Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Where's Lucy?!

First things first, she’s okay! That being said, this is still a hard post for me to write. I tried filming a video about it twice in the last week but it’s tough to talk about. Even though I only had Lucy for a few months, I really bonded with her and feel like she knew I was her mama. The main reason I got Lucy Goose in the first place was because Teddy (my yorkie) seemed so lonely. Every time Ted and I would be on a walk he would get so excited to pass another dog and was always so playful with them.   

Growing up my family had a pug named Pebbles and she was the sweetest thing ever. To this day my mom still says it was our best pet (and that’s including my little sisters goat, Alphalpha). When I started thinking about another dog I knew I didn’t want another “pocket puppy” so to speak. Teddy is only 4 lbs and sometimes I wonder if he’s supposed to be in a guinea pig cage. I originally thought about a big dog, but living in a condo I decided it would be unfair. Insert my solution... Lucy!


When I first introduced Teddy and Lucy they got along so well. They played all day, chasing each other around and playing tug of war. I was thrilled with how happy Teddy seemed, and excited to give Lucy a great home. Once the “newness” wore off to them both they started getting snappy at each other. I think Teddy realized this was my dog as well, not just a friend that comes and goes, so he got jealous. Lucy didn’t quite realize her size equaled power over Teddy and would constantly pick on him.

When it was just Lucy and Teddy together things were always tense. Teddy would try to be as far as her from possible while still being close to me, and Lucy would bite his ears and constantly play “too hard” for a dog half her size. That being said, when I would take Lucy to the dog park she had so much fun playing with other dogs her size and bigger. She always seemed so happy and met even met another pug named Brutus at the park. I got to talking with Brutus’ momma and brought up my worries about Lucy being around Teddy. She’s not a mean dog at all. She’s just a little wilder. (Heck, she’s still a puppy!)

After meeting up with Brutus at the dog park for a few weeks, his mom casually told me if I was ever looking for a home for Lucy she would LOVE to add her to their family. I immediately thought, "No! I can’t give my Goosey away!" After a few days of thinking about it, we really talked it out and decided to do a “trial run.” Which was basically where Lucy would go live with them for a few days and make sure she got along well with Brutus and the whole family. I wanted Lucy to have the best home possible, so if that wasn’t going to be it I wanted to know! She has never seemed happier.

Teddy is my baby. When it comes down to it I want what’s best for him. You guys know a best friend of mine passed away about a year and a half ago, and I had originally adopted Teddy from her. There’s something about having Teddy with me that makes me feel like I still have a piece of Shay with me. She’ll always be in my heart, but it’s nice to cuddle with Teddy and know he got to share a bond with her as well.

 
As much as I want what’s best for Teddy, I want what’s best for Lucy as well. It was the kind thing to do to. I still see them at the dog park all the time and Lucy definitely still remembers me (it’s only been a week since she went to her new home) but she doesn’t seem to be sad when she leaves in an opposite direction than me. She’s so excited to be with Brutus that I don’t think she even notices.
I hope you guys understand this was a tough decision for me to make, and I didn’t take it lightly. I think it was sweeter to give Lucy to her new home than being selfish and keep her just because I loved her so much. I’ll never forget when she looked up at me with that under bite though... gosh she’s so darn cute!

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  1. Aw, I'm so sorry you had to give her away, but you're right...it sounds like it was the right thing to do for Lucy and Teddy! <3

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  2. Oh darn it this made me tear up.
    It must have been SO hard for you to make that decision, seeing how you were when you got her you could tell you instantly loved her, so though you didn't have her too long it must have been heartbreaking to let her go to another family - even if it was the best all around.

    Very brave person Blair, and it's so nice that you still get to see her in the park and she taken to her new family so well.
    Hopefully Teddy is giving you extra snuggles now. :)

    Juyey xx

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  3. Loving your blog blair! It would make my day if you would check mine out as well!
    dontcoralwithme.blogspot.com

    thanks<3

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  5. What a wonderful "momma" you are! It warms our hearts here at Pet Chance to know that there are such great pet-lovers like you in the world. Giving up a pet is never easy, but it sounds like you've certainly done the right thing for both Lucy and Teddy.

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  6. This is exactly why I am terrified of adopting another dog. I want to be 100% sure my Gussie will be ok with it. But then I worry he is lonely for a dachshund friend. It is a tough call!

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    1. Maybe you could foster another dog to see if it works, if it does tell the shelter that you would like to adopt the foster, and if it doesn't separate Gussie and the foster until you can take the foster back in. :)

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  7. I know this was a very hard decision for you. It sounds like you made the best decision. You're a good furbaby mommy. :)

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  8. I've had to do the same thing with a puppy, it breaks your heart and heals it at the same time. I knew that he would be happier where he is now, but letting him go was the hardest part. It shows that you really care for Lucy by choosing to give her up.

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  9. awwwh im so soory it didnt work out. :(
    think you made a good decision though

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  10. aw, so sad! it is scary to give a dog away b/c you never know how they will be treated. at least you get to know the person and can still see her to be sure she's taken care of.

    i was wondering if you would mind answering a dog question? i have a golden retriever and live at home, but want to move out since i'm out of college. i would be in an apartment so i was just wondering how you do it? my dog is used to going in the back yard anytime he wants. what do you do when they have to pee in the middle of the night? is it worth it or should i wait until i can get a house??? thanks!

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    2. My Labrador goes to Pet Smart's Doggie Day Camp during the day while I'm at work. He loves going and the staff is amazing. ;)

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  11. Aww that's so sad! But it sounds like the right thing to do. But at least you can still see Lucy. I don't know how you managed to cope with doing that though. It definitely shows how strong you are as a person :)

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  12. Not to sound rude, but I am a dog lover and I know many people who get dogs because they think they can handle the responsibility but soon realize its a bit too much to handle. Maybe because they over-estimated their free-time, or maybe because the dog was a bit too hyper for their taste. For many such reasons, they finally give up on the dog and drop them off on random streets. Forever. Its so sad because the dogs are clueless and don't know what to do and may die if left alone. At least you left your dog with a loving owner. But for the rest, remember, dogs are living things which require constant care, not just something you can switch on and switch off when ever you feel like, its not a entertainment. So, DO NOT get a dog without thinking everything over.

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    1. Im an animal lover too, but I don't think Blair did it as a switch on/switch off thing... It wasn't an easy decision, and finally everything is good for everyone : Lucy gets to play with a buddy her size all day without hurting anybody, and teddy is safe and comfortable again...
      And as an animal lover YOU should know that is best for them not to be stressed, and to feel free in their environments, because they're super sensitive.
      Hope you have a great day :)

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    2. I don't think she was saying that Blair did anything wrong. It was just a general warning because sometimes pet adoption can seem so casual on YouTube. Right?

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  13. sometimes pets don't work out. I had to give up my precious female chihuahua when I moved somewhere I couldn't have her. she is in an amazing home now and I get updates on her all the time. she is sooo spoiled and so loved :). I'm sure Lucy will be just fine :).

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  14. Im really sorry Blair! Sometimes you have to do for the best! xxx

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  15. Aw I read this with my papillon lulu cuddled up next to me and it made me tear up. I'm happy to know that Lucy went to a good home.

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  16. I had a problem like this too, in my house there were a cat and a Labrador puppy, but the cat was always being so aggressive, he would cut my puppy's nose, and bite her... I was like 9 years and I'd cry every time that horrible cat hurted my baby... Luckily a friend of the family wanted him. 9 years later I'm still with my big puppy, but she's now a big Labrador retriever that wouldn't let a cat hurt her :)

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    1. How can you say you're an "animal lover" and call the cat an "horrible cat". It makes no sense... I'm an animal lover and I love all the animals. The cat wasn't horrible, he was just... a cat!

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    2. It's the same as saying you love people but you wouldn't necessarily love someone that is aggressive and abusive towards others

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    3. Poor cat, uprooted from his home. probably just scared or defensive with a big playful puppy that he thought it was trying to attack him.

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  17. Aw well at least now you know that everyone is going to be happy and you should have no worries! Thats great that you still get to see her at the dog park occasionally! Sometimes it can be so hard to do whats best but it seemed like you stayed strong and it is all working out!

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  18. I think you did the right thing Blair. You needed to do what was best for both of them.

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  19. I'm so sorry you had to go through this Blair. I can't imagine how hard that must have been.

    Kindness is the best accessory,
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  20. I think that's very responsible of you! I know it must have bee hard, but at least you didn't just give her away or something like that... Now you know both of them are happy and safe and Lucy is probably happier with being able to play with someone her own size =D

    xoRosie
    The Austrian Rose

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  21. Awww... I want to cry! Good for you for making such a tough decision and doing what was best for all involved (maybe not yourself). I could never do that!

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  22. This is so sad, but is for the best. I have a problem with my dog, mi place is no the best for him and my family is not able to give him everything he needs. We found a new place, but i wasn't sure about it, because i didn't really know if they were take care of him (he is a spoiled dog). I felt that I was abandoning him. He came back the next morning (behavior issues). You're lucky that you know that Lucy is in good hands, she is happy and you can still see your beautiful dog. :)

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  23. Oh Blair, that's very bittersweet, I hope that you're ok. Just remember that at the end of the day you did the right thing and little Lucy will love you all the more for helping her find more love and kindness in her life and I'm sure that she'll never forget her Mama. On another completely random note it's so nice to see you blogging, I've loved watching your videos & vlogs for ages! Welcoming to the blogging family! :) xxx

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  24. After my older sister adopted a pitbull and committed to raising her, she realized she was in over her head, and since I was already raising a dog of my own, I decided to adopt her dog and raise it with mine. So at the age of 20, I became the mother of a overly-hyper pitbull and a tame german shepard. Mocha the pitbull is very big for her age while Bacardi is a runt and very small for her age, ( Mocha is like the size of 3 Bacardi's). They also loved each other for the first week or two then began to fight when they realized they were living together and had to share everything.. It was hard but I didn't give up and within a month I was able to raise/train them to get along with each other. They are now best friends & love each other dearly. It takes time and love to raise dogs. I'm sorry to see that you gave up and gave Lucy away, she seemed like a beautiful dog and I hope she enjoys her new family and that they have the time to love and care for her like Lucy truly deserves.

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  25. I can so relate to how you must feel having to give up Lucy! I had a cat, Atari, that was not interested in being part of a family that included my boyfriend. We all tried to make it work for a while, but eventually we realized that it was not in Atari's best interest to stay with us, so we started bringing him over to my parents' house to stay for short little trips, so that he'd get used to living with them. One day, he just stayed there, and is so much happier there!

    meganandpearls.com

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  26. Its so sad that you put Lucy to another family. :/

    And Im glad that I found your blog. I was really looking for your and Elles blog and souldnt find it at all. :) Please check back my blog. It would be pleasure for me :).

    http://julieknowshow.blogspot.com/

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  27. I am so sad you had to give lucy away :( But it was the best for her and I completely understand your decision. It wasn't fair to keep them both unhappy... Love you a lot Blair!

    http://milkshakebreak.blogspot.pt/

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  28. Blair,
    not to sound disrespectful, but unlike most other commenters, I won't feel sorry for you here :(
    The entire story from you getting Lucy to, ultimately, giving her away screams of irresponsible pet ownership- a situation like this shouldn't and wouldn't arise had the poor puppy been more than a fad you didn't think through. This is also a horrible message to send out to your younger viewers: pets are not something you buy and get rid of when they become inconvenient. Pets are living things and they are for life.
    From yours and Elles previous videos and all the rehomed and rescued pets your family owns I had pegged you as more responsible than this.

    Very disappointed, but glad poor Lucy found a better home.

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    1. @Hakaze K,
      Saying you don't mean to be disrespectful doesn't take away the fact that you are being disrespectful and rude. If you don't want to be rude than don't be.

      It is rude of you to assume Lucy was just a fad to her, especially considering she explained her entire thought process. As a pet lover, you should know that pets can be unpredictable. Lucy and Teddy could have very easily become best friends, but just as easily they could come to dislike each other like what actually happened.

      Blair was being a responsible owner by doing what was best for both Teddy and Lucy. It would have been irresponsible of her to simply force the situation and force them to be together. Teddy is now out of harms way and is less stressed out and Lucy is with a loving owner with another Pug friend. I don't see how you can find fault in that.

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    2. Well, let me ask you this: what if there wasn't a nice lady at the park? Where would the puppy have ended up then? Where would a normal puppy in that situation end up? A shelter, or on the streets, as hundreds of dogs do every year because people think it's ok to get pets without extensive planning. It's a terrible message to send to her viewers, regardless of the sad story it's wrapped in.

      As for Lucy being a fad, well, responsible owners do not just get a puppy without thinking about compatibility. A responsible owner would not get a very lively puppy to go along with their tiny, fragile, rather timid dog. A responsible owner does also not just give up when the puppy starts playing rough, as it is, after all, a puppy. Puppies play rough. Hence you need to train and teach them. Or at least select a quieter, calmer one- they do exist.
      It's hard work. If you're not prepared to do that, don't get a puppy. Dogs also need time to adjust, especially when so carelessly paired up without regard to their respective temperament and it can take months, but usually they do settle in.

      All that, getting a very lively puppy, giving up after a few weeks, just giving it away (e.g. dumping responsibility on someone else) sound very much like irresponsible pet ownership and adds up to an awful message to send out, especially to younger viewers.
      Not saying it wasn't right to give Lucy away, it probably was- the lady will hopefully do a much better job with the poor puppy.

      And there is a difference between honesty and being rude- just because you don't like a honest opinion doesn't make it rude.

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    3. I think you are way off base here. Blair said in her post that Teddy and Lucy got along at first. You cannot predict the long term compatibility between dogs. I'm a dog trainer and I worked for 2 years at an animal shelter matching dogs. Two dogs can seem like perfect matches but then, just like in Teddy's case, one of them starts to get a bit jealous and won't share toys or something similar. I honestly believe that Blair thought about what dog would be best for Teddy and I would have probably recommended a Pug. They don't need much excercise and cannot handle a lot of exercise. They are a bit excitable in youth but slow down nicely with age. If Teddy needed someone to play with, a Pug would have been a good option.

      I believe in Blair's character enough to believe that if the lady hadn't been there, that Blair would not have simply dropped Lucy off at a shelter but instead exhaust every option to remedy the situation through training. However, you have to think of what is best for the house dog and, because Teddy is older, having Lucy in the house at all could have put too much stress on him, even if Lucy was trained. Just because a better situation presented itself doesn't mean Blair would not have tried to make it work.

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    4. I think you are way off base here. Blair said in her post that Teddy and Lucy got along at first. You cannot predict the long term compatibility between dogs. I'm a dog trainer and I worked for 2 years at an animal shelter matching dogs. Two dogs can seem like perfect matches but then, just like in Teddy's case, one of them starts to get a bit jealous and won't share toys or something similar. I honestly believe that Blair thought about what dog would be best for Teddy and I would have probably recommended a Pug. They don't need much excercise and cannot handle a lot of exercise. They are a bit excitable in youth but slow down nicely with age. If Teddy needed someone to play with, a Pug would have been a good option.

      I believe in Blair's character enough to believe that if the lady hadn't been there, that Blair would not have simply dropped Lucy off at a shelter but instead exhaust every option to remedy the situation through training. However, you have to think of what is best for the house dog and, because Teddy is older, having Lucy in the house at all could have put too much stress on him, even if Lucy was trained. Just because a better situation presented itself doesn't mean Blair would not have tried to make it work.

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    5. I'm a dog trainer also and like the Dog Whisper you CAN train animals to get along with boundries and being the pack leader. It might of been harder with those two but you have no idea if they would of gotten along because she only tried for 2 months. They only got along at first because Teddy thought Lucy was a VISTOR, or she would go away and when she didn't she got jealous. That's when training comes in. I know Blair loves dogs but you can't tell us she gave it enough time to see if they could work it out.. Cause she didn't.

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    6. Dogs do not just "calm down over time", that is completely dependent on the owner. Puppies have to be TAUGHT how to behave and how to have manners. They don't just learn it on their own.
      You can predict the compatibility between dogs. There are a lot of factors that go into it, but if you do your research, know your dog, and realize how much work it is to introduce a new member to the "pack" then it shouldn't be an issue. I worked as a dog training apprentice, and worked in a training facility who dealt with extreme behavioral issues, and know first hand that it is possible to make two dogs get along who have a tiff every once in awhile. I think it is you who is off base.

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  29. Blair, I am glad that Lucy found a better home that is the bottom line but I am also disappointed in your lack of judgement in getting Lucy in the first place. You should have done a test to she if Teddy would have done well with other dogs. A animal is not a makeup product that you can just pass on to someone else if it does not work out for you. I understand your love for Teddy but I think that you are always pulling the "Shay Card" as an excuse to avoid responsibility for your lack of judgement. I guess when all is said and done it is just best that Lucy has found a better home then you were clearly able to provide.

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  30. You did the right thing Blair! Do you think you will possibly get another buddy for Teddy in the future? Maybe another Yorkie? I have a 1 year old yorkie and I just recently got another (he's actually my 1 year old yorkie's sibling from another litter) and they absolutely love each other. She is so protective of him and they get along so well. Teddy seems to have a similar personality to my 1 year old Yorkie Ivy (lovable and hyper but also shy at times) and I know it can be a bit of a pickle trying to find a perfect match. I'm so glad that Lucy and Teddy are happy.

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  31. It was irresponsible for you to adopt Lucy in the first place Blair, and i'm also very disappointed. How sad.

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    1. How was it irresponsible, she wanted a friend for Teddy? Blair did the right thing by giving Lucy to a new hope, because she wasn't getting along with Teddy. It's not sad. Now lucy has a great home! :)

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    2. How do you not see it as sad, this is such a hard thing for me to hear cause I loved Blair cause she was such an animal lover but that is NOT a true animal lover. YES Lucy has a better home but with TIME,TRAINING and patience it would of probably worked out but we ALL don't know that for sure not even Blair cause she only tried for 2 months. We all need trust and time when we make friends and that's what Teddy needed that's it.. I'm mad for mostly the time she didn't even give it a chance.

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  32. You guys are kind off rude.. Lucy was a gift, Blair did not know about it and my grandma's second dog seemed to be a very easy and timid dog but after a couple off weeks it was a really hyper dog... You can not predict those things.. You did the right thing Blair

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  33. Might this be a lesson for everyone: think a billion times before adopting a dog. it is not a doll, and you can't get tired of it, even when it fells hill or something bad happens. A dog would give his life for you, and you must be ready, from the first day to his last one, to give your life to him too.

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  34. Sorry you had to give your dog away, I know how easily it is to get attached to one!
    I had to give my other dog away because of the same reason! I know the heartbreak of having to give a animal away for the best reason at least Lucy is at a good home and happy! :)

    -Courtney

    Check out my blog: http://asouthernbelleswayofalifeasanarmywife.blogspot.com/

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    1. She hasn't "disposed" of her - she's done the right thing by making two dogs happy.

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  36. This must have been so hard but it sounds like the right decision! My family and I have adopted dogs before and have had to return them to their original owners after the adopted dogs didn't get along with our current dogs.

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  37. It's not like she gave Lucy to a pound, y'all. She found her a good home that would be better for her.

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  38. I so sorry to hear you had to give Lucy away. But you did the right thing! :)

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  39. I think the problem is as you mentioned, Lucy was a puppy and loved to play. I have a dog similar to that so I understand. If you want another dog, look into getting an older dog...around the age of Teddy. As dogs age, they slow down and aren't as active and an older dog might get along better with Teddy.

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  40. In my opinion u made the right decision! xoxo Lots of love and support <3

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  41. That was a very tough decision to make, but I think you made the right one. Great job thinking about the dogs rather than yourself. I wish more people would make decisions about their pets like you did.

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  42. I think you did the right thing, for both of them. I know it must have been very hard and hurt you to give away Lucy because you love her so much. Blair just remember that a little piece of Lucy will always be with you. <3

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  43. Awwww I know it has to be the hardest descision but you had to do what was best for them both and I think you did the best thing you could do in the end they are both happy and that's what counts!!!

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  44. In no way can this be considered like "abandonment" or "giving up". I agree with Blair that it was the kind thing to do. People tend to be so selfish when it comes to pets. They don't realize that having a pet, especially a dog or a puppy, IS like having a child. I think it says a lot about your character Blair that you knew that it would be best for Lucy to have a different home.

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  45. Blair I know how you feel sort of once my family moved to a new town because of my dad's job I sort of lost my mom to this day she still is cranky and yells all the time she works 8 hour on weekdays and does all the chores when we get into a fight it's usually at night when she's the crankiest and when she comes home I cry myself to sleep our family is much more different that my friends since were Asians my dads' already teaching me how to manage money and how to deal with financial problems and how I need to get straight A's if I want to get in a good university because there are 1000000000000000 people in the world beter than you I know it's hard and it hard to let go

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    1. Charlie everything is going to be okay! Don't let this get you down. I had a very similar situation growing up and now that I am at my dream university I have realised that everything works out. Take your dad's advice and respect that he only wants to help you. But at the same time recognise that your life is in your hands and everything is ultimately your decision. You don't need to get straight A's - try as hard as you want to, but don't try because someone else wants you to. It will only end in disappointment. Set your own goals and ask your parents to help you achieve them instead of submissively doing what they tell you to do. Make sure your mum knows you love her and support her. I know how difficult family struggles can be, especially when everyone is tired and fights and you seem helpless. Try to maintain loving relationships with both your parents and believe in yourself - everything will work out!

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  46. Wow! Just a bunch of meanie butts.. Blair I totally understand why you did what you did. It wouldn't have been fair to either dog if you had kept her for your own selfish reasons. Now, both dogs are happy and healthy and that's all that matters. If you ever do decide to get a playmate for teddy look into a mini dachshund. I have 2 and they are awesome! !

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  47. what happened to elleandblair. com?

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  48. I understand you Blair, You took the right choice :)

    www.beautyisourpassion.blogspot.com

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  49. Had similar experience with my two shih tzus. One is eight while the other just turned one. It was ok at first but then the older dog got jealous and they weren't getting along very well. But I guess it pays to watch Cesar Milan's "Dog Whisperer" as I was able to correct both dogs and now they are inseparable.

    I have to agree it is best to find Lucy a better home. But I hope in the future you'll get a dog for the right reason and will be willing to sacrifice a lot of time and effort because you can't expect them to get along in a snap.

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    1. AGREE.. she new it would take some getting use to for Teddy and I feel she gave up to soon.. I think it was more work than she wanted to do and makes us think it was so hard, if it was that hard she wouldn't of given Lucy away and done what it took for them to get along. You don't give your kids away when they don't get along you TEACH them.. She didn't have time for that, that's what I think

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  50. You claimed yourself as both teddy & lucys "mama". A mother would not pass her dog off to a stranger because she was fighting w/ the other dog. What the fuck... if you had two kids & they fought or wrestled a lot, would you give one of em away? No. You teach them right from wrong & let them duke it out. As time goes on they learn. You seem to have a very fucked up way of thinking blair. If teddy starts to get on your nerves you gonna pass him on too? Lucy is a puppy. Puppys play rough... dogs play rough... you should've thought about that before you got her. & you have the nerve to say your their mama. A REAL MOTHER would not pass her child or dog onto someone else because they play a little too rough. What a bitch...

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    1. Teddy is a 4 lb yorkie..it wouldn't take too much for him to get seriously injured or killed. I think any mother would rather give up her child to a loving home, than see one of them die.

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    2. No mother would give up their child, I'm sorry but until your a mother you can't say that... I don't know any mother (or would you want your mom to give you up??) just cause siblings don't get along. That is what you get a pet for is to TRAIN it,TEACH it and LOVE it... I know she loves dogs but I don't think she wanted to take the time to teach and train Lucy to get along with Teddy. But for me I could of never given that cute pug away only after 2 months for that reason. I would of done whatever it took for them to get along and in time I guarantee they would of BUT she didn't take the time 2 months is not long enough for them to get along mostly when Teddy was so use to being the only dog.. they would of probably become best friends and Teddy would of had a Buddy. That's why this makes me sad. She says she wanted to give Teddy a friend but you have to give him time to except Lucy just like we need time when we meet people to become their friends. Lucy was so dang cute!

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    3. Some parents do, in fact, "give their children up" so that they might have a chance at a better life than the parents can provide. Now, that's not to say it's acceptable to do so because not all of the kids get along. Regardless, making literal comparisons between between human children and dogs is a bit extreme to me. At least she found a good home for Lucy, rather than turning her over to a shelter, and hopefully Blair will learn from this and not make the same mistake in the future regarding her pets.

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    4. I know some people refer to their pets as 'my children' but seriously...comparing a dog to a human child is a little extreme! Especially in a situation like that!
      She was scared Teddy would get hurt so did what she thought was best. Would you rather give your dog away to someone loving who is gonna take care of it or come home one day and find one of your pets injured (or worse) knowing that another of your pets is the reason?

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  51. In 2009 I had similar situation, and my original dog started to lose weight an became ill. I understand how hard it is to do that but trust me, my dog was 13 then and ended up living until he was 16.5, so I knew it was the right decision. xx

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  52. I know how tough it can be! I had to do the same thing once with a small dog we owned... we had to come to grips with the fact that our little home was just no big enough for his needs. Kudos to you for doing the right thing for your dog, even though it was hard! Sometimes the right thing is hard to do. :)

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  53. As you said 'it was the kind thing to do to'. Sometimes in life, you have to make a tough choice, but then again that choice is for the better.

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  54. I have a 5 lb. Toy Poodle and my boyfriend has 2 English Bulldogs both weighing 55 and 60 lbs. We all live together and there hasn't been problems. I was scared at first, thinking she would get hurt. But it all worked out. I think you should've given it time, they probably would've gotten used to each other. That's sad that after growing a bond with a dog especially when it's a still a puppy, that you just gave her away the first chance you got. And I remember you stating in a video, that Pugs are half-pig. LMAO! You cannot crossbreed different species of animals. If that was possible, there would multiple breeds of cat-dogs, horse-cows, etc etc.. You get the point? Alright, I'm not hating just feel bad for that little dog :(

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  55. Wishing you and Lucy all the best. I have two huge house rabbits who decided that they hated each other, to the point of causing vet-required injuries. I have to keep one upstairs (in a room I've fixed up for her, with an enclosed balcony) and the other one downstairs. The Labrador still loves both of them and did such a good job trying to be peacemaker. Its hard with pets, as they have their own personalities and like/dislikes.

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  56. I honestly just had to do the exact same thing. This Wednesday will make a week for me and its beyond difficult but it's only fair to let them both be happy... I am so sorry that you had to go through this I know it's extremely hard but it's what's best and that's what we have to think about.

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  57. I recently had to give my puppy away. About 2 weeks ago and it was very hard. I'd had him 6 months and was definitely in love with him.
    My reasoning was he was extremely playful and was attacking my children (they are 4 and 6)...they'd have bite marks, scratches etc and my 4 year old was absolutely terrified of him.
    It was hard to see him go (even kids were upset) but I had to put my children first

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  58. I will miss Lucy :( Good luck to the both of you!
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  59. It's always hard bringing a new dog into the picture, especially with such a large difference in size. A puppy's playfulness definitely mellows out after the first 6 months to a year, but it's hard to get through that period of time when the two dogs don't really get along, for both of the dogs and the owner.
    I'm really sorry it didn't work out, Blair!

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  60. I am so sorry that it didn't work out for you, but I am sure that Lucy is happier! You are amazing Blair, I watch your youtube videos all the time! <3

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  61. I totally agree with you Blair, you made such a tough choice but ultimately it's much better for her! It shows how strong you are as a person!

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  62. I know this was a tough choice but I think you made the right decision. I'm sure Lucy is happier now :)

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  63. Doesn't it suck to have to make grown-up decisions some times? Ya did good kid! XOXO Beth

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  64. I just found you on YouTube tonight and love watching your videos. Just wanted to say that I have pugs, too. I've had 10 pugs over the past 19 years. I believe you did what was best for Lucy and Teddy. They deserve to be happy in their homes and not be always on guard around another dog. So glad you were able to find her another home with a pug. I have found that our pugs love each other so much.

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  65. I think you made the right choice and I am proud of you! :-)
    A lot of animals owner are to selfish to see that there animal is suffering because because of them.
    So you made a hard choice, but now both of your dogs can continue to live a happy life. ^^

    - Iris

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