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Tuesday, September 07, 2004

They're keeping her

Friday I get home form work and Aaron is getting a demonstration from a vacuum guy. I stand at the island watching for a moment when I notice my hand feels wet. I look down to see Chaya licking furiously at my hand and then I turned back around. Next thing I feel is her paws on my shoulders. She stood up to me and wanted me. She wanted my attention. She never really cared too much for me, it was Aaron who she loved. I don't care what anybody else says, to me, she was saying goodbye. No barking, no rough housing, just licking me and getting my attention to say goodbye.

We took her to her new home and first thing she did when we let her out was to go and lick the 2 year old to pieces. She was wailing at that point. I thought for sure they were going to tell us to take her back right then and there. But they didn't. We let her into the backyard and she explored her new surroundings. I felt like a mother giving instructions to her babysitter. Explaining her habits, traits, where she likes to sleep, etc. A goodbye from both of us and we left. I was told this morning that she stood up on the fence to watch us drive away. She had a good weekend but the owners could tell she was a little homesick. We miss her but we are so happy that she has found a better home.

We'll miss you Chaya. Be good.

Stories from camping tomorrow...


  • At 12:02 PM, Blogger Dazed said…

    Hey, you did what you had to do, and you did a respectable thing instead of just letting her "go". Hopefully she'll be a little less destrutive with all those kids keeping her exhausted!

  • At 10:06 PM, Blogger Tuna Girl said…

    I really feel for you on this. We had to put two dogs to sleep in the past two years. You're doing the right thing. But saying goodbye to those dogs was just heart-wrenching.

    Happy thoughts to you.

  • At 6:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I'm sorry about Chaya, sweetie, but I hope you feel lighter and happier about it, perhaps Chaya will be happier now?

    //Helen (aka Everyday Stranger)


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