Moved-Coney Drama

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Moving day- wow it was a busy day yesterday. It was hard as well, it may seem silly but this is the first place we have lived in Ohio without Mallow. That was the last place we had memories of him from so it was hard to leave. But at the same time it is good to move on as well. It was a very LONG day yesterday. Kim, her 5 kids, hubby, Nathan, us, and someone N knows from work, all helped and that made a HUGE difference.

Today we spent moving stuff all around- ya know organizing/unpacking. Not our favorite thing to do- well Meagan likes to do it I think. She does it that way she knows where everything is, otherwise we spend half our lives looking for things.

We slept great last night once we fell asleep the feet hurt terribly, but we can’t just not walk, ya know?? We slept through the night without waking, and so did Troy!!

He seems to love it here which is great. Today we bought some baby food. Sweet Potatoes! We plan to try them tomorrow! His first food other than formula. He’s growing so fast.

We had a drama with Coney yesterday/today. Sometime in the chaos of yesterday afternoon she got out. N found her a few houses down……… The lady had taken her to the vet where they checked her for a chip- which she has, that brought up her old owners (we were told she was a stray) The lady called him and he wanted his dog back. So…………. Legally she is ours. But morally it isn’t as clear. Turns out it was his kids dog, they wanted to come see her, to see if she was the one they lost, and to see if the kids wanted her back. N called the animal shelter we adopted her from, they said that this happens all the time…… that legally she was ours and there wasn’t anything they would do to help us, not only that but if we gave her back- without going through all the shelters paperwork, then went in to get another dog- they would charge us 500$ So after talking to the guy- he said we can just keep her, the kids are okay with that. We are relieved. Yes she needs training (and finally we have time ) but she’s part of the family. I mean it would have sucked to loose her but hell. We would hope someone would do the same for us if the situation was reversed ya know?

We couldn’t go to therapy this week cuz of moving and we missed it. In fact we feel a bit stressed that we missed it, how silly is that? We so never thought we would not only get a therapist but find it helpful.

We are having some weird fears coming up now that we have a garage and a basement, but we have been able to contain them (practicing some therapy stuff we learned). Not memories at this point, just weird feelings and fears.

Sierra

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  1. I'm glad the move went smoothly. My son and his wife recently moved closer to where I live so now I hope I'll get to see them more often. And I'm really glad that you were allowed to keep the dog. What I don't understand is, if the dog has a chip, why the shelter didn't check it when they first brought in the dog? That just seems so outrageous to me. What's the point of putting one in if the shelters won't check the dog? Still, all's well that ends well.

  2. That is great. Hope you get to see them much more often. Apparently this happens all the time, at least at this shelter. What happened was Coney was chipped and when the guy moved he changed his number forgot to update the chip. The pound found out his name and old number and didn't bother to look in a phone book or online, which is where the lady down the street found his current info. Further the shelter said it is a pet owners responsibility to find their pet, not the shelters to reunite them. I don't know if this is just this shelters policy (it's a no kill shelter). Still we hope you will pass on to others who may have chipped pets to be sure to keep the info current.

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