About a month ago... I realized we weren't giving Rosey the time she deserved. Rosey is a 1 year old yorkiepoo with a LOT of energy. As I got more and more pregnant and Josh started student teaching it was really challenging to focus on her and especially for me (living in a town home) to take her outside to go potty. SO many stairs! Slippery... etc...
With baby Jude on the way and the reality that life is going to change BIG time we had to start thinking about what life would look like with a newborn and a VERY energetic puppy-girl. I couldn't even picture it. Having Jude (possibly sleeping) and then having to take Rosey outside while he was sleeping? It wasn't as if I could just let Rosey out the backdoor (remember townhome here).... no backyard for her to play in....
We really started praying about it and trying to figure out the best option for Rosey because it was selfish to not give her the attention she deserved. It seemed awful to just "hang" on until Jude came and then my attention will be to my BABY 100% and not her. So, so hard.... decisions, decisions....
God brought the GREATEST family into our lives through some friends and they had been also praying specifically for a YORKIE-POO puppy for their family (3 girls and Mom+Dad). They are the sweetest family and the day before Christmas eve we brought Rosey to meet them. (after a month of praying & thinking of the best scenario....) She loved every minute with these girls and she was picked up, played with, dressed-up, bonked --> she was in puppy heaven. It was the cutest thing to see and yet SO hard to try and picture her not being a part of our family anymore. Plus add into it - overtired, emotional pregnant lady... I was a mess... crying every few minutes.
Rosey was completely at peace in their home. She really loved the girls even though we knew she really loved us too, but they could give her the playtime she deserved. They have a huge fenced in backyard and lots of free-space to play. She was happy.
If you don't read anything at all... read this... God works in crazy ways! Rosey was a big investment (time-wise & financially) but we were able to GIVE her to this family who otherwise wasn't going to be able to afford a puppy. The oldest daughter (8 years old) told her parents that all she wanted for Christmas was a dog.... and the parents had previously told her that they couldn't afford one that year... until Rosey came (the day before Christmas eve).
GOD USED US. BIG TIME. In a really hard way he used us to be a blessing. I don't love this story because of the fact that we had to give Rosey away, I love this story because God cares about every. single. detail of our lives. INCLUDING OUR PETS!
This is Rosey's new family! So precious!
She is the 5th girl in the family and fits right in... you should have seen the girls faces when they saw how many outfits Rosey already had :) What a precious moment.
We miss Rosey but we are SO thrilled about how this all worked out and even though it is so sad - we just really believe that when we follow God he sometimes wants us to experience hard things so that others can experience JOY!