Thank-you!! You were all so kind and supportive in your comments on my last post about keeping or not keeping Jake. I held onto the doubt and I agonized over what to do for a couple of more days. Then someone said to me that "doubt doesn’t always mean don’t." With that, I knew what you'd all said was right, that Jake belongs with us. And with us Jake will stay.
The couple could not have been more gracious and understanding. Below is part of their e-mail.
Hi Kim!In the coming days, we will pay Jake's adoption fee and make it official.
Your devotion to Jake is very apparent, so we completely trust and understand any decision you make......... Our biggest concern was the impact on Jake of separating him from you. We've been concerned about that since learning that he's been with you for over a year. Those concerns were elevated after seeing first hand his devotion to you. When he raced back to you when we were on our walk with him and Honey, our hearts broke at the thought of him not spending the rest of his time (time you have given him) with you. We talked about that a lot. In the end, we decided that what was best for Jake was a decision we needed to leave in your hands. If Jake is staying with you, we are absolutely thrilled!
Thank-you all again for helping me to sort this out,
You all are truly the best!