We're moving to Hawaii next month (not by choice) and can't afford to take out Boxer with us right away, so he's staying with my parents until we can save up enough money to fly him to the island and go through the quarantine requirements, etc. A friend of ours paid $1500 per dog for his family's Boxers, and we just won't have extra money until after we move and get settled. I know my boy is in good hands and my parents spoil him, they love him. But I just miss him so much. I think about him, I cry. I look at his pictures, I cry. I listen to my friend talk abou her Boxers or see their pictures, I cry. I know I'm getting my boy back in a few months, it's just hard being apart from him. We've had him for 3 years, he's absolutely the perfect dog. I couldn't have asked for a better companion when my DH is away...besides the kids of course. But Tyson keeps me company after the kids are in bed. But now he's not here, and I'm realizing just how much he means to me.
I can't wait to get him back.
And I know there will be some you who will bash me, you'll tell me I'm a bad pet owner because I abandoned him, etc. So read carefully. I'm not abandoning him. He is in good hands with my parents, for a very temporary stay...6 months max. There was no way in hell I was about to give him up, give him to some family I don't know and never see him again. So what you may see as a "disposable pet" situation, I see as me and my husband doing what is right so we can save up to get our dog to where we're going.
on May. 19, 2012 at 1:36 AM