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Yorkie Central, Issue #032
January 04, 2009

Welcome to Yorkie Central!

Issue: 32

January 2009

This month marks 36th month online.

Here at Yorkie Central we hope to give you the latest in Yorkshire Terrier and dog news in general.

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In this issue you will find:

  • Adopting A Dog: Be Prepared To Offer Love & Affection For The Rest Of The Dog's Life
  • Start your own website

This latest article idea came after watching the news one day and becoming very upset with what I saw. Becuase of all the problems due to the credit crunch and the recession there are many, many people who find that they can no longer feed their dogs, so they are abandoning them.

Shelters are almost at capacity with all of these dogs that they ae taking in. There are therefore many dogs who are now looking for families.

When I saw this I felt upset and wanted to go straight out and adopt a dog, however, my next thought was wait I can't.

I can't due to not enough space where I am living and because if I do I might not have enough money to support myself and the dog. I also do not think I have the time to put into raising a dog and caring for a dog.

So please think carefully before running out and adopting a dog on a whim.

Adopting A Dog: Be Prepared To Offer Love & Affection For The Rest Of The Dog's Life

This criterion is the most difficult of all to quantify, and it's also the most important. We live in a buy-it-now-and-throw-it-away-later society, full of disposable this and disposable that, and it's terribly disturbing to realize that so many of us have begun to think of living beings in those terms.

If that statement sounds in any way over-cautious or discouraging, it's only because too many people adopt dogs for the wrong reasons: because they thought their kids might enjoy a pet, because they wanted a guard dog to protect the house, because they saw a particular pooch and thought it was cute, because it seemed like the right thing to do at the time. Then, when dog-rearing becomes a little too much trouble or when life gets a little too hectic for comfort, they toss their dogs away like trash. It's sad, it's unfair, and it's distressingly common.

Adopting a dog means making a promise. When you sign a contract at an animal shelter, you vow not just to pay her adoption fee or get her spayed or vaccinated, but also to be her friend and guardian for as long as she's around. That means taking her outside even when it's sleeting, taking her to obedience class even when your feet hurt after a lousy day at work, and giving her tummy rubs even when you're mad at her for chewing up your favourite tube socks. It means making arrangements for her when you can't be around to look after her, and taking her with you if you move. It means treating her with respect, teaching her how to live among humans and sometimes just letting her be a wild and crazy dog.

That's a lot to promise. Of course, you'll get a lot in return, too: a wagging tail to meet you at the door when you come home, a tireless tennis-ball-fetching partner, a conglomeration of charming canine quirks for you to discover and enjoy. It's a fabulous deal as long as you're able to uphold your part of it. So before you start looking for a dog, examine very closely your reasons for wanting one.

Are you looking for a friend who will depend on you for all her needs for perhaps the next fifteen years?

Are you ready to give a dog all the care and love she needs, and to put aside your own needs now and then for her sake?

Are you thinking as much of her happiness and need for companionship as of your own?

Start your own website

As I have mentioned at other times, before I began this website I had no internet or web building experience. However, I came across SBI! and have not looked back since.

I am currently running 4 websites and through these projects have been able to go back to the UK and take up full time studies again.

The reason I took steps towards beginning my own websites was because I was not happy in my job so I looked for other ways to make money.

Now the reason I am bringing this up in my newsletter is because SBI! have just mentioned they are running a special offer on their web building program and it is a buy-one get one free. I know that there might be many people who are also unhappy with their current jobs, or who want to earn a bit extra, maybe due to the recession problems that so many people are experiencing, or maybe to have a bit extra security. Anyway, whatever the reason you may be interested, you can read up on it further on the following page.

Comments? Ideas? Feedback? I'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell me what you think!

From all of us here at Yorkie Central have a great month! We look forward to hearing your comments and getting the next edition of Yorkie Central ready for you and your friends!


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