And this post explains why I am accused of being so "rude" on da phone to people I have never met, (actually just being honest, protective, and caring for da babies born in my yard) and why da 1st phone call is a good screen to disqualify most callers who just want to 'make them into a pet' and as usual "I" am often accused of being a 'hard' breeder "to do business with!" Yah you got dat RIGHT! Why? Simply put: because I am breeding hunting, personal protection, service and elite, high performance, WORKING dogs, and I am NOT breeding pets.
But... the irony is: the best working dogs are always a 'part' of the family and are usually the kids pet and personal protection, or simply your best friend, when it is not hunting season. Cur dogs, such Catahoula, Yellow Black Mouth, and Mountain Curs are so intelligent, sensitive and aware, even as little pups, that they are not only smarter than we think,
THEY ARE SMARTER THAN US!
(A red leopard son of Patch and Ruby @ 8 weeks old)
~ A Post Christmas Warning:
~ In about 4 to 12 weeks after Christmas we are going to be seeing folks put up the
"We need to re-home our pet" posts and Craigs list ads.
(The photo above was taken by a very responsible dog 'owner'
who took their new pup on a hike in the Colorado Rockies,
and had stopped for a break along the trail.)
~ These are the folks who purchased puppies as Christmas gifts who are suddenly allergic, moving, having a baby, don't have time, their kids won't take care of it, didn't think they'd get so big, etc...
~ To these people I say:
*You didn't know you had an allergy? oops. Don't let the pet suffer. Get allergy medicine.
*You're moving? what city are you moving to that doesn't allow dogs? Bullcrapville? find a house/ apartment / condo that will ALLOW your furry family member. PERIOD.
(a son of Maurice I circa 2002)
*Oh...you had no idea you were due to have a baby in 2 months? interesting.
Get a dog trainer and suck it up, buttercup, you're a pet mom and a human mom now, millions deal with this daily and manage just fine and so will you, if you decide to, so just decide to do it.
(Ruby and Simon on board a de la Houssaye's Swamp Tour)
*Don't have time for one 15 minute walk or to have a dog just sit next to you while you're home? really?
~ So they're better off in a shelter than waiting in your house for you to get home? okaaay!!!....
~ get another dog to keep them company or find a solution that lets them stay in your home, it really isn't that difficult.
*Oh....you mean your 5 year old didn't step up to the plate to feed, walk, and scoop poop?
~ And this surprised you?
~ I guess it's time for you to step up and be the model of responsibility for your own child.
*Wrong Size? not cute as an adult?
not quite the personality you expected?
~ look in a mirror...
~ How'd you turn out?
Should we send you back or make you homeless?
(Jesse circa 2011)
~ Grow the hell up, you chose to bring this puppy home, not the other way around....
but you can bet your ass "that dog" would lay down his life for you.. can you do the same for him or her?
~ I didn't make this post to offend anyone, but rather to open eyes...
and take responsibility for those without a voice that had no choice in being a gift for Christmas.
~ Feel free to copy and share.
Merry Christmas y'all, and here is another post card from Louisiana.
Should you be interested in being a part of the de la Houssaye's Catahoula family, and going through the qualification process, I can be reached by cell phone at 337 298 2630 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org