2020 has been hard on everyone. NWCDs has its share of losses and changes. We are looking in new directions and at refining our goals.
Besides dealing with the Covid pandemic protocols, we have been dealing with some life changes as well. In March, our baby Granddaughter and her Mom moved out of state and we have missed her terribly. These events and some personal choices precipitated us deciding to move, sooner than we had expected, to our farming partner's home farm. This ensured all animals would be cared for in case of a tight lockdown and also allowed our adult son to move into our home. We have animals at both farms now and are working on providing space and facilities for all the animals at the new place, but that will take time.
On May 2 our matriarch, Daisy (PR Banbury's Tennessee Daisy Jane RATI, RATN, FDC) gained her angel wings and was buried on the farm next to her daughter LilBit. It was a devastating blow to our whole NWCD family and we are still healing from the loss of our "Mama girl".
The loss of Daisy has changed our pack dynamics and Cheyenne is still maturing and feeling out the role of "boss lady". Cooter has become quite the "grumpy old man" with the others. Hes still his loveable self but without Daisy to enforce the rules, he just don't have the patience for the young whipper-snappers that he once did.
Camo is quite happy to be the "crazy yet lovable canine garbage disposal". That boy will eat anything i give him and love it. After much consideration, I have decided that Camo will not make a farm dog, it's just not his personality. That don"t mean that he don't deserve a home that is the right fit for him so he is available for adoption to just the right home. I loved this boy since he was born, so I am being super picky about it. He'd love to be the only dog(he's an attention hog) and while he adores small children(he's been raised around my 2 granddaughters), he gets excited and a little too rambunctious with them. He is energetic, athletic and would love to be someone's jogging partner. He is really intelligent but like most CDs, he needs you to make him think things are his idea, are safe and will make you super happy if he does them. He's submissive to people that understand how to be a pack leader and he is super eager to please. I think with someone that could give him all their love and attention he would blossom into a wonderful companion. If you may be interested in adopting Camo and would like to learn more about him, please submit an application (use the puppy application and title your email For Camo) to me and I will be in touch. Until then he is loved, safe and secure with me.
Due to Covid we decided to take the year off from participating in Barn Hunt trials. Hopefully next year things will be better(more sane, lol) and we can get back to hunting stinky rats. Cooter is keeping his skills honed by helping out on the farms. Cheyenne is learning hunting skills from Cooter and from her own experiences.
We are not planning a litter for this year and next year is undecided. With the Covid19 pandemic and our home/farm situation it is just not a good idea for us or our dogs. I want to have a home setup that is ideal for raising puppies and until we figure out what that will be I am not planning another litter. Anyone who is interested in a *Naturally Reared* Carolina Dog puppy and is willing to wait until 2021 or 2022, feel free to submit an application in the meantime and if approved, I will keep it in my Wait List file for when I am ready to plan another litter. My approved wait list applications will be the first people I contact to notify of a litter being planned, before I even advertise a planned litter.
So for now NWCD is just focused on caring for our dogs according to the Laws of Nature and looking towards a bright healthy future. I continue to mentor all my Pup-in-Laws and I am still available for online Canine Nutrition and Natural Rearing consulting at https://natureswaypets.com/ for all Carnivore pets.
If you are wanting to purchase a (non NR) CD puppy now, please check out my friend & fellow breeder Zack at https://www.facebook.com/swampdogsfarm/ or you can find a breeder on the breed club's website, https://thecarolinadogsociety.com/breeders-directory.html. If you are interested in adopting a CD-type dog please contact my friends at http://www.savingcarolinadogs.com to see what dogs their rescue has available.
Wishing all the Carolina Dog lovers out there the best for the rest of 2020 and beyond!