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!
A short brisk daily walk..they are creatures of habit and do not understand why things would be otherwise.
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.
I have been spending a bit of time on internet, “looking around” as one does..and trying to identify waterdog breeds. Well, so far I can recognize a Spanish Water Dog, a Portuguese Water Dog, a Poodle and a Lagotto. The plot thickens when it comes to the Barbet which really can look like any of them…or most likely a pure Doodle. This due to lots of myths and falsified facts that suit a breeder in need.
What we see more and more at dog shows is some very Modern Barbet specimens and rarely the old breed.. especially in France where judges have merrily deviated on the breed and no longer can pretend they know the standard…years of mis-management that we pay for, cash. A Barbet should MOVE, Cover ground and show power and strength. They are not city window shopping dogs..
Took Froggy doggy to work with me, because I think they enjoy individual attention and since I had a short afternoon..off we went. Stopped at my favorite bakery on the way and got myself a tarte à la crème…that I forgot
in the car. When I came back..Do you think he ate it or not?.. he did not. My Froggy Doggy..