It's been three weeks since Timber joined our family and I'm sure that many of you are wondering where all the photos, posts and blogs are. Tomorrow will be a week since he went back to the breeder. I feel obliged to let you all know what happened and why he is no longer with us. I have had much to deal with and have appreciated your patience.
A couple of days after Timber joined us I realized that he may not be a good match for Elsa. I wanted to be sure before making a very big decision so we spend the rest of the week together. After that I knew and contacted the breeder. Being a good breeder, she would take him back. Between the breeder and I we decided that it would be best for him if he stayed with me in CA a little longer; in attempts to find him a home here so that he would not have to go back on a plane. After another week went by, and he had to go back to AZ.
Sometimes it just is not a match. I am not looking for feedback or opinions on what happened. Waiting for several months to see if it works out was not acceptable in my opinion. It is not fair to a puppy to try to place him months down the road; whereas at 10 weeks is a simple transition. He received a great deal of care, socialization and love while he was with us for the short time. Timber is a wonderful puppy and will be going to his new home tomorrow to begin his training to be a service dog; which I feel is his destiny in life. I know he will succeed.
When you have dogs together that mesh so well, it is hard not to want that. Another dog in our family is not only to be a companion for us but greatly for Elsa as well. A new puppy deserves that as does Elsa. There will be another, but when the time is right.