Friday, July 27, 2007



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!

10 comments:

Happay said...

sorry about the kids, hopefully they will understand someday

creasa said...

So hard to give up a pet. I hope the storm doesn't last long.

Renaud Family Blog said...

I completely understand!!! I hope things get better, and the kids eventually understand!

-Suzanna (weiweisbabies)

Pat said...

Awww - that's hard, I've been there, done that! It sounds like he's gone to a nice place though.

Raechelle said...

I am sorry. It's a difficult decision . I hope the pain eases for everyone soon. (big hugs)

Norma Kennedy said...

Wow what a tough decision to make. One day when they are parents they will understand !

Hugs to your family, Norma

Valery said...

You poor thing! I hope the kids get over there sense of loss soon and see that it was the best decision for your family....a happy mom makes for a happy family!!!

Take care of yourself!!!

Becca said...

Hey Janet... glad I read your blog because I never found out how you went about this... sorry to hear your kiddos were so upset! I can nearly feel your relief though! We have a great dog, she is huge though and hairy, so I too long for the little lap dog... although they bark dont they? anyway, its never perfect, but enjoy your bit of peace. (smiles and hugs)

Susan said...

Im sure it was a heart wrenching decision, but the kids will eventually understand.
I hope you find a pet that your whole family can be happy with.

Rebecca said...

We went through this once too! We had a dog that was getting violent towards our son when he was an infant and I didn't want to take any chances. Turns out I love life without the dog mess and the maintanence...(I feel bad saying that too)