FOREVER HOMES - CHATS WITH EVE
Eve: Mama, we are going to live together forever, right? When I grow up to be an adult, I can still live with you, right?
Me: You can live with me as long as possible Eve.
Eve: Mama, you would get rid of me?
Me: NEVER, unless I didn't have a choice.
Eve: I choose to live with you mama. Forever.
Me: Forever is a really long time Baby Girl. Forever has different time frames for everyone. If you're 100 years old, your forever is just around the corner. If you're 2 years old, you got a long time till your forever. You just never know. What if I get sick and have to go to a nursing home? Life changes for dogs and it changes for people too. People get married and takes vows about forever. But then they get divorced.
Eve: Are you going to divorce me mama?
Me: Divorce is just for married people and we're not married.
Eve: So dogs don't really get forever homes?
Me: When we adopt out a dog, we absolutely hope and pray that it will be a home that can keep them the rest of their lives and they will never have to be without a home again. However, the reality is that many times a dog does have to get a new home again. We wish it wasn't so, but it is. That is why we always tell people that any dog who has been at Second Chance ALWAYS has a home here if they need us. Any dog can come back if they need to.
Eve: Mama, no matter where I am or where I live, I'll always be yours. You are my forever.
Me: You are my forever too Eve! I love you Baby Girl!
4/20/2017 08:08:07 pm
Eve...I am one of those families where things are changing at our house. Miss Scarlett's Poppy got really sick for 2 weeks and I had lots of stress. In that 2 weeks I was running to and from the hospital and then the nursing home. It just wasn"t fair that she was home alone so much. I was even thinking Poppy could die and then what would I do. My income would drastically drop and you special babies cost lots. So, your mama is right. Things change even though we would like them to stay the same. It"s scary for us too...
4/21/2017 04:48:33 pm
Thanks for sharing that Andi. We often don't think about the reasons people are forced into giving up their dog. I don't know of anyone who loves their dog any more than you love your Scarlett and there you were, having to look at giving her up. That must have been horribly hard!
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