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as quickly as we said hello to wally, we had to say goodbye. there have been a lot of tears (more from the grown-ups than the kids!) about the decision, but it was the right one for everyone. although he is a sweet & fun dog, wally was not ready to be in a house with small children. hopefully with our feedback, the humane society will find a loving home for him where he has plenty of room to run, play "mess-around", and grow into his giant paws....


blissful_e said…
It's good you were able to find out quickly. I'm sure the right dog is out there for you guys!
Amy P said…
You did the right thing for you and for Wally. <>
mama mia said…
Hang in there guys...all in good time. Can't hurry love, even for cute dogs, I guess. When Mar is older it will be just the right time to find the right dog. Good for you for trying a shelter dog. And better for you that you made a good decision for the family.
Karin said…
You made the right choice...Wally's going to find a great home and you guys will find the right dog. I should have mentioned in my last comment that before we got Girl (that was my dog's name) we had a cocker spaniel name Ernie who I can't really remember (I was probably a bit older than Markus) who was a cool dog by all accounts, but wasn't really suited for being around little kids. It must have been tough on my parents to bring him back, but if they hadn't then Girl would have never come along. And when you find the right dog, its pretty much the best thing ever. It will happen when the time is right.
JohnJohn said…
Thanks everyone. We are recovering well. It's already ancient history to the boys.

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