So to cut a very long story short. I live in Germany now but previously lived in the UK. I got my dog spayed in the UK and we were due to go back to Germany a couple of weeks after. Unfortunately the spay wound ruptured and my dog had to have emergency surgery a few days before we were meant to fly. My good friend agreed to take her while she recovered and I would fly back in a few weeks to pick her up. Then covid Hit and we were stuck in lockdown. I then had major pregnancy complications which landed me on hospital bed rest for weeks and unable to fly. I am finally due to go back at get my dog after 6 long months and people are pressuring me to leave her with my friend and her young son who has obviously got very attached i feel so awful for causing this stress to a young child (he’s 13) and I just feel so torn. Doubly so because I brought the dog with my mums inheritance money after she died.. I also had to get my mums dog (whom I adopted) put down and fell into quite a deep depression. Getting Harley, my lovely King Charles pulled me out of one of the darkest places I’ve ever been in. She has a very sentimental meaning to me as well as being my best friend and fur baby. I just feel so torn and awful for hurting my friends son and I guess I’m just looking for advice about what you would do in this situation?