breading dogs is like woodworking, don't ever expect to make any money at
it, unless you really get into it, and get lucky, really lucky. most dog
breeders are like woodworker, they do it because they like it
Don't you know _anything_?? dog is usually prepared in a wok. <grin>
Seriously, though, cornbread mix (dry powder) makes a pretty good coat
treatment for shorter-haired dogs. Rub it in, comb/brush it out (or
vacuum, if they'll stand for taht). Works a lot like "sweeping compound";
is quite effective at reducing that 'doggy smell".
We used to have a Norwegian Elkhound that loved to be vacuumed. Every
spring, she would shed her fluffy inner coat and my Mom would vacuum
her, and then retrieve the BIG load of hair and put it in the back yard
for the birds. Made a nice nest.
To the OP
Next time tell her that first, before buying the dogs, you need to buy
the tools *first* so you can make dog houses. Then you can sell the
doghouses to make money for the dogs. I'm sure you could stretch that
out for quite a while.
Yeah, the thing is though that it feels like it almost worked. Three
things went wrong. There were 7 instead of 10 (we've heard stories of
14!), my MIL claimed three, and the boy dog's surgery. Had one of
those things not happened, we would have made money. What we should
have done is not gotten the boy dog and found a stud somewhere. I
wasn't really taking the whole thing seriously anyway. This was more
like she gets a dog and approves of the power tool purchases.
On 23 Mar 2005 08:20:11 -0800, the inscrutable "brianlanning"
The incessant whining and barking noises.
The intolerable smells.
The constant cleanup.
The costs of feeding and care.
That -ungodly- night of birth?
A phrase from Pink Floyd comes to mind: "comfortably numb".
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