I had a dog when I was younger. She was all mine, but she got cancer and had to be put down. I got over it but didn't get another dog.
Two weeks before DS was born we got a staffy, my DP already had a dog also. They became the best of friends. Fast forward 22 months and he was now my DS best friend. Always sat with him, played together, never once bit or snapped my son in his entire life. Just licked and slept together. Three days ago I had to give him away. I am heartbroken. I know it sounds silly and most of you will say 'he's just a dog', but he wasn't. He was the most kind and gentle dog anyone could ask for. A big sook. Slept in our bed, sat with us, walked ran swam.. I spent everyday of his first 17 months of life with him. Sure he was a little pr*ck at times and has cost us thousands in damages and vet bills after eating a whole box of lindts chocolate balls, lol. But I love him so much. Almost a month ago I left my partner and took DS to my mothers. My DP was left with both dogs and as he worked full time and didn't want to be here alone, he went out alot and they didn't get much attention.
Three days ago I had to rehome him with a lovely family of almost 4 and another 6 month old staffy. I am so depressed. I've kept in contact and messaged her and she's told me he's doing well, apparently he's adopted a bear as his own and carries it everywhere and sleeps with it. I'm not sure why. Perhaps he's anxious.
I feel as though I'm bugging her. I'm regretting giving him away. I just want a photo or something. She said we could come and visit etc but I don't want to upset his situation. I barely got to say bye because he was already in their car and too interested in the smells and didn't understand what was going on, he thought he was going for a ride, he was but he didn't know he wasnt coming home
Our other dog is also depressed and anxious. She's older and now left home alone. I feel so bad and so so guilty. I can get him back if I want but it would mean coming home after already setting in motion a cancellation of our lease.
I just tried to speak to my ex over the phone about it and he wasn't very nice, he said to make a decision because im fu*king with his life *cry*
I'm sorry for the pathetic vent but I just needed to get it out there cause no one in my life understands and I can't talk to anyone about it.
Ty for listening