|Barked: Fri Jan 2, '09 11:11am PST |
|I don't think it's wrong to have doubts at all. Getting a dog is a HUGE responsibility. Having three even more so. So, I'd be worried if you weren't a little concerned. As for the leashes I have dachshunds, and they can't be off leash either. It can be a pain as my parents live on a farm, and every time my dogs go outside for anything it's on a leash. Otherwise, they'd catch a scent and be off! I can't take that chance. Good luck, and I'm glad to see you're weighing this decision very carefully.
I think about the dogs I've added, and I gotta admit that Glady and Lucy came with a bit of angst for mom. Lucy was 14 years old, and that's a big decision adopting a dog that could die within a year for all you know. Or turn out to have really expensive health problems. As it turns out, neither is the case! Then Glady turned out to be an allergic, epileptic dog with giardia and gum disease. But finally, FINALLY nine months after her adoption I found the right food, the right treatment for the allergies, and she's doing awesome! Trust me, there were moments of doubt there. Lily on the other hand, I just couldn't take her back to that horrible place where I got her. There were no doubts that I was keeping that poor, scared puppy. And I waited six months to get Trudy, so any doubts were worked through by the time of her adoption.
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