Friday, March 6, 2009

Our dog Charlie

This weekend our lab, Charlie, will be going to a new home. I haven't even posted about all of this because we found a family really fast, although we have been thinking about finding him another home for a long time. Charlie became really depressed when Lucky died and we thought it would get better with time, but it just hasn't :( We have tried everything to make him happy again... new toys everyday, making him an inside dog, and probably 20 rawhides a day... but nothing has helped. He just cries all day and night in loneliness. We considered getting another dog, but we would find ourselves in this situation again when Charlie got old, and we aren't home enough to be able to give three dogs the attention they need. So, last weekend, we decided that we would ask around and see if any perfect situation would come up. Sure enough, an OR nurse at a hospital that we call on was looking for another dog for her kids and a companion for their dog. She and her family came over last night and they were totally adorable. The kids are 5, 8 and 10 and they loved Charlie. The oldest boy said that he will sleep in the bed with him every night, which Charlie will LOVE. They brought their dog with them and she and Charlie got along great. I think they will be best buddies. Even though it is really sad that he is leaving, we are happy for him and we know its what is best. It is odd to think that we were a family of 5 six months ago and after tomorrow, it will just be Jared, Louie and I, a small family of 3.
We hope that everyone has a great weekend, enjoy the wonderful weather!


Jennifer Tschepikow said...

awww sarah, that is so sweet of you and jared to think of charlie like that..that would be such a hard decision to make and im not so sure id be able to be so unselfish if it were me! thats really awesome of you guys and it sounds like charlie is going to a wonderful home! =) have a great weekend

The Deacons said...

I'm so glad that y'all found a home for Charlie! I know its really hard for you guys, but I'm so happy he will have a buddy again! Love you!

Taylor, The Queen's Momma said...

Sarah, I am so sad that you don't have Charlie but I know he is going to be so happy to have a new best buddy and new kiddos to hang out with! I missed you this weekend, but luckily we got to hang out with Charlie-man and Stella totally loved him! She was tickling his belly! I love the dress, too. Thanks so much! See you soon honey!

My name is Megan... said...

I bet you found a good home for Charlie! I'm sure it has to be hard! At least Louie is super cute :) Hope you had a good weekend!

Tara Gibson said...

what an unselfish and great thing to do sarah! I cant imagine how hard that must have been. Sounds like Charlie is going to a great family!

have a great week!