Thursday, February 25, 2010

There goes the puppy

Well, Elke's back with the breeder.

I had to be realistic: It's just not the right time in my life for a puppy. Right now, I need to focus on getting a job, I'm stressed out about that and, despite what I thought, I couldn't go through puppyhood alone and I had to be realistic about my not having a support system to help with her (it does take a village, people).

The breeder has a waiting list a mile long, so I made someone on that waiting list very happy. In the meantime, Elke's rolling around with her littermates again and I got to cuddle with a sweet puppy for a few days (and stand in the rain a lot).

When things are more settled, I'll reconsider, but frankly, I'll consider an older dog next time.


Wayne said...

Too bad you had to give her up. It is alot of work. Our puppy is a handful for my wife and I so doing it alone has to be tough.

Neets said...

Sorry to hear it. But if it makes you feel better, the same exact thing happened to my friend. She got a dog and within days she knew it wouldn't work and took the dog back. Now a few years have a passed and she's in a different place and just got a dog this year, and all is well. Elke will be happy. And so will you. : )