It's Just a Dog
From time to time, people tell me, “lighten up, it’s just a dog,” or “that’s a lot of money for just a dog.”
They don’t understand the distance travelled, the time spent, or the costs involved for “just a dog.”
Some of my proudest moments have come about with “just a dog.”
Many hours have passed and my only company was “just a dog,” but I did not once feel slighted.
Some of my saddest moments have been brought about by “just a dog,” and in those days of darkness, the gentle touch of “just a dog” gave me comfort and reason to overcome the day.
If you, too, think it’s “just a dog,” then you probably understand phrases like “just a friend,” “just a sunrise,” or “just a promise.”
“Just a dog” brings into my life the very essence of friendship, trust, and pure unbridled joy.
“Just a dog” brings out the compassion and patience that make me a better person.
Because of “just a dog” I will rise early, take long walks and look longingly to the future.
So for me and folks like me, it’s not “just a dog” but an embodiment of all the hopes and dreams of the future, the fond memories of the past, and the pure joy of the moment.
“Just a dog” brings out what’s good in me and diverts my thoughts away from myself and the worries of the day.
I hope that someday they can understand that its’ not “just a dog” but the thing that gives me humanity and keeps me from being “just a man” or “just a woman.”
So the next time you hear the phrase “just a dog,” just smile, because they “just don’t understand.”
I have given a long answer in my Home and About pages about my prices, here are the short answers:
What You Get From Me:
I provide you with a pup from parents with all seven health clearances recommended for Boykins, that hunt, obey and would be great at any performance event like Agility, Obedience, S&R or Dock Diving and are well mannered around people and other dogs. Each pup gets two Veterinarian exams, first puppy vaccinations and a microchip at my expense. All pups are raised in my bedroom with myself in attendance at all times, I train and occasionally breed my dogs, full time. (I still prepare tax returns and do accounting work as an Illinois Licensed C.P.A., from home. I also use all of the attention to detail and quality that being a Marine Corps Platoon Sergeant taught me.)
I provide lifetime training for you and your pup/dog at my place, by email, PM or phone for free. Other Breeders offer this as a paid service or do not have the knowledge to offer such a service. I also open you to my private library of about 70 videos, that are not available anywhere else and only available once you become a puppy buyer. I offer this as a total package when you buy a pup from me. I was once asked why I give all this away for free, the answer is "I want you to be very successful with your pup from me." If you consider other breeders ask if both parents have all seven health clearances, then ask if they have tested both parents for hips, eyes, knees, heart, EIC, DM and CEA, do not accept a vague answer like "parents have been tested".
My prices vary depending on which Dam and which stud I am breeding. Prices are average for quality Boykins. I need to know more information from you before I can decide which pup will best fit into your home, then I can tell you an exact price. Please contact me and tell me about yourself and what you will do with your pup/dog.
Questions about price will be answered at the end of a phone interview. I expect you to know what quality pups of any breed are going for, especially quality Boykins. Recall the old saying, "If you have to ask the price, you cannot afford it", J.P. Morgan
Consider my lifetime email/phone training help as worth $500.00 and my video library as worth $600.00, both as compared to what others charge for these services and you will see that my pups are a great value.