Broken

Yesterday we had to make the most painful decision ever. Our beloved Tally dog bit me very badly on the arm. Her aggressive behavior has become a scary pattern in the past year and after stitches, dealing with animal control and many phone calls to pet specialists, breed association people and a very kind breed rescue person, we decided that it is in the best interest for both Tally and us to allow the breed rescue find her a new home with a family that is well-trained with aggressive dogs in her breed. My arm is extremely painful but my heart hurts even more. Not sure when I’ll run next. All work-outs and running has been scrapped this week and replaced with many tears and Advil for the arm pain. Nothing I can really do about the heart pain. Only time will heal that. Right now she is at our vet for her 10 days of Rabies quarantine, but we will not go pick her up because that will only delay the healing and make it worse if we see her. We will have the kind rescue people take her then.

For now, it just hurts and I feel a little broken.

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  1. Jay T

    Sorry to hear about this. It’s a shame it got to this point, but it sounds like the best decision.

    Hope your arm heals quickly.

  2. Running Jayhawk

    Oh my goodness. I am so sorry sweetie. Big hugs to you. You guys are definitely making the right decision though…your pooch will be in good hands with the rescue volunteers, and you can trust they’ll put him with a deserving family who will love him just as much as you two do.

    I hope your arm has a speedy recovery. I think a run is just what you need right about now, even though you don’t wanna. 😦

    Let me know if you need anything. :hugs:

  3. KT

    Steph, I’m so sorry. It sounds like you are acting the best interest of both you and Tally, but I know it hurts. I’ll be thinking of all of you.

  4. runnergirl

    I’m sorry to hear about Tally, but it sounds like you have made the best decision, even though it is a difficult one. Hang in there. I hope you arm heals quickly.

  5. Katie

    oh no! that’s like the saddest thing i’ve heard in a long time. goodbye Tally, i’m sorry that you have to give him away, but he’ll find someone to take care of him. you take care of your arm.

  6. Josh

    Oh, I’m so sorry Stephanie!

  7. Haight

    That’s such an unfortunate circumstance. It’s a difficult decision, but you made the correct one. First and foremost is the safety of you and your family.

    When I was a kid we had the same situation. So we found a farm that accepted our Collie ‘Rusty’. We found out soon after that he settled down once he was bucked by a horse. I guess he wasn’t too bright.

    Hope your arm heals fast 🙂

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