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Giving away my 2 Dogs & What God did.
DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com

Posted on 10/10/2012 7:52:18 PM PDT by destinedforheaven

Before I share the miracle God granted me recently, I feel the need to start from the beginning. For anyone who is an animal lover they will understand the very difficult decision my husband and I eventually had to make. As parents, our children come first, but when emotions and bonds are established before the kids…well the choice is far from an obvious one.

My husband and I struggled for nearly 4.5 years to start a family. When we were nearing our 10 year wedding anniversary we thought maybe children might not be in our future. So we decided to adopt two Shih Tzu puppies from the same litter. Brother & sister pups were going to become part of our family just like our two cats. Growing up on a farm I was surrounded by animals all of the time.

Working from home I bonded quickly with them and doted on them like they were my own children. Within 3 months of bringing them home we discovered that we were finally pregnant. I didn’t object to taking a prescribed fertility pill to increase our chances as I had never given up the dream. There was so much love in my heart to give – that overjoyed was an understatement.

Everything was fine up until our daughter was 10 months old. Lydia was rough with one of the dogs hair and…snap. Shocked at what had happened we immediately gated the dogs. Emotions of fear primarily took over. Fear for our daughter’s safety and fear of the very real possibility of this happening again. Neither one of us wanted to send our dogs away. We didn’t plan on

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1 posted on 10/10/2012 7:52:26 PM PDT by destinedforheaven
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To: destinedforheaven

Working from home I bonded quickly with them and doted on them like they were my own children.

I see this as the major problem. They had no respect for humans and reacted to your daughter as they would to another dog.

Instead of respect and knowing who was in charge.


2 posted on 10/10/2012 8:00:22 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: destinedforheaven

what a great blessing for everyone. Thank God those lovely dogs found love again instead of being abused or put to sleep. God is so kind.


3 posted on 10/10/2012 8:01:52 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: destinedforheaven

I think you done good.

If you decide on new dogs sometime in the future I personally with go with a different breed.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 8:02:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: destinedforheaven

That was nice. Thanks for sharing your experience.


5 posted on 10/10/2012 8:04:39 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: destinedforheaven

Sounds like you had some good closure.
I would call it a gift of peace from God.
Cool.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 8:06:00 PM PDT by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: riverrunner

I don’t know that the situation can be improved without professional training for the dogs.

Unless and until that happens, you must be certain that neither the dogs nor the cat can get near your child, especially when you are your husband are not around.

I have two dogs that I love dearly. Our children are grown and gone, but we have a passel of grandkids, and if I were worried about the dogs harming them when they are visiting, I would immediately find another home for the dogs.

Since they are both Labradoodles, they are very child friendly and do not possess a vicious bone in their bodies, but I still make sure they are closely supervised when the grandkids are here.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 8:06:48 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: ottbmare
The male (the smiley one) came from a family that lived along a busy road and couldn't let him out by himself. The female was a rescue dog that kept getting beat up by bigger dogs because her herding instinct makes her annoying.

Now they've both got a fenced half acre to run free on all day.

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8 posted on 10/10/2012 8:07:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: riverrunner

There’s no point in beating up on the poster for any mistakes in the past. She has suffered and questioned herself quite enough.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 8:14:36 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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To: destinedforheaven

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10 posted on 10/10/2012 8:15:24 PM PDT by bd476
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To: destinedforheaven

Thank you for sharing your story, and I’m so glad that your prayers were answered. Your dogs found a wonderful home and you ultimately received confirmation of that fact. Blessings and peace.


11 posted on 10/10/2012 8:17:30 PM PDT by missycocopuffs
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To: destinedforheaven

My wife and I just adopted tow rescue English bulldogs from a similar situation. They are anxious to please, but they have not been well trained. The previous owner felt they were a danger to his granddaughter and was going to have them executed.

I think they are going to do well.


12 posted on 10/10/2012 8:17:50 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: gitmo
My wife and I just adopted tow rescue English bulldogs from a similar situation.

You should breed them with the poster's former dogs. You'd have a Bull-Shih T.

13 posted on 10/10/2012 8:25:52 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: destinedforheaven

It is amazing how we worry that they won’t be as loved by someone else. Yet, we have adopted 6 dogs over the last few years, and bought one puppy of our favorite breed. There is not a single ounce of difference in our affection for any of them. We lost one to cancer almost 2 years ago, and I am losing a 2nd to cancer now. But, I would hope that the previous owners of all of them would know how much we have loved them, and how we have ached when we have lost them.


14 posted on 10/10/2012 8:28:49 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Ken H

LOL.


15 posted on 10/10/2012 8:29:36 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: destinedforheaven
We ran into the same problem. We had a beautiful and friendly beagle that we acquired after the loss of our first baby girl. I can still remember the ride home after picking her up from the seller. Wonderful little puppy just crawled on to my shoulder and curled up behind my neck as I drove home. Let me say that little dog was a blessing to us in those hard days.In time she grew up and we started having more kids things started to change.As long as they were crawlers she was content to climb and sit on top of the couch. The kids didn't mean any harm but to them she was their favorite toy. When they were finally able to climb there was nowhere else for her to escape to and so began the hitting and snapping. We had no choice but to give her away but it was in my power to select the very best companion for her that I could. I gave her to a Truckee friend of mine. With a heart of gold and they are out there right now on the interstate somewhere riding. As he keeps her with him at all times. He doesn't have anyone else so they are perfectly bonded. Glad you had that same end game work out for you.
16 posted on 10/10/2012 8:32:41 PM PDT by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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To: destinedforheaven

Do yourself a favor and do the old switcheroo to poodles.

Smartest dogs around people. There might be smarter dogs at herding sheep.

Plus much easier to be around for people with Asthma.

My daughter is actually selling puppies right now and they also go for a lot.


17 posted on 10/10/2012 8:35:49 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: Vote 4 Nixon
When my daughter was a toddler she smacked our dog with a stick. Dog growled a little as she looked for place to hide from our little she devil. A few days later my son and I were talking and my daughter walked up and smacked the dog on the head with a stick. I calmly took the stick from my daughter and whacked her on the head. Not too hard but she had a look of total disbelief on her face as tears came to her eyes I asked her. Honey did that hurt? Yes she cried, well honey it hurts the poor dog too, The little devil hugged the dog crying and apologize to a dazed and confused mutt. She has never mistreated animals since. My parents were raised on a farm in the 30s and 40s. They knew what a three dog night was before the band. I received the same lesson from my Grandfather one day while visiting the farm. Long story short it is not always the dog that need training.
18 posted on 10/10/2012 9:01:35 PM PDT by OldGoatCPO
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To: OldGoatCPO

I agree but its mighty hard to make a 2 year old to understand anything sometimes. The stick thing wouldn’t have applied to them. It all worked out for the best for everybody.


19 posted on 10/10/2012 9:07:49 PM PDT by Vote 4 Nixon (EAT...FISH...SLEEP...REDUX)
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To: cripplecreek
My daughter, the mother of my 4 and 5 yr. old grandchildren has TWO GOLDEN RETRIEVERS. They have been with the children since babies. I have never seen more patient, loving, nurturing dogs than these two. Boston has been dressed in baseball caps, tutus, sunglasses and a superman cape. Ragan tries to stay out of the way when dress up time comes. These dogs have been wallowed? wrestled, and rode hundreds of miles. I have had many breed of dogs over the years but this is my pick for children and family life. Unfortunately shitz shus? are known to attack without warning. They were trained as Chinese guard dogs. They can never be trusted especially around children. My daughter was bit twice by shitz shus, both times unprovoked.
Definitely try a Goldie. They are wonderful!
20 posted on 10/10/2012 9:33:33 PM PDT by ladyL
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To: cripplecreek

don’t let any cops see them running outside, they’ll use them for target practice.


21 posted on 10/10/2012 9:50:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

why? it is clear from experience that not all pet owners love/care for their pets as much as others owners.


22 posted on 10/10/2012 9:54:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ladyL

Golden’s and Labs are all great. from my experiences black labs are extremely protective of children and very good with smaller kids.


23 posted on 10/10/2012 9:57:08 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: destinedforheaven

Bloggers who excerpt their own material are destined for hell.


24 posted on 10/11/2012 4:26:03 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Secret Agent Man

Of course. You see animals all of the time in horrible, decrepit situations, being abused.


25 posted on 10/11/2012 4:53:08 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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