I'm with everyone that says.....we dont understand your situation, but for only 12 weeks, I wouldnt be uprooting and changing living arrangements and chance losing my babies...not a chance. Its a tough deciion, I know, but maybe he can make it back a few times to visit during the 12 weeks. It will be over before you know it and everything will be back to normal and you'll still have your pups.
I would stay too and let hubby go for the 12 weeks. I have two boys, 7 dogs and 4 cats. :) My hubby was a truck driver and was gone a lot, so I was use to him gone for periods of time. Now hubby is unable to work and been home since Aug. Anyone know a place to send a hubby for a few weeks?!? :P
I would stay and let my husband go since its for 12 weeks, its not that long, why disrupt your life, kids life and dogs life just for 3 months. Specialy if your moving into a place you havent seen yet, dont know what kind og condition its in thats not worth it to me. I know my husband would tell me to stay, since we have two boys and two dogs it would be hard at frst but you will adjust. He can come on a week end and visit and you can . By the time the dogs would get used to the place it would time to move back .
***Edited By: trance on 3/16/2006 9:13:11 PM*** Reason: 11
It makes absolutely no sense to uproot yourself for just three months, thats ridiculous, its bad for everyone, not just the dogs. Your kids will be fine, like someone mentioned look at what military families go thru, and the husband or wife is often deployed for 6 months to well over a year. Stay put, and keep a stable home environment, thats the best thing you can do for your kids.
Either buy or borrow a travel trailer, a camper, find a campsite near your husbands new job, and pay monthly rates. He can come home on the weekends, three months will fly by, and it'll be far less stressful for everyone.