Almost seven weeks ago we re-homed our younger dog, Ram.
Now his name is "Rom", short for Romulus. Rommulus is the perfect name for him - it seems strong and poetic. He is now living a good life with a very calm and loving retired couple, who have a house with a BIG fenced backyard, next to a six acre county park. Best of all, they have no other pets. Now, as an only-dog, Rom can be king of the house!
It broke my heart to make the decision to find him a new home. We tried for a year to stop him from being reactive towards Dash. We worked with a vet-behaviorist who prescribed medication, worked with a trainer who specializes in behavior problems, and had fences throughout our house, yard and studio to keep the dogs separated. The situation was taking a toll on our household. None of us were truly happy, and both dogs deserve to be happy, so we just had to make a change. Rom is people-loving and well behaved, so we know he will be a great little companion to his new people. They've kept us updated on his adjustment, and he's been doing really well. I miss his sweet little face and personality, but I know he will be happier in his new home.
Now, I can move all the time and energy I was putting into the dogs back into my studio life, and Dash is back to being an only-dog. He is very happy again.