Well, thought I would post a status since it's been a couple days. We've been in touch with a shepherd rescue in Wisconsin who asked us to send pictures of her. And a friend's brother was also considering taking Heidi. So we were feeling better about where she might have to go.
However, while at the vet for her weekly checkup, we found out that Heidi is having a false pregnancy. She's even lactating. The vet says she is almost 100% positive that Heidi will calm down and the issues will pass once she is done with the 'pregnancy'. She says that Heidi's hormones are crazy crazy intense right now, which is why she is so protective of us towards Sasha. She has shown no aggression towards Sasha when no one is near them. At times, they actually have sat and laid together the past couple days. Obviously we are still careful but we've had a somewhat calm peace the past few days *cross fingers*
So we've decided to keep Heidi and see how it goes once we can finally get Heidi spayed. She is really a sweetheart and so gentle with my kids and the cats. We are going to put up a baby gate and keep them separate and alternate who can come downstairs/upstairs etc. We've been feeling incredibly guilty and sad, and we simply don't feel right until we get her fixed and give it a chance. We're not expecting miracles naturally. If it improves but still isn't great, well then we will hire a behaviorist. We also need to work with Sasha as well, and we will walk them together which will hopefully help. We are willing to do what it takes to try.
We understand it won't be easy and if they simply cannot get along, then we will make a decision if/when that happens. But for now, we want to try. For the first time in 3 weeks, I feel hopeful! Thanks everyone for listening, and I will keep you all posted. Wish us luck.
I tried to attach a picture of Heidi that I took last night so you could see her beautiful eyes. She's older than nine months too, the vet thinks she is a little over a year, maybe 15-18 months. We are probably going to have her re-vaccinated too because I'm not sure if the scumbag people we got her from forged those papers too.
Last edited by pinklady; 12-07-2012 at 12:43 PM.