My last dog, Abby, was such an amazing dog that I decided I would get a second dog. She was 5 years old when I started searching for Kyleigh. (Yes, I already knew her name LOL).
On July 6 2012 I brought Abby in to the vet to get titred. My regular vet wasn't there. The "substitute vet" vaccinated her instead. She died 24 hours later.
On July 7, 2012 the breeder called to tell me that she had 8 puppies ... 4 males and 4 females. She wanted to know when I'd like to bring Abby over to meet with some of the puppies to help "pick" my puppy. (Contrary to most people on here with their breeders, I was allowed to "pick" the puppy that I wanted!)
I lost it ... bawled my eyes out for a good 10 minutes. My breeder was AMAZING. She stayed on the phone with me for over an hour, just talking. I told her I wasn't sure if I wanted the puppy right now. She assured me that I had at least a month to determine whether or not I wanted Kyleigh.
End result of course is that I went up on the long weekend in August and came home with Kyleigh ... at 9 weeks.
Abby was the ONLY dog that I've ever had that I would have had a second dog with. She was simply an amazing dog - leader of other dogs, calm, confident, never lost her cool, teacher to puppies, she was phenomenal to watch interact with all dogs.
She loved my parrots, the ferrets that I used to have, and has always loved all of my cats. I was hoping she would pass that love on to Kyleigh ... didn't happen, not even vicariously LOL
Kyleigh has so much energy, drive and stamina that I wouldn't be able to have two dogs. With two parrots and a cat ... another dog would simply be too much.
I do so much with Kyleigh one-on-one that I don't think I would be able to give the second dog as much time as I give to Kyleigh.
Marion’s Zoo-Kyleigh, Raylan-cat, Echo-TAG,