Saturday, April 12, 2008

We'll report on our sleep-over tomorrow but in the meantime.......

I just realized that I have never seen another Belgian Shepard (any variety) since I left my mommy. Well, except for on TV and that doesn't count since I can't sniff them. I shouldn't be surprised. Per the most recent stats from AKC: 98 Tervuren litters registered in 2006. Not a lot compared to the 41,132 litters registered the same year for Labs. Thats not counting the puppy mills and backyard breeders. Don't get our Momma started on that subject.

Other sad news - Momma's friend had two of her dogs recently diagnosed with cancer. (No names since Momma has not contacted her yet to obtain permission. But if you watch any of the big televised shows that also have obedience, you've seen them). One dog with testicular cancer and has had surgery. The other with Hemangiosarcoma. Our thoughts are with our friends at this time.

We wanted to share the canine cancer website linked above. Knowledge is good. Knowledge is powerful. Some cancers attack very swiftly and often you are not aware of it until it is too late. And we got an extra hug and kiss from Momma in memory of our sister Tia who went to the the Rainbow bridge when she was diagnosed with stage 4/5 lymphsarcoma.

Hugs to all,
T&E

1 comment:

Holly said...

How sad that both her pups were diagnosed! I will send some good Malavibes their way!

Holly