Today was not a good day for me. I had to say goodbye to my dog
It's not that he was a bad dog or anything, but just because of his personality.
I got this little guy when he was about 2 months old. He was a "cheer-up" gift, and he did cheer me up! He's a Belgian Shepherd!
He was so playful, and I loved to play with him until all his energy was drained!! He just had a lot of energy, so I had to rest more than he did, and
he was only a few months old.
Before I knew it, he was all grown up!
But we already had 2 small house dogs, and a big white female German Shepherd.
But my new dog soon became the dominant male, but that was not the problem. He just had too much energy, was to playful, and his personality was very
strong! He is only 2 years old now.
The big problem came in when other people had to take care of him when I was on holiday. He did not know how to take care of the dog, and in a way
abused the dogs! We can't get someone else to take care of the dogs when we are away, so we made the hard decision to give to dog away to someone
that can love and take care of him everyday!
Luckily my mother had a good friend whose children was looking for a new play-mate for their dog. They have a bigger yard than we have, and only one
lonely dog. They came to look at the dog, and we could see that the man has good knowledge of Shepherds. Today they came again, and within 20min my
dog had already accepted the man, and trusted him. He even followed him around, and got into the care voluntarily! This was a great burden of my chest
to see how my dog has already accepted his new owner.
I was so scared that it would take a great deal of effort to force the dog to go with the new owner. Luckily he went easily.
A few hours later the new owners sent a pic showing how comfortable and energetic my dog was at his new home. I'm luck we found the right people to
take him!!! That is one big silver lining to this all!! And I can go visit him!!!
He was the most beautiful dog I had even had.