Wednesday, 17 July 2013

" I'm A Good Girl, I am" ........and a note of thanks...


Yesterday I showed, what I thought to be a remarkable amount of self control. I went to see an animal in need of a new home and came back empty handed, It was a case of head ruling the heart.
I drove a few miles down the coast, and on one of the hottest days of the year I met up with a four and a half year old bulldog bitch called Millie.
She was a delightful character. Lively, affectionate, needy, and totally adorable, and so just as I could feel my objective grey cells wavering, I mentally started to list the more challenging aspects of Millie's condition. 
At nearly five, she was still not housetrained. She was suffering from two eye conditions ( cherry eye and entropion) and her interaction with a bouncy, screaming little chihuahua was just a little too sparky for my liking.
 Our old bitch Meg, is sparky enough, for one household to cope with
With a heavy heart, I made my decision mentally then and there, with a fat bulldog bitch bouncing all over my head. 
And I drove away knowing that I had done the right thing
Hey ho.

Anyhow...on a brighter side, my collection of items for the flower show and for the arts stall and raffle on my Open day , seems to be growing rapidly. The kindness of my fellow bloggers in donating these items is just phenomenal as on a daily basis,another package arrives from another small corner of the globe.
Thank you all so very much. The items received for my open day will help raise money for both St Michael's Church here in Trelawnyd and for Marie Curie cancer Care.


37 comments:

  1. Good for you John. It's hard making that kind of decision, but I think you made the right one. :)

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  2. Well done John, it's good if you get the heart and the head working together.
    Els

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  3. It must have been difficult to say no, but the fact that she was sick and not house trained at age five put her in the category of "big problems, big heartache". I am sure that Chris was relieved that head ruled over heart and you walked away.

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  4. That's a shame that she had so many issues... I fear that re homing her will be a problem. Not that I blame you, it seems the right thing to do.

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  5. what self control! she sure is a cutie!

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  6. My word...very well done...very hard decision for you...

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  7. Sometimes you HAVE to do what's right for you and the rest of the furry family. It's not fair to bring in what could be trouble and sadness and upset the status quo.

    You did the right thing.

    Your little collection of goodies look wonderful :-)

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  8. When do y ou need to have things for your open day John? I'm wondering if I still have time to post you something!

    Sweet dog....hard choice. Tricky not being housebroken.

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  9. It's sep 1st
    Anything would be gratefully recieved
    Xx

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  10. Sorry I haven't sent anything. Maybe next year - just got to learn how to knit first.

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    1. I'd be glad to teach you YP. We are visiting the UK from Oct. 7-22nd. :)

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  11. It's very hard making these decisions, but good on you for doing the right thing for you and your household [pets], John. Here in third-world Africa, I have to make these difficult choices once a week at least!

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  12. I'm glad that your head took over, to protect your heart and sanity. Just sayin'.

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  13. Oh I know that must have neen hard ...but glad you weighed all the decisions as you have your whole family to consider too ... needed to be the right fit .She will find the proper setting.
    Hugs must have been a heart breaker.

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  14. John, i'm glad you were able to make your decision regarding Millie. I hope you have peace about it.

    What lovely things you have from Bloggerland! Some very talented folks.

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  15. I'm sure it was hard to walk away from Millie but I think you did the right thing. You have to think of the rest of your household.

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  16. Re Millie: My decision, entirely emotional, would not have accorded with the one that you took. But yours was the better one.

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  17. Where do you send donations too John?

    I often see adorable puppies looking at me and have too walk away. You can't feed them all. It doesn't mean you don't care though.

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    1. I will email you the details Dave many thanks

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  18. Saying no empowers you John. Saying yes would have got them off the hook and enabled them to think they got away with the neglect, leaving them free to do the same thing again. Your decision will hopefully send them the message if you crap on your own doorstep, don't expect others to scoop the poop.

    LLX

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  19. You can't save the whole world by yourself.
    When is the open day and do you accept handmade jewellery? And if so, where do I send it?

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    1. Jean we have already had some jewellery sent by Chania at RAZMATAZZ?...I would love some more
      Thank you
      So much...
      I have emailed you my address

      Jx

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  20. Oh John, I feel so sad for that bulldog - that and pugs are my favourite breeds - but you probably have enough on your plate with your gang. The trouble with these dogs with squashed noses is that in this hot weather they have such terrible breathing problems as I am sure you know from Mabel (hope I have the name right) - and if she didn't fit in it would be unfair to them all.
    So yes - you did the right thing.

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    1. Pat,.
      She was loved and well looked after in the home she is living, so it's not as though she is in a dog s home or anything like that

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  21. I think Millie will find the right home & you made a good balanced decision.

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  22. That was a hard decision to make and yet I'm sure it was the right one, John. Hope Millie manages to find as loving and caring a home as yours.

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  23. "I made my decision mentally then and there, with a fat bulldog bitch bouncing all over my head." How many times have I said that to myself over the years.

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    1. Of this I have no doubt
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  24. Good decision about Millie, John, though it can't have been easy.

    I wish I could send something for the Open Day but I am a total incompetent when it comes to crafty things - I could bake a cake but I don't think anyone would want it!

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  25. I am impressed John!!

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  26. You definitely did the right thing, John.
    Have a good night and a great Thursday!

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  27. That was a very difficult decision, I know. For heaven's sake, why didn't you tell me what open day was when I asked? I would have sent you a flippin' t-shirt! Is it too late to do it now?

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. The open day is 6 weeks away!

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  28. Sounds like you made the right decision, John. At least Millie has a loving home.
    What talented and generous readers you have! Lovely goodies for your Open Day. :)



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  29. The thing I've found is that the line has to be drawn somewhere, and it's better to draw it before you lose your sanity than after ... this said from the wrong side of the line, I'm afraid! Not really, but some days it's touch and go ...

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