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post #1 of 91 (permalink) Old 10-21-2009, 09:38 AM Thread Starter
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Just say NO! MISSY NO!

Like any addict, I thought if I could enlist your help with my puppy obsession, I may be better able to walk the straight and narrow.

Janet's and Stogies puppies followed by Anne fostering Spice, and another pup named Sugar sent me into headspin again... I actually even filled out the entire HRI application form and thought it best to speak with DH before I hit submit. He very gently and rationally talked me off the ledge... 3 would take a day and a half to groom, be hard to walk, cost more to feed, groom and take to the Vet, and would most likely throw my allergies into overload. Why does he have to be so sane?

So here is my public admission. I do not think we could handle 3 dogs! I have said it before on this forum and I am re-stating it so you all can help me out when you see me going down that road... you know a few too many IWAP'S and posts on a thread with puppies...or if I send you a pm saying "really! I want her!" I am asking you to post or write me back saying NO! MISSY NO!

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Well, I could commiserate but I'm with your husband on this one. I would never ever get a third. And maybe you will all say I will eat my words later, but I doubt it... maybe when I'm retired? Maybe.

Missy, I don't remember, but have you ever dog-sat a third dog? I think that's a good indication. I found that as good as it was for the dogs, it sucked for me most of the time. I don't mind doing it for a week or whatever, but I was really tired after that week and really happy to only permanently have two in the house. I really found that it was a lot more work... and I didn't even do grooming! And let's not mention trying to walk 3 dogs at once! That was a doozy.

Anyway, count me in as the first in line to tell you NO!


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I feel your pain Missy. It's SO hard when you see all the cute puppy pics and videos not to want another one. But then I have to think rationally. Walking, grooming, vet bills, food bills....2 is plenty for me!
After having 2 dogs though, I would probably never have "just one" again...at least not for very long. I think 2 is the PERFECT number!
Can you imagine being a breeder and have to give away all those cute little faces? I couldn't do it.
I guess we know our limits, eh??

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I agree with Lina & Sally! Whenever I'm feeling the urge, I borrow a neighbor's dog for a walk. That's all it ever takes. I'm already outnumbered, 3 would just be suicide.

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No Missy No…. I know what you are going through. I know my limitations. I do not want more than two, one was perfect for my life style and traveling but I fostered Galen, she made Smarty happy, we fell in love with her and the rest is history.

HRI does have needs other than foster. I call myself a driver. I will furnish car and gas to go pick up, and they can stay with me for a few days but that is it. Any longer would mean a permanent member of our home. And I am still trying to get Galen totally house trained, which I have to say is a major obstacle for me.

I love, love, love puppies, but they grow up.

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Like any addict, I thought if I could enlist your help with my puppy obsession, I may be better able to walk the straight and narrow.

Janet's and Stogies puppies followed by Anne fostering Spice, and another pup named Sugar sent me into headspin again... I actually even filled out the entire HRI application form and thought it best to speak with DH before I hit submit.
If you foster a pup, you'll never be able to let it go! I KNOW! I've fostered 2 now and adopted both of them! Of course mine are hairless so less grooming! That makes it easier to rationalize. Want to foster Chinese Crested's? lolol!!

Your boys are wonderful and you are so lucky to have them! Whenever you find you are focused on getting another, just re-direct it back to the boys and enroll in a class or buy them new toys or teach a new trick or grab a brush and groom!!
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Well Missy I am not sure if I would be of much help to you because Brad and I have been wanting a 3rd for at least a year if not more now. Thankfully I am not the type of person to rush into things and have spent a lot of time thinking and making sure the timing would be perfect for an addition. I have even refused a couple of puppies because I knew I was not 100% ready. You are also smart because you stop and think when that IWAP desire comes on, so many act on these feelings without thinking everything out and it is the puppy that end’s up paying for it in the end.

Stay strong and remember someday you may be able to come over and steal all the puppy breath you can handle

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I'm in the same boat as you are, Missy. That is, IWAP, a female Hav badly, but have similar limitations as you and reasoning that Michael mentioned. I could not likely physically handle 3 every day, all day and do it well. That is, well in my eyes. I'd love to be more involved with the 2 I already have and I can't find the time nor energy, so imagine a third! I had vowed I'd be doing obed. and agility with Ricky, then got Sammy and well. .... 1001 reasons later and still no classes with either of them.

We are fostering this kitten, Sophie, and it's been more than 4 weeks now. I'm putting a sign up at the store I work at to give her away. I'm just not ready to handle another cat, much less a kitten who is clawing at our leather furniture, climbing curtains and blinds and scarring our arms and legs! We have to keep the door closed to where her litter is so the dogs dont' snack in it. We have to put her in the bathroom when we go away because we can't trust either her or the dogs to be alone together. Here I was, hoping to foster cats, dogs, pups and/or kittens to help out the local shelters. Hmmm.... not as easy as it sounds!

So. Because we love you, Missy, NO. No to puppies!




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you gals are the best friends a puppy addict can have!




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