O.k..... I've been offered a Hav pup to add to our household. We have Ricky, as most of you already know, who is 7 1/2 mths. This new pup is 7 mths. old, born 2 weeks after Ricky was.
Hubby was away all week in Orlando, on business so I only got a chance to talk to him about it a couple of hrs. ago. Tonight, we'll be discussing it at length.
I had a lot of questions answered by the owner and am sure this little guy would be a perfect match for our family. My concern is my health and that's why I thought I'd ask members here what they would do.
As much as I know it would "help" having a 2nd dog, allowing Ricky to actually play without me so much during the day when everyone's out of the house exc. me, I also realize that there still is more work with every new pet that comes in. Yes, it's double the costs in everything too.... so that is something we need to think about.
I have a herniated disk in my lower back and sciatica so painful that w/o my meds. I'd be living a nightmare. As it is, I've spent the past two months in extreme pain with only this past week being o.k. and mostly tolerable - new meds are finally kicking in. In the meantime, I keep going to physio and chiro and do some breathing excercises at home. I am thinking it's nuts to want another pet when I'm not sure about how my days are going to be!
On the other hand, Ricky is so bored some days that he's becoming a bit of a 'pest'. I know he is an active one, he loves to run around and goes in and out on the back deck at least 30x/day. He'd love to go for walks all day long, but I can't do that, so I play fetch with him ad infinitum and get him to run up and down stairs, down hallways and the like so he gets some exercise. It would help ME having a 2nd puppy, I think, as it would help keep Ricky busy.
For those of you that have more than one - and I KNOW you all think it's really great to have more than one - I would REALLY like to know the truth about the amt. of work involved. Is it unrealistic for me to think I can do this?
BTW, the other puppy, is sooooooo cute! heeeheee