I’ve debated for two years about getting another dog. Do I? Don’t I?
Part of the reason I’d like one…I think Rosie needs a friend. I always held back in getting another dog because doing childcare and having kids and two dogs in the house seemed like a lot. There were two dogs to let out, two dogs to watch and make sure the kids were being kind to, and two dogs to make sure were being kind to the kids.
Still, I thought another dog might be good for Rosie. She’s a little anxious. She’s so used to it being in a busy house and it’s not as busy anymore. She’s still young and active and likes to romp and I’m not always the best romping partner. Sure I love hanging with her and playing but there are some things another dog can do that a human can’t.
Still, I debated about a dog. Do I? Don’t I? Ah!! What a hard decision. How much more work would another dog be? So, in the back of my mind, these thoughts all ebb and flow.
Do I? Don’t I?
Well, the other day Kalissa sent this dog listing to me.
This is Brieda and she’s at a local rescue. My first beagle was a rescue and she was fabulous. It doesn’t mean this one would be…but I had a good experience and am open to a rescue.
Here is her description:
“Brieda came to Heart after going stray and being in the local pound for a claim, which never happened. She is an estimated 2-3 years old, super sweet, and a really good girl!! She knows to sit and shake, is potty trained, and is kennel trained. She is your typical Beagle who follows her nose, so she needs to ALWAYS be on a leash or in a fenced yard. It’s hard to tell in pics, but Brieda needs to lose 7-10 pounds, & is currently being fed special low-fat food. Her new family needs to be committed to her weight loss and maintenance. Obesity takes years off a dog’s life. She is outgoing, loves to play, loves other dogs, & doesn’t mind cats or chickens. She loves walks and playing with toys. She is very friendly and loves being our your lap or in your bed. She also loves children! She is just waiting for her perfect family to come along. A fenced yard is a requirement and she would love to have a canine playmate.
Brieda’s vet work is complete and her adoption fee is $250.00.
Applications can be submitted at www.heartrescueteam.com”
Do I? Don’t I?
Oh, I debated back and forth. I was having a little of the whole syndrome of when you have one kid at home and are bringing a new baby home. Can I love the new baby as much? Do I have a heart big enough to give more love? Is this going to be the right thing for our family?
All of those thoughts were galloping through my brain. In the end, I looked back at our family and saw I always had enough love and time for another kid. I’d have enough love and time for another dog.
I ended up putting an application in. At this time, I don’t have a fenced yard. I’ve had someone come out and I’ve priced it. I already have a fund I’ve been putting money in to afford a fence as I’ve wanted one for Rosie but don’t have one yet.
I’m sure someone else will likely apply for her and will have a fence so I’m guessing I won’t be in the mix to get her. But…I at least will have an approved application with them so if another dog comes along, I’ll have that already in place.
I’m in no hurry to get a dog. I want the right dog…not just a dog. A dog that is child friendly is the highest requirement…that it’s a beagle is down the list.
In the meantime, I’ll work on getting the fence fund beefed up and will hopefully get that in place too.
I might miss out this time, but I’m confident that the next time when a friend for Rosie comes along, we’ll be a little more ready.
Brieda is so cute and I think Rosie and I would love to have her to hang out with. My hopes aren’t super high simply because I don’t have the fence.
In the end, I want Brieda to go to a home where she is best suited and if it isn’t my house, that’s totally okay. I want her to be happy, loved, and in a place where she can have a forever home.
So…we’ll see. I’ll keep you posted.