Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I did the right thing.

I made a very big decision this past weekend. I had to find Chloe a new home. Shih Tzu's are sociable little souls and Chloe was suffering being left alone so much. It simply wasn't fair to her. She was sleeping her days away and then just laying in a bed all evening when I was home.
I have been struggling with this for a long time but once I made my mind up I knew I had to "just do it."

I placed an ad on Kijiji. Wow. What a response over 800 hits and 60 emails in less than 2 days. Finally I just stopped reading the emails and started making a list of potential homes. I spent to weekend sending and receiving emails and making phone calls. My criteria was simple, 1. no young children, ( she loves children but not 24/7) 2. someone who didn't work, and 3. someone who needed her companionship as much as she needed them.

I deleted all the nuts first and there were some believe me.

Monday evening Dallas and her mother Jan came to meet Chloe. It was love at first sight. Some people just radiate dog love and animals respond. I knew I had the right family. We drank tea and talked and Chloe went home in their cute little lime green car. Dallas thoughtfully sent me two pictures and two emails to say how very happy they all are. Even her husband is totally smitten with Chloe. So I know I have done the right thing.
I came home to an empty house last night and I keep going to let her out things like that.....and I cry......doing the right thing isn't easy.


Granny's Girls said...

I completly support your decision. And I am glad you found a loving family for such a princess. Sorry I couldent take her, I think she has alot to give a new mum and dad.
Horray Cloe!
~Daughter #2

FeyRhi said...

(((HUGS)))You did one of the hardest things that anyone would ever have to do. It took a lot of courage to realize that she was suffering and do what was good for her. At least you know that she is with a loving family who will care for her.