Goldie and Stogie
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Bye Bye Rumba Bumba
So today I put Rumba on the Puppy Transport. The first class puppy transport
( aka Lois) (who doesnt take frequent puppy rider miles) is taking him back home to Jan. He was staying with us for a while in order to find his new home. The owner who had him, had a heart attack, and he was sent back.
I honeslty thought he would not be here long at all, he is such a doll baby. But he was.( Well only a month) I learned a lot while he was here. Between Joan and Jan, there were a few home options, but people wanted a "puppy". HE IS FOUR MONTHS OLD! He is a puppy! One person kept referring to him as the "OLDER" dog.
Rumba is tiny. He is close to the size of Stogie when I brought him home.
He is more potty trained than when he got here. So I guess I dont get it.
People want a dog, you usually get to take a puppy home at 10-12 weeks. Which is almost 3 months. But at 4 months, they somehow become an "older" dog? You plan on having a dog for 15+ plus years yet, 3-4 weeks age on a dog puts him out of your league?
He is a puppy! He smothered me in kisses, he hung off the end of my robe every time I walked, he has so much energy and took off running for no reason. A bundle of personality. A PUPPY!
I cant have three dogs, Tom and I travel and we cant fly with three. I am a two dog home or I would have kept him. I wanted to open up the conversation about what is a puppy?
Do other people find it hard to place dogs once they get past a certain age?
I dont get it!
He is the exact reason I have always said I would never have kids naturally, that I would always adopt. I just dont get how little guys get forgotten, and because your not a newborn, your not wanted. Granted I got both of my dogs as small puppies, I was never presented an alternative, or I would have pounced!
This post was NOT intended to advertise Rumba, he has a couple of options that may pan out. It was to say goodbye to my little pal who left today. And since it is my forum, I can do that.
Between watching Rumba and Maverick when he stayed with us, I gain a lot of respect for breeders. Its hard to take care of these guys and then watch them go. Even when it has to be.
BYE RUMBA BUMBA! Ill be watching after you!