Gooser, I'm sorry you had to deal with someone returning one of your lovely urns, especially after you dropped everything and worked in the cold to make it for him. Its hard to understand how some folks think.
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers...too many to list.
though i am color blind, i was only "making room" for our boy "son" who is the next big thing! that little black rascal is very well thought of wherever we go! son is through stick fetch, dealing with pressure well and running his marks like a freight train. i will call you with an update when we get ftp completed!
Roseberry I got a good laugh out of your responses and applaud you for them! I mostly sell puppies, not trained dogs but am happy to encourage buyers go elsewhere if they start hemming and hawing with a bunch of petty excuses. And Gooser--shame on that co-worker for commissioning your hard work on short notice and then asking for his money back. I don't think I could've been that nice; tact isn't my strong suit.
The worst I got was a very persistant caller wanting a puppy from a litter of four I had in 2004. I was very proud of the litter and the sire, who was an FC/AFC, became a dual champion shortly after the litter was whelped, so I wanted them to go to working homes. The persistant buyer was a very meek, timid woman and she finally had her blow hard of a husband call. He insisted on coming to see the pups, though I told him they were all spoken for, because this was a "designer pet" type home--gated subdivision near DC, etc. They came out and I invited them in to see the pups, so didn't see what he drove, but he manages to work into the first sentence about how he drives a Hummer and is willing to pay more than my asking price along with bragging about his kids' private schools and how rich they are.
The wife acted like she was afraid of him and with good reason. The kids were monsters, not interested in the puppies (what kid can resist baby 4 week old pups?) but very interested in going through my cabinets and drawers.Finally the blow hard husband cuffed the older kid, a boy and sent him out to go sit in the back seat of the Hummer. I continued to say I'd let him know if I had a cancellation, etc. as I'm trying to usher them out the door and out of my house/away from my dogs. They were also looking at a litter of Labradoodles and it's probably the only time I ever sang the praises of them. As I looked out the window I caught a glimpse of the boy, who wasn't in the Hummer but out in the paddock throwing rocks at my horses! I made sure to share his name with everyone I knew that had CBR puppies.
Last edited by Julie R.; 12-22-2013 at 12:42 PM.
Julie R., Hope Springs Farm
Chesapeake Bay Retrievers since 1981
"I'm sure yours are worth it, but do you know of any cheaper litters of labs that will also be good dogs?"
"Check the newspaper."
"Okay. And will you train it later?"
"No, I'm booked up."
- happened last night.