Our vet is the one who put some doubts in my mind and I think that it may be for the best. I really thrive on being busy (keeps my mind off my medical problems, etc.), so adding one more happy family member sounded great to me but something I hadn't thought much about was the grooming, etc. Ingrid also was telling me about how much she gets charged just for the groomer to give her sheepdogs a bath. I think maybe we should just have Wrigley for now and see how it is for us to manage taking proper care of his coat, etc., before we commit to getting another sheepdog. We feel really sad about not getting Ernie but I guess it's for the best.
It's funny that we're so busy and some people think we're crazy, having four kids and a puppy but I can't tell you all how much joy that each of our children and now Wrigley have brought to our lives!! Not to mention this forum
Thanks to all of you for being supportive........maybe someday, huh??
|The nice thing is, you'll always have the opportunity to do it again if it becomes the right time later. It'll be nice to have Wrigley all settled in, housebroken and trained when you bring another dog in so he can set a good example, too!|
|I think you received some really good advice.|
|I think you are making a wise choice, too. Once Wrigley goes through the coat change, you will have a much better idea of the kind of time and money you'll need to handle the grooming, as well as all the other things that come with having a sheepie.
And, the sad truth is, there will always be another sheepie in need of rescue. So, when the time is right for your family, you'll be able to welcome another needy sheepie into your home.
|I'm glad others agree.......it was a hard decision and my husband thought I was a little wacky because I feel so bad that we won't be welcoming Ernie into our home. My kids are also a little sad but all in all, I think they're just so thrilled with Wrigley that they'll forget in no time.
Our oldest is a real dog lover and is always watching the National Geographic Channel, etc. So, it was hardest on him. I can just see it now, he'll be a foster home for rescue dogs when he's grown up. He's destined to do something with animals in his future.
Someday, we'll be a forever home for a sheepie someone else didn't want. Can't wait!
|I completely understand the decision to wait on helping a rescue. These babies of ours can be very expensive to "maintain". The hubby used to think I was high maintenance, the we got Pud.
We were just talking last night about my apprehension to bring the first foster home. My oh my, how would I handle two sheepies in the house. Now there are three and I do not think a thing about it. It IS a good thing that I am not the pickiest person when it comes to the way my house looks.
|sorry to hear you cant keep him, has anyone been able to take him/
if not let me know Im in philadelphia
|UPDATE ON ERNIE. He left Alabama this past Sunday on a road trip to North Carolina, where he will reside with his new family. Mom and Dad are both retired and recently lost their sheepie girl to old age. They decided that a sheepie boy named Ernie would fit right in to their home. When they arrived to pick him up, they had a bag FULL of toys, food and ice water for the trip. They were going to make it a three day trip, so that it would not be so stressful on any of them. Another happy ending thanks to Ingrid and all of her hard work.|
|Dancing nanananana man in honor of Ernie and his furever! Sounds like he is going to live the good life!|
|wow great new i hope you told them about this site!!|
|I most definitely told them about this site. They promise to visit and hopefully join.|
|YAY for ERNIE!!!|
|Bravo, Ingrid. Bravo!
Ernie is one lucky puppy.
Laurie and Oscar
|Hurray!!! Another Happy Ending!! AND another sheepie in North Carolina!! I'll have to get their info so we can include them in our picnic next year.|
|I love happy endings|
|Tammy- This couple was actually at the picnic this year. They were actually sheepie less temporarily. Send me a pm and I will be happy to send you their name. They know Belinda.|
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