posted on Dec, 22 2004 @ 11:59 PM
Lady, I agree completely... people need to reaserch their pets ALOT more. I worked in a pet store... teh owner was a breeder herself. I never once saw
miniature dogs come through the store, yet I've visited other stores and have seen miniatures that shouldn't be all over the place... even saw an
Italian Greyhound labeled as a Miniature greyhound! WTF?!?
Now, as far as breeding... Lady mentioned it earlier (actually kinda hinted) that this could possible be a breed dog of some sort,.... it's quite
amazing what happens to an animal's genetics after several generations of inbreeding... one rule of thumb, never buy a dog or any animal for that
matter, that has a so called 'pure' family line... a mastiff purebred is ok, but check the family tree. Alot of breeders (especially, and almost
always, "puppy mills") will breed the living daylights out of one dog... BAD! These poor animals suffer alot of the time from ailments that they
shouldn't... it's wrong, really. This little pooch could've been just such a dog... from an over-bred line. It can happen... I mean, look at some
of the inbred humans throughout history.
I'm not saying that I think this thing is for real or not... I'm just suggesting that there is an equally good chance that this is a real mount as
there is that it is just a hoax. Personally I'd love to be able to examine the mount myself. I've seen some good "hoaxes", being from the
wonderful state of the Jackalope. My dad, as a matter of fact, did an amazing mount of a jackalope. You have to be quite familiar with taxadermy to be
able to find the seams. A skilled taxedermist could've easily used a hide from another animal to make this, such as any of a number of small
Personally, I'd like to believe this to be the real thing, but who knows... there's no way to tell for sure without first-hand examination of the
BTW, photoshopping is out. No photoshopped pics here.