Well...I guess for starters, I and my mom recently found out that our dog Franky has degenerative joints disease (I think that's what its called), along with a messed up right elbow. You see, he's been limping on and off for some time now, so my mom took him to the vet a few days ago. And now that we know what wrong, we can't keep him.
Now before anyone starts calling foul, let me point a few things out. My mom originally got Franky for breeding. And with that genetic condition of his (the degenerative joints disease was something that he was born with, meaning that he probably got it from one, or both, of his parents), we can't use him for breeding. But regardless of all that, such a decision was very hard for us to make, especially for my mom. She has been in tears for the last few days because of all that. Same with me, I was just as emotional. We love Franky, and having to let him go breaks our hearts.
Yet there is a silver lining. One of out favorite vets took a real shine to Franky, and not only wants to adopt him, but also pay to have his elbow fixed. Furthermore, said vet also informed my mom that NY has 'lemon laws.' And although I don't much about said laws, I'm guess that by the name 'lemon laws' that if a person sold you a defective product, like say a puppy that wasn't 100% healthy as advertised, you can hold them reasonable and get your money or take them to court. (And my mom told the breeder we got Franky from why she was buying Franky.) Which is good since not only is there a possibility that we can get our money back, but also hopefully make sure that the breeder doesn't do that to anyone else.