The question of the week at the Good household is should we get another dog? We started thinking about getting another dog this fall sometime, thinking it might be good for Lucy to have a playmate. She is a very high energy dog, and seems to get bored a lot. When she's bored, she gets into things. She steals shoes, and gets up on the counter, and gets into the garbage can, and the list goes on. We thought a playmate might help with some of that.
When we were in IA at Jake's mom's house and Lucy was not getting along with the dogs there, we thought nope, no way. But then we went to my parents house, and my sister had her two pups there. One was about Lucy's age, and they seemed to get along really well. So we flip flopped again.
When we got back to TX we had a session with our dog trainer, and I asked her what she thought about getting another dog. I'm not even kidding her face lit up, she thought it was a great idea. I got the sense that maybe she had been wanting to suggest this, and had lots of good advice.
So last Friday, I went to the Human Society, and found the cutest little Beagle. He is about 8 months out and has a great personality. I brought Jake to meet him on Sunday.
I think we are both about 90% of the way to saying yes, let's get another dog, but we certainly have some fears. I think the biggest one is. What if Lucy doesn't like this dog, will we be able to bring it back to the Human Society without having our hearts broken.
So as of today, we still do not have another dog. I think there is a part of me that worries someone else will pick up the cute little beagle, but I think that is the chance I must take to make sure we are complete certain about this before we bring him home.
I'll keep you posted.