December 13, 2011

Goodbye, Dog

Sophie was sweet, friendly, obedient, well-behaved, and just about anything you would want in a dog. The only thing was, this mama couldn't handle having a dog in the house. I thought I could, I really did. I didn't know it would make me so anxious and stressed and overwhelmed. Eric and the Boogie were disappointed -- Eric especially was, but he could see how much it was affecting me and agreed to take Sophie back to the shelter. She will make someone a fantastic pet, and I regret that it didn't work out for us to keep her. I feel guilty for not being able to handle it ... and at the same time I feel sooooo relieved that we don't have her any more. We'll try again someday, probably when the small persons are all bigger.










Despite how overwhelmed I was and how it ended up, I'm thankful that we got to have her for a little bit. We've just about got the Boogie convinced that it was a "vacation" for Sophie, and that's how I want to remember it. She is a real sweetheart and I'm praying that she ends up with a fantastic family who will love her to pieces.

6 comments:

Rhonda said...

I'm so sorry.

Mama D said...

I can TOTALLY sympathize! It is SO much work to have a dog. I can't believe Chazz has lasted as long as he has. The extra work involved can be quite overwhelming. I'm sure Sophie will find a great home =)

Cove Girl said...

I'm sad to hear that it didn't work out, but you have to do what is best for you. It's not easy having kids and a dog, at least the kids at some point can learn to fend for themselves, but pets are in constant need.

Maggie said...

Awww....bummer it didnt work out :(

Mrs. Mobunny said...

Sorry about the pooch.

Katie said...

Aww, sorry about the dog! I can totally sympathize w/ you though. She'll find another wonderful home.