Hi there this is Kristie Ceith and I have just returned from the conference. I am still suffering, however, from my head up my ass but I'll contribute that to jet lag. But I can say that I am still just as stupid and ignorant as ever, not to mention I am still a breeder.
I can still hear the ringing in my ears from all the whining. And Bonney Brown announced that she will be leaving Reno to become a photographer. Then she plans to write a book of names for shelters to use.
What's in a name anyway? At the No Kill shelters, since they turn away desperate owners, dogs are then dumped on the shelter, left at the door step, tied to the building, and no one leaves a name. Just because it has been a beloved pet for years and using the name it knows would help relieve the stress in the shelter, doesn't mean that the shelter can't give it a new name.
And all those overworked shelter workers will be glad to take all day to make a wonderful photo of one dog and take hours pouring over a list of names for one that is appropriate. And if the new owner doesn't like the shelter name, then they can change it and confuse the dog all over.
Hell, I think that shelters should name all the dogs after me. Gotta go now, busy breeding my dogs so I can give my tithe to my Messiah.