It's almost 2 months that I moved my 90 year old Mom and her dog in with me and I resent walking him and all the responsibilities that come with owning a dog. I don't want a dog! I have 2 cats that have lived with me since they were kittens and they are locked up in my bedroom. I keep saying to my Mom who has early dementia (not diagnosed) that my cats are in jail. What is bothering me is my Mom is so attached to this dog but it's causing me more stress.
I have enough stress taking care of my Mom and getting her to eat. I don't need this this extra stress. So why I am procrastinating in finding my Mom's dog (who became very attached to me) a good home? I guess my heart is too big, I don't know.
My Mom had bad judgment when she adopted this dog a couple of years ago but I wasn't living with her then or I would have tried to talk her out of it. Oh well, such is life.
The peeing and pooping on the floor improved when we put in a dog door for her (prior to the door, she was offered the opportunity o go out several times a day but would not/could not hold it overnight) As soon as we got the dog door, she started eliminating on the pool cover (mesh cover so it ran in to the pool.
I hated having the dog here and could not wait for it to go. Well, she got sick this past November and had to be put down (was 15 years old).
As sad as my mother is to have lost her dog, I could not be happier. She wants to get another dog but I am adamant.... NO! Dogs are a 15 year commitment and I don't think she has another 15 years.
I feel really guilty about giving the dog up but it was draining me as this dog needed to much attention. I admit I became attached to the dog but my well being as well as my Mom's is more important. Also my cats are so happy that they have the run of my place again.
the dog owner contacted me months ago to do a repair job for him . aint gonna happen in either case .
i like dogs either two ways -- mannered and quiet , or DEAD ..