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01 May 2009 @ 10:55 am
Adding a new puppy  
Well, since we are getting a new house with a large back yard, hubby (and the vet) have both said, we need to get Molly a little brother.  Hubby has been hounding me about this for MONTHS, and when we went to the vet, she seriously said we need to get Molly a little brother to help with her energy lol (i think hubby paid her to say that lol). 

I have mixed feelings about getting another puppy.  Molly is about 15 months old, and the sweetsest most spoiled dog in the world!!  I'm worried how she will react to another dog getting her attention.  Even laying in bed when hubby and I start kissing, she is right there in our faces trying to break it up.  But she does SOOOO well around other dogs.  She LOVES other dogs to play with, but I'm not sure how she'll react to another dog CONSTANTLY.  

The day we close on our house we also have to go out of town for a wedding, so, she'll be spending the night with my parents and their 2 english bulldogs, (who she LOVES, especially the boy, hank), so I guess this will be intresting to see how she reacts for an entire day of not being the center of attention.  

How have your pups acted to getting a new dog?  Have they been protective?

All that being said...does anyone know of any boston breeders in the South East area?  I live in Birmingham, Alabama, and we don't mind travelling if we have to.  We would really like to wait atleast another month to 6 weeks before getting another one, just to make it through the move and letting Molly adjust to her new house before we bring another dog in the picture.

 

Thanks in advance!  I LOVE this community!!!


 
 
 
Nancieeicnan on May 1st, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC)
When my dogs get on my nerves I open the back door and let them play in the backyard until they're sacked out. Two of them isn't such a bad thing plus they tend to be a pretty social breed. I honestly like my dogs more together then individually one on one. They're not as needy when they're together if that makes any sense.
Karol Ann Moorekam0520 on May 1st, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
oh that would be soooooooooo wonderful! Molly has gotten REALLY bad about whining and though I love her to death it SERIOUSLY gets on my nerves when she does it for no reason other than attention. I'm hoping a puppy would help that.
Jennylittlesunflower on May 1st, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
We got Daisy for the opposite reason. Ever since my husband's grandmother died, Gambit (who had been close to her) was mopey and listless. He needed someone to liven him up, a playmate to keep him on his toes. Daisy sure did that! They both have very individual personalities, and both like one-on-one time with me and my husband, but they spend the bulk of the day chasing each other, wrestling, arguing over toys, and bugging the crap out of each other, so Gambit stays active and they both seem happy and healthy. It also wears them out, which is nice.
At first, Gambit was thrilled when we got Daisy. He brought her all his toys and wanted to play with her non stop. Then he got jealous and sulky, so my husband and I make a point of loving each of the pets seperately so they know they are both special, and that has really helped Gambit remember his bond with us. He's still sulky and spoiled, but not nearly as much now that he has a little brat sister taking his toys and taking the mickey out of him.
The only downside I've noticed to two dogs, well - two downsides - is 1) walking is crazy. She pulls, he ambles. She runs, he likes to sniff every freaking piece of grass. So it can be a challenge. 2) They fight. At first I was terrified. But I've been told that's how bostons play fight,. But they are like two goblins in a sack, and it is sometimes noisy. It's like a cartoon ball with paws and tails flying through the air. so be prepared for that, if you've never had two dogs before.

Otherwise, getting a second dog has really helped Gambit and they are so cute together! :) I'm really glad we did.
Karol Ann Moorekam0520 on May 1st, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
growing up I always had 2 english bulldogs so I know hey dog fights go lol. Thanks for all the info!!!! I am feeling better about getting another.
Trishtranslucentpink on May 2nd, 2009 04:37 am (UTC)
When we got Louie we had already had Marley and Libby for quite awhile and it'd just been the two of them. Naturally, we were a little concerned as to how the two would feel about a third puppy. Awesomely enough they took to him really well. The three of them are inseperable and I'm so glad that I can boot the three of them out of the house and into the backyard when they start to wrestle.