Future Plans..Advice Please....
Not knowing where to begin, i will start off by stating the inevitable...if any of you responding knows me, you also know besides Abbey i had a 13-14 year old adopted Eskie whom i wrote on here about plenty of times because there were issues as far as the 2 of them getting along etc. Unfortunately at the end of July i had to put Bani down, it has taken me this long to ask the questions im about to ask, because im dealing with it better now. Long story short after 300.00 of bloodwork and trips to the Vet, he started eating odd things he shouldn't be eating, and was a path of self destruction with blockages etc..he was getting sick, black bloody poop, the whole 9 yards...i thought he was getting better with meds and special food, but then he tried eating a Duraflame Log which i saw with my own 2 eyes...i knew he was literally losing his mind...Vet said he did not have a test for Dimentia, but thats what it sounded like..SOOOO, we made the decision, he was surrounded by the family that loved him for 8 years, and as we held him drifted off into a peaceful sleep...i had him cremated, and now sits on top of Brandy my last GSD who passed.
ANYWAY, sorry so wordy....but because there were some issues with Abbey and Bani, and after speaking to a trainer and a behaviorist...if i ever wanted to get another dog can there be peace with Abbey or was she meant to be a single dog? Both people said if i was going to get another dog to do it soon, if she is on her own too long it may not work out?.....but im not quite ready for that yet, and Abbey is choosy who she likes, they said select an older dog that is calmer, not an energetic young dog, but the type that she will pick up off this calm docile vibe...crazy little dogs drive her nuts...but if she sees a lab playing in the water, she is fine...weird, she is quirky.....anyway, anyone else in this position, and besides an older GSD obviously, any other gentle breeds that can be recommended that are gentle and calm in nature... that she may get along with...
im obviously keeping up with socializing and walks, plenty of exercise and she is so much better, but being young maybe a little maturity too... i would just hope someday she could live in peace with a friend.