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  1. #1
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    Buddy update

    Hi everybody! It's Buddy here! It's been two months since Mommy found out I am blind. I'm not doing very good. When I try to play, I end up banging my head, or my nose, on something. So now I just sleep most of the time. It's safer. Mommy is sad about something. She was cuddling me, and she was telling me something about how she can't be here for me often enough because of work, and how hopefully my new family will have more time for me. I don't know why she was crying, so I licked her face and made her laugh. But even her laugh was sad. She told me this morning to enjoy my last day as a man cuz I get neutered tomorrow. Whatever that means! But it's time to go pester Lolli. Owww! I banged my nose on the doorway and tripped over my feed bowl. I guess I'll go sleep under the bush again.

    Yup! I've made the incredibly difficult decision to re-home Buddy. A Springer rescue is going to find a wonderful home for him. I get to be his foster mom until he gets adopted. He's a happy boy when I am with him, but I'm just not home very much. It breaks my hears to see him get so depressed. I know he'll find a wonderful home! It makes the decision a bit easier, knowing it's best for him, but it is still heartbreaking. Thanks for reading!
    Owned by one silly Springer Spaniel, with pawprints on my heart left by many other pets!


    Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go, and then do it. --Ann Landers

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    What an incredibly hard decision, but as long as its made from the heart, then its the right decision. I think it takes a lot of guts to admit he would be better off in another home. Maybe they can find someone with experience with a blind dog!

    Best of luck to Buddy.

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    Awww, you and he will be in our prayers. I am sure he will find a home with someone who can help him adjust to his blindness. Some dogs do so seamlessly, others, like Buddy, sadly do not. We know this is a hard decision, but you will have to tell his future family about Pet Talk, okay?
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    Thanks!!! I will make sure his new family finds out about PT, and I will keep you all updated, too. I dropped him off at the vet this morning. He was less nervous about going than he usually is...poor guy is in for a surprise! Lolli isn't sure she knows what to do without him, I think that's a bad sign for when he leaves So we're spoiling her rotten. Hopefully someday soon I can get a rescue pup! But right now I can't afford it. Thanks for your prayers, we'll need them. I'll try to let you know how he's doing after his vet visit
    Owned by one silly Springer Spaniel, with pawprints on my heart left by many other pets!


    Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go, and then do it. --Ann Landers

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    Okay! hope it all goes well!
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    Buddy's neuter went well. He got his stitches taken out on Friday and they said he's looking good Never got a dog neutered before so I was a little worried he'd chew at his stitches, but he did great!

    A couple from the rescue came to meet/evaluate him on Sunday afternoon and they loved him. I was proud of him...he made a great first impression on them. Sometimes he gets a little shy when new people come, but he loved them! He's available for adoption now, so we're just waiting for the right family to come along. It's finally hitting me that this is real; that my boy isn't gonna be here much longer. Somebody else will be getting those cuddles and hi-fives, and laughing at how silly he gets. And I've cried a lot over this. When he is settled in his new home and they tell me how well he's doing, then I'll know I did the right thing. But until then, this is really hard!

    Thanks for your prayers everybody!
    Owned by one silly Springer Spaniel, with pawprints on my heart left by many other pets!


    Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go, and then do it. --Ann Landers

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