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We met a very nice family today that came to visit the puppies and Cheyenne. Cheyenne went home with them! I know I must seem to say this a lot, but it is bittersweet. This is a very excellent pup. She is so obsessed with birds and flies at her age and I can only imagine what she will be like when fall rolls around. It was difficult to see her go. She would have been a most excellent addition to our program and she has a darling personality. Ornery as all get-out, too!
But, we are quite full and realistically cannot keep more at this time and we realize they will receive more individual attention and hunting time in the right situation. This was the right situation and we are so happy for Cheyenne and her new family. We are sad, yes, and we really go through it when an older pup or dog leaves us.
It was hard at the evening feeding time as Cheyenne is such the character about dashing into her crate or the outside kennel on the deck for her dinner. She loves her dinner! So, that was a tear-jerker because I got her dish ready just as usual, completely forgetting she is not here for dinner. Tori (Cheyenne’s new buddy since Ben and Kohl left), seemed a bit lost without her, too. I gave her Cheyenne’s dish of food just because I am an idiot and it made me feel better to do so.
Scott pretty much didn’t speak to me the rest of the day and went to bed early grumbling that there wasn’t anything to do without Cheyenne to play with in the evening…
But, we go through this and then we start to receive reports from the new families about how happy everyone is and it helps “us” heal–knowing the pup is happy, adjusting, and filling a new families heart and home with love and fun and many happy memories afield. And, we get better and get over ourselves a little bit day by day.
This is a very good match and I think Cheyenne will be absolutely everything this couple is looking for in a fiery personality-filled bird dog and Cheyenne gets a wonderful new home with other dogs, and people that have so much love and time and attention to give to her. She will get fantastic hunting opportunities, exercise, and care.
As I have said before, it doesn’t get much better than that and we couldn’t be happier for Cheyenne.
All the best little love-bug. 🙂
It was pouring down rain and I was a bit out of myself and did not get a photo! Sorry…