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SD&B
It sounds like you made the right decision
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:57pm
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for everyone involved. I don't think you should feel awful at all. Maybe sad because you really did want it to work out, but definitely not awful for making the right decision. Maybe Merlin knew something about Nala's personality. Those birds are pretty dang intelligent.
Anyway, better to make the right decision now than a decision later forced by a horrible incident. Nala just wasn't the right fit for your home. There is a home out there that will be great for her. And there is a dog/puppy out there that will fit into yours. You just haven't found that one yet.

Again, you gave no one the shaft. You protected everyone. Sometimes the hard decision is the right one.

I know what you mean about being a fan of doodles. I'm a fan for life.

  • NopeKit, Tue Mar 13 3:23pm
    Well, Maya was right. Nala is a very, very nice dog - but not for a family who keeps any kind of other pets. She's a full time hunter. She darn near caught the squirrel in yard yesterday, and as you... more
    • here is my take on thisVera, Thu Mar 15 3:57am
      today is Joey's 3 years anniversary with us. We found him by pure accident. After Jerry died, I was desperate for a dog and tried to get my hands on any dog that remotely looked like it could fit. We ... more
      • That's good adviceKit, Thu Mar 15 3:29pm
        Actually, I kind of have to do that because of DH's upcoming knee surgery. But I had come to the same conclusion myself. Maybe by summer, or really whenever. I guess it will work out if it's supposed ... more
        • ButKit, Thu Mar 15 3:34pm
          I will say that Jackie in TX looks lovely. A girl, though, and I wanted a boy.
    • There is a new foster located in PA Don'tvicki,zoe,zinc,zed,zemo&zinnia, Wed Mar 14 8:05pm
      know where) but she is getting a foster tomorrow!
      • She is with IDOG. (nm)vicki,zoe,zinc,zed,zemo&zinnia, Wed Mar 14 8:05pm
        • Interesting news.Kti, Wed Mar 14 9:53pm
          How come you know this? It's cool news, of course. Right now, IDOG is down to one pup in Colorado. And it's a lab, not a doodle. There aren't many people giving up doodles, and that's a fact. I put... more
    • It's amazing how much you can learnSoogee and Wally, Tue Mar 13 10:04pm
      in such a short period of time. Nala sounds like a perfect dog for the right person. I don't think she would be good for a single woman either. Way too protective. A single woman might just always... more
    • It sounds like you made the right decision — SD&B, Tue Mar 13 8:57pm
    • This is not a failure at all, just part of the search.Maya, Wy, Woo, Wei and Wyn, Tue Mar 13 8:34pm
      I am very sorry for your distress but think this is anything but a failure. A failure would have been a dead or injured bird and a dog with a history of hurting other pets who would have re-entered... more
    • too bad...Laurie+Tru, Tue Mar 13 7:16pm
      Kit. You must be feeling just horrible. I so hope Nala finds the right home. You are doing what you need to do to protect the pack you have already. And better to err on the side of caution. Truman... more
    • HUGS! you will find you new dog soon, follow your heart.jackie&duke&delilah, Tue Mar 13 4:49pm
      It's so funny how some dogs are hunters and some are not. Duke walks out in the yard and the squirrels barely look up. He walks right by the ducks and geese by the lake. HOWEVER when we got Delilah,... more
      • WereKit, Sat Mar 17 11:44am
        Duke and Delilah both doodles? I think I remember not?
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