This page provided me some comfort today!!! Thank u...my little buddy Randy / after 14 years of love / had to be put down Friday evening. First time in 25 years I haven’t had a dog to let out. He was loving and was loved and I held him through the end. Thank you all for reminding me that the love we have is always worth the pain of saying goodbye and preserving their dignity.
I had been lucky enough to rescue Tesla about 2 years ago from a guy that had her bred her way to early (6 months old) and sold the pups to make money.
Well he was done with her and decided to get rid of her so I got her.
I had seen several of her pups in the area (they are very unique looking) and always wanted to meet them.
One day was out and about and a guy asked about Tesla, I told the story how i got her and the guy said I have one of her daughters.
He asked a ton of questions about who trained her because Tesla was being so good, (Tesla is a PTSD Service Animal so her manners are excellent) I told him I trained them and asked me if I could train his girl, I said yes just call me and we would work out any details.
Fast forward a year to this spring, he called and asked if we could meet as he and his wife were thinking about rehoming their girl (Kona) because she was being a bit too much for them to handle (Tesla and Kona are Timber wolf and long haired malamutes, so super high energy and strength).
I meet her and she was really a handful as they had not taught her basic manners and control aspects.
I talked them into letting me train her for them, and that want great, she was a super quick learner and incredibly smart, just like her mother, in fact just about everything she does is just like mom (Tesla).
she is even lead free which for a wolfdog is really amazing.
I worked with her on and off for the last 6 months or so and she was doing great.
The family moved from country to town an she was doing good with it, they had another dog and that dog bit a young kid, so they had to make the hard choice to rehome her, and also decided it was going to be tough on Kona not having another to play with so they asked if I would take her in, and I happily agreed.
So here's Kona! and Yes I did say we have 10 dogs, all very very happy!
Tesla is on the left (darker girl) Kona is on the right.
jryser- I'm sorry for your loss- I have been through it many times and it never gets any easier. They become members of the family, and losing family members is always hard. Remember the good times, makes this time a tiny bit easier.
Sean- I knew you'd end up with her!
I can't see the pics either.
I could see them on my phone 5 hours ago, and looking on the computer now and they show up.
I don't know how you manage to do all that you do, and find time for 10 wolfs/dogs as well. My hats off to you.