"Do you think we could get another dog?"
AHHHHHHHHHHHH.......hands covering ears......lalalalalalala.....no, no, no, I don't want to hear this.......lalalalalalalalalala!!!!!!
"Why do you think we need another dog? We already have two." I said calmly.
We have had this discussion many times over the past year. The reason that we are even considering getting a third dog is because of Wrigley. Wrigs is two and loves to play. When Wrigley and Michael and Bernadette's Aussie, Teagan get together they have a blast. They just run and jump and chase each other all over the place. They come in, get a drink, rest a few minutes and they are at it again.
BlingSparky, our other dog is twelve and a half....she doesn't play much. She likes to just go out, do her thing, lay in the sun if it's out, or curl up under an afghan on the couch. Once in a while she'll surprise us and run around a bit, but those times are few and far between. She isn't unhealthy, she's just starting to slow down.
HarleyWe have always had a dog, or two dogs and at one time we had three. It was a bit crazy, but it was fine.
So, do we get another dog now....maybe a one or two year old....so Wrigley has a playmate and a friend so when Sparky is no longer with us she isn't lonely on top of not having anyone to play with?
CatalinaIt's such a hard decision to make. Dogs are such a big responsibility. They have needs and they can get sick. You have to be prepared for those things with the time and finances to handle them.
KiraWe spent a good couple of hours on Petfinder.com over the weekend and saw one dog we thought we might be interested in, but when I e-mailed, she had already been adopted. Of course, they have many more they would like to show us.....but we like to look online first. I know if we went to the shelter we would come home with a dog of some kind....even if it wasn't what we were looking for. It's safer to find one online and then go look at that particular dog. Those places are dangerous!
We need a dog that loves other dogs, cats (just in case we get another kitty) and kids (just in case we have grandchildren one of these days). The pictures are doggies that we like. We found them on Petfinder.com. They have 200,000 dogs available for adoption from all over the country. That just makes me so sad.
We will keep pondering and searching and if the right little pooch comes along, I'm sure Wrigley will have a new playmate. Do you have a dog? More than one dog? What kind(s)?