So last night I let Kelsey in the house. She immediately ran at the kids, knocked Munchkin over and smacked Little Man in the face with her tail. This was all followed by screaming and crying until things were settled down again. Kelsey was hyper and wanted to play ball. I was done. I was tired of the screaming and crying and posted a bulletin on Myspace that said I needed to get rid of the dog before Thanksgiving. Someone forwarded it to someone and I have received 4 emails from different people telling me what a horrible person I am for wanting to "get rid of my dog". I suppose had I written "want to get her into a loving home" that it would have been a bit of a different response.
I already wrote what Kelsey's life is like with us. She has it pretty good here. But, she doesn't get walked, I am stressed out when she barks (when she is not wearing her bark collar), I am stressed out when I have to find someone to watch her when we travel, and I worry way too much about what our next door neighbor thinks of us and out pet owner skills. Am I doing the right thing in trying to find her a new home? I am so busy running Munchkin back and forth to school, taking Little Man to My Gym, going to church events, going to school events, and trying to spend a little time with my husband that she doesn't get the attention she needs.
I am sick to my stomach tonight thinking about how judgemental and rude the emails have been that I got. I am not a horrible person that just throws animals away. We have a 9 year old cat that moved across the country with us. We have not had any other pets besides Bean and Kelsey..well and the goldfish that Munchkin killed by overfeeding her. I know there is the thought that she will settle down soon but I don't know that that is the case. If she didn't jump on us, didn't get our hands in her mouth, didn't bark, and basically acted like a cat I think I would be OK.
Who knows. We may end up giving her up but if we don't find her a new home by Thanksgiving we may consider keeping her. I don't want to take her to a shelter and I obviously don't want her in a place where she will be abused. I want her to be with people that will love her, exercise her, feed her well and train her better than she is.
Sorry, this is just a vent post over a very touchy subject in our house right now.