An odd conversation happened this morning. Apparently Mike has been telling the people at HART that I have fallen for Chuggie, so they have stopped even thinking about marketing him. Before Mike left for the HART event this morning he said “Are we keeping Chuggie?”. I was surprised. I said “No” and he responded that the way I was treating the little dog was the way I have treated dogs that I cried over when they left and often didn’t want to let them go. We have a standing rule that we don’t foster dogs that I will like and so we take in the more unruly or difficult dogs.
So, in retrospect, he had a legitimate question. But Chuggie is so sweet and cute that he will be the perfect addition to a family with kids. He has no aggression and is the most adaptable animal I have seen in a long time. And he is so soft and cuddly.
So, he will get adopted. But I will still fall in love with him and I will still cry when he leaves. That is inevitable with this dog.