April 01 2010
So anyway, for the past few months I’ve noticed something about Roscoe. He seems to be most happy in nature. Open fields. Open grass. And freedom. I’ve been making an effort to get him out of town once a week or so– so he can run free. I can’t help noticing that his energy goes way up when he’s outside. I’ve wondered if being cooped up in this small apartment staring at me stare at a computer is ‘good’ for him.
Also recently, I’ve been more busy than ever so I have to admit I’ve been neglecting Roscoe a little. Lately I feel rushed in the morning so we just do a spin around the block so he can do his business– but not the long dog park runs as often. And (being honest) I’ve been grumpy about the responsibility– especially with all the rain.
Soon it all started to become obvious to me. If I truly love this dog (and I do) maybe the best thing for him is to live in a place where he’s seemingly not so bored. A healthier place. So last week, on a recommendation from a friend, I drove up to talk with the Putnam Humane Society regarding the possibility of finding a new home for Roscoe. Most of the people who adopt dogs from the Putnam Humane Society live in rural areas with alot of land. The awesome people of the PHS said if I wanted to put Roscoe up for adoption they would screen out any potential candidates who did not have adequate land for a dog of Roscoe’s energy.
And yesterday, I decided that this new path was the best thing for me and more importantly… for Roscoe. And outdoor dog with an outdoor spirit deserves more attention than I can provide. And deserves more grass and nature than I can provide. And although it was one of the hardest decisions I ever made (if not the hardest decision) I decided to allow Putnam Humane Society to find a new home for Roscoe.
Here is a LINK on their website where you can see Roscoe awaiting his new future. I honestly feel relieved that I’ve done the right thing for a very energetic dog… and for myself. Some of you might judge me but if you look in your heart– I hope you’ll see that this is the RIGHT thing for him… and for me.
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