Today we said good-bye to our beloved dogs. NO, we didn't put them down! (of course not!!)
But we did decide earlier on that our house was just not big enough to accommodate the 3 of us + the 4 babies + our 2 furry friends (especially with the uncertainties that come with premature lung development, pet dander, & possible allergies). When Andy & I tentatively put it out there months ago, and a good friend of mine and her husband jumped at the chance to be the ones to adopt our sweet pooches. Sydney and Joe will give them such a loving home, and probably more attention and love than we have in the past few years! I have known Sydney for about 10 years and they will make awesome adoptive parents to our dogs.
|Andy & I with Oxford & Scout|
Scout (our Boxer) and Oxford (our Chocolate Lab) are both great dogs with lots of years left. Scout is 8 1/2 years old and we got her after 2 months of marriage, so technically she is my "first" baby! She is a wiggly happy Boxer, and although has had health issues in the past (spinal meningitis... don't ask how much $ we spent on her...), she is healthy now and is such a good-spirited companion. I know she will LOVE her new home, as long as she gets to lick Sydney and Joe often whether they like it or not!
|Oxford cuddling with Jenna when she was 2 months old!|
Oxford's issue is anxiety, which at first made us wonder if he would fare well being adopted. However, I think he will do wonderfully as long as he has his Best Friend Scout there and people that love on him. I know Sydney and Joe will heap love and reassurance on him liberally, and when in doubt, he also has Puppy Prozac! ;-)
|Jenna with her friends|
We will miss you, Scout and Oxford... but are so happy you have amazing new adoptive parents and a new loving home.