rachyrach1 Posted November 10, 2004 Report Share Posted November 10, 2004 Hi everyone, I'm new to the site. I've actually never even been on a message board.I feel like this is maybe trivial compared to what some of you are going through, but it is still quite traumatic to me. My husband and I bought a beautiful German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix puppy at a pet store on Halloween (yes, 10 days ago). Normally I feel icky about pet stores but this time I couldn't help myself, we both totally fell in love with her. We brought her home and named her Lucy. From the first night it was apparent that we had made a mistake. We were clearly not up to dealing with the rigors of a new puppy, and to make matters worse, my husband left town on business the very next day and I had to care for Lucy and our traumatized kitty all by myself. I felt so stupid for buying her. We had discussed whether or not the dog would live inside and decided that she would be an outside dog with kitchen priveleges, but then I felt awful since I grew up with doggies inside. Add to that the fact that we just bought our home and spent SO much money decorating and making it look nice in here, and neither of us were too excited to let a puppy chew and pee on things.Finally we decided to find Lucy a new home where someone could better care for her and love her. I returned her to the sister store of the pet store where we got her. I have been crying ever since and I feel horrible, like I broke my puppy's heart. I am no stranger to pain and loss, but this feels like it should be different since it was so temporary and she's still alive! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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