Written August 18th 1:23 am
This was going to be my wordless Wednesday but......
Well Tenaya and Halette's health seems to be going good. Halette may come home this weekend!!!! And so might Tenaya!!! No actually, probably not Tenaya as she was just CC'd for hip dysplasia. I don't know much right now other then our CFR found out yesterday and he was just as disappointed as we were. She is a really well rounded dog and the last we had talked to the vet he sounded really enthusiastic about Tenaya, but then again, that was before this news.
When Jarett walked in and sat on the couch he caught me completely by surprise. He just spat out the news. I mean, when you put your emotions into these dogs and things don't go like you hoped, it actually hurts when the news is delivered. I didn't cry, but felt like it. I can't sleep now because I have to decide weather I want to keep her or release her into another program. I also haven't really had to deal with this in years. Dogs for Diabetics was really new when I started and Teagan was career changed so I didn't know much then about alternative programs. I know there are few options out there but I don't know all of them.
While I know this is nothing I could have prevented I still feel that GUILT. I know she wants to work and I know she would have been a great mother or guide. They DID mention that they wanted us to release her, and I want to but it is like giving your dog away twice.
That was written last night. I don't have much to update you on today, other then they thought she would be great for k9 buddies or Community placement. We have not made a final decision to release her yet. Just want to let it settle, but it looks as though we probably will let her pursue a new career and see where she ends up. I will update you when things are more final.