My pregnancy brain can’t remember if I posed Kona’s fate after her adoption.
In case I forgot to mention it, Kona’s adoption fell through. The family who wanted her decided the day before we were to drop Kona off that they could not bring her to into their chaotic home. They wanted Kona badly, but knew that the adoption would make things rough for everyone. This family was going through some major changes. They had moved to a new home. The move brought on unexpected expenses. Their toddler was also having a hard time. I understood where this family was coming from. We were thankful that they made the right decision and told us. I wish they would have said something sooner. Paczki knew Kona was leaving. She was so sad. I wish I could have spared her the suffering.
Anyway, as part of our agreement with the Boxer Rescue, we have to keep Kona. At the time, FullEclipse was not working so it was not a big deal.
A few weeks after the failed adoption, FullEclipse received an email from the rescue. Kona’s orginal owner wanted her back. The director of the rescue wanted to know if we were okay with sending Kona back.
I WAS LIVID!!!!
I was upset that FullEclipse did not tell me right away about the email. In his defense, he got the email very late and there was no way he would have woken me up to make me angry.
After my initial shock, I was able to read what this person wrote on the application. He said that he wanted Kona to be back with her original family. That just made me even angrier. This guy only had Kona for about a year and a half. In that period, he left Kona unattended in her crate for hours on end. He taught her all her bad behaviors. Kona’s issues stem directly from this person. Why would anyone consider him a good candidate for readoption? We have tried to house break her and make her a more stable dog. Sending Kona to her original owner would be beyond crazy. I also know someone who knows this person. Oh the stories I heard about him!
Let me get this off my chest: WE ARE KONA’S FAMILY. We have been there for her for over four years. A lot has happened since we adopted Kona. She has been there for all major events in our family. There is not one memory of my family life without Kona in it.
Finally, I am mad at the rescue because they even this idea a thought. Not only is this person bad for Kona, he also has dogs which was a major NO! Their reasoning was that maybe with training Kona would stop her dog aggression. ARE THEY INSANE? Dog aggression cannot be cured. It can be I put off sending the rescue a reply email. I was not going to be nice about it. After not hearing from us, I received a facebook message asking me for an answer about Kona. I was very polite. I gave the rescue all the reasons as to why Kona could not go back to her original owner. I also made sure that they knew this person is not a good candidate for adoption.
So where does that leave Kona?
FullEclipse went to back to work about a month ago. The original idea was for me to leave Kona in our room two days a week and bring her to work once a week. Since, I stay home two days during the week, I could take care of the dogs. We had a plan to medicate Kona. Yep, even my dogs have anxiety. The problem was that the medications would take three weeks to take effect. I have been bringing her to work with me. Kona has been really good. I don’t know if I can leave her alone at home. Even with medication, FullEclipse and I have found our room destroyed. Kona thrives when she is around people. This dog cannot fuction alone. Her fights with Fuego are gone thanks to their walks. I found someone to help me walk KittyKat. FullEclipse works full time and I am very pregnant. Kona has had three accidents in the house. All of them are our fault. We are working with her. If only we could leave her alone.
I don’t know what will happen. I am hoping that things will work out and Kona can stay with us.