Well, it's been a long time coming I think. Since my aunt and uncle moved, Timber hasn't been getting enough attention. She's been tied up outside too much. My aunt has been getting on my uncle about building a fence for her, but he won't, and now she has a new baby. She feels so sorry for Timber -- she feels like she is repeating her childhood, having an animal they never should have gotten. They never realised it until they took Timber back from me how much I did with her. She went from being a very well trained and exercised dog to not getting much attention at all. She was doing fine with them until they moved again -- they don't have a fenced yard to play with her anymore, and they are in a neighborhood with loose aggressive dogs so she can't be taken for walks anymore.
She's depressed now, and very underweight. My aunt said she doesn't care how unhappy the kids will be, the dog is too unhappy, and she needs a new home. So I'm going to foster her and find her a new home. I don't think it will be easy -- there isn't much appeal to her anymore. She is high strung, very hyper and crazy, noisy, etc. Even her looks are terrible right now. She has thin hair and she's very skinny. Needs to gain at least 15 pounds. She was 64 pounds of muscle when I had her, and she's probably 40 now, skin and bones. I will groom her, make her look nice..Hopefully find a home out in the boonies with a farm or something for her to run around on.
I'm glad they are finally going through with this. With everything going on in their lives they do not need a dog.
Old pictures of Timber for those who do not know her (last one taken by shelteez2)...