Doggy Hair A young boy named his puppy after his favorite ball player, San Francisco Giant’s catcher, Buster Posey.
Buster developed Keratoconjunctivits Sicca (DES-Dry Eye Syndrome) at birth. He was prescribed three different eye drops, three times per day, to prevent his eyes from cracking due to no tear production. Buster eventually went blind. I was the breeder who delivered Buster.
The family that bought Buster for their son, was a very decent and loving family. They returned Buster back to me after six months with accumulated debt. I never realized the seriousness of Buster’s eye condition until months after I sold the family Buster.
I was forthright and told the family about my visit to my vet and Buster’s eye condition. I learned that DES can happen to people and it is very common with animals.Sadly this was the family’s first dog. Imagine the heart ache they suffered when parting from Buster. I gave the family back their money and paid for nearly all of Buster’s vet bills. I knew, no amount of money would replace the love of Buster.
I still feel guilt and shame for breeding my dogs. If only I knew about the thousands and thousands of innocent animals put to sleep daily in kill shelters due to abandonment. I was also shocked to learn about the alarming number of puppy mills and backyard breeder on the market. I would have never bred my dogs with this knowledge. Because of Buster’s handicap, I launched Buster’s Vision to bring an awareness into our global communities to help save animals worldwide.
Sadly Buster passed away on April 6, 2016. Buster was able to live out his life with a wonderful family, the Robnetts. His home was in Sandy, Oregon. He was able to play with his loved ones and fur-buddies on a beautiful homestead a stone throw away from Mt. Hood. I am truly blessed for the Robnetts saving Buster and giving him a loving home.
Buster’s Message To The Public!
Educate yourself prior to buying a pet. A dog is a 13 – 15 year commitment and cats live longer. Learn about pet responsibility and costs.Nearly 14,000 innocent animals are put-to-sleep (PTS) daily with the heart stick pin or gassed. Be a part of the solution, not the problem. Get a solid animal education before you get a pet. Adopting a pet is the same as adopting a child. Let’s make it our highest priority to adopt a rescue pet. Don’t shop and help save a life.
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