It looks like we will probably be giving away our new puppy Dixie! I am so broken up about it! She is the first puppy that we had since we had children, and we didn't realize how much it would impact our lives! With two toddlers our life is chaotic enough, what were we thinking bringing a puppy into our home?! I feel like a horrible person, but she's just not working out with our family. I've always thought that Golden Retrievers were laid back (we had two of them) but Dixie is extremely wild! I think that besides her being a puppy, the kids probably get her way too excited!
Benjamin asked the other day if we could give her away. He said that he's tired of being scratched, and tired of her chewing his toys! Alex was scratched the other day right under his eye and it bled. I know she's just a puppy, but I think our kids right now are too young to have such a big dog around. Especially one who is always biting at them, scratching them, and jumping up on them.
I want her to go to a good home. No one really wants her because she's already 4 months old. At least nobody wants to pay much for her. I think she would be better off with another family. I cannot give her the time that she needs and deserves at this point in her life. I just feel soo badly about giving her away! If she were a person she wouldn't be given away like this and that's what makes it soo hard. I know she's just a dog, but she is so special and amazing that I feel like a terrible mom and dog owner to do this. What do you think?
I'm just soo stressed out being a stay at home mom with the kids, but this is a much added stress. As I'm writing this I am crying, I will probably have to make the decision tomorrow and it's just too hard for me to do. So if I'm not online for a couple of days you'll know why.