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.
Bepop on the right and Booly Wooly on the left. She was a month older than my GuyGuy..
Lots of memories of this little girl..who just wanted to have fun. I selected her, picked her up and kept her for the 10 months required before she could go to the UK as breeding stock .Took her to shows, trained her to get her TAN water test and off to stardom, she went..She did her job well and even had a historic litter with Caya de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre..This is another sad day in the Barbet world. Wonderful Aretha Franklin bowed out on the same historic day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ifw8JhDBvs
Here you can read what now defunct club says about the 2 types of population. One: the Poodle type, re-incarnated by JC Hermans which has nothing to do with the old breed.It’s called a BARBET MODERNE. Nothing to do with the standard OR HISTORY.
The other: VIEUX BARBET=> is the historical one, threatened with extinction because many have not a clue of what they are talking about…Fighting has gone on since 1980’s and it does not look like it’s about to change. I am one of the few to have archives on the real breed and my work along with some others’ is certainly not appreciated. that is life, but I maintain facts are facts and lies are lies.
Medication seems to be doing well..he’s not been ill in nearly 2 months. A record. Fingers crossed and hugs to his best supporter in Sweden, Camilla!
Iabada 2018 ( Isabeau von der Leibrücke) and Moustache 1886.
…but can you see it? Do any of the other “waterdogs” look like this one? Negative. Breed for health, of course, but not for mutts or Doodles! Otherwise send people to buy a Labradoodle or a Poodle. Continually breeding for 0% is not going to get anyone anywhere…
Here’s another example, below:
Neo Mahler de la serve de la chapelle d’Alexandre, son of Iabada.
GuyGuy is taking his medicine for his gallstone, eating sometimes more sometimes less and I spend the time to make sure he does. We are now testing some homeopathy that could help him when he moans and is in pain. He IS a real trooper and so sweet. Every day, I am blessed to have him.