Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I Heart Faces: Pets

I have told y'all about my mentally handicapped dog Charli before. We got her as a sweet little, non-special, puppy. Then she got sick. Very, very sick. Hundreds Thousands of dollars later, she seems fine (despite the fact that no vet or specialist ever figured out what was wrong or did anything to fix her) Although I suppose "fine" is sort of a relative term. I should probably just say "healthy."

Get to the point Becca. Geesh.

Unfortunately, she is now healthy, but super-ridiculously annoying and high maintenance. The barking? It never stops. Ever. And we have tried everything, including a shock collar (which I am normally much-opposed to). She has added large quantities of stress and anger to my daily life. Because I am constantly yelling at her to stop barking, stop jumping on the furniture, stop knocking Jayci over in excitement, stop jumping up and eating Jayci's food off her high-chair. . . And honestly? I don't want Jayci's first memories of her mama to be me yelling and panicking over the irritation of a dog. I'd much prefer something sweeter like me rocking her to sleep or singing nice songs to her. Or at least me eating some Mexican food and drinking my diet coke in peace.

So after much cajoling and begging and pleading and ultimatums on my part, Adam has finally agreed to put Charli up for adoption. We have contacted the Springer rescue and they will be finding her a good home. Because honestly? Someone with more time and space on their hands will be able to give her the exercise and attention she needs and deserves.

So in honor of Charli, who is soon-not-to-be-our pet, here's my entry in the fun and non-judged category at I Heart Faces this week.
I have entitled this picture The Floating Head.

(Oh look! I procrastinated and slipped it in just before the deadline. It's like I'm in college all over again!)

11 comments:

  1. Poor Charli! We had a dog Max who was just like Charli for a long time. He was also huge and goofy to add to mix! When he ate he literally demolished his super and was lucky if he didn't ralph afterwards. I loved him -- sometimes, but he just wasn't the dog for us having young children. Did I mention he ate EVERYTHING! Plus, he had the perfect female and exceptionaly behaved older sister to compete with and that was not fair. Max now lives in the country with a man and his mother. I know he is better off then living here where I yelled at him constantly. We are much better off with one dog to deal with. I pray that you find Charli just the home she deserves. Best of luck!

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  2. I don't blame you. Puppies are hard anyway. So there will be someone out there for Charli!

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  3. We had to find a new home for the dog we had when our son was little (fortunately, my sister in law was looking for a dog, and they have been inseparable ever since.. he is now 10 and getting old and slow). While we always WANT our pet stories to be rosy and perfect, it doesn't always happen that way. Charli is a cutie, and I'll be praying that a special family that is a perfect fit will come along right now. That's a really cute and funny pic, btw..

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  4. that's a cute shot! did the depth of field come from the new lens or from ps?

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  5. Wow, you really have been through a lot with this one. Sorry to hear it didn't work out. I hope Charli finds a great new home and soon. At least there's one good thing to come out of it...you got to capture another great picture. :-)

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  6. Cute puppy! I love the look of the dog.

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  7. Cute picture, I hope Charli finds a great new home.

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  8. I totally understand you having to put the dog up for adoption. It will be best for him and your family. He's cute though.

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  9. He is cute and hopefully will find a home with someone and you won't have to worry about him. Your contemplative shot is really nice. I love the color of her outfit against the background.

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