|Barked: Thu Apr 7, '11 4:00pm PST |
I apologize for the long post but I really need some advice from fellow dog lovers.
Back in 2007 I adopted Kuma from a local shelter and we bonded instantly. He was always so happy to see me when I came home and he was glued to side. Then in April 2010 I moved from Washington DC to Atlanta Ga for my job. I couldn't take Kuma with me so I left him with my Dad who I lived with in DC. After I left my Dad would tell me Kuma would sit quietly in front of my bedroom door just staring and always looking for me, this went on for a couple of months.
I wasn't able to visit my Dad until January 2011 and when I walked in the door Kuma didn't recognize me and was quite disappointed. After Kuma realized who I was he was happy to see me. But he didn't seem as close as to me as before. I just thought it was because he hasn't seen me in a long time and thought nothing more about it.
I am now in a situation where I can have Kuma live with me and my Dad felt that since he's known his house and his other dog all his life it would be best not to take him out of his comfort zone and let him stay with him.
I'm just really torn about what to do. Should I leave Kuma with my Dad or do I bring home with me? I love my dog with all my heart and miss him everyday but I want to do what's best for him. But on the other hand if he stays with my Dad I can save one more life from a shelter.
Has anyone ran into a similar situation before and what did you do?
Thanks so much!
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