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Willow hasnโ€™t eaten her breakfast (for the first time ever iirc) and Iโ€™m already catastrophically that sheโ€™s dying. She seems otherwise fine but Iโ€™m still panicking.

Having second hand hypochondria is the worst :pensive:

First evening walk back in the autumn coat. Chilly wind outโ€ฆ

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It looks like my house sale is falling through which means Iโ€™m probably going to have to give up Willow.

Although Sascha is mostly fine now (has a โ€˜grrโ€™ at her every now and then but no biting) she is still really scared of him inside the house. If he is in the living room (my downstairs is just a big living room/diner) then she will hide on the stairs or outside even if itโ€™s pouring rain as it was last night. And for whatever reason it seems to be getting worse over time. We used to go up to the attic room together in the evening before I would go to bed and have cuddles, but she wonโ€™t go any further than the landing now.

I love her so much it hurts but itโ€™s just not fair for her to live like this. She loves him outside but that canโ€™t make up for being in fear most of the day. I have no idea how Iโ€™ll cope given my mental health is already in the abyss. I donโ€™t think I will.

The only other option would be buying a larger house in one of the really cheap parts of the UK but think that would absolutely destroy my mental health too. I need rural peace.

If anyone has given up a dog they had for a long time and loved intensely and you could tell me your (honest) experience in terms of how you coped Iโ€™d be grateful.

Tbh itโ€™s probably irrelevant because I donโ€™t think Iโ€™ll be around all that long anyway.

Really, really sorry to hear this. I donโ€™t have any advice unfortunately but want to let you know that myself and everyone else here are here for you if you need anything

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This is breaking my heart, reading this. Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ve already thought about the possibilities, but is there no way Willow could stay with your mum or your sister while you sort getting a house? Or, maybe even someone they know locally? Iโ€™m just thinking that way itโ€™s more like a holiday for Willow, you would still get to see her, and once youโ€™ve found somewhere you can all move up together. (Maybe even a DiSer who is fairly local?)

Either way, try not to make a definite decision yet - youโ€™re (understandably) in a really bad place at the moment and every choice seems like a bad one. You donโ€™t have to make any choices today, or even this week. Please do something nice for yourself today if you can, even if itโ€™s just playing StS. Or if you want to keep talking through stuff on the boards then weโ€™re all here for you.

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Autumn clobber

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One of my pillows is fluffier than usual :face_with_monocle:

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Double trouble

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New brother or just a pal?

Mother in lawโ€™s dog. So sort of his aunt.

Looking after her for the night because the in-laws have gone to visit their shiny new grandson.

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Yeah, thatโ€™s his Aunt-in-Law, thanks for clarifying.

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Surprisingly less grief than I expected. Probably a good job there were, for once, no squirrels around though.

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Alright?

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Your dog looks like Michael Palin :+1:t2:

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Iโ€™m getting involved with little Joey. Not mine but he loves me

Here he is when he fell off my knee but accidentally created a little doggy hammock for himself and stayed there for ages

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Bert had to have an operation on his paw. The vets gave him a pig bandage.

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My baby :sob::sob::sob:

Hope heโ€™s spoilt rotten the next few days. How long does he need it on for?

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No need to worry on that front - itโ€™s a given.

10 days! And it needs to stay completely dry, so probably very little walking. Heโ€™s going to go stir crazy.

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Uh-oh! Maybe some scent games indoors? Hiding bits of kibble and letting him sniff them out etc. Or take him out in a pushchair :joy:

I love this idea. So would Bramble, however. Poor Bertie wouldnโ€™t stand a chance.

I donโ€™t have a pushchair any more. Iโ€™m fairly sure that I do have a papoose / sling somewhere thoughโ€ฆโ€ฆโ€ฆ

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