On Valentine’s Day 2014 my ex girlfriend gave me this cool stuff dog that I named R. He was a constant reminder of her love for me and was a nice surprise to come out at lunch and find him in my car. After the breakup I decided to keep R as he was cool and reminded me of my dog Cody. Cody was a dog I rescued and had for a couple of years, but with two jobs at the time and always working he got stuck in his kennel a lot. Eventually I made the broken hearted decision to send him home with my sister back to Washington State. She was able to find him a great home in Montana and he lives there to this day.
My ex and her son never seemed to like Cody. He was a bit wired but was a good dog with lots of love and personality. So part of my giving him up was to focus more on her and give him a better home where he got the love and attention he needed. I decision I regretted as a few weeks later my ex and I broke up. I miss him dearly but know he has a good home so am happy with that. R reminded me of Cody and I always felt sad when I looked at R and thought of Cody.
So today I walked to the laundry matt and placed R on a table where people put free stuff in hopes that someone will find him a new home. It was strange how emotional it was doing so, like I was throwing away memories. But in the end it needed to be done, to move forward one more step.