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One hopes he's responsible about this.

I always get nervous when someone famous gets a puli, because it brings attention to the breed, and attention to the breed inevitably means puppy mill. Gavin Rossdale used to* have a puli named Winston, and he was on the CD of a Bush album. I've never received so many e-mails as when he (Gavin, not Winston) married Gwen Stefani, because Winston was in some of the wedding pictures.

I, too, am looking for another puli. Celosa has made it clear that she needs another dog, and while she gets along great with pretty much everyone, she plays the best with other pulik. I will probably have to wait at least six months to a year to get the new baby, because our breeder just sent off a litter and she waits quite a bit of time between litters to make sure that she dedicates time to the dams throughout pregnancy and the puppies in the nine weeks after they're born.

*Winston and Relampago were born the same year, so I assume, without knowing, that Winston is now playing with Relampago whereever it is that pulis go to wait for us. Crianza is telling them to knock it off because they're being too rowdy.



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Feb. 3rd, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
i guess all pups are different. shadow only wants the company of human females and not all human females, at that.

i saw the "dogs 101" episode with the puli and it was just amazing how much work goes into the cording. definitely not a breed for beginners!

here's to hoping that your breeder is able to introduce you to a wonderful puppy that loves you as much as your previous pulik have, and who gets along swimmingly with celosa.
Feb. 3rd, 2011 03:41 am (UTC)
Celosa is like my Isis was, she wanted a friend and we got Rhi Rhi. I know her friend is going to be great.

I had not known that the white dog like the Puli had a different breed name. I thought they were the same, just color difference. I like Puli better, the white looks like a mop (I know, sounds bad).

I love your Celosa. She's so cute!
Feb. 3rd, 2011 03:13 pm (UTC)
"explaining how Mark is on the hunt for a pair of "ridiculous looking breeds" of doggies ... "

WTF? Now that's the perfect criteria for choosing a companion. Not temperament or any cheesy quality like that. I just want to flaunt a ridiculous looking animal around. What a jerk...
Feb. 3rd, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
:points up: Yes, what you said.
As much as we may joke about my little crazy-head, the truth is that I got Zoey because of idiots like that -- they bought a purebred dog to "complete the picture" and didn't think about the fact that it's an ACTUAL LIVING CREATURE. And oh holy mother, do you see that issue a lot here in LA.
I don't remember the name of it, but there's actually an organization that specifically places lapdogs whose owners decided to ditch them with, well, rich little ladies who are looking for a someone to shine their otherwise unfocused bored affections on.

I don't give a sh*t if Zuckerberg adopts or buys, I care about whether or not he wants a dog, or something he can show off at his next promotional appearance.
Feb. 3rd, 2011 11:07 pm (UTC)
And besides... if you want a ridiculous looking dog, go for a Chinese Crested. Talk about goofy looking...

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