I had to let Ginger go

By Gabs
@gabs8513 (48764)
United Kingdom
July 19, 2010 4:19pm CST
Well little Ginger has gone back home to his previous Owner I had no choice, I tried very hard but I always said little Gissi comes first For the last 4 Days he has been viciously attacking Gissi to the extend that Gissi would stress so much and had no energy and problems Breathing, tonight he hurt Gissi bad, so I knew I had to put a stop to it before I loose my Gissi For those who do not know, my little Gissi has a Heart Murmur and an enlarged Heart so the Stress of all this is not doing him any good Little Ginger got lots of Cuddles from me before he left and his Toys went with him, but I think the Problem was...........he missed his previous Owner, he was so happy to see him I tried, but if that was the Problem that little Ginger was Homesick, I would never have won, and I think I would have ended up loosing my Gissi I know I did the right thing for both Babies and I wll miss Ginger but he will be happier back with his Owner Would you have done the same as me ?????????
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
19 Jul 10
One of the reasons we will take cats back at the rescue group that I volunteer for is when the animals don't get along. Sometimes you just can't control how they decide to behave, and apparently it was a bad mix. Too bad, but I hope he is fine back with the previous owner. Only I'm wondering, why did they give Ginger up in the first place?
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@Hatley (164755)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Jul 10
hi dawnald that thoughtjust occured to me too. Why did they give ginger up? good question.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
Well apparently they have to many Dogs someone butted their Nose in and told him that he had to let some go In my eyes the Dogs are not mistreated and Ginger would not adore his Owner like that if they where not looking after them
@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
19 Jul 10
yes, and I probably wouldn't have waited as long considering how sick Gissi is... I know that Marco had the same problems, but no body bothered Marco, he was just too easy going a cat to be upset by the petty things...
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
It only happened over the last 4 Days and yesterday was the worse so that is when I decided it was for the best for Ginger to go back to his previous Owner
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@ElicBxn (60762)
• United States
20 Jul 10
Its for the best, hun, there will be plenty of time for another playmate for Gissi who isn't so dominating...
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
21 Jul 10
A male dog named Ginger??? Well, hopefully Gissi will get over being traumatized.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 10
Hello Canellita Yes He was named Ginger by his previous Owner who he is back with now Gissi is certainly recovering
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• United States
19 Jul 10
Oh for sure I would have done that! Don't even think about it. Gissi is number one and always will be, and his health definitely comes first, and YOURS too. You don't need the aggravation right now either hon. You can always visit, right? It was a nice thought but sometimes these things just don't work...don't we wish everything would, lol? And no, since he missed his former owner that much, you would not have won his heart. Don't beat yourself up over this, you DID do the right thing and I'm sure other people will certainly tell you this along with me. You take care of yourself now, and get some rest. And Gissi too. Read him a bedtime story tonight so you both can snuggle together.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
Oh Kash I felt so awful and such a failure but he is happy now and Gissi is happier now to it just was not fair on either one so now they are both happy again and Gissi has peace now
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
20 Jul 10
Ah Gabs, I am so sorry but you did what was right for you and Gissi both. As long as Ginger has a home to go to, then you shouldn't feel any guilt or feel bad at all. As a matter of fact my new dog, Annie I threatened yesterday to find her a new home . She's a labrador retriever and she's curious and has the hunting instinct in her and that is fine but she drags me on our walks and I can't let her go cuz she'll get run over. I don't want to break her instincts and she still might have to go too but this morning before our walk I played frisbee with her and also threw her colored rope alternatly and we had a good time and by the time we were read for our walk she was tired.......me too ! But the walk went easier. It could be too cuz I took a different route with her and Galeena. There are baby rabbits the old way we walk and Annie just goes ballistic and runs to the end of her 16 ft. leash and yanks me. I hurt all over so today was good and we will try to always play a little bit before our walks. But if she still persists on not listening and dragging me, I will have to find her a new owner as I can't deal with all that yanking. So, as with ginger there was an owner who took her and that makes a big difference. I'm waiting for your and Gissi's next discussion on how life is without Ginger... I know Ginger is missed but it was best for all concerned.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
Hi Quita That is very strange for a retriever and I have to say I would not be able to cope with that any more either I really hope that Annie will calm down I know I did the right thing but I still felt bad But I know he is happy being back at home now and Gisi is more relaxed Hugs to you
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
20 Jul 10
Annie is super hyper and loves rabbits and birds,esp. killdeer that lay their eggs on the ground and then put on quite an elaborate show to deter Annie and Galeena from their eggs. The killdeer's flashy show is quite pretty and it does take the girl's attention! But, I again used the frisbee and the rope to play with her this morning and she did much better. I am also making voice commands a part of her training. I am also using a small yank on the leash that is hooked to a harness and not a collar to get her attention. The word "treat" works really well and I'd better have one in my pocket LOL But really she's a sweetheart and I'd die if I had to give her up now. I do know how hard it was for you to give up Ginger too. I am happy tho that Gissi is doing well and more relaxed. You and I seem to be birds of a feather or it is dogs of different breed :) hugs, quita
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 10
Oh Quita I am so glad that it is working out and I really hope you can keep her and that she keeps settling down Gissi is doing ok but he has lost a lot of weight but I am putting it down to the hot Weather and that he is not eating so good He picked up a bit tonight after I gave him a cool Bath Big Hugs to you
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@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
23 Jul 10
Yes, I would have done the same thing. Gissi is so precious to you and all of us. It is sad that Ginger was homesick. I hope Gissi is better now.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
23 Jul 10
Yes Gissi is doing a bit better he is starting to eat again I just need his ear to heal and for him to put some weight back on to
• United States
21 Jul 10
Yes,I would have done the same..It was for the best since missed his previous owner so much..You have had Gissi for such a long time and he has to come first.. You also have to look out for yourself..The stress and all is not good for you or Gissi.. Love,Hugs and Blessings to you.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 10
Hi Martha Well Gissi is slowly recovering and he is not on edge any more looking around to see if Ginger is going for the attack The Heat is not helping him either but it is all for the best I always said Gissi comes first and he always will Much Love to you and big Hugs
• Canada
21 Jul 10
YOU MADE THE BEST Choise POSSIBLE FOR BOTH DOGS. By the way things where happening to you and you pets, Ginger wanted to be the dominate dog of the house and naturally Gissi wouldn't have it. I was in the same situation with a Weirmarainer and a Bouvier puppy getting older and trying to take over. It just didn't turn out well.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 10
Hi Bad_Daddy Yes that is what Ginger was doing in the end and I had to put a stop to it before it got out of hand specially with Gissi's Health So now both Dogs are happy
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
20 Jul 10
I actually had to do something similar when we moved into our house last year. We took Michela (my dog), Jasmine (my daughter's dog) and Zoe (who is the dog that we got from a friend of ours). Well, Michela and Jasmine worked out well, but Zoe didn't adjust to the different dog food that we were feeding them and we ended up having to send her back to my mother's house. It was a hard decision to make, but I think it was for the best for the dog.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
21 Jul 10
Hi Dorannmwin It is hard but it is best all round my little Gissi is just starting to recover now and I will never put my poor Baby through that again He gets on with most of the Dogs on the Field and the ones I look after now and again but this one just did not work out and in the end it was Ginger, Gissi had calmed down and accepted him but then Ginger turned and it got worse so the Decision had to be made
• United States
20 Jul 10
I brought one dog home without letting my Scottish terrier meet him first and will never do that again. They hated each other at first sight and new doggie went back to previous owner the next day. I refuse to do anything that will make my current pets uncomfortable in the presence of another animal if there is any way to avoid it. My Scotty sleeps in my bed and my cat keeps me company while I write stories and his Gentleman Tom Cat Diary. Both are calm, happy animals and I see no reason to upset them with a rowdier type who tries to bite or hurt them in any way.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
No it is best when it does not work out to let go for the sake of your little Pet andGissi is my little World and will always come first
• United States
20 Jul 10
Gabby, I would have definitely done the same thing under the circumstances. Please don't feel badly for doing what was best for all concerned, the pets and you.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
Hi Abitosunshine I am so glad that everyone agrees with me as I did feel bad but I had to think of my Gissi
@minx267 (12566)
• Hartford, Connecticut
20 Jul 10
Yes, I would have done the same.. I tried incorporating a gorgeous Rottweiler mix Named Max in my household once.. He was a great boy. I brought him home on the weekends. He made one of my roommates nervous. he seemed very good most of the time- but a few times he chased my cats. And a few time I would catch him weeing in the house.. When I scolded him and said NO- he would growl at me.. Now I wasn't sure if he would have done anything but it was scary with a dog almost as big as me- I didn't want to get into a showdown with him.. So after trying for a few weekends I had to tell the owner that As much as I loved him -Max wasn't going to work out.. I know just how you feel. You did the right thing. Gissi should come first!
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
You always know don't you Minx and with Gissi's Health I just can not afford to have him put through that Stress and to be hurt like that With Rottweilers you just never know and I am glad that you made that decision to
@oldchem1 (8144)
20 Jul 10
It must have been very hard for you but Gissi must be your number one priority and I am sure that you have done the correct thing. I think that I would have done exactly the same thing had I been in your position. Ypu can now give poor little Gissi all your love and attention
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
Hello oldchem Yes I always said Gisi will come first and my Gissi was getting hurt so I had no option at all Gissi is a very poorly little Man and the stress was to much for him Thank you for the encouragement
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
20 Jul 10
Absolutely Gabs! You have done the right thing for both dogs. You have taken major stress away from Gissi therefore preventing his health getting worse and you made sure Ginger went back to the owner he was missing. I can’t have been an easy thing to do but it was the right one. Little Gissi can have a well deserved rest now. Hugs to both of you.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
Hi Paula Gissi certainly is resting now he is so tired right now and he knows now that he can relax but he has lost so much weight I am hoping it is the heat and that he has not been eating properly Hugs to you Paula and thank you
@allknowing (61659)
• India
20 Jul 10
You did the right think gabs.... Both Gissi and Ginger are safe in the arms of their loved ones. What better choice than to do this. Well done.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
Hi Allknowing I know that now but I felt so terrible at the time Thank you for the encouraging words I did need to hear from my Friends that I did do the right thing
@erikmama (12934)
• United States
20 Jul 10
Hi Gabs. I am sorry that you had to let the dog go.I know you were sad because you love the .dogs so much.Bur yes, I think that youmade the right decision..It seems that there was a happy outcome for everyone involved, so I would not give it a second thought. ANd I am sure Gissis is happy he has moomy all back to himself and no more terror dog!!.f
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
Lol Erikmama Gissi is certainly happier and more relaxed and I know that Ginger will be happier to It all boiled down to it that he wanted to go Home and now he is back Home
@Polly1 (12650)
• United States
20 Jul 10
You did the right thing, I would have done the same thing. Gissi is probably so happy that Ginger is gone, he has you all to himself again. I had an incident with my Polly a long time ago. When Polly was a few years old, we knew a lady looking for a small housebroke dog who was also a watch dog. Perfect, Polly fit the bill. We weren't looking to find a home for her but when we heard about this lady we thought Polly and her would make a good fit. We already had Polly's mom and dad here at the house. The lady and Polly loved each other, Polly got to be a lap dog and get spoiled. There was one problem, Polly would not go outside for the potty. The lady would take her out, would stay with her. Polly wouldn't do her business, she came in and pooped on the floor. My husband went over a few times to visit with Polly, wanted to let her know we didn't just abandonded her. The lady really loved Polly and wanted to keep her but couldn't keep cleaning up he poop from her carpet. Finally after a couple of months the lady asked if we would take Polly back, of course we would and did. We brought her home, she came in like she owned the place, her mom and dad greeted her warmly. That was it for Polly's pooping in the house, she didn't do it anymore. I really think she did it on purpose, if she pooped in the house enough the lady would send her back, her stratagy worked-she got to come back home. She lived a long life, about 16 years.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
Hi Polly This is what many People do not realise Dogs show things in their own way and I realised Ginger was not happy as he was wetting in the House to specially when we had just come in from the Field I started thinking then Gissi is more relaxed now so that is good and I know he will soon pick up again
@Opal26 (17691)
• United States
20 Jul 10
Hi gabs~ Absolutely! Of course you did the right thing! I know that Gissi tried to put up with Ginger and I don't really think that Ginger was a mean dog, just homesick! You did the best thing for everyone! Now Ginger is back where he wanted to be and Gissi will be alot happier and safer and less stressed out. Gissi isn't up to having another dog sharing his space because he is too weak and sick. And you don't need that kind of stressful situation either. It was very nice of you to try to take on Ginger, but it wasn't meant to be!
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
I agree Sweetie It is not like Gissi not to accept at all and he was doing well but then Ginger turned and I knew I had to let him go as Gissi will always come first no matter what Love you dear Friend
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
20 Jul 10
I woukd have done the very same thing, Gissi is most important & i know he is glad he is gone.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
Yes he is glad lol I can tell that but I can't really blame him after what he was put through yesterday
@BarBaraPrz (19370)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
19 Jul 10
Yes, I think I would. You tried, but Ging didn't. I know you'll be sad, but both you and Gissi don't need the added stress, especially with that crazy woman coming to your door.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
20 Jul 10
Hi Bar He would not have ever settled I know that and I would not have Gissi suffer any more so that was my only option left Hugs to you
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