Ever since her prolonged and very painful bout of pancreatitis last winter, and the subsequent insanely odd skin condition that followed, Creole has turned into a different dog. Six months ago my vet said I had to give her up before I lost my business to a lawsuit. She's become completely unpredictable, and has bitten four people in the past few months (none seriously), and growled at many more. She's denning to the point that she even threatens me if I try to get her out of a corner or hiding place. I can't risk it.
So she's going to a no-kill shelter today. Hopefully she'll find a good home with someone who can spend more time training her than I can. This is the hardest thing I've ever had to do.