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Trucking along… wonderful Coccolina!

She is happy, aware, eating well. So far, so good. I hope she makes it to 15 1/2..and beyond. She is in the pedigree of nearly 3000  dogs todate. I’d venture to say she is the biggest contributor to the old breed/Vieux Grifffon Barbet..alive today. The old breed will die, but it won’t be for her not contributing, but from very improper selection ( just to refresh Poodle blood).

Brainwashing update, not just for hands…

We are all home for the reasons we know..or hope we are and we know because sometimes people do not know whatisgoingon..I  am  serious..dead  serious. We  all  believe  some  information  blindly  at times  and at  others,  we  doubt…depending  on  the  source..after  years  of   brainwashing  people  the believers  of  the  Barbet  de Buffon  have  quietly removed  most  of  their  references  to  him  and  his  Spanish  Water  Dog..still  leaving  people  to  believe  if  they  have  a SWD  type..it  is  a Barbet..well?? Think  x2 because  sometimes  others  are  better  informed  than  you are..On  that  happy  note..stay  safe!

Beauty in the eye of the beholder..

Coccolina’s eye has this awful looking growth on it. It started last summer and is getting bigger, slowly but surely. Vet agrees it is unpleasant BUT it is not life-threatening. It can be removed, but I think anaesthesia could be dangerous at her advanced age. I am sharing this with you here and now because the other day when I visited her daughter Corisande, almost 13 years of age, I saw the beginning of a similar growth on HER eye. Now, if you have this removed, do it as early as possible.. Coccolina being in almost 3000 pedigrees around the world, I suspect there may be the issue somewhere and it’s best to know about it.

Otherwise, Coccolina is doing her best, eating and having her daily walks…a real trooper.