by Nancy Madsen - the Chow Chow in 1903.
The Chinese Spitz.
It is a mistake, when
people say, that the Chinese Spitz is the only dog, that
can be used for human food. All dogs can be eaten. From
the time of Arild dog-meat has been known as human food,
but for the Chinese is the dog one of the most important
articles of food; in The Heavenly Empire a dinner
without Chow-Chow or the edible dog would be impossible.
You can make a lot of different meals out of dog-meat,
but it is usually cooked as we cook sucking pigs. In
England the dog is called Chow-Chow and it was for a
time a fashion dog. It looks like the Pomeranian Spitz,
but the head is broader, The nose shorter, The fur is
rough and thick. The colour is usually wolf-grey or
IT'S GREAT TO HAVE PUPPIES!
You've bred a bitch, a winning thing
And make her a champion of the ring
She's sound, she's lovely, a joy to see
You want to breed her carefully.
Taking lots of time, you look around.
The stud must be both typey and sound.
You study pedigrees till you're blind.
Faithfully building the litter in your
Several possibilities appear.
You write to all, and wait to hear.
Some write back, "My dog's the best".
You never hear from all the rest.
You choose the one you hope is right.
Although the stud fee's out of sight.
You breed your bitch... the die is cast
The next nine weeks don't go by fast.
Of course, the lady whelps in the middle
of the night.
With luck and care, all comes out alright
The next eight weeks you fret and strain.
Feed and scoop and try to train.
You take such care with the home they
This one a show dog...that one a pet.
The new owners call with problems dear,
You're on the phone for half the year.
At last, the grand moment you've longed
Your lady's pups have come to their first
They all look fine, not one a dud
Then from behind it comes, WOW... nice
pups... who's the STUD?