Wednesday, 17 June 2009

A sad day....



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.
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8 comments:

Misty said...

How sad!!! Poor Jason!

Al said...

dude, that's such garbage. They can't do anything to you or your dog except catch it and return it to you. Let them sue man, what a bunch of punks.

What a pathetic couple of neighbors you have.

galbraiths said...

we'll miss coco too! i agree with Al.... your neighbors suck!!

The Bundys said...

What! That is ridiculous! You live in the country!!! So this might be mean to say...but if they are going to enforce a leash law, maybe they should enforce the "get your hud of your porch and property law". ooooohhh missouri exhausts me....
Know anyone that wants to buy my farm?

Barbara said...

Oh, I feel so sad for you guys. I know how attached children can get to their animals. I know that leash law was really retarded. Randy was on the city council when it got passed and he thought it was ridiculous and that there was no way to enforce it. I'm sorry you guys have to suffer from it.

Jen said...

What a rotten deal. The pictures with the kids break my heart - Annie's especially. Glad you were able to find someone to love Coco.

Richardson's Randoms said...

This is so sad... boy would we be in trouble if they expected us to leash Dueter and Zoe'. I'm so sorry you dog was a wanderer. Love you guys and sure had fun on Saturday. Can't wait to help out again. Too bad it will have to be after the 4th.

Phogles said...

oh, those pictures break my heart! Katie's little red-rimmed eyes, Annie and Jared all somber. It's miserable to let a good family dog go because there are stupid people in the area.