Well, we have thought long and hard (and it was a terribly difficult decision, as you can see!) but we have decided to give Sloan to our friend Christie and her beautiful family up in Vail.
Christie and her family clearly wanted her the most, and were (to our eyes) the absolutely perfect situation for little Sloan. They will absolutely adore her, which is what she needs.
This is a lap dog. As you can see, there is no question about it. She needs to lounge and be cuddled, to curl up in laps and on soft cushions. She needs tons of love and a safe environment. In the end, we had to admit, this little dog, as much as we love her (and I, at least, love her very, very much) is not suited to our adventurous, rough-and-tumble family. I am so glad to be able to give her the perfect home and the perfect life with a wonderful and loving family in the Vail Valley...and I think we all have to admit, it ain't too shabby a place to live!
As for us...someday, we will find the perfect dog for our family, or he/she will find us. We are not in a hurry. And then we will have saved yet another dog...and we're suckers for rescuing dogs!
Long live Sloan with her new family!!