As dog owners we all love our fur babies . We have 2 and I am sadly starting to realize they are both seniors and although still very active and healthy they are aging . The beast and I both have always had a dog even as kids so I am questioning if we are ready to not . On one hand the committment is a factor , it woudl be freeing to not have to make travel plans around a dog trather that be a pet sitter or taking it with and making sure we have everything in the coach they need (leashes, bowls, food, pet friendly area ) . On the other hand the companionship of a dog is awesome , they love unconditionally and are always glad to see you when you come home from a long day or even just wanting to set with you and just be content . They eash have their own personality and temperment . For example, Mimi our chihuahua is very possesive over the beast and is sure to let me know when I am too close by nudging her self between us but at night or when she isn’t feeling good she wants her momma . And as for the boxer …well she is special , If you have ever spent much time around a boxer you know they are big and goofy and usually want to play but can also be very loving and affectionate at least that is how our Roxy girl is . We have had 2 other dogs go over the rainbow bridge the past year and that is heart wrenching to go through as you raise them as part of your family and loosing them hurts just the same . Lately I have been thinking of the future and asking if I want to prepare ourselves now and get a puppy that we can raise along side our current 2 so that they will be there to help the little one learn and make the adjustment easier with house training and other things a puppy needs to learn . But then I think will a puppy annoy the chihuahua . We have a couple of grand dogs that would come over practically daily and Roxy LOVED playing with them and Mimi usually just rolled her eyes and reverted to the bedroom as to not be bothered . Roxy would love a puppy to run with play with and she is so gentle I would never worry about her hurting it . Another question is what breed ? big dog ? small dog ? male or female ? do we shop or adopt ? So many things to concider . We are soon to be empty nesters and will be a little more free to come and go as we please rather that be traveling or not and not having a dog would be easier but would be as happy ? I have a lot to mull over and discuss with the beast I guess . What is your opinion ? anyone else have this situation you have had to make a decision on ? I wil keep you posted on what we decide !
Until next time … Cheers !!