Six months ago, I gave my dog away. It was extremely difficult for me but it was the right thing to do, I think. I still think about him all the time. It's hard not to miss your best friend.
I've wanted to check in with his new owner but I also wanted to give him time to settle in without "hovering" in the background. He's her dog now, not mine. Not checking in also meant I could imagine him living the life I hoped he'd find there - playing with his new cat, dog, and horse friends and getting all the love he could handle from his new owner. My fear was he wouldn't make the adjustment.
But this morning I got a note from Buddy's new Mom - and it was so nice to hear the news! I thought I'd share it:
Buddy has been with us 6 months. We hope he is as happy to be with us as we are with him. My husband says if tail wagging is an indicator, then Buddy is always happy. He gets along great with our other dog and even our cats seem to like him ( just tolerate the other dog). Buddy quickly became involved with our routines, up and out in the morning and evening to take care of horse chores.. going on walks or going in the vehicles at every opportunity. And Buddy is the only critter in this household that will hang out forsuch as vacuuming, dusting, etc. all others quickly disappear. Buddy has known a lot of love and care in his life and that made him ready to return that love in full measure. You've no doubt missed him when you could be home, but know that he is cared for and I believe living a good life.
You couldn't ask for more than that.