Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's official. . . .

We are now a two pet household. Pencil "escaped" (I think a little boy left the door open accidentally), and today we found a good home for jewel. I have been listing jewel on our local online classifieds for about six months now since I just feel overwhelmed and I feel bad that she is quite neglected. Sushi is too busy to spend any time with her and since I take care of everything else besides his school and work I also was too busy. Now don't get me wrong, she got watered and fed but that is about it. Other than that she sat on her chain in the back yard and entertained herself. Everyonce in a while I would head out there and try to play with her but it just didn't happen too often. So, I re-listed her recently with the title "lab/shepherd mix, great for teaching to hunt" since the bird hunt happened not too long ago or something(a lady I know told me this, I don't really know when the bird hunt is). I actually got a response. I think it will be the perfect fit. The guy who took her lives on a small ranch up in Idaho and wants to teach her to hunt birds, help with cattle and be a good companion dog. I think it's perfect, she can run and run and run on a ranch and he seemed to be really good with her. He's a nice older man and has had lots of dogs so he knows how to deal with her and he's had lots of labs so he knows how to deal with labs. The kids are thrilled, they are glad to be dog free, I feel a huge sense of relief because it's one less thing to think about and I know she'll be so much happier with her new owner. So, there we go, it's official, I bet you thought I was going to say we had a baby or something didn't you?! Hee hee, three more weeks and I'm done.

5 comments:

Fantastagirl said...

Down to two pets... bet that doesn't last long!

Three weeks? That will go very fast, get some rest!

Cheer34 said...

I am glad you found a home for your dog...It is always sad to see a bored dog chained to a tree. I have 5 dogs, know thay are alot of work...but have time for them...my kids are adult kids....20 somethings...instead of having more kids we got dogs......love then love them love them.....

3 weeks that's it....time flew bye for me....hope you can have some relax time before the big day.....names?

leslie the licorice stick lady said...

I'm glad you found a good home for her. It sounds like a great match to me! I bet she will love doing all that fun dog stuff. :) Good job.

Superwoman said...

fantastagirl- I've told the kids we need a break from more pets until we get used to another baby. I think if we do get another pet it will be a small dog that can be in the house with us when we're home.

cheer- it's true, I feel the same way, that's why I felt so much guilt but my kids were more important than the dog so it got pushed to the back of the list. Oh, and we do have names picked out but in the interest of anonimity we would like to keep them private (sorry!). Sushi is trying really hard to come up with some good code names though.


lsl- thanks! I tried to find a good home for her, I want her to be someplace she can be loved and get the attention she needs.

Sushiboy said...

Hunts. Upland game, Last month & this month.

Pheasant, November.

Duck started the first of October and goes through mid January. I'd like to get a duck or two, but by the time I got the gear, I could eat duck at chef's table 2 or three times. :)