folly's going back

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by elegy, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. adojrts

    adojrts New Member

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    I agree, you made an informed decision, crossed your fingers and gave her the best chance. I too believe that your dogs knew and that was beyond your control. Bottom line is it sucks and I am sorry.
     
  2. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    I'm so sorry :( but try not to beat yourself up! You are doing the right thing for both of you and its very responsible of you to know your dogs and your limits and think about what is best for folly
     
  3. ~Jessie~

    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    I am so sorry :( I'd be devastated as well... it's so difficult when you know you made the right decision, yet it hurts so much.
     
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    I'm so sorry. :(
     
  5. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    Massive (((((HUGS))))). Here if you ever need to talk/vent/just write out your thoughts.
     
  6. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    yeah, she was concerned about the biting thing (who wouldn't be?) but not tremendously freaked out. she has a housefull of dogs. she knows stuff happens. she told me steve's daddy bit a puppy folly's age pretty significantly once. he was fine but he still has a scar.

    i am really really struggling. i went to work this morning and what's our first appointment? somebody's new puppy. i feel like everybody around me has or is getting new puppies and all i have is this huge empty hole in my stomach and too much quiet in my house. i sent her favorite toys with her, but i still need to break down and put away her crates, and it just makes me cry and cry to think about doing it.
     
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    Elegy- I know, I was feeling guilty yesterday that I was getting Jonah when you were having to send back Folly- I didn't realize you were sending her back until late at night after I had posted his pic and everything. I was feeling bad that I know it must be painful for you. I hope you don't mind that I posted pictures and everything. It must be so painful- I don't know how I could cope. You have every right to be heartbroken and I think its okay to let yourself feel that. It must be very painful.
     
  8. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    You know we're all here for you :) I'm sure Erin has special empathy for you after what she went through with little Francis. I'm also sure there is happiness waiting for you, just like there was for Erin with Jonah's coming.
     
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    I do- but in a different way because it must be so much harder having had folly for like a week- held her- watched her join the family- then not have her there. I couldn't handle that. T'm an emotional nut about my dogs so I do have a ton of empathy- but I know it must have been harder than I can picture. It will get better with time tho. It really is true- it's a loss- and like any loss only time can heal it.
     
  10. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    no not at all. you should be posting pictures! you should be sharing your joy!
     
  11. hey_jude

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    Thanks for saying that. I posted his picture last night and then read the Folly thread and wanted to die. I'll tell you- I cried last night about Folly. Sounds so silly- but the whole situation must be a lot to bear.
     
  12. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    It doesn't sound silly. That's what we do here. We're emotionally invested in each other and each other's dogs, the joys and the sorrows.
     
  13. hey_jude

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    That's very, very true. Lucky to have Chaz- it has made the dog owning, puppy raising experience so much easier for me to have support. my friends just don't get it like everyone else here does.
     
  14. elegy

    elegy overdogged

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    nah, i've certainly cried over dogs i've only known online.

    i am just sick about folly. truly. she has left such a huge hole here.
     
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    I really don't have words for how heartbroken I am for you. It's just not fair.
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    This. :(
     
  17. HayleyMarie

    HayleyMarie Like a bat outa' hell

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    Oh No!
    My heart goes out to you El.
     
  18. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

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    Im so sorry El :( I cant imagine....
     
  19. Hillside

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    Exactly this. I know you had fears about how your breeder would respond, but the fact that she is open to you getting another pup from her shows that she knows what we do:

    YOU ARE AN AWESOME DOG OWNER!

    (Whether or not you feel like it right now doesn't change that.)

    {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}
     
  20. ihartgonzo

    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    I am so sorry... :( you are a wonderful person and dog-mom and Folly was LUCKY that you took a chance on the "crazy puppy"... she will find a home, she's young and will recover quickly, and it's so much better to find this out sooner rather than later. I can't imagine how hard this is for you. *hugsss*
     

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