Sticky is a lovely, well-behaved, happy dog. Lots of times through the day she will just stand and stare at Ron or I and wag her tail. She's good on a leash, good with other dogs, and would likely be good with Kitty, eventually. Kitty is still cranky, but is much better than a couple of days ago.
Look how cute.
But now Ron is miserable with allergies. How horrible! He is stuffed up and itchy all over, and he has asthma, all of which are a bad combination. I, obviously, want Sticky to stick around, but don't want my husband to be sick and snotty for the next 10 years. Ron likes Sticky too, and likes nothing more than when I am happy, so he is conflicted. He feels bad. I feel bad. We feel bad.
So what to do? I wonder if his allergies will get better? I hear that there are desensitization shots, but would they actually work? If Ron were to get treatment, we will grow more and more attached to Sticky, making the inevitable much worse.
It seems like the best thing to do would be to take her back, and chalk it up to a learning experience, but that really sucks. Sigh.