Testing Dogs For Real Life Situations… Or…Things Can Get Mixed Up

May 18, 2014

Where is the well? I wonder who was the genius who built the porch over the well and not marking its location...

Where is the well..?  I wonder who was the genius who built the porch over the well and not marking its location… (Look at the pups in the back ground)

Testing dogs for temperament, shyness, fear, physical aptitude, etc…, nothing new.  All breeders do them or should do them.  Although our guys have been going through our “standardized tests” the past seven weeks, suddenly, yesterday reality hit.

Three days ago our well pump has failed so suddenly we had no water in the house and water for the farm animals.  Making things more complicated, Friday we had a torrential storm that prevented us to start the repair.  Suddenly the conveniencies of civilization such us flushing toilet, washing machine (especially with seven pups in the house) dishwasher have become  dreams far from reality… Our life got put on hold. carrying drinking water from the neighbors house and water for the livestock from the creek bed in the middle of an insane storm.

The jackhammer next to the x-pan...

The jackhammer next to the x-pan…

Saturday Laszlo rented a Jackhammer and started breaking up the surface of the porch to find the well.  In the same time Sandy and Bill Mainardi stopped by to see the pups while on a quick getaway vacation up in the Catskills.

Although Bill currently is dealing with a shopping mall size utility problem, he immediately recognized the severity and magnitude of our situation (who can say no to seven thirsty Pumi pups…) rolled up his sleeves grabbed a shovel and started helping Laszlo, while Ildiko and Sandy was playing with the dogs.  In the heat of the play, the dogs didn’t even move their ears while the jackhammer was running.

It was a great moment and we can happily report that our pups have gotten well prepared  through real life to take their noise test and  they can now skip the noise test that should prepare them for the noises of real life….  Sometimes things get mixed up…

A real gem...Laszlo pulled out the water container from the horse traier  so at least we can imitate running water until the pump gets replaced...

A real gem…Laszlo pulled out the water container from the horse traier so at least we can imitate running water until the pump gets replaced…


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