Today we had to let Coco go. The kids are devastated. I am devastated. Coming from a NON-animal person, that is huge. I am heartbroken for my kids. When they are all little it is easy to gloss over things, and they can be distracted. They are way beyond that now. I feel so bad that we can't keep her (Coco.) She was a wonderful Dog, great with kids and very mellow.
There is a leash law in Kidder, (we live out of the City limits) but she has been going in to town. Seth refuses to tie her up. He figures, we own 10 acres, our dog shouldn't have to be tied up. ( I agree) We are very frustrated, and if money wasn't so tight we would definitely be fighting this.
Seth's parents knew another family that was looking for a Dog, (a chocolate lab) and the fit was perfect.
(I didn't expect it to hurt this bad.) It is one thing, when you are looking to get rid of your animal, and a different story when you feel forced.
Our last hours with the dog the kids played and played.....she knew something was up, though. But I got lots of pictures with them.
Jason's first words were "Coco"(after Dada, of course) ....the way he yells it is hilarious. Jason loves that dog and Coco was so patient with him. Jason would pinch his face, and pull on his ears and Coco would just lay there.
Katie wrote Coco a note on a chew toy....They are all so sad.
We will miss her for sure.