Sunday, April 12, 2009

My Dog

This was a rather difficult morning. Jenny and I decided that the guilt of not providing enough attention or exercise for our Jack Russell terrrier Domino outweighed the guilt of farming him out to a new home.

We posted an advert on Craig's List and within one hour had a call from a family who seemed to fit the profile just right. We threw the Domster in the car and headed for Molalla OR. The new familiy has 8 children and a mixed Jack Russel dog already. Dom seemed to hit it off well with the dog, cat and children. He was very intrigued with the chicken and two rabbits in the backyard hutch. I wouldn't give a plugged nickel for their lifespan. This should be a good solution for Dom with lots of attention, another dog to play with and small animals to possibly chase and kill. If this is such a great deal for the dog, then why do I have such strong guilt feelings?

On the bright side we can take the covers off the furniture, have a weekend away from home without organizing a dog sitter, and live a more hair free life. Nevertheless, I am not looking forward to sitting on the couch in front of the TV without Dom's head in my lap. If the new family calls back and tells us it's not working out I guess that will be OK with me.

1 comment:

  1. small animals to possibly chase and killThis is the best thing that could ever happen to a terrier. EVER.

    (I am, however, sorry to hear that Domino won't be romping around your kitchen excitedly anymore.)


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