My Facebook friends were incredibly supportive, as most have "known" Letty through pictures and stories since she was a puppy. My daughter's posting said it all though, "Just remember what we've always said, every dog deserves to be special and if it means going to their own home, then that's what it is. Lots of special dogs have been placed through the years - Murphy, Trivia and Marla come to mind."
That's true of course, I have placed many adult dogs and older puppies over the years. Jocko, Toby, Carrie, Daisy, Hemery, Murphy, Bambi, Art, Trivia, Tasia, Marla, Wendal, Gemmie, and Jake, just to name a few and it hurt (in varying degrees) to see them go, and they ALL had wonderful lives in their new homes where they were cherished members of their new families. By keeping my numbers down, and finding perfect homes for the dogs who are not part of my immediate plans/needs I have made many families happy, and my grief at their departure later turns to satisfaction that things worked out so well.
The interview went well and Letty stayed behind. It DID seem like the perfect place for her. A loving dog-smart family with the time and determination to do a great job with Letty. She has things to learn there of course, like living with cats and without other dogs, and being comfortable with an infant granddaughter. I shed a lot of tears, but I know it was the right decision. Don't blow this Letty!
Stay tuned . . .