Boy, howdy. How is this for a synchronicity?
Just yesterday, I paid the deposit to our Raff’s breeder for a female from an upcoming breeding. Exciting, right?
Today, I find out a full sister to Raff has suddenly become available. She was returned to the breeder by the former owner; this stuff happens. The ex owner decided she wanted a different breed.
So, the breeder and I are talking. Raff’s sister, Jada, appears healthy, except for being overweight. She’ll be seeing the vet tomorrow for a checkup and to get current on her shots.
A full sister to my beloved Raff, or a baby puppy?
Daddy made a comment about how adorable puppies are. Yeah, sure. Then maybe he would like to take over the house breaking? And watch the baby every nanosecond she’s out of her crate? Is he going to take the brunt of the Bitey Monster phase?
Raff actually was neither a Bitey Monster nor destructive chewer; he house broke with minimal input from me under the tutelage of our older female.
After over 30 years of getting baby puppies started right, the excitement is starting to wear off . . .
All of that said, I am a complete sucker for puppy breath.
But, the chance to have a full sister to Raff is to good to pass up. And at two years old, we’ll know a lot about her health and temperament.
I love Raff’s parents. His sire was truly extraordinary, and I so wanted a pup from him. He was lost bloat not long ago. Thankfully, there is frozen semen. Raff’s breeder’s focus is to preserve the old Czech bloodlines.
Anyway, the loss of Raff’s sire was a huge shock. Such a loss. I still think of him every day—a dog I never even met in person/K9 (he was a police K9 in the Czech Republic). His videos told me quite a lot, though. He was so dedicated. Absolutely no use for humans other than his handler.
Raff’s dam is all personality, super outgoing, as is he. Wonderful drives, too, as would be expected.
The biggest obstacle now is transpo now that the airlines are not taking XL crates. We have to use ground.
I feel like a can’t pass up the chance to have a full Raff sister.
Here is Jada.