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My sad story with a silver lining
Back in February, we got a 13 week old Dachshund/Terrier mix - his name was Braxton and he was a rescue. I fell in love with him instantly!
He was very fearful from the start, but I figured he would adjust and all would be well. Wrong! I will spare you the details, but Braxton ended up showing a lot of aggression towards my 6 year old son and after the second attempt to bite his face, we made the decision to give him back to the women who ran the rescue organization. If it were just my husband and I, we would have made it work, but between my 3 kids and all their friends, I just could not in good conscience keep a dog that had an issue with fear aggression.
Giving him back just broke my heart... I cried so much for that little guy and felt like such a failure. I decided then and there that I was not cut out for dogs and we would stick to our pet turtles. Well, it seems my mother had other ideas...
Since her Havanese, Diego, is such an awesome dog, she felt that we should have a Havanese as well. So, when she showed up to our house to visit (she lives in FL), she brought with her an adorable 8 week old black and white Havanese pup!
I was shocked and a little bit weary, but here we are 5 weeks later and it turns out that Mother really does know best. Benny is a doll! We are having such a different experience this time around. He is full of confidence and super friendly with everyone!
As for Braxton - I keep in touch with the women who runs the rescue, and he still lives with her at her house along with his litter mate (a sister). He is very happy and doesn't seem to miss us at all.
I would like to point out, tat I have been housebreaking a puppy (first Braxton and now Benny) since February 8th!
Last edited by BennyBoy; 05-21-2012 at 08:18 AM.