1/30/09

Sloan's story, onward and upward!

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!!

13 comments:

Jill said...

Maia, Good for you making the responsible decision for your family! Going to miss her sweet mug though! Maybe you could give us a few updates from time to time??
Now, back to the infamous QQ...where is the cutie pie???

Snowflowers Mum said...

lucky christie!

sad to see her go...but what a wonderful life up in the mountains!

Yoli said...
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Rhonda said...

I'm glad that Sloan is going to such a wonderful family!

monica said...

Great decision!

Vivian M said...

I am glad Sloan is going to a loving family and hope you get the chance to visit her from time to time!

Mamacita said...

I love that first picture. I can't wait to get my own Sloan hug! Thanks, Maia!

You can come and visit her any time! Lina is so excited. Its 6:15 and she just jumped out of bed and asked if it was time. I sent her back, but I'm sure she won't be sleeping!

Jill, my blog is password protected but drop me a line and I'll invite you...any friend of Maia's....then you can see your own updates.

I'm glad she likes snow. I might have to get her a sweater though. Its a little colder here than in Denver.

Yoli, why would I tire of that cuteness? If for some far-fetched reason we could not find Sloan, we would certainly offer her back to Maia first. We are extremely responsible pet owners.

M@rgriet said...

I can tell how hard it was to make this decision! But you wíll find that dog more suited for you guys and I am sure you have made Christie and her family sooo happy. Sloan's a real cute little dog!

Carrie said...

I sent you an awars-check out my blog for details! What a cute pup! Sorry she had to go but I am sure you picked a good home for her!

Yoli said...

Christie that is not what I meant at all. I will take the post down so that it does not get further misunderstood.

Maia said...

Oh, that's great! I mean, I'm sorry she's not going to be in your life permanently- but sometimes one baby at a time is plenty, and it looks like the little family you chose for her is perfect!

You get all sorts of credit now - you saved that little sweetie from the winter chill, AND you found her a great family!

Virginia and Doug said...

You have completely changed the rest of that little dogs life. You rescued her from a very uncertain future and placed her with a family where she can be safe and loved and happy. What a happy ending!
Gin =)

Ty's Parents said...

What a fabulous ending! Glad to see Sloan getting to enjoy the cool mountain air!