I am happy to report that all is well with him and us. He is thriving in his new home with his new Mommy. She spoils him rotten and he gets to take 5, yes five, walks every day. He's allowed on the couch and has already made new friends. I think if Sasha (our other dog) knew how good he has it now, she would be begging me to send her over there too. Heck! I want to live there!
If you have ever tried to relocate a family pet, then you know how difficult it can be. I have tried relocating pets before and have had varying degrees of success. It is rare that everything just works out perfectly, but in my case it actually did this time!
Now that he is gone, I have to say that it is really nice having only one doggie at a time. Before, they were best friends and their human family was secondary. This doesn't go over very well with kids. I saw a few sad looks on my girls' faces when they got dissed by the playing dogs.
The following photo is an example of their happy faces now that our dog likes to play with my girls. This is a photo of Sasha and my daughter on the boat this past weekend.
I thought of a few more reasons why it is nice having only one dog.
Top five reasons for having one dog:
1. It's cheaper
2. Only one dog barking and/or pooping in the house at a time
3. The one dog is nicer to us
4. It's much easier to walk one dog on a leash. One dog is also nicer to other dogs in the neighbor.
5. You don't have to do everything in two's because you don't want to "hurt" the other dog's feelings (petting, snacks, walks, etc...)
Have any of you relocated a family pet? How did it go?
Can I brag? This is my other daughter water skiing for the first time behind the boat. I'm a proud Mama! She's 6. I think I was about 25 when I first tried to water ski. She got up on the first try!