“The hardest thing about the road not taken is that you never know where it might have led.” ― Lisa Wingate,
In an earlier post, Doggie Daycare, I introduced you to a puppy named Star whose owners were considering giving her up. They took her back to their house after the 10 days of training, but, a week later, did decide they didn’t want her anymore. The trainer has had her for about a month, waiting on me to make up my mind as to whether I want to adopt her or not.
It is now time to make that decision. Which road do I want to take? The one I know, or the one I’m not familiar with?
Fortunately, the trainer is a friend of mine and is helping me decide. I have taken Tippy for a couple of visits with Star at her house and they got along great.
The next step was to see how they would get along on Tippy’s home turf. Star came for a visit yesterday and it went great! Star found all of the dead things that Tippy had brought to the yard and Tippy didn’t care! No aggression over any of it!
The stinky bone that Tippy had came apart, so they each took one piece to enjoy.
When Tippy wanted what Star had, instead of growling and fighting over it, she tried to get her to play so she could steal it.
They played great together and relaxed together.
Now that I know they get along so well, I just have to decide if I want the responsibility of having two dogs. If I do, Star is definitely the one. The trainer has told me that she will help and, when I travel without them, she will keep both of them for the same price I have been paying for just Tippy.
The next step is a trial run. When I know I am going to be home for a couple of days in a row, I am going to get her and see what it is like to live with both of them. I hope that will happen next week.
This is day 2 of the 3 day quote challenge. (Yes, a few days apart. Like I have said, life sometimes gets in the way of blogging…as I think it should.) I nominate the following bloggers for the 3-day quote challenge:
If you accept, post 1-3 quotes for 3 consecutive days, and nominate 3 fellow bloggers to do the same each day.