You can’t go wrong with puppy love

It was 2002, they were running the Kentucky Derby and we were in the market for a puppy. We’d owned rat terriers for years, but had always bought them from breeders. But we enjoyed them so much we thought it would be fun — and possibly lucrative — to breed them. So I did some research, talked to a lot of people and found a breeder in Bluffton who was reported to have a good blood line. She had one male and two females and had two litters ready to go.

I called and talked to her, got prices and directions and went ahead and reserved a male.

We drove down with our map in hand, ate a great lunch, then followed

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