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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Hang in there

Do you guys remember how much we struggled with Zeeva? For almost 3 years I wanted to rehome her. I cried a lot over her. I felt I couldn't take care of her as well as I should; train her or socialize her. Don't get me wrong though. I loved her so much I was willing to figure out a better situation for her.

I am so glad I didn't. She has been my savior. All those days I trained with her, socialized her did everything I could for her...made mistakes...picked it all up and moved on...I realize now that I was the one who needed it. I needed her to keep me sane and busy even though my perception of how I felt about her was the exact opposite.

She is 6 years old now. We have a 2 month old son. Zeeva has adjusted to every curve ball we have thrown at her. She looks out for us and for Smokey as well...

When I take her for walks with my son, she misses Smokey. She watches my son and I tentatively and still has a spunk and sass about her even though it's mixed with concern, loyalty, love...I can't explain why I personify her so much.

But anyway, the point of this post is for those out there who have struggled with their pups. It may get better for you and when you feel that it does, it will be so worth it. Please hang in there...sometimes you don't know what your pup and you can handle until you are in the thick of it. But when you look back, you'll realize how 'ok' it all was and how much better it is now...❤️
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-07-2016, 04:46 PM
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Thank you for this. Reminds me of my dog, Kody. He's almost 4 and still a hassle. I've had these same thoughts, moreso when he was a puppy. We recently found a new trainer that I really like, and things seem to be looking up.
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