Some of you already know, but last week was pretty tough for me. Something happened that melted my icey, dead heart. I had to give away one of my pups.

It wasn't really my choice and I'm still not very happy about it. Unfortunately, living back at my mom's has some limitations. And those limitations didn't include two 50lb dogs.

I guess everything happpens for a reason and everything works out in the end and all those other booshet cliche phrases, but that didn't make it any easier. Despite knowing they will love him and give him way more than I ever could, giving away one of my babies is the one of the hardest things I've ever done. This post is all about my pup, Kosmo. So if you don't like dogs, avert your eyeballs NOW.

August of last year I was helping a friend look for a pet to adopt. I happened to come across a pup that looked JUST like our other dog, Biscuit. And this new pup was up for adoption at the SAME place where we got Biscuit. I just HAAAAD to go check him out in person. You know, just to see what he looked like. Twenty minutes after I got there, he was mine.

He had scrapes and bald spots and a scrawny tail, but I loved him from the start.

His first ride home. That's when I learned about his drooling-in-the-car habit.

He and big sis, Biscuit, hit it off right from the start.

He always has the sweetest look on his face.

Family portraits.

Halloween costumes that made him look more like a deer in headlights than a cow with udders.

Big ol' dangly drools hanging out of his mouth when there were treats nearby.

Lips getting stuck to his teeth when he yawned. (He would kill me if he knew I posted this)

Being cuddly every chance he got.

Always so happy to go out.

Twin pups, always together.

The Neighborhood Watch program. (Look at that curly tail...)

"Hi, momma!"

The little investigator- Always coming in covered in plants, bugs, or spider webs.

After sedation for 12 staples. Poor poochie...

Just being dreamy.

Our last morning together...

Kosmo and his new big brother, Scooter. They love each other already, I can tell.

It's time for you to start the next chapter of your life, Kosmosis. Your new family will take great care of you. You're the sweetest pup ever and I'm going to miss you.


Nikosmommy said...

Oh Dang missy, you HAVE been through some tough-stuff lately haven't you!? Sorry to hear about having to give up your pup...he's definitely a real charmer.
Hang in there.... :)

Erin said...

This was so heartwarming and precious. What a cute dog and lovely post.

Marsy said...

Awwwww Kosmo. The end photo almost made me shed seeing the doggies running off into the distance. x

Biscuit said...

good god, this one hurt me. I wasn't prepared for this one.

I HAD 2 pups myself, but I never got to say goodbye. Be glad you have that, and it seems he's a happy guy no matter where he is. Looks like he's got a lot of adventures ahead to look forward to, just like his momma ;)

Coyote Rose said...

Aww this makes me want to cry. I was very lucky that when i got stuck moving in with my parents they let me keep my 2 dogs (combined weight: 36 pounds). Otherwise i would still be crying about having to get rid of Nixon.

The dogs are like your children its sooo hard to give them up. Have some Ice Cream and feel marginally better.

Kim said...

Oh no. :-( That's awful. I'm so so so so so so so sorry. My heart is aching even thinking about giving away one of my two babies. You are a stronger woman than I. And/or you can send me a message and cry it on out if you need to. Over email. Not as cathartic I realize. But still, (((((((huuuggsssss)))))) for you.

Megs said...

I'm so sorry - he is really adorable. Even with the drool. I know it's hard - I've had to do that before, too.

mina2 said...

you had me at, "lips getting stuck to his teeth when he yawned."

Sara Louise said...

You made me cry. My PMS helped it along a bit, but tears.
So sorry that you had to let go of your four legged buddy, but at least he has a nice new home to go to and a big brother. Really sorry.

Julia said...

aaww... I'm so sorry you had to let one of your dogs go. We had to do that about 5 years ago and it's heartbreaking, but from the photos of his new home he looks like he will be very happy

Paige said...

oh my god. kosmo is so fucking cute!!!

Deborah said...

Oh that sucks!

I'm glad you can see him at his new place and it looks like he'll be fine.

Aaaah, but it sucks!

allison said...


I'm sorry.

Junket said...

G-Damnit. All I wanted to do was finish off this birthday cake and catch up on blogs and now I'm crying and the tears are running into my chocolate strawberries.

Now there is snot.

I love you but I'm not eating when I read your posts anymore.


sheila said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww that's so sad! They are so cute together! I love all your pics, they are so sweet! Love the drool in car on the way home, lol! And the two looking out the window.
*sigh* I bet you'll miss all that fun!

Ashley, The Accidental Olympian said...

OMG I'm all teary and I didn't even know your pooch!

Sad face for giving away pups.

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

thank you, EVERYONE, for the kind words and sentiments. <3

thankfully, the house that he went to is big and beautiful and he has a huge ranch to run around on and he lives right by a country club. kosmo was probably stoked when he saw his new place. he's so sweet, i'm happy for him.

biscuit- he IS going to have a lot of adventures, just like his momma.

coyote- you're a genius.

kim- thanks for the offer. <3 but i've just been toughing it out. it gets better everyday.

junks- sorry about your chocolate strawberries. and by sorry, i mean jealous.

DaniC said...

I cant stop crying! I now want to go home and hug my Vago tight!!! I feel your pain my friend...I too had a broken heart when I had to send Crash off to his new home. I will pour out a little liquor for Kosmo.

La Llorona said...

Super sadz :(

Wombat Central said...

Oh, the spooning pic got me. I'm just glad you were able to see where he went and that he's happy there. Still bummed for you, though. Sorry you had to go through that. Lots of hugs for you, lady.

LaceyRee said...

awwww, I'm so sorry!!! It is never fun to lose a dog. I had mine from when I was in 2nd grade until after I graduated high school. He was a part of the family, and I still miss him. What a handsome pup, tho! And it looks like he'll have fun with Scooter :)

Veronica Marcetti Dimick said...

Oh my god. This killed me. I'm so sorry ...

It looks like you gave her a really good life and now you are giving her another one.

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