From the November 2019 Issue of ShowSight. Click to subscribe.
Our Director of Web Development received this letter anonymously and brought it to our attention. We are sharing it with you all here. Our heartfelt thanks to whomever sent it in!
The hand of a breeder is the hand that calms the dog during childbirth…
It is the hand that caresses her belly to calm her during contractions…
A breeder’s hand is the hand that makes the path free to let the pups be born easier…
It is the hand that does not tremble and is ready to help a puppy in trouble.
A breeder’s hand is the hand that breaks the puppies’ sac if it is not broken after birth…
It is the hand that helps rub and clean the puppies and help their breathing.
A breeder’s hand is the one that tries to revive a puppy, but sometimes he has to give up when there is no heartbeat.
The hand of a breeder is the hand that cuts the umbilical cord when the mother does not…
In addition, the hand of the breeder is the one that weighs the puppy every day to see if everything is going well.
A breeder’s hand is the hand that puts a runaway puppy closer to the mother while the mother looks at you full of confidence ..
The hand that rubs the chest, so that breast milk is activated…
A breeder’s hand is the one that rubs his eyes and fights fatigue after days without falling asleep…
It is the hand that gives milk bottles day and night when there is very little yield.
A breeder’s hand is the one that brings the lost puppy back to the mother, the one who plays with the puppy to socialize, the one who teaches the puppy to switch to solid nutrition.
The hand of a breeder is the hand that takes care of the little ones when it does not go well
The hand of a breeder is the hand you have entrusted to your future puppy in the hope that it will grow big and strong.
The hand of a breeder is the hand that is ready to pick up the phone day and night to answer all your questions or give moral support.
For all these and many other things, the next time you shake a breeder’s hand, think of everything that hand has done… with love.
Thanks to Daniel Cartier for sending this beautiful tribute to breeders.