I wanted to translate this from the very beginning but wow. This is really a romanian thing, isn’t it?Because when I started to type the title, I realized I have no idea how to translate it, it’s like zacusca. It’s a local specialty. 😂 But don’t worry, I’ll try my best to explain.
So if you want to know what the fuck is a “caine de curte” just imagine Pesto. Visualize him. His elegance, his face, his eye, his fur, his size. Especially his size!!! Because you see, Pesto is a “caine de curte”. Which means he is supposed to stay outdoors. Not during walks or, when he wants. No. All the time. ONLY outdoors. Day and night, forgotten somewhere in the yard. Without any acces into the house. He is considered to be UNHAPPY in an apartment. And not suitable at all. Why, you ask? Because of his size of course!!! Isn’t that obvious? Big dogs are “caini de curte” while small dogs are “caini de apartament”. Easy peasy.
Now you might say that ok, you got it. Then Pesto is a “caine de curte” and Frizzante is a “caine de apartament”. Makes sense, I bet. But you’re wrong! Because Frizz is also a “caine de curte”. Why, you ask? Because he is not purebred, and he doesn’t look like any breed. So both of my dogs, were supposed to stay outdoors. All their lives. (No co-sleeping, no cuddles on the couch, no walks and holidays and time well spent together). And I am a crazy person who tortures them keeping them indoors. I should consider giving them away. To someone at the country side who has a proper yard to offer them the “freedom” they deserve, how I was suggested several times. Just kidding, of course. My dogs will move to the country side when I do.
You know who else is a “caine de curte”? Of course you do. You guessed: Riso is. And Poppy was too. And all my fosters were, except 2: Toto the chihuahua, and Marley, the wannabe westie. THAT doesn’t count you know? If they are not purebred as long as they look similar to one, they are good to be kept indoors. They’re “caini de apartament”.
Wake up people! 🙄 There is no such thing! Stop keeping your dogs outdoors just because of their size. Admit that you don’t have the time, the energy, the willpower to keep them indoors, which is fine. But stop hiding behind this stupid excuse. If your dog is a “caine de curte” it’s because you raised him to be. Because you did a shitty job, that’s why. And because you gave him no choice. ALL dogs, regardless of their size, whoud be a lot happier if they would be a real part of your lives… So admit if you made a terrible mistake, and let others do better. And never EVER deny the chance of a big sized dog to be adopted as a family member not as a garden decoration just because you consider him to be a “caine de curte”. THERE IS NO SUCH THING.