Sunday, November 13, 2011

Well. It didn't work out...

He was the most beautiful rottweiler that I have ever seen.  He was gentle, obedient, good in the car, nice on the leash.  He had the most beautiful amber eyes.   Unfortunately he outweighed Bart by at least 10 pounds - and he was underweight from being a stray.  He was dominate with Bart, who is a big wusie-boy (Gizmo was the dominate one of the two) and Bart kept hiding under the table and growling.  Chubs, who I've come to think of as 'Thor' was excited-dominate, but could have become aggressive easily.  It was a powder keg. Too much stress for our grieving pack.

I left early for work Saturday morning and had the opportunity to spend several hours of one-on-one time with this magnificent boy.  We walked around the neighborhood where my office is.  He greeted people nicely.  People were drawn to him.  I fell in love; I admit it. 

The rescue guy came to get him, and tomorrow Chubs (Thor) is being transported to Big Sky Rottweiler Rescue in Wyoming.  It seems to be a wonderful organization which deals exclusively with rotties.  They seem to know their stuff.  

Chubs seemed to have a bit of a limp in his left rear leg.  The first dog I looked at on their site was a beautiful girl who was undergoing surgery for her hip displaysia.  How wonderful if this magnificent boy could get help for his leg out of this.  All of my disappointment at this not working out would be ameliorated knowing he got the treatment he might need. 

Thank you, Mayzie, Ranger  and Grandpa J for encouraging us to open our home to someone special.  While it didn't work out this time, I met a wonderful dog, learned more about rescue and found an amazing organization that specializes in rotties all because of you!  Thank you, you little brindle beauty!!

Rottie Kisses!!



houndstooth said...

I'm sorry it didn't work out, but I give you a lot of credit for giving it a try, and for realizing that it wasn't an ideal situation for your dogs. I would hate for Bart to be miserable! The right dog is waiting out there for you. You just haven't found each other yet!


Berts Blog said...

WEa re so sorry it didn't work out for you and him. But you did the right thing.

It wouldn't be fair to do that to Bart.

But you tried and that is the important thing and you got attention drawn to the big beautiful boy.

So sorry for we are sure this was very very hard for you.

Bert & MY Vickie

2browndawgs said...

Sorry it didn't work out. But it is wonderful that you were able to try. You will know when it is the right fit. :)

Unknown said...

Hi Y'all,

Rescue is a wonderful way to help a dog and also find the perfect fit for a permanent family member. The perfect member for your pack will show up when y'all are ready.

Paws crossed and thinking of y'all.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Jo's World said...

I am happy you listened to your heart and knew the right thing to do for the *whole* pack.

Your boy will be along soon!

Cheers and hugs,

Stella, Jo, and Zkhat

Ms. ~K said...

Thanks for giving it a try...and so sorry it wasn't meant to be this time! The "right one" is still out there waiting for you! :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

sorry it didn't work. you will get the right addition soon
Benny & Lily

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

The right one will khome along -

And ALL will know it!

Thanks fur sharing this one with us -

He is khwite the khatch fur someone!


The Lady said...

He is a lovely dog and he will find the right home for him-where the resident dogs won't be terrorized or where he can be the only dog.

And, I am sure y'all find the best dog for you when the time is right.

Finn said...

What a beautiful dog. Sorry it didn't work, but I am sure you know in your heart you are making the best decision. It will come together in time.

Dachshund Nola said...

I'm so sorry it didn't work out, but kudos to you and your pack for trying. Stay pawsitive
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Maggie Mae and Max said...

We are sorry too. :( Hopeful that you won't have to wait too long to find da perfect match.

Woofs and LIcks,
Maggie Mae

PeeS Thanks fur welcoming Max to Blogville today

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everyone. I agree. You did the right thing for your family and pack. Chubs looked wonderful and will easily find a forever home. It is no good stressing out poor Bart when he is still dealing with his grief. A young pup might be the answer, someone who will look up to Bart and Ruby and be happy to be 'bottom of the pack'.

There is a new dog out there for you. He/she will probably turn up when you least expect it. Give your two a big hug from us. No worries, and love, Carol (and Stella and Rory)

jen said...

I am sorry to hear that it didn't work out, but at least you gave it a try and you able to keep everyone's best interests in mind.
Chubbs is very handsome:)))

Declan said...

What a beautiful boy and even if you couldn't keep him, you've helped him out just the same. I suspect it took my courage to send him back than it would have done to keep him. Deccy x

katie, Maizey and Magnus said...

Sorry it didn't work out. It's good you'll do what's best for the whole family. I love Big Sky- they are an awesome organization. I'm sure they'll take good care of this big guy. He's a beauty! Makes me Rottie hungry all over again. I hope one day our life will have a place for a new Rottie.

GOOSE said...

Sorry it didn't work out. He is beauiful! I am greatful you tried and when the time is right it will be. And now I know about this great place in WY (it not far from where I am).

Unknown said...

I'm sorry that it didn't work out but you did give it a try and that was a good experience. Yours will come one day and you will know it. The pack will tell too.

Chubs is a handsome guy! So glad to know that he will be taken care of by a good organisation.

Suka said...

So sorry it did not work out. He sure is a stunning dog! Very beautiful face. There is a special family waiting for him somewhere, and your Rottie will be known to you when the time is right.


Bouncing Bertie said...

It's good to use one's head as well as one's heart when making these decisions. Best of luck to Chubs in finding the home that is perfect for him. THanks for telling us all about him.
Cheers, Gail.

The Thuglets said...

Sorry it didn't work out with Chubs. We are sure he will soon find a lovely new forever home.
Such a difficult decision, but clearly the right one for Bart and Ruby.
You'll know when you find the right dog..there is one out their waiting for your family.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Adien Crafts said...

We're sorry it didn't work out but it's the right decision for everyone isn't it? We had the same thing last year, a lovely rescue girly came to live with us but Dex and Lou became so upset and after 4 days of fighting and keeping everyone seperate we had to admit defeat. The Rottie rescue sounds fab so I'm sure there will be a happy ending here :-)

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

Next time, maybe!!!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra, Bella & Roxy

Dexter said...

I'm sorry it didn't work out, but good for you on making the call rather than trying to push things. Gotta get the right dog for the pack.


HoundDogMom said...

I give you a big ol "HUG" for trying and there will be that one special one that will come through your doors and you won't let it leave. We know how you feel we have a rough time at our house deciding when the time is right. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

animal lover, quilt lover said...

You are so right Chubs had wonderful eyes. I can see loving him in a minute too!!!
So sorry it didn't work out. Maybe next time.
Zoie is too much for an old lady but I am going to make it work for us b/c she is just what I wanted in a dog.
A velcro dog!!! When we walk she keeps looking back at me and if I stop she comes running back to see if I am alright. She isn't going if I not coming!!
xx, Zoie & Fern

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Please do NOT feel badly about this. I am sure that Chubs/THOR knew that there was somethingy Different in his furture and Ruby and Bart prolly are gonna be QUICK to tell you when the RIGHT fella or gal walks in the door.

Anonymous said...

We lost our first rottie to diabetes in 1999 and were mourning him when our vet office called and said they knew of a rottie that needed a home. WE of course took her, but she was VERY dominating with me and my husband as well, so we had to give her back. I cried and was heart broken... I felt like a failure, but sometimes for whatever reason, it's just not meant to be. I'm sure Thor will have a great life in Wyoming!!

Mark said...

He sure is a beauty!
Maybe next time.

Cyndi and Stumpy said...

While I'm sorry Chubs/Thor didn't work out.
I'm glad you opened your hearts and home to the possibility and found a great rescue in the porcess.

I know that Gizmo is keeping an eye out, from OTR, that's going to be the perfect compliment to your pack.

Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
Stumpy and me

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

We all know the right one is hard to find, you did the right thing!

bbes tribe said...

He definitely is a very handsome fella. Sounds like you did the BEST thing for your pack and family. We agree with all the other comments. The right one will come along and you will know it. Bless you for trying AND for knowing/feeling it wouldn't be right for you. Hard decision.
Wags & hugs
Ernie,Sasha,Chica,Lucas and Mom
PeeEss: We have been meaning to tell you that we really like the pics of your rotties with their brown hearts on their butts.

Anonymous said...

OH! How kind of you to consider Chubs! He'll find a place to call his own. And Bart and Ruby will find a friend to snuggle up to. Sometime. I'm confident this will happen.

It must be so hard with Gizmo's presence so strong in your hearts and minds. He'll let you know when it's the right time. You guys are all to be commended for the good you do for doggies!

Aroooo! Stuart

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

He's gorgeous... So sorry it didn't work out for an addition to your pack but it sounds like it's for the very best!

Anonymous said...

I'm awful sorry it didn't work out but you were a nice little rest stop on the way to Handsome Chubs finding his Most Perfect Home That Ever Was. And your Most Perfect Pack Member That Ever Was is gonna show up when the time is right...I just know it!

Thank you for giving Chubs a soft place to lay his big ol' head for a few hours!

Wiggles & Wags,

PeeS. Chubs is up on Friday's "Rescue Me" postie list!

My Mind's Eye said...

Mom and I are sorry things didn't work out with Chubs/Thor. Mom always says the entire family 2 and 4 leggers must be happy in order for an addition to work. Bart and Ruby will the the ones to tell you when you've found the purrfect sibling.

Hugs Madi and Mom

Chris said...

OMD, he is handsome! It is too bad it did not work out, but your boy will come along.
We have stopped looking for a new since Lily got sick....but maybe someday.....just not the right time.

Marjie said...

I'm so sorry it didn't work out, but you need a guy who will fit into your household. And we wouldn't want poor Bart being overrun. Chubs is a very handsome boy, and I'm sure someone will love him.

Backcountry Brodie said...

Better that you tried or you would has always have wondered. Efurrybuddy needs to be comforable with one anudder. I would hate if a bossy dog wot skeered me came to live here. We has fostered ones like that afore and mom had to keep them separate from us and that woz no funs but at least only temporary. Let me ask you this - woz Chubs nootered yet? Mom always saw that happening when one dog woz not nootered and the udder woz. Kinda like posturing with a poofed out chest and saying "Neener, neener I is not nooter and you is, suckah!" You know, that kinda attitude. Boys! Anyway, mom always says nootered boy dogs should only meet nootered boy dogs or you will most likely has ishoos. That just be her two kibbles werth.

Molly the Airedale said...

We're sorry that Chubs didn't work out. You did the absolute right thing for your pack. The perfect pup is out there!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

KB said...

Chubs sounds like a biog sweetie, with people. But, I'm glad that you listened to Bart despite what a sweetie Chubs is.

We once had to turn down a wonderful dobie-lab mix for the same reason. She was too much for our existing pack and would have scared the heck out of them. So, I understand. That was a long time ago, and I still remember her.

The right pack member will appear for you - I'm sure of it!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

You opened your heart, and that is what is important.
This time was not the right time, but when it comes.,,, you will know

The Daily Pip said...

Oh I am so sorry it didn't work out. I love what Tweedles wrote and I agree completely.

Your pal, Pip

Unknown said...

Oh - I'm so sorry things didn't work out with Chubs(I agree, Thor is a much better name!)- he certainly is a gorgeous boy but it's important that Bart & Ruby feel comfortable with a new member of the family. I think you're right to put the needs of your current pets first. I'm sure handsome Chubs will soon find a suitable, loving home!

Hsin-Yi & Honey the Great Dane.

Anonymous said...

Nuts. Sorry it wasn't a good fit with Chubs. Next Time! :D Sounds like a great organization. Maybe they'll have the perfect addition for y'all soon! :D

Waggin at ya,

Jill said...

I am so sorry that Thor(Chubs) did not work out. I am so glad that you were able to help Chubs get to a better place. He really looks like a sweet boy.

Tucker said...

I understands completely. Both of my foster siblings didn't work out. The first because of dominance and the second because of the stoopid kittehs.

woof - Tucker

Terrorzinhos said...

He's so beautiful!
We are sorry things didn't work out...

We know the right Rottie is out there waithing for you!

Anonymous said...

Aww..I am really sad it didn't work out. But his knew home sounds perfect. I think I might want to move there.

P.S. I have become quite popular in Canada apparently all due to you! Thank you!!

Sue said...

We're sorry it didn't work out, but we know the right doggie is waiting out there to fit right into your pack. Look at us, we all fit together like pieces of a furry jigsaw puzzle.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties