The Absence of Tyler

by Terry 9/1/2009 3:43:00 PM

Last week, shortly after I returned from Hawaii, Karen, Kaitlin and I made the hard decision to give up Tyler. We returned him to the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society where we found him and were contractually obligated to bring him if we found he did not work for our family.

The choice to give Tyler up was difficult. Tyler is a great dog. Unfortunately he nips and bites at smaller kids. Despite efforts to train him otherwise, we could not break this aggressive trait. One of our friends, somewhat jokingly, offered to let us borrow his child to let us train Tyler, but we could not take the risk. As a family, with our involvement in martial arts in the community, we are constantly around little children. Managing Tyler around the regular flow of children in our lives was too stressful. We cannot afford the risk of one child being injured. Regrettably, we gave Tyler up.

In every other way, Tyler is a wonderful dog. We miss him. Giving him up was a painful difficult act. We hope his new home is a better match for him.

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I am a software architect, actively practice and teach martial arts and live in Snoqualmie, Washington. I have an amazing daughter who is the jewel of my life.

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