The Mark of the Best

My baby boy is seal.

I didn’t expect to get this puppy.

Sure, I was looking. I knew what I wanted and had contacted a few people about litters or available pups in 2020. I found out about Kyber’s litter through a friend, reached out to the breeder, and started watching the puppies grow. But I didn’t actually expect to get one. Even though I had sort of already picked mine out based on early photos alone.

I picked out Kyu the exact same way. I saw his pictures and decided that was the one I secretly wanted. Except I KNEW I was getting a puppy from his litter. I was following this one with a “this is a really nice litter and I’d love to have one but yeah right” attitude.

I never expected one of those seven border whippet pups would actually be mine. I mean, who am I? So much of getting a dog is based on who you know. Your connections in the dog world. I knew Kyu’s breeder through lure coursing. Kyber’s breeder was located across the country. My self-doubt reared its head: “What makes you deserving of this puppy!?”

Somehow, things worked out. I had been watching another litter at the same time. One a lot closer to home. But I was drawn to “Ringo.” Even when he was just a few weeks old, he was my favorite of the litter. He remained so as he grew older and it came time for the breeder to match puppies to their people. He was the one I secretly wanted. I never said so to the breeder but he’s the one she decided would be my best match.

Awesome Dogs are seal.

I believe the stars align and the right dog comes to you when it is time. Risa and I were soulmates; we were meant to be together. Kyu was a great match for Risa’s needs and mine. Though he wasn’t on my expected timeline, Kyber is here.

And it’s starting to feel like he was supposed to come here. Though solid black as a young puppy, he’s starting to turn seal. Risa was seal. Did she share her awesome molecules with him? Did she have a paw in sending him my way? Is he destined for awesome like his predecessors? Only time will tell. But he is where he’s meant to be.

About Jamie

I'm just a traditionally-trained artist with interests in dog training. I currently teach classes at the local obedience training club (tricks, freestyle, and Rally-FrEe) and I also teach classes professionally for an organization who helps veterans train their own service dogs.
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