oh lord...dogs dogs dogs....please tell me that you did not just suggest she rehome Koda and then get another dog???? Sending you a SCARY slap, lmao ( hope you just forgot to write <insert sarcasm here>)
yes lpn I was being sarcastic. Although I have noticed that Katz likes to get new pets, post pics, then complain about them when the excitement dies. I don't think she is a bad person. I just really think she likes the excitement of getting a new pet. I know you guys love it when you are getting new pets.
Nice to see mature people on this board. I came on here asking for advice. I am honestly shocked at many of you. You DO NOT live in my home, you do not see what I see. I am SO glad that you are all better then me. I am glad that you are such better pet owners then me. There were a couple people who did offer some advice and I thank them very much. My husband and I will talk more about some of the ideas mentioned.
For those of you it concerns, Chi-Ching does not have aggression problems with my family at all, it is just strangers trying to pet him. We are working on that and we have an excellent trainer.
As far as Koda is concerned. I do not know, we will see what we can think of to make him happy. My decisions may not always be what you think is right but this is NOT your life and shame on you that dare say I do not care for my animals.
I do not want another dog, I did not get Chingers "just because he was cute", After Kaia was put to sleep, we thought another dog would be a good thing.......MANY of you have bought other pets after one is put down. Koda has NEVER had a problem with ANY other dogs, male or female. Why should I have thought it would be any different this time?
When any of you can come to my house and look at Koda sopping wet in the rain or sitting on the porch getting snowed on, you look in his eyes and tell me he is happy. I am trying my best to do what I can for him. Unless you were here you just wouldn't understand. I wish I had never posted any of this on here.
Well, if I do decide to come back on here again. I will let you know what is going on. Thanks to those of you that really tried to help me......
katz. there is no reason that you cant keep both dogs. just put a dividing fence up. seperate them. give them equal time in the house. so neither feels rejected. i know shinyblackpit had a problem with her two males fighting but she fixed the problem, maybe you could ask her how she resolved it.
Growing up, our female dogs hated each other. It happened out of the blue. One day they were outside and just started fighting, blood and everything. We dealt with it. We never let them outside together. Indoors we kept them in separate rooms. Do you really think you can find a home for Koda when he has all these problems? The moment he tore up someone's house he would be booted out too. I see it as, he is yours now, deal with it.
Katz, that's a crappy decision that you have to make. My mom reminds me everyday that she does not think that I can ever have kids as long as I have Merphy because he is unpredictable. Every time I mention wanting to adopt kids from the Czech Republic, she throws that in my face. I want kids more than anything, but I can't imagine rehoming Merphy. I hope you can come to a decision that works out well for everyone.
I don't know much about Koda's condition. About a year ago I was told I have asthma. It turned out to be Bronchitis and flu, but I still use the inhaler. A couple of things that are helpful for me are a humidifier and an air purifier. I have bad allergies and god knows what else. Would either of these help Koda? Can he stay in the garage while you are gone with a heater? I don't know how your house is set up, but is there a door that goes from the garage to the backyard, so that way he can go in and out as he pleases?
Or start a pet sitting/dog walker business yourself. It seems like there is a need! Good luck. And please don't leave on account of a few grumpy people that have nothing better than to make a tough decision for you even tougher. Just ignore them. I like you on here!
what i do not get is WHY you feel the need to ASK any one's opinion here any way...my God...you know what goes on in your house....as you stated in a responce to a post placed here already...if some one has to go..so be it..no one here pays your bills..
BUT...since you did post and ask opinions..then i suggest you not get your self in a lather and threaten to stomp off...because...you did bring it to the forfront..and you did ask..
Many of us...my self included keep dogs in perfect harmony that completly hate each other...it can be done..is it hard...heck yeah...but it is a commitment to my dogs and my breeding program that i have to remember...i have 3 large..80 to 90 pound.Shepherds who absolutly hate each other..and have fought..and i keep them seperate..i use shock collars if they dont respond to commands and i never ever let them in a area with each other...they get walked and excercied seperatly...fed and played with all seperatly...and yes...it makes it hard...but i look at the option...who wants adult dogs? and ones with possable dog aggression problems...no one...not even me..but...while i wont get another one like this..on purpose...i feel it is my responcability to deal with it..i will tell you...i have one..and if she proves not to be a furtal breeder i will find her a home as an only dog..as she would be happier..I have bred her and she didnt take..and I will try another heat...but will get her pregrestone checked and if she still doesnt take...i will work on placment..now..will i ask any one opinion...NOPE...it is my choice...no one elses...I will do what is right for my dogs as they are well loved pets...as well as breeding animals...but..I have a goal..and as we have seen in other posts...you cant keep a lot of pets when you have a goal...and I am confident i can place this dog if need be in a wonderful home..she is young and friendly playful and great with kids and people....and since i dont have to rush...i can find the best sittuation..
So KAtz...my opinion is...if you ask..and we all know your business because you tell it..then be prepared to hear all that you have told come back to haunt you...but...please dont get upset over it..
Katz, you know how much I like Chi-Ching, but if it comes to making a choice between the 2 dogs, I think he would have to be the one that is rehomed. I think Koda's health and age would work against him.
Good luck, I hope you find a way to keep both of them
It is not fair to re home eitheir dog but if one has to go its the pup. Koda is older and the pup will have a easier time than he will not only finding a home but if anything happens down the road and he neds rehomed again.
I saw this coming a while ago and guessed koda would be the one that has to go. There is no reason for it.
Katz, I really didn't want to get much into this, but it seems like any suggestion anyone has for you is no good. It's like you're looking for someone to tell you it would be a good thing to rehome Koda and be in his best interest. No one is going to tell you that because that is not the answer. He is an older dog with health problems. Rehoming him would only increase any depression he feels. It wouldn't be fair.
If you didn't have these problems before Chingy, the answer is either fix the problem and keep both dogs, you must find a way, or send Chingy back to the breeder.
"Katz, I really didn't want to get much into this, but it seems like any suggestion anyone has for you is no good. It's like you're looking for someone to tell you it would be a good thing to rehome Koda and be in his best interest"
Maby she knows she should find him a new home and needs someone to tell her its ok. Im sure she loves him and wants what will be best for him. Making any decission is hard. I see posts on here asking if they should put there dog down. They know its the right thing to do but dont want to and Need to hear from others that It will be ok thats its probly the best.
If the dog needs more attion and she cant give it to him or even just does not want to give it to him then he should be in a home were he gets the attion he needs. She does not own her house so she cant do things to it. I know some people would be okw ith putting in a doggy door and I know others would be fine with putting in a new door as long as the old one stayed there but I also know some people would though a hissy about it.
I think right now shes looking for support and I think we sould give it to her. You guys have been supportive of me with my Chi prolems and right now thats what I need its breaking my heart thinking she will go somewere eals to live. Maby kats needs that to. Shes probly ahving a hard time over this and we should support her instead of give her a hard time.
"Katz don't leave. I really think you are nice but maybe you like getting new pets a little too much. How old is your oldest pet and how long have you had him/her...if you don't mind my asking?"
Well, Cinder is technically my oldest pet(11/12) but we have only had her a year. But Tiocy is the one we have had the longest. She is 10 and I have had her since the day she was born. We owned her mom(well, my mom did). Asha we have had for 3 years I think.
Huron, you are right. I should never have come on here. I AM taking in consideration EVERY SINGLE option that I can. This is not a decision that I am going to take lightly. No matter what dog leaves, or if they both stay. We will ONLY do what is ultimately best for EVERYONE.
I do appreciate all the people that understand that this is NOT a decision that I want to even think about but I also have to do what is best by all my animals. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to respond.