It’s been a while

October 29, 2007 at 2:04 am | Posted in dogs, life | 3 Comments

I guess I’ve been avoiding making this next entry.  A couple of weeks ago, our dog, Eddie, went to his new home.  After 3 or 4 months, he and the cats were just not coexisting in a good way.  The cats would run away if he got too close, then his play-drive/prey-drive would kick in and he’d chase.  The cats were hiding most of the time, and some of them were skipping meals rather than come out, even when Eddie was out on his walk.  And that’s NOT like our cats! He had coexisted with cats before we had him, but I guess ours had never seen or lived with a dog before, and they just weren’t having it.  They were curious to a point, and we gave it months, but it just wasn’t happening. Luckily we were able to find a good home for him.  It’s with someone we know who has a slightly older female black lab, and lots of property outside of town.  We’ve kept tabs, and he’s adjusting well there.  We’re adjusting too, but it sometimes makes us sad that it didn’t work out.  I guess that’s why I haven’t made any entries in a while.  Sorry ’bout that.

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  1. *HUGS*

    It’s ok. Sometimes these things just don’t work out. We have a foster cat that we have to keep separated from one of our older cats for a similar reason. We haven’t had much luck finding her a home, though. Most people we know are at their cat capacity.

  2. You did the right thing. You did what was best for the dog and the cats. Still sucks, no doubt, but it was right.

    Unexpectedly got into a similar conversation with my six year old regarding human adoption. He saw the animated movie, “Meet the Robinsons” and there is a scene with a mother leaving her baby on the doorstep. Yikes! These kids movies have some pretty grown up subject material. But I think it went OK, explaining that she did the best she could under the circumstances, etc. Needs of the child first, still loved the baby, etc. And I suppose sooner or later he’ll meet someone who is adobpted and eventually wonder what happened to the original parents. Still heavy stuff for a cartoon.

  3. Anne: That must be tough. At least you have a whole house to separate, though. One of our cats had to be separated from the others for medical reasons, and we were in a 1BR apartment. Not fun.


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