So my wife and I are having a
discussion argument over getting a second dog. We have a six year old Lab
who is in good health (especially as the poor bugger is currently on starvation rations to keep him under 34kg. He is a big boy tho who gets loads of exercise. Just not much food ) but I want to get him a companion as he's very sociable and loves walking with other dogs and get a pup for us as I love dogs, my kids love dogs, my wife prefers cats (we've two of those and 4 chickens)
Friend of ours has these to sell:
Good lineage, gun dogs but it would just be a pet for us. A lot smaller than murf but we love labs and wouldn't really consider another breed. And as you can see, quite cute!
My position is dogs are like kids. Two of is not that much more trouble that one. We've enough room in the house/cars for another dog. We have friends who love looking after ours when we're away and happy to take two, we can afford to buy/feed/insure etc so why not.
My wife's posiiton - and I'm treating this as a negotiating gambit - is 'one dog, one wife', 'two dogs, no wife'. And no before you get started, that's not the consequence I'm looking for
So any experience (good or bad) about having a second dog? I know I'll miss murf terribly when he's gone and it'd take me ages to go and get another dog. I really like the idea of having another dog already. I really wouldn't want to be without one now and I can't see any lifestyle changes that would mean they wouldn't live in a really good environment.