Another Update! (I really need to stop disappearing)

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Hey guys! It's your loveable Wolfgirl poppin in for another bout of apologies and reasons why I'm a horrible member. X3

Since I last visited, I met the love of my life. He's kind, sweet, caring, understanding and completely supportive of my goals. Bad thing is, he lives and works in New Albany, IN. Now, that's 500 miles away from where Skye and I call home. Problem? Yes. Fixable? Yes. My only problem with moving down there (as I'm going to be sometime this year) is the fact that he has a female GSD. Now, as some of you may know, Skye is same-sex-aggressive. This means that one of us would have to get rid of a dog because I know what can happen with this aggression, I've seen it happen, and I don't want it to happen. Luckily, my family loves Skye and has said that they will keep her and look after her into her elderly years. It's sad and I'm crying about "losing" my baby even as I type, but I guess I wont be losing her for good. I can still visit regularly. :3 

Some more news, Skye broke a nail. Took her to the vet, got it fixed, and it's all good now. There was blood and a scramble to get her to the vet, but she was surprisingly non-chalant about the whole ordeal. XD

EVEN MORE NEWS! 8D

I'm enrolling in ABC for the dog training program. I've met the guy I'm going to be apprenticing under and he is a great trainer and owns a doberman himself! 

 

Welp... That's all for now. 

~Joelle and Skye~

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Well, now!  Haven't you been busy!! 

Congratulations on finding the love of your life!  And how wonderful Skye will have a home with people she knows and loves.  I'm sure that was a hard decision to make for you, but I also understand that when your heart calls to you, you have to listen. I'm glad that your family loves Skye, and you'll be able to visit her when you want to.

Congrats on your new training program, too!  Maybe you've already said, but where is ABC training? 

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OH NO! I know how much you love Skye, so sorry to hear that one dog has to be rehomed, but soooo glad that she will be with people she already trusts and loves and that they were willing to step up and help her and you!!

Congrats on the love of your life......that's a big move to go that far.....are you getting married? that's a big move if you could possibly end up alone that far away, of course that's my mom reasoning - hmmm, I don't have children but I do get that feminine protection brain going so overlook it if you can, I just worry about people that have become "family" which you and skye have become :)) so be careful and safe out there, and hugs to skye and good luck with all these new adventures

can't wait to hear more about the dog training!!!!

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Well, I've known Chris for almost a year now. It started off as a really great friendship and, before I knew it, I loved him more than anything else. Now, I know it sounds crazy, but I'm only 20, and I know he's the one. Scary? Yes. Am I going to second guess myself? No. Marraige probably isn't going to happen for another couple of years, as we're both still pretty young. X3

It's really sad that Skye is going to be staying here with my parents, but I'd rather leave her where I know she'll be loved than take her somewhere where she's always going to be stressed and separated from what's stressing her out. 

ABC is half online courses, then half apprenticeship with a certified trainer in the area. Here is the info they have online. 

You guys are just sooo supportive and I love you all. <333

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Congrats on finding 'the one'!  If I may offer some advice from my own experience, if you are already planning to move in together, don't even consider marriage for at least two years, three is better.  That really seems to be the make-or-break stage for most relationships. 

So sorry you have to give Skye up, but at least you know she will be in a good home and will be able to visit with her.

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Thanks Tannaidhe. Marraige definitely isn't gonna happen for at least 3 years... 4 would be better. X3

It is sad that I'm leaving her here, but there's nothing like knowing that, even though you have to give them up, they'll be in a place where they're loved and taken care of. 

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So glad you have a plan, and yes the longer the better on the marriage thing. Just be sure to keep your money yours (voice of experience) never combine funds until you are married and I still keep a separate account that I stash a bit of money in each month just in case you can never have too much available money. sounds harsh but it's protection. A bank account in solely your name is a safety net and yes every person needs a safety net of money. Too many issues to talk about but a definite have to. And don't trust too blindly, keep your eyes open and really see what you need to in those 3 years. Hope it's great, but always be careful with your heart. I waited 2 years before I got married the first time and within 3 years the marriage was over. Marriage changes perspectives apparently cause he sure changed. Then this current marriage of mine has had numerous ups and downs and I realized I will be the only person taking care of and looking out for me so I got my own account again and now I feel better about the future knowing I am only dependent on me. Love is strange just be prepared.

Well enough of that marriage horror story.......oh and this current marriage is about to celebrate 29 years if that helps :)

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:) 

Thanks for the advice Tal. <333

Like I said, we're only 20 and we know that we're young and that love's hard. We both know that we'll change and that a relationship is a constantly evolving thing, so at least we're not going into this completely blind, right? Lol 

The money thing is definitely being done. I've already got quite a bit of my money saved up, and it's staying my money. I definitely won't hesitate to use it in the case of an emergency if it involves him, but I like knowing that it's mine and no one elses. Maybe one day we'll share it all, but for now there are things that really need to be kept at least partially seperate. 

 

 

Oh! And I have a humerous story to share. X3

Apparently Chris' stepdad told his mom that I was pregnant as an April Fool's Day joke. Her reaction before she knew it was a joke? "I don't have a problem with her being pregnant... I just wish my grandbaby wasn't all the way in Michigan!" Lol