Thursday, August 10, 2006
It's absolutely breaking my heart, but Angelina and I decided today that we have to give one of our dogs, Kadio, up for adoption. The woman next door has been complaining that the dogs are barking when we're not home and it seems as though Kaido is the main culprit, so he has to go. Believe me, this dog is not a chronic barker, but because we live in snobby SF, even if they bark a little, people freak out!
Three dogs is also just way too many to have in Pacific Heights anyway, especially since we don't have a yard for them to play in. They sit in their crates all day when we're gone, so of course when they hear noises (something this neighborhood is full of) they are going to bark. That's what dogs do! So having them live like this is basically unfair to the animals. We still plan on keeping Shelly and Ratdog (I will move before I give them away!)
So, if you know someone who is looking for a really great dog, tell them about Kaido. He is the sweetest mutt in the world. He is loving and faithful and fun. He is great with children and is of course potty trained. We really don't know exactly what type of dog he is, but people have told us he's a flat coat retriever.
We really want to give him to a good family. Part of the deal would be that we could come and visit him once in awhile. I am crying while writing this. I know I must sound like a complete wimp, but giving away a dog or any animal you've grown attached to is always hard. It's going to be a tough couple of weeks, believe me. If you know anyone, please e-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.