Sometimes you just have to admit when something isn't working, and Miss Lola and I were not working. She hated being kennelled all day and expressed her frustrations all evening. So both of us were unhappy and that's not good for me or fair for a high energy puppy.
So after some hard thinking and a few tears I found a wonderful new home for Lola with one of my oldest friends. She works from home, her husband is retired and they have 2 children and a 4 year old yorkie.
Lola will have all the attention she deserves and a sibling to play with. I noticed a significant difference in Lola on the weekends when I was home most of the time. Much less bad behavior problems. But through the weekdays, the evenings were so unpleasant (for both of us)
So I am confident the right decision was made and her new family is thrilled to have her and the update I got this morning sounds like Lola is adjusting well too.
I guess living alone and working full time is not the environment for a puppy. At least for this puppy. So I'm going to take a step back and put puppy motherhood on the back burner for now.