Monday, July 30, 2018

Dark Clouds

The golden hour on Thursday was the calm before the storm. Friday morning, my back gave out. Ouch! This happens every couple of years. Thankfully, my doctor prescribed a muscle relaxant. Between the heating pad, Advil, and the medication, my pain was manageable.



The weekend was very difficult. Winston felt better after being on the antibiotics etc but became more than a handful for the Mister and me. He became quite aggressive toward Lilah. Playing escalated quickly to dangerous aggression. We did our best to defuse each situation and separate them. This morning, we realized that we were fighting a losing battle.

We did not want to return him to the high-kill shelter. We contacted a reputable dog rescue and they were able to take him and find just the right home for him. He will do best in a one dog home.

The Mister and I are very sad that we could not keep the puppy but we have to think of Lilah and especially the grandchildren. We can not risk them getting bitten.

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  1. I hope you are feeling better today and the pain has eased. I'm sorry your little puppy didn't work out but you made the right decision, I'm sure! Hugs!

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    1. Diane, thank you. My back is a bit better today.

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  2. Oh dear, I'm so sorry about your back pain. You made a hard decision, but you know it was the right one.

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    1. Thank you, Lorrie. I do miss him and pray for him.

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  3. Hi Gina~

    Oh, I'm so sorry about your back...nothing worse than back pain. I'm glad you were able to get son relief. It's so hard to have a new puppy, especially one that is aggressive, you make the right choice, and it sounds like he found a great home. You will be in my prayers, sweet friend.

    Hugs and Love,
    Barb

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    1. Barb, thank you for your prayers and kind words. xx

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  4. Well you cannot have a puppy who is aggressive. I hope Winston finds a home where he is the top dog. I also hop our back is easing. Not fun!

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    1. Arlene, me too. My back is a bit better. I haven't taken any medication today so I'm hoping little by little I'll be all well.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your back. Those pains are tough.
    We once tried to rescue a dog and she actually lived with my daughter off at college and was a fun pet. She turned four about the time my daughter graduated from college and was a menace at our house. We had a family pet who was the senior member and she constantly challenged the older dog. Fights ensued and she always picked them when I was alone with them...never when my husband was home. My daughter couldn't see the stress she was causing me. They got in a pretty bad one and I was pretty sure we would have to do something. The next one happened while my daughter was home. It took both of us to separate them and of course my daughter was bitten by the dog. We just simply had to get rid of her. I found a no kill shelter and was very honest with them. I felt she might be fine with a one owner guy. I cried all the way to the shelter. It was so hard, but sometimes they give you no choice. I was sure my daughter was ruined. It took awhile but she got a sweet Boykin spaniel.

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    1. Sandy, thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I am so sorry to hear about your dog troubles. I too cried when we had to take Winston. He is in my thoughts and prayers today. I'm glad that your daughter found a sweet dog that isn't a problem.

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  6. Hope your back will be feeling better very soon, my back will just go out at any time, so aggravating.
    Sorry to hear about Winston but I do understand, when our daughter was small the dog we got her would not leave her alone, it would bite at her feet as she walked and constantly jump, we had to finally give him back, it is hard but you have to make those hard decisions some time.

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    1. Connie, it is aggravating! Have you found something that helps? I've been using a heating pad and Advil. I could take muscle relaxants longer but I hate to.

      Ouch! Your poor daughter! xx

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