Today I'm happy sad. I'm happy I sold a pup. I'm sad I sold Tank/Rocky. You see, this person had expressed an interest in him BEFORE I decided I wanted him. And ethically I just couldn't justify keeping him. I think - THINK - it'll be a good home. It's a knowledgeable owner, ranch home, with kids to play with.
My reasoning in keeping him is I kinda sorta wanted to see what type of a trial dog he'd make. He's so tuned into people and so quick to learn that I hoped he might be able to become a superstar. And who knows - maybe he still will be.
Either way I will ask that if he runs into trouble, can't keep the dog or the dog just isn't working for him to let me know and I WILL buy him back.
Tough for me to say goodbye though...