Whenever you decide to add a puppy or dog to your home, you take a risk.
If you really want that new puppy or dog, and you’re just utterly in love with the idea of adopting him or her, you’ll tend to ignore or downplay those risks.
As you grow in experience, you’re less likely to allow yourself to utterly fall in love, and more likely to struggle with the risks.
There are many fears, both of your own making, and those that are offered by others.
You fear that they won’t get along with your other dogs; that you aren’t the right one for them, that you won’t do them justice, or you’re not patient or kind enough. You might fear it’s too much work, you have too much on your plate right now or it’s just not the right time.
I had lots of what if’s and Carol and Lynda were patient with me, as I struggled with them.
Finally, I made the decision and I’m so glad I did.
Trust, this four month old puppy, is a wise, gentle, confident and joyous, and simply an extraordinary creature, who has brought greater harmony to our house.
I am so grateful for him.