I spent a good bit of yesterday in tears. We had to make a tough decision for our family, but I know in my heart that we made the right choice. Without going into too many boring details; I'll say that we decided the best thing for our dog and our family was to find a new home for him. Archie listed him on craigslist and got a call within 5 minutes from a woman that wanted to be 1st on the list as a prospect to get him. She continued to call and/or e-mail and came to pick him up before lunch. I had no idea that it would be so easy to find a new home for him. I mean, I know he's a beautiful dog, but he's so BIG and so much a troublemaker. In the end, he went to a family with 3 kids. They'll keep him inside and planned on house training him and all that jazz. I know in my heart that he'll be very happy with his new family. It was just terribly hard to see him go.
On a happy note. The mom already sent an e-mail saying that Chip has settled in well and they had taken him to the groomers. She even sent pictures of him with her kids. I know he'll be happy and that will make us happy. Sometimes you have to do the right thing no matter how much it hurts.
Good-bye sweet Chippie!