Posted by Tobi-Dawne
Tomorrow morning is going to be a tough one. 11 hours from now, we’ll be leaving to take Deedee to the airport where she’ll fly to Kelowna to meet her new family. Placing puppies isn’t easy… but placing one who is a year and a half is even harder.
We’ve known since she was only a few months old that there would come a time when we’d place Deedee. This litter was a co-breeding between myself (Sidhe Dogs) and Em (HiLeigh Chihuahuas)… so with two puppies one was ours and one was hers. We chose to keep Alice as her temperament just fit in better with us. Which meant it was just a matter of finding the perfect placement for our little tri-coloured girl.
Deedee is a lot like her mom: super smart. She’s also super accepting and willing to just sit back and let the girl manhandle her. After all, Lily-Ann has been holding the pups since they were a few days old. At this point it’s just second nature for them to relax in her arms and have her cart them around. She’s gentle with them, but she is a kid, and the pups learn quickly to just relax and go with it. Because while they won’t always be carried around or treated in a dignified manner, it’s always done gently and with love.
Alice ended up being our pick, mainly because her temperament is more like her dad’s, she’s the snuggler. And I need a snuggler. Lily-Ann bogarted Marnie, so our family clearly needed a second. And as much as we love Roo, one Roo is plenty for any household. 😉
Thankfully for her new family, while Deedee is a lot like her mom, she did inherit some of her dad’s easygoing nature. She’s up for just about anything at any time. She’s happiest on the go. She loves hiking, hitting the beach, camping… and as the only dog in her new home, she’ll be toted everywhere and doted on by this active family. It’s also nice to know that all their past fids (furry kids) are all still so treasured (pictures hanging up as reminders of those who are waiting for them at the rainbow bridge).
We really are going to miss our little treasure… but we wouldn’t let her go if we had any doubts about her being treasured there too. It really is going to be a hard morning. Lots of tears ahead (and some right now too). The girl and I have already shared a cry, but I’m sure we’ll have another tomorrow. Our little Deedee is one in a million, and she will always be loved.