Petey I'm Sorry And I Love You

My mini schnauzer Charlie passed away after 15 years, I was devastated, I cried for days. Charlie was a special dog that brought much excitement and joy into my home. So to try and plug in the hole I got a new puppy whom I named Sir Peter Gray Beard, Petey. Petey was such a high energy pup that he would squeal and bark and jump the second he saw me. The neighbors complained, my partner complained, everybody couldn't stand Petey. But I loved him. He was a good loving dog. It was my failure to get him in line but I just didn't have the heart to do it. I just couldn't . I failed him. The county came and said if they get another complaint they would take him. So I called schnauzer rescue and in a few days they had me turn him over to them. I drove to Orlando which is 2.5 hours away from home. Petey slept quietly in the car. I met the rescue lady and her daughter at a beautiful park with a lake. The daughter took Petey on a leash down by the lake he kept looking back at me... I told them thank you and that I was going to get in my car and act like I wasn't doing what I was doing. I got to the park entrance and broke down... I didn't look back... I feel so guilty about it.
I got a call from the rescue a few days later and they said he was doing fine in a foster home. I really screwed that all up and for that Petey I'm sorry buddy, I love you and hope you have a better home than what I could give you.

guythatwalks guythatwalks
51-55, M
1 Response Jun 13, 2012

I started crying as soon as I read your words. It must have been a terrible situation to be in so soon after losing Charlie. You did the best that you could do by going to the rescue. I, too, am sorry to hear that you had to endure that problem.