Farewell to my sweet girl..

Well the day is official, this Sunday My wife and I will be taking Lola to Bullies2therescue, we are very fortunate to have them offer to meet us and take Lola in.. we know she presents some problems with re-homing due to her biting my son but they are positive about her future and they also offer long term fostering if in fact she is deemed not adopable.. I however feel Lola's issue results in her dominance over my wife.. since my son was bit I have had lola in public places and she hasnt shown any issues.. removing her from my wife will result in a better behaved Lola..  I got her when she was 8 weeks old and she has been the closest thing to me.. we rehabbed her through 3 knee surgeries which made my bond with her so much stronger.  She and I have tons of memories that will last a life time.  This is not the ending I had hoped for and I will miss her more than I thought possible.. I feel like I am being robbed out of so many more memories but Lola is just not comfortable around my son.. she should not have to live her life penned up or nervous, she should not feel like she has to constantly be on guard of my wife.. I take comfort in the fact that this rescue will give her possibly a better life than I did.. no one will love her as I do but sometimes the grass may be greener on the other side.. 

I hope the transition this Sunday goes well and look forward to seeing how it turns out.. I am grateful my son is ok and I have another baby coming so I am sure when my life gets as chaotic as it can be I will know this was the right decision but there will be many lonely rough days ahead.. there will always be things in my life that I see that will make me think of her.. silly things like 5 gallon buckets and how much she loves them.. vacuming the house will not be as eventful and coming home from work will be tough.. everyone keeps telling me things in life happen for a reason.. I would be lying if I said I was content with that... I am still confused and trying to understand how I can fully invest all my energy,time, money and heart into somethign and have it turn out this way.. on the other side I know others have it worse than me and I should be grateful for 6 years of joy.. as many of you have had far less than that.. thanks for everyone who has wished me well and commented on my story.. I was never once judged or looked down on when I shared my story.. I will be lurking on here and enjoying your bully stories and pictures and maybe who ever ends up with Lola will end up back on here.. 

Deb and MacKenzie and Ester's picture

Bitter Sweet

I'm so glad you found a rescue organization that was willing to help Lola and you and I'm so sorry for this outcome for you.

karonelaine's picture

This is so sad.

Sorry to see it came down to rescue. Glad you found one since she had bitten your son. I have a bullie girl name Loulou. That girl has grown up with my Amercian bulldog and a Yorkie. She has no problem letting everyone know she my baby girl. Still I love my Bubba and just don't let her get away with things. But she has never bitten anyone. Iknowgjisis heart braken.maybe the Rescue will let you have contact with the foster mom and let you know who adopts her. I keep in touch with Loulou other family. And we all love it, after all in my case it's all about Loulou and Bubba. But Loulou other family loves her. And she loves them. So when they come back to Texas we all get together. After all it's about Loulou. In my world 

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Karonelaine

ArchimedesMommy's picture

Sending you many ((( hugs ))))!!!! I am so very sorry

that you and your family have gone through all of this (this is my first time to read a post from you, by the way.)

The way you worded everything was so poignant and I'm sure everybully here has empathy for you!!!  I know

you will miss that sweet girl.....((( hugs )))) 

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Our sweet Archimedes "MEATY" Bones (or as we say...boneSHHH!)    ---born 11/28/08---- our first bullllyyyy!!!

And  SOPHIE  Bubbles *Rapscallion*   (LOL!) ---born 4/3/11----our second bulllllyyyy!!!!  

Sophie's very first day home with us....awwww........May 2011.......tooo sweet for words!!!

I am so sorry for your heartbreak

"Knock on wood", I have not yet been faced with such a decision. Knowing that it is the best everyone involved, doesn't make it any easier.

Best of luck

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Lynn King CPDT-KA

Deborah and the NC gang's picture

sending you guys some hugs...praying for the

right forever home for her...she is is great hands and they will see too it she gets the right home...

hugs

MacknTeaBoneTillieMae's picture

so sorry

you have to go through this. there are not always answers. you show your love for your baby my doing what's best for all of you. i am sure the rescue folks will take good care of her. nothing i can say will make it easier....just know you will have your memories and that your life was blessed by her presence as she was of yours. you will always be together in each others' hearts.

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Mack 'n' Tillie Mae Mack

 

 

attitude is altitude!

 

 

Pegsy's picture

(((hugs))) definitely a heart

(((hugs))) definitely a heart wrenching decision 

LilmsLola's picture

Saddest Story

I am reading this story wit my Bully , Lola in my lap and crying.  I truly understand, but my heart goes out to you.  I am in the greatest of hopes your Lola will be rehomed very carefully.  Perhaps you will be able to share your home with another Bully.  I have had 3 and this is the only breed I will ever own.  This sounds like it might have been resource guarding.  Just a thought, not sure.  My heart goes out to you.

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Pamela Stone

Thanks Everyone

Your comments, thoughts and encouragement mean alot..All I can do is wish and hope for the best for my girl and know shes in good hands. Will also learn from the mistakes that we as a family made and never ignore signs of agression with consulting a trainer.. 

AmyandSophia's picture

I'm so very sorry for you guys.

I know how much you love Lola. She will be in good hands....God bless you for having to make such a hard choice, and actually doing the best thing you could for Lola....

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Amy and Sophia