January 25, 2021

Isn’t this just the best message to a puppy you’ve bred, when going to his new home …..?

“56 days ago you were born, 56 days of early starts, lots of poo and half eaten socks but 56 days of pure joy watching you grow. But now it’s time for you go 💔


I am sad to see you go, and yes I might cry but it will be with happiness as each of your new homes are bursting with love. You might be scared at first, thats ok. Just be yourself and you will never understand how much happiness you will bring to your new families and all the people you meet. Make me proud, & remember to write. Lots of love, ”    From James Middleton’s Instagram.

For me, it says it all (as a retired breeder).   Sending them off to their new home was probably the WORST part of doing a litter.   How often would they go off with their new family without a backward look – leaving me weeping on the kerb.

Updated 1 hour ago:

Oh you really are a heartless lot – and have probably never spent 24/7 rearing a litter and then have to send them out into the world.  Half eaten socks worried me too but I totally understood the sentiments.   And actually I don’t think he ‘made money’ with his breeding.  He is Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s brother (if you don’t know) and gave them a puppy from a sister of a Spaniel they lost last year.

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