Oh my !! You should see the huge smile on my face and the blubby eyes!! Ive been longing for the "reserved" sign to go up and just got home to find its there!! Eddie and I have met several times both at his house and mine and I am madly in love...he is an angel.....I think he likes me too. I have a quiet home in the countryside in Shinfield, south of Reading- just me and my studies so I hope Adorable Ed will enjoy the peace. My delight is only tempered by knowing how very difficult this will be for his mum and her family. Ive got to know her and its so sad that such a lovely kind generous lady is going to have her heartstrings tugged like this.
Hopefully, when Eddie has his paws under the table and is trusting and confident, he can search for a suitable ladyfriend to keep him company and our family will be 3 !
Thank you Yvonne for trusting me, thank you Rosa for homechecking, thank you Jenny for all you do for the hounds AND for us.
Sorry to sound Oscar-ish, but Im very emotional now!
Oh, and thanks Romi - hopefully we can meet for a walk soon....
Even though it's going to break my heart to let Ed go - and I'm living in complete denial until he does go in a couple of weeks - I know he will be so happy with Jane. She is completely perfect for him and after our few lovely visits I know he is completely perfect for her too.
I never realised how much the kids were stressing him out until I was forced to pay more attention to it after the accident with our youngest. They are fabulous kids, but they are just 4 and 8 and of course there is utter mayhem in the house at least a couple of times a day.
Ed just needs a quiet and loving home and this is exactly what he is going to get with Jane and then some! The only thing she needs to make her life complete right now is a lovely doglet and a lovely doglet she is going to have. Would you believe there is a new sofa in her bedroom just in case her own bed isn't comfy enough? ;D Now that's love!!
It will take me a little while, but once the initial pain starts to fade, I will definitely follow his progress and know in my heart we have absolutely done the right thing by our Ed.
Yvonne - you are a super lady for putting Ed's needs first. Your last post made my eyes all watery but I know that you've done the right thing and that Ed and Jane will be very happy together. And in the future he may have another lovely hound to keep him company too. I just love happy endings.
Thanks Yvonne - now everyones going to think Im a complete softy.......at least you didnt tell them about the new Ed coloured duvet cover and the little bell I bought for him to ring if he needs me to bring him anything!!
The dreaded day has almost arrived , tomorrow my lovely Ed will be going home with his new mummy.
I will miss him so much, I can't even bear to think about it yet and have not allowed myself to dwell on it at all yet , but I know he will be so happy there, so good luck my big little man and be very very happy!
Thank you in advance Jane, for all the love you are going to give him, he will most definitely reward you with his undying love, friendship and trust.
You have huge respect from me Yvonne. I know how much you have brought Eddie on and nurtured him. Jane knows too. And when the time is right, I hope that you will come to SLR again, because you have been a fantastic home for Eddie. Much love from me Yvonne. And Jane knows I am here anytime.
A dog is a gift in life. Love and protect it. _________________
After a sleepless night worrying about Yvonne losing her boy, worrying about whether I would be a good enough mum, worrying about whether Eddie would be lonely without his buddy The Cat etc etc, this most handsome pup is here, contentedly snoozing on his bed after sampling a selection from his overstocked treat box.
I’m so weary I wish I could curl up next to him but that would mean not gazing at him anymore, and I’m not ready for that yet!
Yvonne generously gave me all his belongings and I’m sure this, together with the fact that we have met a few times and he knows my house, has helped him relax.
My Dad had planted a baby hydrangea in my garden specifically for Eddie to c**k his leg on (yes really!) and Ed did exactly what was expected of him as soon as he entered the garden. However, I wasn’t expecting him to follow up the leg c**k with a poo which landed right in the centre of one of the beautiful pink blooms! Bull’s-eye, Ed!
We had a shady walk on a route he had done before and he leaned on me happily in the garden while I brushed him, distracted by all the birds flying around. Thankfully my neighbours arent close enough to hear me murmuring sweet nothings to him while we're ouside!
So, Adorable Eddie has well and truly arrived and, thanks to Yvonne and her family, he is a complete delight. I hope the pain eases for his other mum and that I can give him all that he needs.
Photos will follow when I have caught up on some sleep