I am seriously looking into adding a GSD next summer ( I have summers off), however I am already feeling guilty! I have 2 dogs currently, both 10 yo old males, one GSD and one rat terrier X. The terrier is my "heart dog", although GSD are my favorite breed. He is my little baby, has slept with me ever night of his 10 years unless I was away. Of course me and Rocky are bonded as well, but he is of course more aloof and just needs to be in the same room, and will let me know when he needs attention
I know Rocky is getting up there in age, although he has always been, and for a senior still is, in spectacular health - we are seeing the first signs of slowing down including moderate arthritis.
I know this sounds silly but I am afraid they will feel left out or something when I take the new puppy places. Am I over reacting? Has anyone experienced these feelings?