The dog is gone.

Highlighted
Occasional Contributor

The dog is gone.

Took Maxi the staffie cross up to the RSPCA for, hopefully, adoption. Got her a month before I was diagnosed, a beautiful, loving affectionate dog. But, typical staffie - thick as a plank. I cant give her the exercise she needs as a young active dog, I cant give her the training she needs to be socialised, I am not strong enough anymore to hold her back if she decides to piss off. No voice commands in place, purely optional to her. been picking her up all over the suburb, over major roads, shes been lucky. - so, shes gone. Feel like an absolute bastard, hope she finds a good home. Bye bye Maxi. Andrew the oldhippy.
Reply
0 Kudos
5 REPLIES 5
Highlighted
Super Contributor

Re: The dog is gone.

Oldhippy Dont feel like a bastard for taking her to rspca,unfortunately with cancer there are certain things you cant do,at least she gets a chance to be rehoused, feel for you at times like this it sucks kj
Reply
0 Kudos
Occasional Contributor

Re: The dog is gone.

Hi Old hippy, I'm with KJ. The RSPCA is the best place for your staffie. I picked up our dogs when noone else was able to look after them. I'm sure someone will take this staffie and love him to bits. Annie
Reply
0 Kudos
Highlighted
Contributor

Re: The dog is gone.

Such courage, it's hard to make the right decision and only YOU know what is right......you put another life first before your own and that takes courage
Reply
0 Kudos
Highlighted
Contributor

Re: The dog is gone.

Hi Andrew Oh how difficult that must have been and I'm guessing a relief but gee it must be quiet and lonely too. Thinking of you. Terese.
Reply
0 Kudos
Highlighted
Contributor

Re: The dog is gone.

Hi me old friend shit thats hard, Maxi was with you just before - hugs for you I've have not been around - had a mild depression last week unnerved me - seemed to come from nowhere but in hindsight propaby building up over the last few months so not been active /in contact hope your feelings have mellowed with Maxi gone Geoff
Reply
0 Kudos
Post new topic
Talk to a health professional
Cancer Council support and information 13 11 20Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm
Cancer Information and Support

Online resources and support

Access information about support services, online resources and a range of other materials.

Caring for someone with cancer?

Find out what resources and support services are available to assist you.