The story: Greg and I were on the fence about bringing Clewie cruising..... we know we could have technically. But also can't deny it would be easier without her and we could freely go more places and do more things. (Islands/countries that don't allow dogs).
We also are well aware that she wouldn't adjust to the random dog/chicken/horse/monkey/iguana/etc calmly enjoying a space with us. Also, she is a great dog, as in really sweet and great!
She loves people and adores hanging and loving her pack. So - we were going back and forth, and back and forth.....
Then one day in December, Rick told us he was ready to get a dog. And having known Clewie and Tack from family gatherings and vacations, he wanted a pitbull. Well, this put a new spin on things.. so we brought him into our plans. And he said, "HECK YEAH! I WOULD FLIPPIN LOVE TO CARE AND LOVE CLEWIE!"
SO, fast forward a couple of months and lots of questions, expectation setting later, we brought her to Southern California for a trial run with Rick. It wasn't too long before Rick revoked her return policy and she was settling in as a Southern California dog.....
I'm not going to drag this down in getting into how hard it is/was for Greg and I .... but it's so much easier knowing that she is still in the family, and also how much Rick loves her. She really is the center of his life now. And he got us a Clewiecam so we can watch her whenever we want and she's outside (no camera in the house). And he frequently texts us photos and updates...... We feel super lucky.
OH, we'll visit her again everytime we pass through - so looking forward to that.