Available dog and emotional turmoil
I just need a friendly "ear" today, and know you folks would understand.
Our old dog passed away 3.5 years ago and recently I've begun to think seriously about getting another dog, but haven't been pressing the issue.
DH has a friend who is looking for a new dog for his family and introduced DH to petfinder. (There's a reason I don't look at petfinder, and a reason DH didn't hear about it from me) Yesterday DH came across a beautiful young dog who just became available at a county shelter 100 miles away. I'm not sure I'm 100% ready for another dog, but I can't stop thinking about her- to the point of feeling physically ill.
DH and I have agreed that if she hasn't been adopted by tomorrow when he comes home from travel, we will email the shelter and seek to adopt her. DH felt she is so cute and has such a great disposition that she will find a home very quickly. Part of me is hoping that is true, but the other part of me is hoping that she is destined for us. I feel so confused right now that I just keep getting weepy when I think about it. I realize that the outcome for her will be a happy a one (whether with us or with someone else), and that's all that really matters, so I'm not sure what all these emotions are about. This all came up so quickly that I'm a little overwhelmed by the possibility of a dog in the house so soon.
I think of myself as a patient person, but in cases like this, I'm definitely not. I'm trying my best to put this in the hands of fate and accept what happens as what was destined to be- but oh, I'm not good at it. I hope I really am okay with the outcome- whatever it may be.