July 2005


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Merry Moore <[log in to unmask]>
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Farm Collie Breed Conservancy and Restoration <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 14 Jul 2005 13:55:13 -0400
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... FINALLY.  lol  Seems I've been waiting so long for this appointment.

Anyway, I was not surprised to hear that Blitz is nearly blind in one eye
and has only 60-70% vision from the other.  His appointment to be neutered
has already been made, and I couldn't be more relieved to get it over
with.  I'm going to be calling his breeder tonight with some very blunt
questions, starting with "How do you sell a half-blind dog as a show
prospect and still sleep at night?"  Then it will be time to grill his co-
owner to see who sounds guiltier.  Either way, I'm glad it's me that gave
him a home and not some puppy-miller trolling for easy breeding rights.

In better news, Sasha is normal-eyed like my husband said, so yay!  He
actually knew what he was talking about!  lol  We'll be getting her hips
and thyroid checked next... expecting to hear good things though as she
has shown no possible weakness in either field.  And of course the DNA
test... if all goes well, we might very well be getting more serious about
finding a suitable stud.

Thought some of you might be interested to know that the opthamologist
used to work in Alaska and knew Athena.  I knew she'd been on the list way
back when, but hadn't realized she'd died.  :(  The opthamologist had
nothing but good things to say about her, kept saying that if
opthamologists were in charge of the breed standard there would be more
dogs like Athena's and Sasha in the gene pool.