Sunday, June 6, 2010

Mom's entry

Hello everyone!
Today I'm gonna made this entry under my name =]

Just a quick and a little detailed about Jasmine, my 2nd maltese which I adopted last 2 weeks.
Jasmine is a maltese who's been living most of her life locked up in the cage and used as a breeding dogs. I want to believe that the previous owner is a 'breeder' but unfortunately I prefer to call 'them' as the runner of puppy mills rather than a breeder. There are few reason why I refused to called them as a breeder.

Firstly, if you guys remember Mikey, a maltese which owned by my friend, this Jasmine is Mikey's mom sister, which made her as Mikey's auntie. Her previous owner has been known as breeder to some people as they bred maltese, schnauzer, poodle and pekingnese. Before this, I too believed they're a good breeder as what they claimed on their website and so on. But after the incident when I adopted Jasmine, I practically stop believing they're a good breeder or I would rather called them as one of the runner of puppy mills.

It's all started when I saw they post on petfinder about selling their adult maltese, YES, they're selling the adult instead of adopting them with fees. These 2 are in fact, a different story right? To cut the story short, I called them up regarding the adult and asked if the pictures posted there was the exact dog, and she said yes but now both are having short fur. Since I'm practically in the midst of finding companion for my girl, I thought why not I go and view the dog? and so I reached her place and there I saw Jasmine (I rename her), the only one left as other has been sold off.

I want to believe that fate has bring us both, because when I met Jasmine for the first time, it's actually struck my mind and I just want to have her. Because of that, I actually agreed to take her and pay half of the sum as I can only pick her up on the weekend. Yes, some might call this as an impulse buying, but believe me when you saw her, she doesn't look as cute as puppy or other dogs, but despite anything else, her eyes captured me in an instant and from there, my biggest mistake was made. I see her for the first time and I paid half of the sum WITHOUT deliberately checking on her other than I know she just got her yearly injection.

The second time I went to pick her up, I had actually planned out some scenes that I thought will actually happen and bring Jasmine back home without any problem. Unfortunately, things doesn't go as my plan because I have some argument and was arguing with the owner. One reason, medical health. I asked the owner if she would allow me to bring Jasmine to the nearly vet for a small check up just to make sure she's healthy and save before I bring her home. I mean, its a standard procedure, if you're adopting any dogs or puppy before you bring it back home right? plus with a dog waiting me at home, I'm so concern that any dog that I adopted I wish it has no illness or disease that will spread to my current dog. This is my actual intention but the owner can't accept it as told me that, her dog is healthy and she prevent me to bring Jasmine to the vet because there are many virus there. If I were adopting a puppy from her, maybe I'd agree with her on some way, but Jasmine is an adult and she told me that she just have her yearly injection. So, how could she get a virus so easily by visiting a vet for a small check up?

Because of this we quarrel and quarrel and she said, if she knows I would be like this, she will refuse handle the dog to me and sell her to another person who called up earlier. Because of her words, I actually wanted to tell her to refund me the money and I better buy a puppy instead of her dog. I mean, she was practically 'selling' Jasmine rather than saying she want the dog to have a better life! What she had told me on the first day is actually a lie; ; normally let them *her dogs* roam around in the house is actually all her dogs was locked up inside the cage; and the dog even try to run away when she want to touch her. Anyway, in the end I'm lazy and tired to argue with her anymore so I just gave her the balance and took Jasmine to the vet. Want to know what I found on the vet?

1. She got ear fungus * I surprised that vet told me she got no earmites*
2. She needs a serious dental care because her teeth is way to 'clean'
3. There's some skin allergic because her skin is too red
4. Need a nail cut as the nails is way too long and she can't even walk properly
5. Both hind legs very loose, no surgery needed for the time being but if she feel pain in the future I have to bring her to do the surgery

and so her first day with me and autumn began with excitement and curiousity until today when I visited my 2nd trusted vet. I brought Jasmine to to scaling for her teeth and found out that some teeth are in dangerous state; gonna fall soon and also she GOT EARMITES! To be exact, I asked the vet to help me check the ears because I cant seem to clean it no matter how often I clean the ears! and so the answer came.... there's LOTS of earmites egg deep inside her ears and what made me heartbroken is, autumn is actually on the medication as well, because both are staying together. One last reason, Jasmine is debark and I believed ALL her dogs actually been debark because when I was at the house, some dogs are barking and they all has been debark.

These are all the reason why I refused to call the owner as 'breeder' but puppy mills. Because a good breeder would NOT selling their adult dog but adopting it with some fees which is more acceptable. I believed they will also allow us to bring for a check up or at least met at the nearest vet to ensure the dog is healthy if they really want the dogs to have a good life in the hand of the new owner. Not as what I've experienced with Jasmine right now, I'm actually spent more on her which I could just get a cute and healthy puppy for all the money I spent for the medication and stuff. I'm merely a student who's no longer do any part time to support my own allowance because I need to focus on my study. Honestly, I'm really struggling with the cost of taking care Jamine in just a few weeks already cost me a bomb and I still have to save some to do blood test and to spayed her to prevent any illness in the future since she was used a a breeding dog. It's not that I regret adopting jasmine, but its the cost that I just cant bare to handle it.

What I'm stressing on my post here is, despite the fact that I need to put more effort and expenses for Jasmine, I still love her as my kid from the day I determine to bring her home with me. Once she step into my house, I wish she will stay with me until they day we need to part away naturally because this is her home and I'm her family now. Since there are lots of things I need to do for her, I hope everyone can help me by sending LOTS of LOVE for my baby Jasmine. She needs love from everyone to cover all the years she's been locked up inside the cage and god-knows-what-life-she-has-had-before-this.

Thank You for reading my post and please love my two kids, autumn and jasmine.

Love and care by autumn & jasmine's mom

p/s : I appreciate the love that I received for both Autumn & Jasmine. There are many ways to show your love and support for my two babies so please, don't think about 'money'. The thought of wanting to show some love towards Jasmine is a greatest gift for me and her. So please don't let the thoughts of sending money to help cover the expenses run over your mind =]


Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Mango's Mom here:
I read your post today without blinking my eyes.
Thanks for taking Jasmine home, she deserves a better life and I believe you, Autumn's Mom could provide love and care for Jasmine.
I'm with you 100%, yes, breeder or puppy mill's owner is simply making money by selling pups.
I'm so sorry for what Jasmine has been through, please don't give up, please keep her and raise her like you have raised Autumn.
Let me tell you about Mango.
Through my friend's advice, I found Mango from a "famous breeder" when he was already 17 months old.
The seller has many many Malteses in her house, we chose Mango and we had to neutralize him in order to earn his AKC certification per agreement with the seller. It took several contacts to request the AKC paper, finally we received his AKC, his birthday was different from the purchase contract between seller and us.
We raised the question then the owner had to admit Mango was not her pup originally, Mango from another " breeder" trading him in for another champion pup from her!
We fell in love with Mango therefore no way we wanted to return him. Mango has a few flaws while confining in the cage just like Jasmine but overall, he has been healthy. His knees somewhat weak at the kneecaps but it's OK for now, no need to have treatments yet.
Please check your email, I'd like to send a lot of love to Jasmine, my dear Autumn and Jasmine's Mom.
Love you and the kids furry much.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Mango sent us over. That is a tough situation and the breeder doesn't sound like the most reputable operation in the world (to put it mildly). We had some similar unexpected expenses with one of our cats after we adopted her but she ended up living a long happy life with us and was a good kitty until she passed away a few years ago. I'm sure Jasmine will be filling up your life with tail wags and kisses for years to come!

Lorenza said...

I will have my paws crossed for Jasmine, Autumn and you!
Thanks for giving Jasmine the chance to live the life she deserves!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We can see why you were drawn to her -

She has already begun to blossom with you -

We are sorry it has been such a challenge -

We so agree with your terminology for 'them' -

You've got lots of vibes heading from all over for the good thing you've done -

Khyra's Mom

Thor said...

Autumn and Jasmine's Mom,
Thanks for taking Jasmine to your home! You're giving her the chance to have a life and love that she deserves!
tons of love to you, Autumn and Jasmine
Thor and Thor's Mom

Anonymous said...


Mango sent us to see you all! You look like a very happy family!

Bless you for Rescuing Jasmine! It was very brave of you to do so.
It seems that now she will live the life that ALL dogs and cats should live! A live of LOVE!

This breeder is no breeder! They have made the choice to let Money guide their lives and to make their money on the misery of deadly Puppy Mills! These people are the Scum of the Earth!

I hope that you are able to report them to the authorities in your country! They should be punished!!!

YOU should be Praised! Thank you for rescuing such a beautiful little girl. May she have a long loved life with you and Autumn!

Hugs, Tessa


Mango sent me, Mona, and my Mommy over and Mommy's wants to say something to you, Sweet Autumn and Jasmine's Mommy.

God Bless you for saving Jasmine from a very bad situation. I am with dachshund rescue and believe me we have rescued many dogs from "breeders?" and puppy mills. The life these dogs, both male and female, go through is pure hell. Just in the little time you have had Jasmine, I can tell how far she has come. Please know that we are 100% behind you and will have all of you in are thoughts and prayers.

I got my first dachshund, Samantha, from a well known breeder in Texas when she was 8 weeks old. Shorty after I got her she developed a limp and it was discovered that her hip socket had not developed correctly and she had to the crated for 3 months under complete bed rest. I got permission from my Vet to let her out when I got home from work as long as I held her and made sure she did no jumping. For 3 months, we did just that. At night she slept with me with a leasch on and the other end tied to my wrist. I would have done anything in my power to make she got well. After 3 months she was allowed to do what every dog loves to do, jump,play and be loved. My Vet was concerned when another dog from the same breeder died just a few weeks after he was adopted and found that it's kidneys were not developed. He contacted the AKC and an investiagion was done since both dogs were registered. The breeder was shut down becuase it was found that she was inbreding. So yes I agree 100% that backyard breeders, puppy mills and plain breeders need to be outlawed. Samantha was the love of my life. She lived to be 14 1/2 years.

Jasmine will thrive with the love you give her and having Autumn show her how to be a real dog.

Mango and Mona are the best of friends and we will be there for you just as Mango and his Mom are for us. If you ever need someone to talk I will be here.

Keep the faith....Sarah, Mona's Mommy and Mona too.

Asta said...

Dear Autumn and Jasmine's sweet caring Mom.
This is Asta's Mommi (she allowed me to write)
Jasmine's story brings ters to my eyes. Tears for all the poor doggies who are mistreeted like this by greedy humans and teaars of joy that there are such caring, loving humans such as yourself who sacrifice so much to give love and a wonderful home to a mistreated pup.
I know wthat Jasmine is already blossoming in beauty and health beacause she is in your care.
That woman who had Jasmine before should never be allowed to have dogs again. she is horrible.

I wish i could help you with the money to take care of Jasmine, but my husband and I are struggling right now. All I can send is our love and encouragement and prayers that you and Autumn and Jasmine will have a long and happy life together.
Asta sends tons of healing smoochie kisses and all her love
Thank you for being such a good person
love and hugs
Asta's Mommi

Piappies World said...

Hi there, Jasmine, Autumn and Mom,

Thank you for giving Jasmine a real furever home. She does deserve a life full of love.

We are sending you our positive thoughts that all will be ok for Jasmine and that she and Autumn can enjoy many many happy moments together.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & the Piappies

MAXMOM said...

Hey there!
Mango sent me here...
I am so sorry that you have had to go through all this...there are some really ruthless and unscrupulous people around! Thank goodness there are some 'angels' like you around too!
I am sending lots of love to you. Let's hope that little Jasmine gets well soon and brings you lots of joy.
With love

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Hi sis, would you please change the color of your P/S into something darker for easy reading?
Love you.

Matilda said...

Oh Jasmine!
I am happy to hear that you came to a wonderful family and are running freely. You are super adorable.
{{{Big Hugs}}}

Abby said...


I am sending Extra Special Lhasa Healing Vibes to Jasmine...

My Mom says you are all in her thoughts & prayers...

We will never understand how anyone can mistreat an animal...

Thanks Goodness you were able to rescue Jasmine...

She looks like she is doing very well since you brought her home...Please keep up posted...

Much Love,
Abby & her Mom xxxxxxoooooo

Frankie Furter said...

Hi, Mango the M. asked me to stop by your blog. I am just soooo glad that Jasmine has a new and loving home. I know it is hard for you right now, butt just think what it Has been like for Jasmine. There is a very dark and hot place waiting for people who do things like were done to Jasmine and others like her!!

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Autumn...your mom is a very special lady to be so caring and tender hearted. We heard about your from my main man Mango...
we will keep you all in our prayers and thoughts,
Madi and Mom

Daisy said...

That "breeder" does not sound like a very good person! I am very happy that sweet little Jasmine was rescued by you, so she can have a happier life now. I'll bet Jasmine is sooooo happy to be with you now.

Dory and the Mama said...

What an angel you were to take Jasmine into your home! We soooo understand that once a pet enters your home, it is automatically family.

After our own issues with this kind of "breeder" with Bilbo we wish that some kind of rules and regulations could be put into place for the back yard type of breeding.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Jasmine.

Beth (the Mama)

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That's a horrible experience you had with that breeder. Poor Jasmine. She has evidently had a bad life. You are kind, generous and loving to be willing to do so much to help her when you have so little.

Your good friend Mango wants you all to receive lots of love. We send lots of warm purrs and tail wags for all of you. And Jan sends a hug.

Maggie and Mitch said...

We are so glad that Jasmine is in your loving care! Autumn is going to love having a sissy to play with!
Bless you many times over, Autumn's mommy!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Rambo said...

Mango sent us over to read your blog. I am very happy that you have taken Jasmine into your home. At least she has a GOOD home now, thank dog! Bless you!!
Rambo the chi

Busy Buttons said...

Mom & I just don't understand how some people can be the way they are. Us doggies deserve SO much more! It sounds like someone FINALLY has Jasmine's best interests in mind, though. She's got a much brighter future since she came into your home!

Selba said...

Oh my.. oh my... thank goodness that Jasmine has been taken care by you.

Sometimes those "breeders" are just unbelievable cruel. It's only money and money in their mind.

hero said...

Hi Autumn, Jasmine and mom... Mango sent us here and bless you, mom, for giving Jasmine a new lease of life from such irresponsible, cold hearted puppy mills. May your days be filled with love and happiness, tail wags and kisses.

Licks, hero

Chewy said...

Hi Autumn and Jasmine,

Mango the Maltese kiddo refered me to your website. I cannot believe there are people in this world who would do this to do innocent dogs like us.
Jasmine, you are really lucky to have found a great family to take care of you. I know you guys will be happy together.

Paws and Licks,

Bella the Westie said...

We send all our love and prayers to you and Jasmine.
That's a difficult situation, but you are very loving and brave, Jasmine is so much better with you, thank you for al you've done.

Love from Bella and her family.

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

What an incredible story!!!!
We come from Mango's blog....
You must be a wonderful and special person for taking Jasmine at home with you!!!!!
She deserve a wonderful life and we know you and your sweet Autumn will give her tons of love and cuddles!!!!!
The breeder is one of the worse people in the world and we don't understand how those people can do such a bad things!!!!
But now Jasmine is the most important things in your life with your Autumn!!!
We have all our paws crossed for her and you and we send you all our pawsitive vibes for a speedy recovery!!!!!
You'll be a great great family!!!!
We're proud of you!!!!
Tons of love and kisses and licks and huge hugs!!!!!
Let us know how is going with her!!!
PAco,Milo & Maya

Aksharaa said...

Dear Jasmine and Autumn's Mom,
Mango sent us here,and aren't we glad we came!!
Though it saddens us to think of all those tough years Jasmine had to endure silently, it makes us very very happy to see you take her home to a warm bed and so many hugs.
Mummy kept thinking about Jasmine all day afterreading about her.
we all love your kids here and we can tell you one thing, there will never be any lack of love for jasmine and autumn in doggy bloggy world!
bud n gin n mummy too

happy said...

Bless you for giving Jasmine a loving home! We're just so glad that Jasmine have a second chance. Many didn't.

Huskee and Hershey said...

Mango and his mom sent us over and I was enthralled by your post of
Jasmine and how she became part of your 'pack', along with Autumn! I applaud what you did because it only proves what a big heart you have. Honestly, I might have 'given up' and gone off to purchase a puppy instead after all the hassle with the previous owner. Jasmine deserves a better life, and I know she is in safe hands in your care.
I was pissed when I read about the debarking!! That's just so selfish and cruel... I wish I can make that previous owner mute! Hmmph!!
Hugs to Autumn and Jasmine!! XOXO

Autumn the maltese said...

Dear all,

Thank you so much for the support and kind words you all left for me. I'm so happy and glad to know that I'm not the only one who think that Jasmine deserve a better life. Some people has actually pointing on me when I told them that I bought Jasmine back home and had spent some on her. All the post and time you guys made just to came here is actually given me strength because I know that I still have you all to support me.

Once again, thank you for the support guys!

Autumn & Jasmine's Mom

3 doxies said...

We don't have a Maltese but a doxie and found ourselves in a similar siuation. Whitney was a former breeding dog that we brought in our home because she is the sister to our male doxie. She had a few health issues when we brought her home but those have been taken care of.
One thing that bothers me with your situation is that Jasmine was not spayed BEFORE she was sold to you. That is a prime example of a bad breeder. I have never heard of a breeder selling a former breeding dog without having it spayed. Most breeders have them spayed so they can't be bred anymore. It really doesn't matter anymore though. I do think alot of you for bringing Jasmine into your life and home. You can make a wonderful difference to her. She is very lucky to have you.
Allison...Puddles mum

Maggie Mae said...

Bella and her mom sent us. What a wonderful thing you are doing for beautiful Jasmine, bless you for saving her from such a horrible life. Autumn and Jasmine are very lucky puppies to have such a caring mom.
Puppy prayers are heading your way. Please keep us posted on her progress.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae
and mom

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Bella sent us to say hi. We are so sorry that you have been through so much with the puppy mill breeder. We are just very glad that you were able to get the little Jasmine out of there so she can now have a good home. Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Martine said...


Bella sent us over. We are glad you were able to get Jasmine home... we hate those puppy mills, makes us so sad!

xo martine & the kiddlets

Scout 'n Freyja said...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for rescuing Jasmine from such a horrible living situation. Over the years she will show her appreciation over and over and over with her love and loyalty.

bermudabluez said...

Dear Jasmine....we are so very happy that you are in your forever home with a happy mommy that will take care of you....and brothers and sisters who will love you!

xoxoxox Chloe and LadyBug

Momo and Pinot said...

Hello Autumn and Autumn's mom!! Nice to meet you, Jasmine!!

After reading your post, we feel so grateful that Jasmine is now in good hands!!! There are so many sad stories about so called breeders but we're so glad that Jasmine has found a great forever home.

Thank you!

Momo & Pinot

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

You did a wonderful thing giving Jasmine a great forever home and caring for her like you do. Purrs coming over to you from all of us, for being such a good mom!

Remington said...

Hi Remington here! Nice to meet you. I hope we can be great friends! I loved your story. Thank you for caring for are so kind.

Lacy said...

w00fs, thanks for taking that little girl into ur home..and hope it will soon easy telling what these babies go through before they get to go to "safe" homes..

b safe,

Madi and Mom said...

Hi Autumn we're dropping by to say hi and let you know we are thinking about you all and Jasmine....we hope by the time you read this you have noticed more improvement. TLC will cure lots of things.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

How are you two lil' sises?
I have gone to every blog who has visited you to hug them thanking for their love and support to you.
I have new post for you to read. The post about your pressies I save it til' next time.
Love y'all lots.

Nellie and Calvert said...

Mango sent us over.

Thank you for sharing your story but most of all THANK YOU for saving and caring for Jasmine.

It breaks my hear to read things such as these but know that there are a lot of us out there that will go the extra mile for an animal that relies on us to protect them.

Please keep us posted.

mom to Nellie and Calvert

The Animal Doctor said...

Handsome Mango told us about your blog, thank you so much for your decision to take care of Jasmine. There's a big difference with the way she looks now, and we bet its because of the love and care she's getting from you.Dont give up on her!