I will admit it. I made a mistake.
I should have never gotten Spartacus, the dog. He was not made for family life. He was older (2 years) and too fragile for my rough and tumble two year old.
He was great for a couple of months, but a small dog can only tolerate so much. We had to limit playtime with the kids. The neighborhood kids treated him like a toy. (they got a little upset when he wasn’t allowed to play outside anymore)
The dog wanted to cuddle. Pure and simple. He wanted to be held like a baby. He did not want children to hold him though. Sweet Pea was gentle (for the most part) and he started to growl and snap at her whenever she walked nearby.
She loved that dog.
He just was not a good fit for our family. In addition, we could NOT house train him. He wouldn’t pee in the house, but he would poop.
So judge me. We made the decision to find the dog another home. Not because of the house training, but because he was not a good dog for a family.
We found him a wonderful home. An older lady who lived alone who wanted a companion. She plans to sleep with him, carry him in a purse, and have play dates with her friends who also have small dogs.
Perfect fit for him.
I feel bad for my girl, but she is adapting. And she got a new Betta fish, named Gizzy. Bubby could care less.
We do plan on getting another dog. A PUPPY. A larger breed. One that will play with children. One that will be more patient and grow up with crazy kids wanting to play with it.
But I feel we did what was best for the dog and my children. I am sure we will find a dog that is a perfect fit for our family.