Well, as of 8pm today we are dogless. It was a very had decision and the kids were not happy when I told them I was taking him to his old home. Kate actually said she hated me and Tyler didn't want to talk to me. This is exactly why Cooper stayed w/ us as long as he did...I didn't want the kids upset. But I had to do it. He was a very high energy/high maintenance dog. His personality did not mix with my low patience level. He was a very sweet dog and I will miss him. Even though my family would doubt that. I had to play the bad guy. I have to tell you, it was worth my sanity.
Getting him to the home was very sad. The people that took him had him for 4 months and then we adopted him. So he is going back to a few dogs that he was around before. I hope he fits in still! He really need some other dogs to run around with! They even said they would keep in touch to let us know how he is doing. She even offered to have Tyler and Kate come over to see that he is happy and in a good home. Not sure if I want to do that...seeing him might make it harder on them.
So...that was my sad, hard, emotional day. I really need to be without a dog for a while. It will feel good. After having one for years up until last year and then getting Cooper...it was just too much for me. I hope I don't sound like a bad person. One day I look forward to having a LITTLE dog that wants to sit on my lap and relax!