This months Blog has been sent in by my great friend Aurelien Milon who owns the magnificent
Riskys Opie in France!
I remember very well the day I first saw you in a picture, Gary was holding you in one hand and your sister in the other... i fell for you right away !
We exchanged a few messages with Gary and it was okay! I'll pick you up in January.
Couldn't wait for you to come !
"Risky's Staffords" was not an unknown kennel to me, I was always a fan of their work, and followed the breeders on the forums and the website. I was also a big fan of Riskys Red Rocco and MJ that I had been following since he was very young and so on... But I never thought I'd have my own Risky's at home !
Opie, You've been here for 7 years now. You’ve been an easy puppy, a complicated teenager who always wanted to scrap with others, and a impulsive young adult. Saying that it has always been easy between us would be lying. It took us a long time to understand and trust each other, but back now i know it was worth it.
Today you are in my eyes a very good dog, an excellent Stafford, my mate with whom I practice Weight Pulling and i'm very pleased to see that you give me back all the trust i've put into you along the years. You have a potential that many owners would like to see in their dogs. Plus, you still manage to surprise me by accepting the last one as if he had always been there, you who usually don't accept puppies and even less males !
Thank you Gary for giving me such a beautiful gift !
I would like to thank Aurelien for taking the time to write about about his dog Opie and for giving us a insight into their Journey together. Please follow Opie's progress on the link below for updates.
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