Fox Terrier About Town

Adventures of a Vivaceous Pup in Fancy London

Archive for January 10, 2008

Profile Applications and Destiny

I really like the lady at the BWFTA, and I send by email my profile as adoption candidate to a potential wire fox terrier puppy. Oh, yes, sir, you have to qualify for this as no self-respected breeder will sell a puppy to just anyone. So being the attention-to-detail maniac that I am, I sent an email with pictures of my garden, my commitment to bringing up the potential puppy without lack of any means, and my overall love for the breed. Here was I, sending an application as if I was adopting a Chinese baby. And truthfully, why should this process be otherwise? Two days later the BWFTA sent me an email. There was a Spanish gentleman in Harrow – just North of London, in the hills above Hampstead, whose bitch had just gotten pregnant, and a family in Linconshire – didn’t I tell you?, about to have the puppies any minute. In both cases the wait would be necessary, as one is not to be handed puppies until they are 8 to 10 weeks old. I was looking to April or July with any luck…

“Oh, dear”, she said,”there are a couple of 6-week puppies born in Holland Park, London which have not yet been registered, but I do know about them because the breeder is one of our judges”

…. and here it was, a couple of puppies just five minutes down the street from me.