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Dearly Devoted Dexter

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This weekend was pretty horrible.  My husband and I decided to try and pack all of our belongings into portable storage containers that will get stored until we move into our new home.  We thought we could somehow do this by ourselves will taking care of two toddlers.  And, it rained all weekend.  We started Friday and got some stuff done, but we were still doubting we could do this.  Saturday I wasn’t feeling so great.  My brother came over and helped move some of the heaviest furniture.  We decided to quit early on Saturday and get a good night’s sleep.  I thought I would feel better in the morning.  I was wrong.  I had a fever and sore throat and was miserable Saturday night and all of Sunday.  So, moving pretty much sucked.  But, we are pretty much done.

Also, Dexter went to his new foster home this weekend.  I appreciated all of your replies to my last post.  They were comforting, but they also made me sad.  We continued to go back and forth about what was best.  Finally, we decided to let him go.  The rescue that we adopted Stella and Elvis from called us and said that they had an opening for Dexter.  We brought him to the vet for his last heartworm treatment last week.  The vet said he could go.  We stalled some more after that.  But, eventually we came to the conclusion that this was best.  His heart is still weak, and he is not supposed to get too excited.  Our house is never calm.  In addition, we are in the process of moving.  I just feel that this foster home will be a better environment for him, and they will be able to give him more attention that he deserves.   I also think that this is his best shot at finding a forever home.  This rescue brings the dogs to stores and events to find homes.  I think if people could meet Dexter they will fall in love with him.  I know I did.

I made him husband bring him by himself.  I wanted to go with.  I thought I should be with him.  But, I just couldn’t do it.  At least I was distracted with moving and being sick.  I tried not to think about it all morning.  When it was time for them to go I had to say my good-byes.  That was really rough.  I gave Dex his bed and his toys.   The foster home that he is in is actually the home where Elvis was stay when we adopted him.  That makes me feel a little better. 

I can’t say that we have made the best decision.  I feel horrible.  I miss Dexter.

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5 Responses to “Dearly Devoted Dexter”

  1.   Peyton's Path Says:

    Sad weekend indeed! Sorry you had to say good-bye to Dexter, but you are right about him finding his furever home. You did a lot for him, he will always be appreciate and love you for it! We dogs don’t forget the special people in our lives! You gave Dexter a second chance for life, you are top notch in his book!

    Dillon and Rhys

  2.   maggie Says:

    Top notch for SURE!!! Dexter knows you did it in his best interest. What a heart of gold you have!
    I hope you feel better soon and the move goes ok…

    Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

  3.   Mackenzie's Mom Says:

    Triple top notch!! You did so much for Dexter and always had his best interest at heart. You saved his life and he was so lucky to have found you when he did. I bet once you get to feeling better, things will become clearer and you’ll see that this was the right decision for you and Dexter. But I can only imagine how heartbreaking this must be for you….you are in our thoughts and we hope that Dexter finds his furever home.

  4.   travisray Says:

    Oh, oh, my mom knows how hard it is to let go a foster pup you love. After all she kept two of us! And she wanted to keep Wyatt too! The one reason to let Dexter go would be to a home that you truly think would be better for him than your own. It sounds like that was the case in your situation so you did the right thing. Please try not to feel bad–you gave Dexter a chance for a new life and that is worth more than anything in the whole world for him. He will always have a place in your heart, and you in his–the bond between rescuer and rescued is absolutely and completely forever.

    Here’s hoping you feel better soon! Dexter will find the perfect furever home, just you wait!
    travis ray (for his mom)

  5.   jerry Says:

    Oh gosh, what a ruff weekend you had, I’m so sorry. A move, being sick, and helping a dog go to a better situation would knock anyone on their butts. Take it easy OK?

    Please try not to beat yourself up about saying goodbye for now to Dexter. You absolutely did the best thing for him. You came into his life for a reason, and vice versa. You fulfilled the role you were supposed to play in this crazy scheme of things, and now someone else (whom you know…how lucky is that?!) will help continue the work at hand. Dexter will get to meet know people (which is always so great for a dog), and will soon find his soulmate, I know it.

    Foster pawrenting can be very challenging but you should be proud of yourself for all you’ve done. Wait and see, he will find the perfect home soon, we know it. Hang in there.

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