Sean wrote in:
Yeah – I do have to admit, I’m not a huge fan for his comedic style, but Larry has a great heart when it comes to charity. Here’s a photo of him and Friedman, my beloved weimaraner, who I had to surrender that weekend. I live in an apartment and despite my best efforts to crate train him those hours I’m at work, I received neighbor complaints. On a positive note, a family contacted the Heartland Weim Rescue chapter and inquired about getting a weim for their German Shepard, who was grieving for the loss of his companion dog (who they lost to cancer).
Now lest you judge Sean harshly, I would suggest you check out his posting on his blog, The Pasty Journalist, about how torn he was on the decision and how much he grieves the loss of Freidman. A Weimaraner puppy is not the easiest of dogs to live with or train (I have two and one is about a year old). I can sympathize with Sean’s decision.
You were only waiting for this moment to be free
I’m at my desk and it feels like I’ve swallowed a rock. I’ve cried two times today.
I woke up, wondering how to handle my new dog. The whining when I have to crate him when I leave. The futility of making the crate appealing. The fear of neighbor complaints.
Sean did the responsible and caring thing. He couldn’t care for Friedman so he found a family where Friedman could join in and have the freedom and attention that Sean couldn’t give. My heart goes out to you, Sean. I know you’ll be happier when you you’re in a better situation and you can adopt another dog. Until then, you can be at peace knowing that Friedman is having a good life.
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