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Old 08-20-2012, 04:51 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I've had this discussion with my husband. He travels a great deal so it would be hard for him to keep Stosh but he could if my herding trainer would take Stosh while my husband is out of town- that way he could stay in herding which he loves and could be home the rest of the time. Or my brother in Ocala would take Stosh- he and his family are really into dogs and horses and my brother's home all the time. I think my husband would have plenty of offers to take Stosh- he's pretty popular
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:53 PM   #22 (permalink)
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My pets are not my children, but being the responsible pet owner I am I have a plan in place and have discussed it with my adult children.

This topic came up recently when my sister's father in law passed away and instead of taking his 12 year old dog they put him to sleep. Yeah, they took the money/assets he left in his will. They had the space, but didn't want the bother. So they put this man's best friend down because they did not want him. I don't know what the will said or what his wishes were. Sent chills down my back. And they both feel like they did what everyone else would do.

My children love me enough to care for my animals, after all, next to my kids and husband, my pets are the next nearest and dearest to my heart.
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Old 08-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #23 (permalink)
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It is a hard decision but one we should all think about..
I agree. I have to say, my mom was pretty offended when I told her that I didn't want Pimg to go to her. But the fact is, I know it's for the better for both parties. I just need to find a suitable party.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:00 PM   #24 (permalink)
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My sister will take Jolene and if she couldn't handle Mickey my silly Sibe, who actually at 8 CAN be quiet inside will go to a friend who has experience . He sleeps or stays on the sofa listening to WKDK and me doing the weather.....
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:26 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I've got a god parent for each and every one of my 8 pets <3 my parents will take my dogs and I have a dear friend that will take good care of my cats! She's got a few cats of her own and adored mine. I adopted some of her cats and she's more than willing to take them back if need me. It is in writing!
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:46 PM   #26 (permalink)
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My husband are friends with a couple who have agreed to take should that happen. They've doggy-sat for them while we've been on trips so they know exactly what they're getting into
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:56 PM   #27 (permalink)
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My dogs have a $75,000 trust fund. It didn't start out that large, but that's where the account is at today. If I'm dead, I don't need it. It goes to transport, kenneling, food, until a new home is found.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:57 PM   #28 (permalink)
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My Husband would keep all my animals, and if something happened to both of us my kids are getting old enough that with the help of my Mom they would keep Indy and KIng, but since Frank does not get along well with my Mom's dog, if they couldn't get them to behave together then Frank's breeder would take him back and rehome him, they've done that for others successfully, I don't have anyone else in my family I would trust with Frank since other family members are used to dogs that are very easy going and love everyone with out any obedience training type dogs. They wouldnt' provide him with the structure he needs to stay a good dog.
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #29 (permalink)
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With purchasing my first house and dealing with life insurance, etc this has been on my mind

Jazzy would go to my parents and they would probably take my cats as well. I know they would take Delgado but I'm going to tell them I think he would be happier if he went back to the breeder. They would either keep or rehome him to a good home
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:12 PM   #30 (permalink)
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If I go first, my husband wouldn't "get rid of" our dogs. He's not crazy about the shih tzu, but I know he would continue to provide well for her, even allowing her to continue to sleep in our bed with him.
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