So, just like we got rid of him for a multitude of reasons, Chandler and I went and picked him up this morning for a multitude of reasons. We ended up having to go back to the kennel area to get him because no one could get him out of his run. That and the fact that he smelled horrible kind of led me to believe that he had not been out of his run since Monday. I had also talked myself into believing it was a "no kill" facility, when, upon further conversation with someone, that was not true. Surrendered animals have 5 days.
He will be entering a board training program next week with a trainer that has come highly recommended by a good friend of ours (the trainer worked wonders with her aggressive German Shepard) who has agreed to a payment plan. So, we have great hopes.
We have spent the rest of the day "Preparing for the Baby Jesus." That's what Chris likes to call a massive cleaning. Its funny to me how the girls actually want to clean when they think they are doing it for Baby Jesus. But, we somehow still have a ton of things to do to prepare for tomorrow's family gatherings.
At least I won't be spending the day in tears. Always a bonus.
Best of luck with the trainer. Surrendering a dog is hard. I had to surrender one while I was pregnant with Nolan in Feb 2008. She started fights with my old sweet one and I got bit the heck up breaking it up---5 months pregnant. It had happened before too I had to do it. it was REALLY hard. I'm glad you're giving it a second go! :) Merry Christmas
I'm glad you have made a decision that gave your heart some peace. I've been thinking about you! :)
Thanks, Ladies! It was a hard decision to give him up and an equally difficult decision to take him back. But everything feels right about this...so I am taking that as a good sign. :) Have a wonderful, Merry Christmas!
Oh Sveetie. (Imagine my Papa saying these words to you) What a heart wrenching experience for you. If anyone I know can make it work, you can. I trust Ike will be wonderful the next time I meet him. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know. I'm not sure what that would be but either way, let me know.
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