I forgot to tell you…

…that we had to let Archie go.

He’s a cracking little chap, but the mix of Border and Patterdale brought waaaaay too much crazy into our house, and the last thing we wanted was for that to escalate to a bite, which wouldn’t have been fair on the biter or the bitee.

So we re-homed him with the sister of a friend, and he’s as happy as a clam.

Our house is a smidge less chaotic (only a smidge, mind), and who knows who might come to live with us in the future.

But you can bet your bottom dollar that no matter how cute, he won’t be a Border.

Or a Patterdale.

No offense!


8 Responses to I forgot to tell you…

  1. Ah, what a shame but it sounds like he´s happier where he is now. Pure breed terriers do tend to be a handful. Also, every dog I´ve ever kown by the name of Archie seems to have been an extra handful. Our two are both terrier mutts, and I think introducing that “unknown” element calms then down. They were more excitable as puppies obviously, but we now have two very laid back pups. Hope you find another one as they bring so much to family life!

    • PendleStitches says:

      He’s having a ball! It would have been so unfair on him as well as the kids if it had all gone awry. The kids would love another dog…but not just yet.

  2. Jane says:

    At least you can still go and visit

  3. Do the kids miss him? We never had a dog but I can imagine that you need to be very careful with busy puppies and little ones.

    • PendleStitches says:

      Strangely they miss our previous dog, Charlie, much much more. They know that Archie is in a new home and much happier and that’s fine. They want Charlie to come back from heaven and that tugs at the heartstrings. But you have to take everything into consideration, and if they were winding each other up he couldn’t be blamed for getting out of hand, and I wouldn’t wish the repercussions on him.

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