This is unbelievable! The 2nd very interested forever family has waffled!! I'm guessing the woman's husband put an end to it as she'd made arrangements to pick Gracie up before he got home. Evidently he got home early. Is this pup cursed? I mean come on. She's adorable even at 6 mos. She's sweet, fantastic even with very young children, great with other pets, crate trained, eager to make you pleased with her, and would be completely house trained if Nichole would actually MOVE when I tell her the pup needs to go. She'll even go potty without needing a leash. Or is it me. There is no way we can keep her. I just can not do this much longer. Rescue lady I can't even get to email me back, so I don't know what's up with her. I haven't gotten a reply from her in 3 wks now. I can't pay to post her anywhere. She's on Craig's list and on freecycle. I can't afford to place an ad in the paper..... And I don't know what else to do. I CAN'T KEEP HER!!!! She's a sweety, I love her. The two have nothing to do with each other. 3 dogs inside is driving my stress levels thru the roof. And when Betsy and Gracie get to puppy playing.....OMG! ZOOOOM! JUMP! ZOOOOOOM! BANG! ZIIIIIIP BANG THUMP They're just 2 black streaks racing by at the speed of light distroying everything in their path. They don't mean to, but it happens. And if I step on the warm squishy pile from a pup I just told Nichole needed to go OUT one more time I just may be bald from ripping out all of my hair. Yes, she cleans up the mess. I'm just rather gifted at finding them. And then of course..............There is Doggie Trouble. Being a pup, Gracie finds it naturally, and often. Bad part is, Betsy is reverting back to bad ol puppy habits that I worked hard to break. Even the old girl Molly has been getting into troubles of late. And Gracie is 6 months. The dreaded HEAT can arrive at any time and I can't afford to get her spayed. I have a MALE dog un-nuetured right in my back yard that is Betsy's Daddy! I have another right across the alley. ANother next door. THREE more down the alley a bit. And lord only knows how many others are in the neighborhood. Our shelter is full to overflowing. If there are rescue groups that don't charge a fee to bring a pet to them I can't find them. So much for thinking I'd have a nice calm weekend to study for finals. Oh, and on top of it ALL????? I'm going to have to give up Bruce the cat. God alone knows why this stray cat decided his world should revolve around me. I'm not much of a cat person. He made me love him. I couldn't help it. What else are you gonna do with a lap full of furball??? He's an angel cat. I swear. NEVER gets into any sort of trouble. NEVER. Worst thing he does is drive spikes into my legs trying to get up into my lap. (which is 24/7) The grands can pat him and squeeze all their love on him and he just soaks it up and purrs. So why would I give away such an angel cat??? I'm ALLERGIC, severely. Allergy medications aren't working. Did talk to sister in law tonight though. He likes cats, and he's always liked Bruce. easy child did pawn the stray Bruce onto us when she couldn't bare having him bawling on her porch to come inside. (he's terrified of outdoors) sister in law is going to ask easy child if they can try Bruce with their cat first. I hope it works. Betsy will be devistated when Bruce leaves. They're bestest buds. Drink from the same dish, and Betsy will even share food with Bruce. They play and cuddle. If he goes to easy child's Betsy and Bruce can still visit. I think I'm going with "I'm the cursed one" I didn't want Gracie. I was furious when Nichole brought her home. (Found out later this was Travis' idea!) But after seeing how terrified she was an emaciated, and filthy I just didn't have the heart to make Nichole take her back to the people she got her from. Even though we couldn't afford it, I gave her the puppy shots, wormed her, fed her. Although I didn't have the time, I helped Nichole work with her. And now I can't seem to make the most important step happen for her. I don't want to have to take Gracie to the shelter. But if I can't find her a forever home pretty darn fast I'm not going to have a choice. Then all that effort was wasted. You have no idea how long I've needed to get that off my chest.