In the end, it didn’t take long at all for someone to see the great dog that I have been raving about all week. I just looked up the dog on the AC&C website, which I’ve been doing every day since he went up for adoption… and he was adopted this afternoon.
Not by me. 😦
But to be honest, it’s the best thing that could have happened. That dog did so well with little kids, for instance– when I walked him around the neighborhood, he wanted to go over to any kids that looked our way or said anything. There are no kids here. Hopefully he was adopted by a family, because kids should be lucky enough to have a family dog like that when they are young. I know how lucky we were to have Buffy, Dobie and Sam when we grew up.
He could have been destructive in the house; he might have not gotten along with Simon once everyone was settled in. There are a lot of maybes and things that were on my mind that kept me fromgoing down and adopting him, like I wanted to. I know there is a reason I didn’t adopt him. If it were meant to be, I would have done it. I don’t know why things work out like this, but I have learned to go with my gut. I had hesitation for some reason…like it was the universe’s way of saying “this is someone else’s dog”… does that make sense?
So, overall it’s a great ending to this story. He’s now neutered and licensed to his new family. That was the goal! One lesson intact male dog running loose on the streets. One more dog that has a chance at a better life. And this time, I didn’t spend any extra money (money I don’t have) on the dog. I just did the things I knew I was supposed to do, and that’s the simplest way to think about it.
Thank you for supporting me through this whole thing, by the way! I know I was all confused and upset all week, and reading your comments made me feel so much better. I thought of all the pros and cons and gave this very big decision lots of thought, which was what this situation demanded. Again, thanks.
It feels good to have this case closed.
Now. If I can just get the rest of the stray dogs to stay away from my front window for awhile; at least a few months…