Thank you Tom. I appreciate your comments. I’m sure it’ll be fine. I’ll post photos soon!
Are you getting a puppy from the Kings?!?! Lucky you! We are “Starborn double dippers”
Kodi was 6 when we brought home our second, Pixel. The first night, Kodi was the perfect “host”... greeting and playing with her gently. The next day, he looked at us, like, “I didn’t know we were going to KEEP her!!!” LOL! After that, he was like a curmudgeonly uncle... still kind and gentle, and he would play with her, but also needed his space at times. When she was little, she had a LOT more energy than he did, and sometimes she was a bit much. She would hang from his ear or even his lip. So we made very sure he had the ability to get away from her if he wanted. I also made sure he got plenty of “Kodi” time with us, without Pix. (She got special time with us too, of course!)
Eventually, she started to grow up, and he adjusted to her and started to (gently) stand up for himself. They have become very good friends, along with our third, Panda, who joined us 8 months after Pixel. We expected the three to get along, and they all do. There are some wild races in the backyard, and occasional tug’ o’ war sessions in the house. My husband and I take all three for walks together.
Like you, I worried how Kodi, the “apple of my eye”would adjust. Just as my older son adjusted to the arrival of his younger brother, so did Kodi adjust to his little sisters. He’s still my special love, but I wouldn’t want to be without any of the three. We love them as individuals and we love our “herd of Havanese”.
I think Kodi’s life has been enriched by the addition of his “little sisters”. And I think adding a second when your first is just about perfect. Kodi was completely adult, settled enough to be a steadying influence on the girls, and help with potty training. They were easy in comparison, because they just followed him in and out, and did what he did. At the same time, he was still young enough to enjoy playing with them.
You’re going to have a great time!