Ok, well this has turned out to be the best and worst week all wrapped in one. The reason for it being the best.....my mom and step dad are finally splitting up. They've been together 16 years on friday, but it's over. i may sound a little cold when it comes to this, but thats only because i think the guys a complete and utter jerk, and i can't stand him. my moms upset cause they've been together so long, and my sister and brother (he's actually their dad) are a little upset, but pretty much we're all happy to be leaving him. so we're going to look at a new place tomorrow, because my mom can't afford the rent here alone. it's pretty much garanteed we're going to get it, because the land lord wants to help out single mothers, and they allow pets!! so if my mom likes it, we're moving friday, which means no computer for a while :(
but it's also the worst week....because we have to move and i really like this house (we just moved here in september). it's a 3 floor house, huge yard, and it has all kinds of fruit trees. but the place we're going to be moving into is a 4 plex. 3 of the 4 are empty, and my moms friend is also trying to move there. the only problem is, we would all share a yard.
now, i know how a lot of you feel about keeping a dog locked out in the yard, and i really don't agree with it either. but tiny, our rottweiler lives outdoors at all times. sometimes during the day she's allowed in the basement, but thats it. the reason being is we rescued her from friends who weren't taking care of her. she has had no house training, and she's gone after our cats, and sandy quite a few times (put sandy in the hospital a couple times). so she lives outside, she has a dog house, and it's under another shelter. she's always been outside, and when we try bringing her in the basement at night she cries and whines and eats everything. but she still gets lots of love and attention, just as much as sandy who's inside all the time does.
so the reason this is the worst week, is becuase we have to share a yard with other people, and with tiny being strictly outdoors, we're stuck. the landlord's already said we can't have her running loose in the yard, because the other lady, nad the other ppl living there are going to have children, and tiny's not really good with children. so we're not going to be able to take her with us. my ex step dad isn't good with animals, so I refuse to let him take her. but i'm not going to be able to bring my baby girl with me. so this week really sucks butt more than anything. i'm crying just writing this. the thought of having to find her a new home is killing me, i'm going to hate to see her go, but there's really not much else we can do. we have to be out of the house we're living in on friday, saturday the latest because my step dad didn't pay this months rent. so we don't even have time to find a place that will allow her. the good news is though that a family friend (no other dogs, no children) is willing to take her. he doens't live too far from us, so i'll still be able to visit lots. and he's said that once we're able to find another place that will allow us to have her, he'll give her back. when tiny was a puppy she was my step dads dog, and was living with this friend, but then he (step dad) gave her away to ppl who were mistreating her, so we rescued her, and now she's going to be going back to her first home. i'm glad that we've been able to find her somewhere (especially somewhere that i can visit......as much as i want!) but i feel so bad for not taking her with us, and i'm going to miss her so much.
anyways, this post is like super long now....i just wanted to let everyone know that as of friday i'm down to 10 babies (well she's still mine sort of, she'll just be living elsewhere). And please don't anyone critizise me on giving her up, i really don't need that, this isn't at all what i wanted.
Unfortunantly these are the times we're living in and you can't control how other people behave. If your step dad is the jerk that you say he is then it sounds like you will be better off. I'm sorry that you have to leave your baby, but I'm glad she'll be going somewhere you can go and visit often. Hang in there! Things will get better and maybe someday you and Tiny will be reunited. Our thoughts are with you.
thanks guys. coming here and reading the supportive comments helps so much. i can hardly even look at her without crying right now, but i just keep thinking that at least i'll be able to see her so it won't be so bad. i think i would totally fall apart if i wasn't able to see her anymore though.
Hi TJ! I am really sorry about that. I wouldn't critasize you for keeping her outside. I grew up on a farm and that is were most of our dogs lived. I am sorry you have to give her up but you are lucky you will get to see her and get her back some day. Trust me some people aren't that lucky. I had a horse. Her paper name was Twister's Mighty Wind Runner but her barn name was Charlie Girl. I had owner her since I was 16 years old. However when I turned 20 years old I was having alot of problems. I had lost my husband and I had a baby. I was really sad. So I got a job which sent me traveling around the USA. Some times I took my baby other times my parents cared for her. Charlie Girl had been staying on my parents farm. I knew it was no life for her there with no one to ride her or do things with her so I decided to sell her. I ran an ad in the newspaper but I told my parents to call me when some one wanted to buy her so I could be there to say good bye. Well one day while I was in Texas I lived in Michigan. Any way a man called my parents about the horse. The man was traveling through town and he wanted to pick up the horse that day. He couldn't stay any longer and he wanted her for his daughter. My parents sold her to him. They called me after he picked her up and told me he bought her. I never got to say good bye and I have tried to find her but I haven't had any luck. You are just really lucky to know where she is going. I am sorry about your dog! Good luck! Good Bye!