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Monday, July 20th, 2009 01:01 pm
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I am working a six day week at the moment, which impairs the blogging somewhat. Still, at midnight tonight, I shall be unveiling a new sponsor. And when [livejournal.com profile] burlesque_bunny starts back at the pub on the second of August I shall be back to more reasonable hours...

Things I ought to be blogging about but haven't time:
  1. The tories stealing our thunder on the economy and being rewarded with two days' worth of leading headlines.

  2. winning the cricket!

  3. Open For Dogs. Yes, yes, I know, The Kennel Club are evil. But if we can make a decent directory of doggy places to go, that will be fab. If you know of any good dog friendly businesses, go and nominate them?
And now I must consider getting out of bed. I have to go into town before work... Just thought I'd let you guys know I'm not dead or anything.

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Date: Monday, July 20th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
ginasketch: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ginasketch
This eases my paranoia somewhat. For some reason it's been through the fucking roof this week.

Date: Monday, July 20th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
etoile: (Default)
From: [personal profile] etoile
Genuine question here but err... why are The Kennel Club evil? They've had quite a bit of money off our lot over the years so would like to know if they've been up to something nasty.

Date: Monday, July 20th, 2009 06:22 pm (UTC)
matgb: Artwork of 19th century upper class anarchist, text: MatGB (Default)
From: [personal profile] matgb
I think she's probably talking about the pedigree rules, and the rules for crufts, which encourage(d?) 'pure' dogs over actually healthy dogs, and have led to some genetic issues because of inbreeding &c.

But I don't actually know--there might be a lot more than that.

Date: Monday, July 20th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
etoile: (Default)
From: [personal profile] etoile
That's fair enough, though I think the rules for Crufts have been changed recently (since the BBC told them to get lost anyway) but it's a bit late as far as I'm concerned.

One of the reasons we never made as much money with our dogs as some other Spitz/Akita breeders was because we always bred purely to improve the gene pool and not to make a fast turnover of pups that grow into mutants. That's why I've got the doggy I have now, 'cause rather than selling her to the extensive waiting list we had and let some idiot pass her dodgy genes on (you couldn't add the "no breeding" clause into pedigree papers like you can now), we kept her. 15 years of vet bills later and we're very, very glad that she wasn't added to the Spitz pool, it'd be worse than me having a kid =P

Not all breeders are as scrupulous as we were (I found that out most recently with the chinnies *sighs*) but there are a lot of people out there who genuinely care about the health of the animals they're breeding and so I'd hate to think that all of them were being lumped into the bastardly category.

Date: Monday, July 20th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I know the feeling. I've either been working, looking after Ferdi, official mayoral engagements or ward work.

It's been a little on the mad side. I'm quite relieved were into the holiday season so I can wind down a little.

It's JohnBM by the way

Date: Monday, July 20th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
- May get an OpenID at some point

Date: Monday, July 20th, 2009 10:08 pm (UTC)
moriarty: (dw; sixey)
From: [personal profile] moriarty
I'm glad you're back. <3

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