotten rid of the FLoiseau/Batterikullens curse. GuyGuy is now all new and enjoying life and back to being his normal happy self. He is stronger than the rumours that he was hit with for many years and has showed his will and determination. He has many descendants, all healthy and we have come a long way from the many issues at Thelma’s breeder’s.

A birthday hug that reaches out to his beloved sister in Finland and of course his other brothers who have not sadly, kept in touch.

We celebrated with liver/beef cake and cookies..everyone was happy!