4 Powerful Steps to Overcome Heartache While Breeding Dogs

Losing pups. It’s heartbreaking, for so many reasons.

Have you ever had a dream that was crushed, maybe even more than once? How do you get back up and press on, when painful memories linger and the heart is heavy?

As responsible dog owners, breeders, and exhibitors, I’m sure we’ve dreamed of a healthy litter of promising pups, amazing adoptive families to come along, a new champion title, a successful year for our clubs, the well-being and longevity of our beloved canine companions, and on and on. But what happens when expectations are not met and dreams are crushed? Pain is a real emotion, and the wounds life deals are often long to heal. This message is not about the past however, it’s about the future. A bright future! So let’s turn the page on the past, and look forward with hope!

In this article I will define hope, and share 4 powerful steps to help you overcome heartache, and press on!

 

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For Better or For Worse [A Story About Man’s Best Friend]

Man's best friend history

Published in The Royal Spaniels Magazine fall edition 2012. 

by Leila Grandemange

Once upon a time, thousands of years ago, man and dog entered into a relationship, and it’s been a rocky road ever since . . . Continue reading “For Better or For Worse [A Story About Man’s Best Friend]”

I Pledge Allegiance To My Dog [A Call To Unity]

inspirational dog article

Published in the The Royal Spaniels Magazine (2016), by Leila Grandemange

 

Years ago, a typical school day in America began by placing our right hand over our heart and pledging allegiance to the flag. It was a moment to stop what we were doing, and for every child regardless of race or color, or even the morning dispute with their best friend, to focus on a greater cause. Continue reading “I Pledge Allegiance To My Dog [A Call To Unity]”

The Ribbon That Runs Through History

Published in My Beloved Dogs, Record Keeping for the Canine Competitor and Multi-Dog Home  Book Trailer

The Ribbon that Runs Through History—Its Meaning, Purpose and Goals
by Leila Grandemange
Who would have thought that holding the winning ribbon could bring a person so much joy! But what exactly does the ribbon symbolize? Why do we seek it, and how does its  meaning spur us on to become better exhibitors, competitors, breeders, and dog owners? Continue reading “The Ribbon That Runs Through History”

Have You Ever Wanted To Make a Difference?

Published in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Bulletin, Winter 2012 

by Leila Grandemange

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in this world, but wondered how? 

Recently I heard a story that sickened me to the core, a precious Cavalier King Charles Spaniel beaten to death by an obviously violent person. With heavy heart, whenever I hear stories of abuse and neglect I wonder, “How can I make a difference?” Continue reading “Have You Ever Wanted To Make a Difference?”