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@Loke is your sister keeping the puppy?

@Loke how is the puppy behaving?
Is your sister going to keep her.
I get so frustrated with my puppy.
I am constantly working for her and getting very little in return!

Sometimes I wish I never got her.

It’s a lot of ■■■■■■■ work!

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It will get better as she gets older Wave.
The early training of a puppy can be exhausting, especially if it’s all up to one person.

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Yeah my father helps very little, he can’t do much because of his advanced age and condition.
I do all the work.

It’s all on my shoulders!

I had to go back on Depakote because of my puppy!

She is completely exhausting!

As she’s getting bigger the work is not getting easier!

I’m about to throw in the towel!

@Bowens

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I know that dogs can help the mentally ill cope with their symptoms but my puppy is destabilizing me little by little!

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Well, if you think she is going to destabilize you, there’s always the option of finding her another home. It all depends if you think you can make it through this rough time. It’s worth it in my opinion but maybe it’s just too much for you to handle. IDK. That’s a decision for you to make.

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A few years back I got a puppy, I couldn’t handle it, I used my allergies as an excuse to find him a home.

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Honestly the thought of rehoming her has entered my mind.
But my father would be devastated.
He loves that dog so much.

It would break my heart too but I know she’d get adopted right away because of her young age and breed.

I really don’t want to give her away but I don’t want to become completely destabilized either.

I’ll have a talk with my therapist about it next week.

Thanks for your help @Bowens

I really appreciate it.

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Maybe a more low effort pet would be better for you, like a cat or a rabbit.

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Oh no, no more pets for me.

I’m having a serious conversation with my father about finding her a nice home.

It may happen @Bowens @leafy @Miika

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It’s really sad that it’s not working out. But you do have to take care of yourself.

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Yeah thanks @Zannah
I’m so burnt out between helping my dad and raising a puppy, there’s a lot on my plate.

I’m going to talk it over with my understanding therapist.
She’s a dog owner as well.

I haven’t decided yet.

My father is now saying he wants to keep her.

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Awww, don’t say that. Makes me sad to hear you’re considering rehoming her. I’d come get her if I could. If you watch The Dodo, you’ll find yourself wanting to save them all :wink:

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Well, I hope it all works out for the best

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Thanks @Zannah

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Dogs are way too hard to take care of. I’ve always known that. It’s why I’ve never owned one in my adult life.

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Is it just the walking that’s giving you trouble?

I used to love walking my stepdad’s yellow lab, which was good for him cuz he hated it. I’d take her one two walks a day, until she passed away. Man I wish they lived longer, but we squeezed as much love and good memories into her last years as we could.

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Puppies are very hard work indeed. Perhaps you could find a kind, suitable home for your puppy. In the future, when you are feeling better you could get yourself an older adult dog that is placid and already trained. One that is already potty trained and is a bit of a couch potato.

I want a dog desperately, but can’t go through the puppy stage so have been looking at Greyhound adoption. I am looking at dogs 5 years and over.

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I had a very bad day yesterday but I managed to play with her in our backyard.
She seemed to enjoy it.

I’m probably going to keep her after all.

I’m getting in touch with a dog walking service in my area soon.

This should help also.

Thanks guys very much.

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Hmm. . .

There Is A Song Called ‘Fog’, (By) Radiohead. ‘Grow Up Fast’, Thom Yorke Sing’s. Beautiful.

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Shouldn’t @Loke be in this conversation somewhere?

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