Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A Hard Decision but

through many tears I had to make it. As most of you know I have been ill for over 2 years. I like as much as possible to not dwell on that fact. Right now, I am feeling fairly well, praise God. My sweet husband knew I missed having a dog and we brought Lacee home. But, as much as I wanted to believe I was strong enough, I found that I still do not have the stamina to keep up with a brand new puppy. My husband is gone for 12 hour shifts and then sleeps to get ready to go back to work. His first shift back brought swiftly the realization that I cannot run after a puppy. I so wanted to. I thought I could. But to be fair to her, I must face the fact that I am not as strong as I once was, nor do I have the stamina I need. Anyone that has a new puppy, and I have before, knows the effort it takes. The family we purchased her from was more than understanding and said they know they have another buyer for her, so she will get a good home. I deleted the previous post, because it is a little painful to me right now. I thank you for all your well wishes regarding Lacee. Believe you me, she was loved and got lots of kisses for the 3 days she was with us.


Susan said...

I am so sorry. I know your heart is broken. I will say a prayer for you... you are a brave woman to admit you couldn't keep up... I admire you (I am stubborn so admitting that type of thing isn't easy)

Perhaps there is an older puppy/dog in your that is calmer... give it some time..and see what happens.

I know there really aren't words to make you feel better....but know we are here... and we care!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Well Ceekay,
I am backing your choice, my advice is to be happy, know puppy is gonna be happy, and go on from this point guilt free!!!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Awwww, that had to be such a tough decision to make.
But you put the puppy's needs above your own, a loving sacrifice.

The Berry's Patch said...

Oh Ceekay, I'm so sorry. But you made the right decision. It's better that you decided early on to give her back. I agree with older dog might be better. Maybe you could research calmer dogs. I have a beagle/basset hound mix and if he got any calmer he'd be dead. ;-)

Linda said...

Ceekay I am so sorry. You have been through a lot in the last 2 years and you are wise to know what you can and can't handle and like Sharon said, brave to admit it. My heart goes out to you! hugs, Linda

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Oh, I'm so sorry! I know how happy you were to have that adorable little puppy! But you're very wise to realize the work involved would be too much for you. I agree with the above comment. Why not look for an older dog who is more trained? Either way, I hope you'll be comforted to know that we care about your needs!

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

I am so very sorry you are not feeling well, and it is so hard to not be able to keep something that you would like. Just know my prayers are with you. Blessings, Kathleen

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I'm sad for you, I know this decision hurts, but you know your limitations. I imagine a puppy would be like chasing after a two-year-old!


Happy @ Home said...

I'm sorry Ceekay as I know this must be very hard for you. I remember what it was like to have a puppy in the house ~ kind of like having a small child again. It is a lot of work. It's important to look out for your health after what you have been through. I hope in time the sadness will lessen for you.


Kathy said...

Love your snowman candy dish!

Stacey said...

I missed this post yesterday, sorry. I do want to tell you that it's understandable that having a puppy is too hard when you are not 100%. Puppies are just like infants and they are hard work. Plus, there are all the inevitable messes that come with them.

It may not make you feel better to know there something else that could make you feel good?

Anonymous said...

I was so sorry to hear about your puppy decision, but I'm sure you did the right thing.
A suggestion; when I was looking for a dog, I decided what breed I wanted, got online, typed in the breed name with 'rescue' after it.
There are so many good dogs in need of homes. Most of them have been in foster homes, where they can tell you all about the dog you're looking at.
I got my Jasmine from a German Shepherd Rescue. When she came, I already knew she loved kids, kitties, bunnies, was an alpha female and was very sweet.
Something like this may work for you. I know how sad you must feel.
The Violet Patch

tardevil said...

It will work out! You always have to put your health first. I'm sure she/he (can't remember) will find another good home.

The Barkers said...

Oh no, I'm so sorry. Would you entertain a more mature, trained dog? Ya know, where all the work is done for you and you just get to enjoy a companion? If so, I hope you find just the right one. Love you,

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry you're still having health problems. I'm praying for you.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Ceekay, bless your sweet heart! A good choice but a hard one. You take care of yourself dear. Thinking of you and love you tons! xox


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