Should I get another puppy? Help me decide!
I already have three dogs: a 9 year old, neutered male shih tzu, a one year 2 month old neutered male cocker spaniel, an older, neutered male golden retriever which I got at the SPCA so don't know his real age. They get along, though the cocker is sometimes snitty at the golden. My exhusband's and my English Mastiff died this summer when she was staying with me. I was so sad to see her struggle and go. I found a breeder who actually has a litter which is related to her line (a great, no hip dysplasia, no cardiac, no eye problem certified line). I already put down money on a female puppy, but I am having misgivings about being able to manage so many dogs. Well. I know I can manage them, but isn't it a puppy's natural right to be the center of attention and there is no way that could happen except when it is her turn. My heart wants this puppy. My heart fears the increased pack activity when a female joins. Of course I will get her spayed. Your detailed thoughts would be much appreciated.