Dear Paws to Talk
I’ve been thinking of adopting a second dog, but I want a very little one who can fit nicely on my lap. Some of my friends say I should do it, others say no, because I work full-time and it’s hard enough to take care of Henry. Plus, Henry may not want another dog in his home. Any suggestions for me?
We’re glad you have reached out to us for advice on this very important decision. As you know, adding a dog to your family is a big deal even if you are already a canine parent. We demand a lot of love, treats and fine kibble among other things.
Before you do anything, sit down and put your paw to paper. Write out a schedule of what a typical day in your life is like. See if there is time for this second dog. Thoughts can run wild in our minds until we write them down. The paper doesn’t lie.
If you do get a second dog, Henry will need sometime to adjust. However, we think this could be a good thing for him. When you leave the house for work, he will have a friend to talk to and play with. Beware of any mischief that the pair will likely engage in.
Ultimately, you hold the answer to this question somewhere within you (it could be stuck in your collar). No one else knows better what you are capable of than you.
If are able and willing to give a second dog a good home, we think you should. Otherwise, Henry is going to have to learn how to sit on your lap.
Bella and DiDi
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