Today my story will be about failures and mistakes. Unfortunately, not only good things happen in life. These are the laws of life. But when a bad thing happens, you do not want to believe in what is happening. So I can not believe in what happened and I blame myself for the mistakes made.
At the end of April 2017 our miracle child Baiyun left for a new home in the Lviv region. I waited for good news and hoped for the best. The new owner made a good impression on me with his calmness and poise. He experienced the loss of an old Caucasian, a good friend and comrade, who was very much like Baiyun. He chose our boy from many other options and hoped to acquire in his face not only a good guard, but also a friend.
If it were possible to put together all the stories that people telling me when they were looking for a new puppy, a thick book about these dogs would turn out, about their loyalty, ingenuity, courage, nobility and honesty. Having lost a close friend, people often look for "the same as mine, to be very similar." And buying the same, they make, as I understand now, a typical mistake. Taking a puppy, they identify the baby with the dog who has left. They continue to treat the puppy in the same way as an adult dog. Often people do not understand that this is a completely different personality, which still needs to be raised and educated, to win its trust and respect, to learn to understand and be able to become its friend.
This involuntary identification very often plays an important role in building the relationship between the puppy and his new owner. If a person understands in time that he received a blank sheet in his hands, and not a ready-made product already known, then the process of education will be correct. But if he does not understand that, then there can be trouble.
That's exactly what happened in our history. Not having accustomed the puppy to the home, to family, to itself as the owner, having failed to make contact, the new owner of Baiyun has let out him on territory which he should protect. He made this mistake, of which I spoke earlier. He treated him as his former dog, with whom they were great friends.
Our Baiyun was always remarkable for his great mental abilities and therefore managed to escape. He was searched during several days, was found. His owner tried to take him home, but the child did not allow to do it. His new owner was afraid to frighten him and thereby force him to go somewhere else. He was very worried about the puppy, but he hoped that after being hungry, Baiyun would come back home. But the miracle did not happen. Our pup disappeared and his owner could not find him for several days.
We could not leave our puppy in trouble. My husband Dima went to his aid. The probability of finding him was not great, but it could not be neglected. The heart turned out to be the best navigator in this situation and brought Dima straight to the dense thickets where Baiyun was hiding. He did not understand well where he is, he was afraid and did not want to see anyone. As it turned out, he hit his hind leg in a trap, but was able to free himself. There was a terrible wound on the paw, because of which the puppy had a fever and inflammation started. The condition of the child was terrible, so we could not leave him there.
We brought Baiyun home and treated him for a long time. The kid lost part of the skin on his hind paw. He recovered over time, but the wool on the wound site never recovered. Now he is healthy and full of energy. After all that he had to endure, we could not give him to another family and so he stayed home. This is an extraordinary dog with an excellent character and a subtle mind. I am very glad that then he was found and we were able to cure him.
So that no one would scold the new owner of Bayushik, I will say a few words about him as a man. He was very worried all this time, until the boy was found and until he came home. He did not want to take money for the puppy, which Dima tried to return him. He spent several days looking for him in the rain, day and night with a lantern. I understand that he would have been a good host and friend for our pup under other circumstances. But everything happened as it happened.
I consider it necessary to publish this story so that future owners of my puppies understand that the puppy is a personality. And this personality is always a new page of a very interesting book.