Tuesday, January 01, 2008


I got a call today from a friend of Binks that is helping her place her beloved dog Dozer with a new family. I can't imagine her giving up that dog, but this is what her friend tells me. She can't have the dog in the place where she will be staying. The friend is a rescue person, who places animals out of the kindness of her heart. She (the friend) called me today during a New Year's brunch that my other two girls and I fixed. Of course, that upset my applecart! She wanted to see if I knew of anyone who could keep the dog until Friday. She can't take the dog to his new home until then. I told her I knew of no one. Since I really think she wanted me to say that I would take him, I told her that under the circumstances, I would not be getting in the middle of anything that she was doing for Binks, since Binks did not seem to like me much right now. She thanked me anyway and that was the end of the conversation.
It welled up feelings in me. One was relief, that Binks won't be sleeping in her truck on the streets anymore and another was anger that she once again is giving up something she dearly loves because she is so flippin' stubborn. Well, it's another shovel full towards digging that hole she is going to find herself at the bottom of.


tkdchick said...

Unfortunately sometimes you have to let them dig that hole. Just be there when they need the ladder to get out!

kim-d said...

Oh my gosh...giving up her dog? Especially when she doesn't like her Mother? I'd like to be able to say HAHA, but having been a stubborn 19/20 yo myself, I know for a fact there were many times when I would have given up Mom and not the dog. Ya know? I'm really not understanding this now. Call me a weirdo, but without my animals I don't even know what I would do, and I just can't wrap my head around giving up your best friend because of stubbornness. Right about now, if I were her, I would be feeling pretty much like I maybe needed to take an inventory. Hopefully she will get to that point soon!

And you do have to do what you know to be right. And, from what I can tell, getting in the middle right now wouldn't be prudent. So I'm thinking you did the right thing, even if it must have been harder than Hades to say "no" to Dozer. Or am I a little too animal-freaky? Now I can say HAHA! Awww, Claudia...why do things have to sometimes get worse before they get better. Just know that there WILL be a better.