Mikey's big adventure

Discussion in 'Dogs - General Dog Chat' started by RedyreRottweilers, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Several weeks ago when I was in Raleigh I ran into one of my longtime friends in Rottweilers. It was good to see him again. I helped him get one of his dogs to ringside, and we had a chance to chat about dogs a little. I spoke to him about Mike, and brought him inside so he could see him.

    I offered the dog to him, should he be interested, and he agreed to consider it. I didn't think a lot more about it. Fast forward to this past weekend at the dog shows. Turns out he is VERY interested. In fact, we discussed it, and I took Mike up to him on Sunday after the show. This guy has been in Rottweilers longer than I have, and is an excellent trainer. He has finished quite a few dogs in the Breed ring, bred some nice litters, and he has titled I don't know how many dogs in the working and obedience rings.

    He and Mike have hit it off in a really super way. The dog is sleeping in his bed and riding everywhere with him. I am pretty sure you could not pry this dog away from him with a crow bar now.

    I went by to see them for a little while today. Sure was glad to see my boy, and he was glad to see me too. Funny thing tho. As he went back in the house with his new owner, he didn't even look back at me.

    I know this is an outstanding place for my Mikey where he will get loads of attention, outstanding training, and be a cherished personal dog for the rest of his life, but I tell you it hurts like hell.

    I have cried every day, and I'm crying writing this. Cried when I left up there today. *sniffle* I really miss my big ol' huggy boy in the mornings, especially.

    It's good he's not too far away. I expect I will take another trip up there in a week or so. :)
     
  2. Renee750il

    Renee750il Felurian

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    You know, that's exactly what happened when I picked Bimmer up from the farm where he'd been dumped. I talked to Carolyn, the woman who had taken him in there, and she said he was the first dog who had ever left her without looking back (a lot of dogs and pups get dumped at her place) and it hurt at first, but then it made her happy because she realized that this was one time she didn't have any doubts that one of "her" dogs went home with exactly who he was supposed to be with.

    Sounds like Mikey has finally found where he truly belongs :)

    ((((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))) Rough, ain't it?

    BUT!!!! Did you make sure dude knows he has to report in to us? :D
     
  3. drmom777

    drmom777 Bloody but Unbowed

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    Red, it's tough, but it sounds like a really great home for him. It also sounds like he will be special there, and get all the attention he needs. And that was just what you were looking for.
     
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    THat sounds good. I am glad if you are happy.
     
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    I'm so glad you found just the right place for him, but WOW!!! I don't know how you can do it.

    I know I hear from all my show friend about having too many "pets", blah blah blah, but how do people do it. Just like placing retired show and/or breeding dogs. Puppies, I'm okay with. I've done rescuing and fostering, but those, I didn't form any kind of bond with. So how do you detatch yourself from older dogs that you have truely bonded with and give them up. I hate to say it, but maybe it is a good thing that rotties don't live very long or I'd have 30 in no time. I know we all have to do what is in the best interest of the dogs and that would be probably the only thing that would persuade me to place an older pet, but it would break my heart. I almost think worse than them dying, I think.

    Red, I'm so proud of you for having the strength to do the right thing for Mikey. Now both boys will get the attentions that they derserve.
     
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    Hairy&Stumpy New Member

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    I am so happy for you and for Mikey. I know how hard it can be. It was a year ago that I sent Stan away. One of the hardest things I have ever done, but the right thing none-the-less. You have had so much more time with him.

    Looking forward to updates and visits and photos...etc. Hugs...
     
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    Sounds likes Mikey is in a great place!!!

    It is rough giving them to a new home but when it's the right one, it's all the better! I still miss Virgo but I know she's in the perfect home now!
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Mike and Mikey :) it sounds like a match made in heaven! Im glad you found him a great home and that hes happy, ((HUGS)) it must be so hard missing him :( but atleast you know hes very happy and getting all the love, attention, training, he needs

    and its awesome that hes so close :) you can go visit often and see him
     
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    Red. :( (((((((((((((((((((ENORMOUS HUGS))))))))))))))))))) I'm sorry. So sorry. :(
     
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    What a decision to make Red. But it sounds like it was the right one for Mikey. Sighhhhhhsssssssss you did tell him(human Mike) its a requirement to join the forum so we can have updates of Mikey.
     
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    That guy sounds like a super duper owner for Mike. It must be so hard to part with him but at least you have that confidence that he's happy and in a great home. It must have hurt though, when he didn't look back....in a way. On the other hand, that tells you he's not stressed about it. I'm sure he'll keep you updated on Mikey which will keep you in touch.
     
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    ((((((((((HUGS)))))))))) sometimes the right thing for the dog is the hardest thing for the people.

    Ferret and Scandal were the VERY hard to give up. But while Ferret is thrilled to see me when she visits, she doesn't look back when its time to go home. And I have heard Scandal is doing very well in her new home. (hope to see her out this summer)
     
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    That is the perfect way to put it.

    I know it hurts but it sounds like he's gone to a fantastic home. I'm sure in no time those tears will be replaced with pride in how well he does in whatever venue his new owner chooses to use him in.

    *hugs*
     
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    Parting is such sweet sorrow-- W.S.

    I am sorry for your sorrow but I have very happy you found such a good home for Mikey!
     
  15. Thank you all. It is very hard. I thought more than once over the last several days that I can't stand this and I have to go get him and bring him back home, but that is selfish on my part.

    In a couple of weeks I will get more used to him not being here, and I won't be so sad. Added to my sadness and stress level is that my old dog is not doing well at all. I expect she will be crossing the Bridge very soon. Not sure how soon, I am not really letting myself think about that. I am concentrating on enjoying the time that we have left with her. She does seem to be a tad better this morning, she was able to make it up the back steps on her own.
     
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    oh Red I just saw this... I can't even imagine how hard it must be. It sounds like a wonderful home for him though.

    I'm sorry for your girl...

    I hope your next breeding will help get your mind of things... when is it scheduled for?

    (((hugs)))
     
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    ((((((((((((((((((Good vibes)))))))))))))))))) to Miss Fenja. And to you, too.
     
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    sounds like a good place for Mikey--as hard as it is for you to let him go, sounds like he will be well loved.
    And I am sorry about Fenja. I am struggling with Trav--who is aging rapidly in front of me. Was afraid we were going to have to make a decision this week--but some meds have helped her out for now. It's rough. ((HUGS))
     
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    Extra super good vibes for both Trav and Fenja. We need nothing but good news for a while!
     

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