Roscoe and Stella's Mom
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Miami, FL
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^ I couldn't agree more. I know that I have school, work, and responsibilities, but BEFORE I made the commitment to be Roscoe's mommy, I worked out a schedule that makes it possible for me or Tim to be home almost all the time. The longest Roscoe is ever alone on a weekday is 4 hours. I took nearly 10 days off school when we first got him because I didn't want him to be left alone right off the bat. And it's so worth it, he's so well adjusted and good and being alone and even better when people are around.
Unfortunately, people think a dog is a dog. Some dogs are cool with being left for 8+ hours alone - but not Havanese! I wish people would do their research, but alas, we can only control what WE do as individuals, and hope to influence those around us with our positive behavior. That is why I asked Lily's old mom to pass my contact information to her new mom - even if I can't take care of Lily, I can at least do my best to reach out and help the person who is trying to. And if she feels that she cannot keep Lily, then she knows someone who would take care of her in a heartbeat!
Natalie - Roscoe and Stella's mom, Maddie's part-time mom
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot about little puppies." - Gene Hill