Thursday, March 17, 2011

Sad Conclusion

Wayne's Mom here,

I have made a very important decision involving Wayne. I have decided to let another raiser finish him for me. I have decided that with my full schedule at work and home life, I do not have a whole lot of extra time to spare. He has been getting to his regular meetings and he has done well and I do not want to let my schedule get in his way. I do have some difficulty with making the meetings myself, but I make sure Wayne is there at least since it is mainly for him and I have raised several dogs in the past. That does not mean that I will never raise another puppy, now is just simply not the time for me. When the timing is right down the road, I will be raising again.

This is a very hard message for me to type and there are so many emotions involved. I and sad that it has come to this, but as someone told me, he has been given a second chance for success. It is hard to let that little, well not so little anymore, ball of fur go. There is only one other day compared to this time, and that is In-For-Training day when raisers let their dog go after having them for at least one year. I already miss that sweet boy, but I know that he is well taken care of. He will be close by, as the raiser he is with lives near here, and I can still go to the meetings so I'll get to see him again.

We will blog again soon on his progress,
Wayne's Mom


  1. I know that was a hard decision to make. Wayne will do awesome because you gave him a great start! I got my first puppy when he had just turned 7 months old and I am thankful to his first raiser for doing such a good job those first few months. Keep us updated on how he is doing!

  2. I'm so sorry to hear this,but understand where you're coming from, having to have made a decision like that myself.

  3. Yes it was a very hard decision to make. I got to see him the other day and play with him for an hour. He is doing wonderful and the new raiser loves him! In fact, she and her husband both told me how great a job I had done with him. She told me that if I had not gotten him this far into his training, she might not have been able to take him. She is so pleased with how well-behaved he is and how smart he is. She said that I can come visit anytime they are in town and I do plan to! I will keep you all updated. I will raise again one day.