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New home for my dogs πŸ˜₯

Amore55 profile image
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Tonight is my last night with my dogs. I am crying so hard as I type this. MS has already robbed me of so much, but now I simply cannot provide the care my dogs need anymore. I have been trying and trying to avoid this day for a long time. But it is now here. I have found a wonderful woman who will love them and has a big fenced yard, etc. But she is not me! Harley, my Bichon, is basically attached to my hip all day and night. Maddie, my little Cairn, worships me, and sleeps with one paw on my face every night. I just cannot imagine life without these warm bodies. They have been my glue through my divorce and other life events. I have tried dog walkers, etc. But I knew I needed to find a good place and I did. I just hope I can go through with it tomorrow without too many more tears. Love to all, Kelly

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Turtlepie profile image

Sorry that you have to do this my prayers are with you. Be strong

Kenu profile image

So sorry to hear about your predicament with your furbabies πŸ˜ͺ. I don’t know that I could do it? It would be a major tear jerker 😭🀨. Stay strong, sounds like you found a great home for them πŸ‘. Prayers are with you and your furbabies πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ Ken 🐾 🐾

rjoneslaw profile image

So sorry to hear this

JSSimp profile image

My prayers are with you. God bless!

Morllyn profile image


greaterexp profile image

Oh, Kelly! I’m really sorry about this. I’m so glad you found a good home for them, and I hope you can visit them or they can visit you. I hope you have some solace in knowing how well you cared for them and will always love them.

2littletime profile image

So sorry you have to give up your dogs. They know how much you love them, & it sounds like you found them a good home. Be are doing the right thing...πŸ™

jimeka profile image

Sorry Kelly, I just don’t know what to say, I am in tears myself just reading your post. Nothing I say will give you comfort, but I am here if you want to FaceTime. The biggest virtual hug I can give you, πŸ€— πŸ™ πŸ’œ 🌈 🍫 πŸ™

Frances_B profile image

This is such a hard thing to deal with, and I totally congratulate you on caring enough about your fur-babies to put their welfare first and recognise if you can no longer give them the quality of care you believe they deserve. It will be so hard, let yourself cry and grieve as much as you need to. I had to go through this once, and what made it a whole heap easier for the dog was that her new "parents" visited her at my house several times so she got to know them and trust them. Then she spent nearly every day for a week at the new home and came back to me at night, and then when she left for good she was attached to and comfortable with her new "parents". Is this a possibility to ease the transition for your fur-babies?

I still cried heaps on the final goodbye (and for days afterwards), but I knew that it was the only right thing to do, and her new home was absolutely wonderful. I hope your pooches' new home is too. Can you visit them in their new home occasionally?

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Amore55 in reply to Frances_B

Oh, what a great transition. I do not believe I am physically capable of that, since their new home is more than an hour away, about my max driving now. But I will see. Great suggestion. I do not believe that I will visit them afterward. I think it would confuse them, and rather feel like turning the knife in my heart each time, is that selfish?

I think one of the most difficult parts is the lack of support in this most difficult decision I am receiving. No one, but a fellow MS-er can understand these difficult decisions we must make at times. Thank you for your suggestion.

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pamgarner in reply to Amore55

you are so brave to choose this heartbreak for the well being of your pets{family members} they will miss you too.stay strong!

goatgal profile image

Oh, Kelly It's group hug time. Those of us who share lives with animals understand your pain. Companion animals give us so much and ask little in return, so you have put their needs before your own, assuring them of safety and a good home, Difficult as that is, it testifies to your strength and essential goodness.

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Amore55 in reply to goatgal

Yes, a giant group hug would be very nice right now. When I went to bed last night and felt their warm, little bodies next to me, I basically changed my mind. But in the (somewhat) light of morning, I know I was just allowing love and oxytocin, the powerful hormone that allows us to bond, to cause me to not see reason.

There is too much loss caused by this monster in our lives, but my chin is high, and if I made it through a crushing divorce, I can do this.

cindyrn68 profile image

I am so sorry! I admire your determination to put your fur babies needs before your own. Praying for your peace and comfort.

leking1 profile image

I am crying with you. You have shown your love and your strength by making this decision. I am praying for you and your fur babies to have a loving and peaceful transition. Linda

Peruzzot profile image

Lots of hugs coming your way. So sorry you have to give up your very loving dogs.

mrsmike9 profile image

I cry with you. I cannot imagine the pain you are going through. You are so strong! I don't know if I could do it. I don't even know what else to say as I just cannot imagine what you are going through. I am so very, very sorry...

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carolek572 profile image

Your post is making me cry, Amore55 but you are strong and wise enough to know that your precious fur babies needed more attention than you could provide. Is there a chance that you can visit them from time to time? Keep Smiling :D

JTZES profile image

Being in your position brings tears to my eyes as well. I know the feeling of losing your best friends. You have my sympathy and are in my thoughts.

twooldcrows profile image

sorry it has come to this will be hard for like ours they are with us and know when i don't feel good ...have you check with some places that help the disabled and explain they really help with your MS ...good luck and many prayers for you and your babies...

bxrmom profile image

I'm so very sorry you had to make this decision for yourself and for them. I'm glad you found a good home for them. Hopefully their new home will keep you updated on how they are doing. Maybe giving the new family something of yours (towels, piece of clothing, etc) that smells like you to help them transition. Gentle hugs for you and your pups.

kdali profile image

Aww, that’s a terrible place to be in 😭 Will you be able to visit them?

Ali_B62 profile image

you sweet loving being! I cannot (don't want to) imagine how much strength this will take. Thinking of you all and hoping for the best.πŸ™

caboyson profile image

Oh Kelly I know that feeling and it's horrible! Godspeed to you.

caboyson profile image

Can you visit them, later l mean?

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