My Friend

2008
02.13

This past Saturday Justin and I took Buddy up to Lake Toxaway to the Friends for Life Center. We brought Java along for the ride but my parents were willing to Java-sit for a little while so we could bring Buddy the rest of the way.

Once we arrived we were greeted by Maria and she quickly took him in to a stall in the dog house. It hurt me so bad to be leaving him there. The place was wonderful. There are fences everywhere with dogs running around having fun and they have a warm place to go inside at night with different “stalls” with doggie doors in each. I could tell they really care about these animals. But when I looked at Buddy in the stall he kept pawing out of the gate and he looked confused and sad. It broke my heart. I tried not to cry but I didn’t make it out of the building before tears came down my cheek. I guess I just don’t like good-byes. The thought of never seeing him again got to me. I got so close to him in the week and half we had him. He has such a gentle spirit and always just wanted to be along side me. It was a quick good-bye and all I could think about was that he didn’t know where he was and where we were. (I know I’m being an over sensitive girl). I have been crying over this dog ever since. I know that we can’t keep him. Our schedules are just too busy to give him the care he needs. We are going to Russia next month too. I just pray he will find a loving home soon. I called to check on him yesterday and the lady called Justin back and told him that Buddy was doing really well and was really smart and sweet. They thought they would not have a problem finding him a home.

Please help me pray that Buddy will find a really good home and live a very happy life. Pray for me too, that I can find peace about it. Thanks!