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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrero View Post
    Thanks guys!


    I don't really want to get into it all again, but the bottom line is, I was in a rush to start a new life and my dogs suffered as a result. I moved away and wanted my dogs with me, that's all I cared about. Obviously it didn't cross my mind that I wouldn't be able to keep them as I spent close to $800 flying them up here.

    It wasn't until a little later when reality set in and I knew that I had done wrong. If I really didn't care, I could have just dropped them off anywhere, but I didn't. I searched for days and days to find somewhere that would take them and had a no kill policy. That place was Mackay S.P.C.A which was about a 2.5hr drive to.

    Looking back, I wish that I had stayed in Sydney longer and looked for the perfect home for them so that I didn't have to constantly wonder who was looking after them and how they were treated, but at the time, they were MY dogs and I wanted them with me.


    I am now in a pet friendly rental so getting my newfie won't be a problem. There is NO WAY I am ever going to put my dogs, or myself through that again!
    Hi Ferrero, I hope explaining what you have hasn't caused you too much pain. This would have been extremely hard and at least you did take them to the Mackay S.P.C.A. Pet friendly rentals are sometimes hard to find. Hopefully you will never have any problems in the future with that and get the Newfie that you have been waiting for. Best of luck to you Ferrero and thank you.

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    Its definitely a shame they had to be split up.

    Hopefully they're in caring homes.

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    I remember. OP got her bum kicked on another forum. Not helpful.

    Ferrero at the time I did PM you a shelter that did really cheap rates but it was a bit of a drive from you. Sorry you chose (or felt you had no option) to give your dogs up. I hope they are ok.

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    I don't remember your message personally Powerlegs, but I did get a few PM's with options.

    The thing was that I wasn't working at the time and we were living off my partners wage. The cheapest place we found was I think $18 per dog, or both dogs (I can't remember) per day. We would have had to keep them there for another 2 months until our lease was up and we could move to Cairns. We just didn't have the money.

    I thought about making up posters and posting them on notice boards and that, but being in Airlie Beach which is more like a tourist town, nobody would have wanted 2 big dogs.

    I tried contacting a lab rescue group and got only 1 reply back asking questions about him. I wrote back and never received a reply.


    I had people in my ear telling me that it was best if I surrendered them, and I guess deep deep DEEP down I knew they were right, but I didn't want to believe it. I looked after both of those dogs on my own for months after me and my ex split up, we were fine. I just couldn't handle being a failure to them.

    My partner still doesn't understand why every now and then I will have a little cry over them. He says I should just put it behind me and look forward to the newfie pup we will hopefully be getting later this year. I'm excited, don't get me wrong, but I feel guilty aswell. I give up my dogs, then get a new one a year later.

    I guess I'll never get over what I've done
    Only a twinkle in his daddys eye ♥♡
    (IM)patiently waiting for my long awaited newfie pup ♥♡

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrero View Post
    I don't remember your message personally Powerlegs, but I did get a few PM's with options.

    The thing was that I wasn't working at the time and we were living off my partners wage. The cheapest place we found was I think $18 per dog, or both dogs (I can't remember) per day. We would have had to keep them there for another 2 months until our lease was up and we could move to Cairns. We just didn't have the money.

    I thought about making up posters and posting them on notice boards and that, but being in Airlie Beach which is more like a tourist town, nobody would have wanted 2 big dogs.

    I tried contacting a lab rescue group and got only 1 reply back asking questions about him. I wrote back and never received a reply.


    I had people in my ear telling me that it was best if I surrendered them, and I guess deep deep DEEP down I knew they were right, but I didn't want to believe it. I looked after both of those dogs on my own for months after me and my ex split up, we were fine. I just couldn't handle being a failure to them.

    My partner still doesn't understand why every now and then I will have a little cry over them. He says I should just put it behind me and look forward to the newfie pup we will hopefully be getting later this year. I'm excited, don't get me wrong, but I feel guilty aswell. I give up my dogs, then get a new one a year later.

    I guess I'll never get over what I've done
    You know Ferrero, have you considered giving yourself a break? You are beating yourself up over this, and it's getting you nowhere.
    Whether you made a mistake or not, it IS in the past. FFS, none of us are perfect, and as long as we live we will all make mistakes. It's how we deal with them, learn from them, and move on into a better place, a better person - that's what really matters.

    Give yourself a break. Let your guilt go, let them go - then start again with a new future, a new dog. Don't let the past destroy the present and the future.

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    I feel really sorry for you. I couldn't have done what you did. I hope you can get over this and move on.

    Now if I could just give you some really good advice in preparation for the next dog well in advance.

    If you rent and are not earning a high wage it is a good idea to start putting aside a dog fund now. Enough that you could put your dog in boarding for several weeks, can afford a good groom and wash by a professional particularly for the breed you are looking at and enough for obedience school.

    I say this because when I was young interest rates went up to 18% between the time I signed the paperwork on my first home and before I moved in. The young couple I ended up renting my house out to while I stayed at home had a young GSD. They brought the dog along to meet me. It was well behaved, they attended obedience school and had sent him off to the professional groomers before I met them. This impressed me.

    They also agreed to pay for any repairs needed because of the dog. They put a $1,000.00 bond down on him. This was back in the 80's & was added to the lease.

    I was impressed and they moved into my house and were the best renters I ever had.

    Before I breed a litter I put away an emergency fund.

    This is just info I hope you find of help. No judgement is made on your previous situation.

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    Oh don't worry, we will be starting a puppy fund


    I think I have to change my signature. Everytime I look at Jackson's poor little face it just makes me teary. I feel sorry for Keira too, but she was a street dog for a while (how she ended up at the pound) and she knows how to look after herself, but Jackson was just this innocent big boof head and I hope his family is treating him well. He was REALLY naughty.


    Oh well, I guess I will go delete my signature and hope it makes me feel better.

    It's time to let go.
    Only a twinkle in his daddys eye ♥♡
    (IM)patiently waiting for my long awaited newfie pup ♥♡

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