I thought it was time to get a pet and I adopted a 5 month old foxie off a lady going overseas. I totally freaked out with my son's obsessive behaviour with the dog, but he was probably just really excited now I look back. Not wanting to leave the dog for 1 minute or do anything else. I am not sure if this is normal? He is 6.
On the advice of my mum and sister I took the dog to animal rescue because the lady I got him from wouldn't take him back.
Two days later I ended a 3.5yr relationship - now I think that was the cause of my meltdown, as that was on my mind and after I took the dog back I realised what was stressing me was the relationship plus dealing with a load of clutter I have to clear out. I have clutter problem and I have felt overwhelmed with it. Since this time I have seriously started on it, giving a bag a day to charity, filling my bins and gifting items.
Anyway almost 2 wks on now I really feel like I want that dog back. I had already paid $200 for him and I would have to pay $350 to re-adopt. The money isn't the issue though.
I really think I should of had some emotional support and techniques with dealing with my son rather than freaking out and surrending.
I told my son the lady made a mistake and wanted her dog back - he accepted that.
My head is clearer now.
Should I try to adopt the dog back or forget about it and move on.... I can't stop thining of the dog or looking him up on the website for adoption.
Some advise would be much appreciated.
I also have a 15yr old cat and I it isn't about not being responsible just a total meltdown and freak out at the time.