The difference between puppy Mills and breeders

By the formal definition, a puppy mill is a large-scale breeding operation that produces large numbers of puppies for profit.

Not to mention the fact that by most accounts  they are filthy and inhumane. Dogs are stock piled into cages which are unclean and unsanitary,with little nutrition and a lack of veterinary care. Most mills are run by people who care little about the breeding and more about the money. These dogs are kept in heat and are highly unsociable making these dogs miserable.

A breeder on the other hand has a in most cases a license from the AKC ( American Kennel Club) stating that both the parents are registered breeds. This however doesn’t state the quality or the health of the parents just their breeding. Also a breeder has medical histories and x-rays if the particular breed has hip and elbow issues. They should have a warranty and be open to calls and concerns. Paperwork from the AKC stating that the puppies have been registered with a full or limited registration. Full meaning can be bred and participate in performance activities. Limited meaning performance activities only.

My preference is adoption through a clean,well and registered society such as your local humane society or rescue group. You can always get references and complete factual medical history once the pet has been evaluated. Also you get to save a life and make a difference and change the world!

Are you living your best life?

                             My best life what exactly was that?  I kept hearing this phrase from my friends at our church C-3 Lawrenceville.  Until now I didn’t see a best life, I saw an average crappy life, always struggling,praying that things would get better after our tragedy in 2005 uprooted from our home everything taken away. Why did I feel God singled us out? Ron and I were constantly arguing Always working too hard to keep our family together my marriage together was it worth it?  Was God listening and watching ?

Yes absolutely Yes! God had a plan for my family I was just too closed off to see it. Too self centered in my ways especially the way I thought my life should be run, I should be rich in everything my house,my clothes,my car. I  expected  my spouse to give everything to me  because I was his wife, I raised his kids he was never home, I felt entitled. I wore a badge of anger and I wore it well. I had no peace,no control and no happiness. It almost brought me to my knees and was destroying my life.

     I  prayed every night I thought this was what a christian woman and mothers did,it was a routine every night but it wasn’t what a true christian did.  I prayed for my family,thanked God for what I had  it wasn’t what I really wanted  but, I didn’t dare ask for anything for myself as that would be too selfish and after all I was fearful of how God would react. I was such a weak and lowly woman. 

      I  have learned so much  in the past two years through the people God constantly is placing in my life and through my own children and husband. I belong to a magnificent church that actually cares about me as a individual. I no longer feel so angry finally  I have a peace all because I prayed for the best life. A life rich in heart happiness. Salvation is in sight and I have been praying for a heart and mind like Jesus. I pray to the holy spirit to come into me and give me peace. All my life all I ever  wanted was peace,I have friends who love me and accept me for who I am .I have a spirit filled husband who is a very devoted loving spouse. I am such a better person.more calmer more devoted and walking the path of happiness.

 Thank you Christian City church,Pastor Dean and Jill Sweetman for being in my life and showing me how to live my best life!