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!