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Old 01-21-2005, 02:07 AM
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Toki is my first yorkie and Im totally in love with this breed and thinking about getting another one. I love Toki's personality and Im wondering if this is a yorkie thing. I can't have another dog in the house or my mom will kill me. Just wondering if you guys feel the same way with your own dog.
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Old 01-21-2005, 04:12 AM
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Yes Yes Yes. My whole family has said good lord you have a dog but you still look on at the rescue site, you kiss on other ogs (not in front of Snoop)and I still yearn for a whole pile of resucue pups; so yeah I do. Here is an idea, get another Yorkie that is identical and you can just pass it off as the same one.
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Old 01-21-2005, 09:49 AM
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Tell your Mom she should be glad you're not addicted to Filas!

I don't ever want to be without a German Shepherd/GSD/mix, but now I can't imagine life without Filas either. And two is better than one! I'd be up for Fila rescue, but I won't bring home an adult dog that outweighs Bimmer 2:1. It just wouldn't be fair to him; he's the top dog and will remain in that position, but the possibility of his place being challenged by a dog that much larger just isn't something I'm willing to risk.

I think it will be fun to see him be "Uncle Bimmer" to Shiva and Kharma's pups one day.
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Old 01-21-2005, 12:07 PM
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I'm totally addicted to Blondie!! And everybody else in the family is, even my mom who didn't want dogs in the first place. But he's so sweet and affectionate, he wins everybody's heart! Most of our usual visitors love him and pet him when they come, because he's so energetic and gets so happy when people he knows come over! He's just so friendly and a wonderful addition to our family!
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:30 PM
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Of course! How do you think I ended up with 4 dogs? LOL! When I was married and had to go along with hubby's wishes...eh-hem...we only had one dog at a time. The minute I was divorced (that wasn't the reason....LOL) I went out and got my first Chihuahua to go with my Lab.....then another.......then my Doberman, a breed I've always been obsessed with. Now it feels like I have a well rounded doggie family. LOL.

Of course, there are downsides to having multiple dogs, (travelling, vet bills, dog hair) but mostly I love it!
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Old 01-21-2005, 01:52 PM
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I'm totally addicted to my pups and I really want another!! lol (My parents aren't too thrilled with that idea though.....lol) My parents better hope a Boxer (or Frenchie, or Rottie, or Pitte, or Dobe, or Bulldog, or......) doesn't come into the animal shelter near us or they will never hear the end of it......lol
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Old 01-21-2005, 02:22 PM
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I am addicted to my girls and puppies. I absolutely love puppies. I would bring home every puppy I saw if I could. But, right now, I've got my hands full with my two, and I don't know what I would do without them. If something ever happened to one of them, I don't know what I would do. I would be so heartbroken...
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:50 PM
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When I was a kid I thought I wanted to have lots of dogs when I grew up but the reality of it changed my mind. I've done a lot of rescue work and fostering dogs and have had as many as 8-10 at a time. Taking care of them became work, they didn't get nearly as much personal attention as they wanted, and I didn't form close bonds with more than a couple. I prefer to have deep, special relationships with fewer dogs rather than casual ones with many.

I think two dogs is the perfect number for me. I have a Lab and a Boxer now. When I am busy they can keep each other company, but two dogs are less likely to fight than three or more. When renting, it can be difficult to find landlords who will allow pets at all, much less indoor dogs, and many cities have limits on the number of dogs even if you own your house. We walk/run five miles nearly every day and it's hard to control more than two dogs, especially large ones, when we encounter situations such as loose dogs. I like to travel, and more than two dogs is a problem there as well, as far as room in the car, potty breaks and walks, finding motels that will accept them all, etc. I can foster a third dog temporarily now (and I do take in and find homes for strays whenever I see them), but if I had three dogs I don't know if I'd be willing to take on a fourth. Besides my own selfish reasons of not wanting to deal with that many, it would rob my current dogs of the level of attention they are accustomed to, which wouldn't be fair.
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Old 01-24-2005, 05:01 PM
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I'm totally addicted to Ginger and Golden Retrievers in general. They are a very smart, beautiful, and easy to train breed. Only thing I'm not addicted to is having to clean up their hair :P
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Old 01-24-2005, 08:33 PM
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I agree! I am totally addicted to standard poodles. Farley was my first and w/i a yr I wanted a second one. When he was about 1 1/2 yo I got Chloe. He is now almost 6 & she is 4 and I am finding myself really wanting another one to join the family. But I have decided that as long as I am working full-time it wouldn't be fair to any of them. I have no doubt tho that once I retire (not soon enough! ) I will definitely have at least 3 of these fantastic creatures!
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