+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 30 of 30
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,006
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    See my life is so simple with our dogs. They get a walk in leash every evening. I often take the kids with me after bath but otherwise it's my me time and I love it.

    Our 2 just slot in to our lives so easily. We live a 5 minute walk from a fabulous dog beach and spend most evenings in summer down there with the 4 kids and the 2 dogs just hanging out and splashing in the waves with them.

    Our Jack Russell barely sheds and we clip the retriever in summer so very little hair.

    Some people wouldn't have 4 kids because it's too much work. Many feel that way about dogs. I love having 2 and know that's how it will always be for our family.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    421
    Thanks
    33
    Thanked
    102
    Reviews
    0
    I think we're going to end up taking her. I think DH is taken with her already.
    The only one dog points are very valid but most things don't concern us.
    Our kids are older and we're not having anymore. They are 15, 12 and 6 so I'm not fussing with prams or babies anymore and the boys are more than capable of either taking them for walks or joining us which they usually do anyway. We are 5 minutes from 3 dog beaches so in the summer we are there 3 or 4 nights a week.
    The only thing that I know I'll have to get used to again is all the hair. Our old lab shed so much I don't know how she had fur left and I am a neat freak but as soon as we ripped up our slate and put laminate down, I didn't notice the hair as much and I did get a robot vacuum 😆 I tend to vacuum every other day anyway.
    The poo will suck but it's the boys job to pick it up everyday so it's not that much of an issue.
    We also have lots of friends and family who we can leave them with if we have too.
    I'm still anxious about it but that's because I am the most indecisive person I know and have to analyse everything to death but we're kind of already talking like she's here 😉

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to CanadianKangaroo For This Useful Post:

    Frankenmum  (20-11-2015)

  4. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    At the beach
    Posts
    10,495
    Thanks
    1,430
    Thanked
    9,006
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/10/14100 Posts in a week
    Yay! It will be rough at first but at least she's not a tiny puppy. She sounds perfect!

  5. #24
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    1,887
    Thanks
    941
    Thanked
    1,448
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I love having three dogs and I'll always have two dogs. I find its better they keep each other company.

  6. #25
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Posts
    575
    Thanks
    275
    Thanked
    341
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I love having two dog! We have two labs, 5 and 1 and wouldn't have it any other way! Two puppies though that's definitely going to be a lot of work. I would probably wait a year or so to get the second.

    It is much more work as everyone has said, more food, more poo, more money but so much more love. My heart melts every time they snuggle together ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1447932606.339390.jpg

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to A&S For This Useful Post:

    CanadianKangaroo  (21-11-2015)

  8. #26
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,650
    Thanks
    792
    Thanked
    673
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruby_Tuesday15 View Post
    We had one dog. She was great. Then I "had" to have another dog. They egged each other on in the worst exploits and helped each other escape from the yard to go on escapades lol. I'm firmly in the "one dog!" camp lol
    Yep this was us!! Definitely only a one dog family (plus the cat who thinks he's a dog)

    Sent from my GT-I9507 using The Bub Hub mobile app

  9. #27
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Inner West
    Posts
    3,273
    Thanks
    1,892
    Thanked
    1,917
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 19/9/2014Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/7/2014200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianKangaroo View Post
    I think we're going to end up taking her. I think DH is taken with her already.
    The only one dog points are very valid but most things don't concern us.
    Our kids are older and we're not having anymore. They are 15, 12 and 6 so I'm not fussing with prams or babies anymore and the boys are more than capable of either taking them for walks or joining us which they usually do anyway. We are 5 minutes from 3 dog beaches so in the summer we are there 3 or 4 nights a week.
    The only thing that I know I'll have to get used to again is all the hair. Our old lab shed so much I don't know how she had fur left and I am a neat freak but as soon as we ripped up our slate and put laminate down, I didn't notice the hair as much and I did get a robot vacuum 😆 I tend to vacuum every other day anyway.
    The poo will suck but it's the boys job to pick it up everyday so it's not that much of an issue.
    We also have lots of friends and family who we can leave them with if we have too.
    I'm still anxious about it but that's because I am the most indecisive person I know and have to analyse everything to death but we're kind of already talking like she's here 😉
    Ah well the kids would make all the difference. Old enough to help walk the dogs! 👍🏻
    Good for you.

  10. #28
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    2,704
    Thanks
    2,770
    Thanked
    2,509
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianKangaroo View Post
    I think we're going to end up taking her. I think DH is taken with her already.
    The only one dog points are very valid but most things don't concern us.
    Our kids are older and we're not having anymore. They are 15, 12 and 6 so I'm not fussing with prams or babies anymore and the boys are more than capable of either taking them for walks or joining us which they usually do anyway. We are 5 minutes from 3 dog beaches so in the summer we are there 3 or 4 nights a week.
    The only thing that I know I'll have to get used to again is all the hair. Our old lab shed so much I don't know how she had fur left and I am a neat freak but as soon as we ripped up our slate and put laminate down, I didn't notice the hair as much and I did get a robot vacuum 😆 I tend to vacuum every other day anyway.
    The poo will suck but it's the boys job to pick it up everyday so it's not that much of an issue.
    We also have lots of friends and family who we can leave them with if we have too.
    I'm still anxious about it but that's because I am the most indecisive person I know and have to analyse everything to death but we're kind of already talking like she's here 😉
    Ah, having kids that are old enough to be on pooper scooper and walking duty makes all the difference! Can't wait till DS is old enough to pooper scoop!

    She looks like a great big sweetie


 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
ProSwimProSwim Rostrevor runs learn to swim classes for children and adults. Lessons are run during the Summer months ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Transitioning out of swaddlesBabies (3 - 6 months)
Amazing August TTCConception & Fertility General Chat
Stroller for travelProduct Recommendations & Questions
Joyous June/July TTC! #2Conception & Fertility General Chat
Same Sex Parents TTC #5Same Sex Parents
REVIEWS
"Made bed time less anxious"
by Meld85
My Little Heart Whisbear - the Humming Bear reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›