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Old 11-11-2012, 05:49 AM   #41 (permalink)
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This is a really tough issue. Whatever you decide is definately the right choice for you. Thank you for sharing this with us. The right decision will be the one you make, and don't feel any second thoughts on this.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:27 AM   #42 (permalink)
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i'm still struggling with the issue this morning, but it seems my husband is not. he has had even more of an emotional response than even i have had! this is really surprising because he is the one who is less tolerant of animal messes and and issues.

that being said, he is outside right now working on our fence gate to make sure it is more effective for keeping peaches inside. i keep reminding him that she could arrive here and exhibit problematic behaviors that we couldn't detect in our 30 minutes spent with her, yet he still seems to really want to bring her home.

i told the owners i would call monday so we are still mulling this over for at least the remainder of today- if not longer. there is a 3 year old white, female standard at a local rescue that i've inquired about as well. if i can get an opportunity to meet her next week then i want to do so. i sort of would like to to see how my feelings for another compare to the feelings i have for peaches.
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one week more or less in any situation that is not life threatening is not going to make a difference to the dogs, (who do tend to live in the moment), and may make a great deal of difference to your and your family...

I'm sure I speak for all of us when I say we support your choice, whatever that is, and we all have you in our thoughts and prayers...

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I think it is a good ideal to wait and check out the other dog. Both dogs are in need of a home , so it would be good to see how you and your family feel about the other one as well.

I know on one here wants to support a Puppy Mill in anyway. But it will not change anything there by you not buying Peaches, if she doesn't sell, she will most likely end up at the local pound. They will replace her with another pup anyway... so sad.

So I say, Follow your heart and it will lead you in the right direction.
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You must do what you feel is right. It is true that buying one dog will not make a difference. It is something that many people must decide on an individual basis not to tolerate before it makes a difference. I know it is not easy to turn away from a sweet dog with pleading eyes. That being said I do support your choice whatever it may be.
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Whichever dog is lucky enough to end up in your family will be truly blessed. It's a hard choice, but somehow, I know you will make the right one. Keep us updated and best wishes in finding the perfect new family member.

(and your hubby sounds like a dream, what a sweetie for getting everything all ready for your new loved one)
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hi guys, just thought i would update you all.

if you'll recall, i was going to go meet a different poodle at the rescue this week just to see how i felt about another poodle-in-need. well, after talking to a volunteer there, it was clear she wouldn't be the right fit for us. they said she was very flighty and would dash away whenever given an opportunity. since i have young children, it would just be too risky at our house for her; id be afraid of her getting too many opportunities to run away.

i did, however, go to the the local animal shelter to meet a few other dogs that were in need of homes. of course, i wanted to save them all, but i still felt strongly about going back for peaches.

so, my family has unanimously decided that peaches will be coming to her forever home here next friday (the day after thanksgiving). i am picking her up at 9:00 and going straight to the vet's for a 10 o'clock appointment. they will be doing an exam, some tests and getting her bathed.

i cannot wait to share her with you guys! i feel really good about this. its been an educational experience for my children that opened up a lot of discussion about compassion and ethical treatment of animals as well as tolerance of others who may not share our same views. this is going to be a wonderful, enriching family endeavor.

thanks for everyone's input. i have a feeling i will probably need even more once she is here! i am so anxious to see how this goes!
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Id say it is a match made in heaven <3 So happy for you guys and for peaches! She deserves a home like yours and I am sure she will pay you back a million times over.
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So happy for Peaches ! No, you can't save them all , but you can save a few. I hope everything goes easy and just as it should. So happy that your family is on board with you as she will be so confused , but I think she will get with the program and on to her new life very fast. Thank you for saving Peaches ! xoxox
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Very exciting news! Can't wait to hear about how Peaches fits in. I love the way you describe the discussions that you have had as a family. This sounds fabulous.
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