Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Tough Decisions

It is hard to let go. Even when I know it is the right thing to do.

They are cute, but cute doesn’t cut it when times are tough. The goats are seeking employment elsewhere. A place where Daisy can find a new hunk of burnin’ love to make babies with and where Bo and Luke can, well, um, eat cookies and scratch themselves. Given the drought situation we have to make the decision to focus on fiber producing animals only.


Then there is the even tougher decision.


My sweet Willa has had yet another chicken dinner. She also refuses to stop chasing the goats, sheep and sometimes even the alpacas. She has no desire whatsoever to be a livestock guardian dog. She tries and tries, but she just can’t resist the chase. She doesn’t want to harm them, she just wants to PLAY. She wants so desperately to be someone’s pet. She is such a sweet, smart dog she really deserves it. If we didn’t already have two other porch dogs I’d keep her but my old Beagle isn’t too keen on sharing her space. She’s a grouchy old thing. So, we are looking for a good home for Willa.

If anyone out there in blog land is interested or knows of someone who might be, please let me know. I love them all dearly and would like to make sure to get them good homes.



Karen Anne said...

That is so difficult. Good luck.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

This just breaks my heart. I'll keep my ears open.

Karen Patrick said...

I just adked Tim if he would like a wonderful dog and he looked at me like I was from another planet. I took that as a "no."

Good luck. Hope you find good homes for all of them.

bells5r said...

Man I wish you lived closer you have everything we need right now. But Maryland is too far away. Good luck finding new homes.

Becca's Dirt said...

Tough decisions there. I'd be all teary eyed about the animals. I love dogs. Wish I could take Willa. I'm still waiting to get my yard fenced so that I can add to my dog family. Good luck. It's such a shame that we have had such terrible weather conditions that have affected the crops and farm animals and cause one to make such challenging decisions.

MamaMonki said...

Oh I'd take them all if I could. Unfortunately I have a teeny tiny yard right in the middle of town, so I don't think anybody would be happy. Good luck finding everyone wonderful homes.

Danni said...

I'm so sorry, Christine. There seem to be a lot of tough decisions that go along with farm life. Drought is scary and brings tough times for everyone. I'm thankful that you are the responsible animal keeper that you are.

christine said... hubby said I could ride down to meet your Pyr. Summers up here in Wisconsin are cooler and winters a bit snowier than we had in Ohio. Our Pyrs have been happier since we moved. I'll email you and see if we can arrange a meeting. Christine ( adoptive mom to your bantams)

Michelle said...

Oh, I'm so happy to already read a response on Willa! I'm sure your goats will find good homes with your help, too.

Deb W said...

I work in a Physical Rehab hospital. We have therapy dogs that come in once a week, but in addition, we've been looking for a "live-in" therapy dog (or candidate to be trained). I passed your post on to the powers that be, and also talked to our 3 dog trainers who had their therapy dogs in today.

I don't know if anything will come of it, but at least it's a lead.

(Willa is so beautiful. If only I had a farm.....)

Jessica Nunemaker from little Indiana said...

Isn't he the cutest thing!

I know just how you feel. We have a four year old orange kitty that's going blind in both eyes (got scratched when we cat-sit). He needs a new home, too but OH I just don't wanna!

P.S. I just sent you an email about being a featured blogger on little Indiana. Might end up in Spam but it isn't. ;)