Today is the day for the puppy tails to come off. 3 of the puppies have full tails, which I will happily keep long. That’s kind of unusual for my litters. I usually have only 1 or 2 that are shorties. Mike and I made the decision on this litter to not dock the full tails. It wasn’t a tough decision as we both hate doing it and don’t mind the look of full tails. No, I’m not joining PETA. I just hate how they scream and cry for rest of the day. I hate the thought that I am cutting off a part of their body, for no good reason. (in my opinion) I also fully believe that someday soon, we will not have the choice. Yes, showing in Conformation would be much harder, but not impossible. Plus, I have this fantasy that as soon as the boys are in college, Mike and I will move to Italy. 😉
So, I will pack the babies up and head to work. This is the first time I won’t be doing my own. I’m giving Mike a reprieve from holding the screaming, squirming babies.