Aoife Rupee- my beautiful white Bull Terrier. Her first name (pronounced Ee-fa) is taken from the Gaelic, meaning beauty. The spelling is unusual because it’s Irish, and most assuredly will generate amusing and entertaining pronunciations. I find this perfect, for it’s very much in keeping with how amusing and entertaining I find Bull Terriers.Continue reading “Introducing….”
As many of you know, I am a foster failure; but I am also a foster success- twice. Many people ask me, “Don’t you get attached?” along with, “How do you give them up?” The answers are ‘Yes’ and ‘It’s hard’.
I foster because I love dogs. (How I got involved fostering is a subject for a whole separate post.) Quite often, the fosters that come through my doors are in pretty sad shape, so of course my heart gets involved. And even though Rational Brain has told Heart, ‘stay out of this… do not get involved.’ Heart does not listen. Ever.
I get a lot of questions regarding why I have a Spinone Italiano. A lot. Because anyone who’s known me for any length of time knows I yearn for an English Bull Terrier. I love these unusual looking, egg-headed dogs with their beautiful triangular-shaped eyes, short stocky bodies, and comical nature. I fell head-over-heels with the Madcap Gang when I had the pleasure of meeting several of them while attending a When Pigs Fly dog training seminar. Then, after several years of researching, planning, and waiting, I was on the list for a Madcap puppy. * insert happy dance here* According to the plan, ‘my’ Madcap Bull Terrier puppy would arrive in the spring of 2017. So, how… exactly, did I wind up with a Spinone Italiano in the fall of 2017? I blame it on Finn… Continue reading “Blame it on Finn”