Thursday, April 10, 2008

My Chloe

Mary's sister wants our dog Chloe. Mary's been thinking of getting rid of her. The thought has definitely crossed my mind a few times but at the same time, I don't want to just get rid of our dog. Anywho, her sister Jill has been looking for a dog (not a puppy) since her dog is very old and will probably pass away soon. Mary's mom had mentioned Chloe since she really likes her.

Mary's mom and Jill share a property and have a decent amount of land which is ideal for Chloe. At the same time, I'm not sure she can stand the Florida heat. Jill is also a high energy person which Chloe definitely needs because she's, well, a high energy dog. Jill is definitely the ideal person if we were going to give Chloe to someone and of course, it would be a bit off our plate to not have Chloe but I just can't grasp the concept of getting rid of our dog.

I have mentioned Mary's mom keeping Georgia but that's not going to happen. I think I'd rather have Chloe than Georgia. I love my little Georgia but she's a crazy dog. She has accidents in the house, she hates the cats and attacks them whenever, she's bitten a few visitors and she barks at every one and every thing. She definitely has what I call "little dog syndrome". Chloe definitely has some issues with barking but loves the kitties and even plays with them especially her best bud BoBo and she lets Cameron treat her like a pony. Plus, with having boys, I feel like they need a dog – a real dog.

I just wish we knew exactly where we were going to be living in the Boston area. If we get the rental through the university, they allow dogs and Chloe would have enough yard space. However, if that doesn't come through, most rentals don't allow dogs over 25 pounds and if they do, it's unlikely they'd have much of a yard. She is also not leash trained. Georgia definitely enjoyed the city because she loves being walked on a leash.

There's also the process of getting Chloe to Jill if we decide that's what we want to do. I really don't want Chloe going on a plane. When we bring Georgia on a plane, she goes in a carrier with us. Chloe is too big so she'd have to go underneath with the luggage and well, that just scares me.

I don't know, it's a lot to think about and makes me nervous and sad. I'm also emotional/hormonal and cry at the drop of the hat. So anytime Mary has brought it up, I just get emotional. Of course, Chloe's always nearby staring at me with her sad brown eyes. I'm sure she'd do great with Jill and that we don't have a lot of time for her and will have even less when the baby arrives but still, I hate the idea of getting rid of a dog because we're having a baby.


Trace said...

It's hard. Pets are members of the family.

Candice said...

right, that's what I keep trying to explain to Mary. my pets are my babies.

Stacey said...

I know how you feel. We did get rid of Molly because of her "little dog syndrome" and she is much happier with the new owner. but it's hard and it's still hard and you feel like you failed them. it would really depend on what you want to do (sounds like she's a good dog compared to georgia) and if you feel okay with it.