Eve: Mama, I heard you call Rita a breeder released dog? What's that mama? And then you called Jasper a owner surrendered dog. I'm all mxed up!
Me: Rita came from a breeder. Jasper came from an owner.
Eve: So breeders don't own their dogs Mama?
Me: They do own their dogs. But their dogs are part of a business. Individual owners did not have their dog as part of a business.
Eve: So is Rita better than Jasper?
Me: No. Where they came from doesn't make them better or worse. It's just where they came from. It's their history.
Eve: Breeder released. Owner surrendered. What am I mama?
Me: You are mine! My precious baby girl that I love very much.
Eve: But what's my history? Does that make me be who I am?
Me: Your history does not make you Eve. You are unique Eve. You were born here at the rescue. So you aren't an owner surrendered dog and you are not a breeder released dog. Some dogs come to us as strays too!
Eve: I won't stray Mama. I love you. I will only stray straight to you!
Me: That makes me very happy Evie!