Friday, November 14, 2008

More like see ya later...

...than so long. Sometimes you have to realize that you just can't do it all. As I approach the end of the year I also hit the busiest season at work. Reserves. Our calculations of how much oil and gas we have left in the ground is due by the end of the year. Last year I put in a pretty good amount of overtime and I don't anticipate that this year will be any different. Unfortunately spending all of that time at work isn't really fair for my dog who would be spending so much time at home on his own. I made the tough decision to send him off to my parents' place for a bit. At least this way I know he'll be well looked after with plenty of walks, cheese and love. And now he'll be around the family for Christmas instead of stuck in a kennel in Calgary. Regardless, today was a sad day as I gave my furball Finlay a big hug before he moved away from home, albeit only temporarily.

17 comments:

Viv said...

Awww Leana you made the right choice but I know you will miss that pup....

Wes said...

I wish somebody would send me someplace where there was plenty of cheese :-) You are good gal!!!

Judi said...

i couldn't do it. or should i say, my Mom couldn't do it. that is sad though. lucky you are getting ot tho.

Amanda said...

oh it's always hard to say good bye to a pet, but you are such a good owner for doing it!

Sonia said...

Ah =( This sucks for you and for him. I know that you would feel bad if you couldn'T spend much time with him. It will take time to get used to him not being there.

Danielle said...

It's sad but you know it's not forever...and he'll be back with you soon!

Laurel said...

Awww, I know how difficult that must have been. We thought about doing that when we were moving to Philly. You are doing the right thing. You'll be together soon.

I love the picture :)

Laurel said...

Finlay is sooo lucky to have you as his mom, but he will enjoy his visit with his grandparents LOL...he looks so cute, is he a Westie?

They are just bundles of fun..a friend of mine is a Westie Breeder here in Ottawa! PS, I just love the picture!

Don't work too hard....

Lily

ShirleyPerly said...

I agree, it was the right thing to do. Dogs need attention and he'll be much happier for it. I'm sure he'll be thrilled to have people spoiling him :-)

Alexandra said...

"Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation!"

It looks like he's on his road trip west looking back out the window thinking of you!

I understand about your busy time and the reserve reports. Our busy time starts when all those reserve reports start heading our way!

Hope you still find time to fit in all the fun stuff!

Jen said...

Awww, good thing he is staying in the family. He will be well cared for and much loved!

Marlene said...

Aw, sorry that you had to send your pup away. Sounds like you made the right decision and he'll be waiting for you when things settle down!

Speed Racer said...

Aaaaaw! Poor puppy! I never would have thought of that. I hope he gets lots of treats while you're gone.

My cat's in heat and her spaying appointment isn't for another 4 weeks. Do your parents want to babysit a howling kitten as well?

Girl on Top said...

Aww :(

Scott said...

Awww...as a fellow pet owner, I know how tough that was to do, but I think the pup will love it!

Marcy said...

Awwwhhhh you made teh right decision. But ((HUGS)) I know it had to be tough.

RoadBunner said...

Aww, Finlay! I'm sure it's the best decision and he'll be happy you made it for him. I have a good friend who loves her dog to bits and is going to send her to stay with her parents for a bit, too! Seems like our generation is getting worked to the bone!

My word veri was "skies" fitting for your picture!