Monday, November 7, 2011

Something's Gotta Give

It was so dark and cozy when the alarm went off this morning and there was a little boy nestled in beside me making the cutest snoring noises. But there was something missing too. A giant puppy. Lulu. 

Over the past few months I'd started to realize just how much work it was to have a puppy - especially one as BIG as Lulu. It was like having two more really hyper kids to look after - and goodness knows three is already enough!  She spent most of her time outside in the summer, but with winter coming, the thought of her in the house stressed me out. She still needed to be trained properly and I didn't have the time or knowledge to do that.

I made the decision to find her a new home. She was just too much for me to handle and I finally had to admit that to myself and everybody else. I'd been thinking about it for a few months and just kept putting it off. 

So a few days ago, I posted an ad online and got a response not too long afterwards. A nice family from a farm not too far from where we live was interested in adopting her. They came to visit her yesterday afternoon and after playing with her for a bit they decided they'd take her. 

It was really sad for everyone and I think we were all kind of in shock. I felt a mix of sadness and intense relief. I still haven't quite gotten used to her being gone. It's so quiet! 

I got a lovely email from the new owners last night which made me feel better:

Hi Lori,  Just letting you know that Lulu is doing just great.  She has spent the day running around the farm and playing with the boys and our other dog.  She came in for an evening snuggle and is nicely tucked into her heated dog house on the deck.  She looks very happy!
So everything worked out for the best in the end. Doesn't it always? :) Lulu has a nice huge farm to run around on, three little boys to play with her and another dog to keep her company. I have most of my sanity back and I've learned my lesson about taking on more than I know I can handle. 

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