I sympathize with you, LadyEngineer,
I REALLY wanted to keep yjtb #19 (such a low number!) but, sigh, I gave him up - as I was supposed to do. At least he's in Stickerdude's hands so I know he'll be passed on. But, hey, wait a minute!
I got one about three weeks ago and didn't really want to give it up but thought that I was doing the right thing by giving others a chance a catching one. Kind of wish I had keep the little guy now.
Geezer_Veezey just said -
Hey Dude - send that little guy back to me! He's gonna get lost!
I'd say, don't fight it. Just keep the next one you find.
"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle."