Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Orlando, Fl. near Walt Disney World
I'm not worried about the expense. Our Cocker has "pet insurance" (offered through my husband's work) and we will be adding our GSD to the plan as well, as far as food goes, I'm glad that they're both puppies so i don't have to buy two kinds of food, just a bigger bag! lol
for NOW the GSD is, of course, smaller than my cocker but I know that will change at a fairly rapid rate.
LaRen, i was interested to see that you also have a ragdoll. I have a 3 year old seal point lynx ragdoll as well....we have trouble with urinary tract problems and he's on a prescription food, but other than that he is SUCH a great cat!!
I am grateful for the reminder of making sure that we spend separate 'alone time" with the dogs...although it was something I knew....I hadn't really given that thought. I'm glad my husband works second shift....he will be able to spend time with his GSD before he goes to work, my office is in our home, so i will be there regularly to bond, take potty breaks, etc, and then we have two older (high school age) daughters who, once they come home from school will be anxious for some "play and responsbility time" as well.
all in all, what i was most concerned about, was the aggression factor of the GSD towards the cocker and my cat. the breeder was quite reassuring in that she felt there would be no problems, but all she had was an abundance of German Shepherds!!
thanks for the help....I'd appreciate any tips along the way...the largest dog I've ever owned was a Dalmatian.