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31 Responses

  1. Christine Lowe

    I enjoyed your post and believe me when I say I feel ya sister. My husband and I have always had dogs. The hubby soon learned I was never satisfied with just one.

    Our first dog was a cute Doberman puppy. I knew this was my dog when he threw himself in my lap and looked at me with those adoring puppy dog eyes.

    Fast forward many years and many dogs later and our two dog family (a dobie and a dobie look a like wild girl)
    became three when a friend could no longer care for her dog. We (read me) honored my friend’s request and Prince, the 180 pound Mastiff, came to live with us.

    If you ever doubt your husband’s commitment, try bringing 180 pounds of slobbering, shedding dog into the family. I can’t imagine life without the Mastiff now. I wonder if the hubby would notice a second mastiff in the house?

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    • Amy Vansant

      Wow – Mike’s head would explode if I brought home a Mastiff! Good for you and your lovely and patient husband!

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      • Barbara VW

        I have had multiple dogs and what you see is what you get in behavior. It’s just not because they are missing their alpha(s). Your dog doesn’t know what he wants, except for the monsters (in size) to leave. Then it will be only 3. My Chihuahua (as a puppy 8 weeks, maybe) wouldn’t eat her puppy food. She would walk over the large lined up food bowls and try to eat a very large (to her) piece of food.

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  2. Catherine McDonald

    I had to laugh with you. I also started out watching one dog and then the kids moved back in with two more. They’re American bulldogs and they’re not small. My king-sized bed is too small for all of us. It’s 114 degrees during the day and 80 at night. Lots of rain and heat. Three wet dogs. Not fun. Sympathize with you. Good luck sweety.

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    • Amy Vansant

      Been lucky with the rain so far, but with one dog or another on me all night, it was like having hot flashes!

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  3. Sheila Gordon

    Amy, I have the same problem. My daughter and grand son moved in with their cats. My couches look like yours. Everything covered with sheets and my stairs covered with tape so they can’t rip my carpeting to shreds. They also want their tummy scratched all the time.

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    • Amy Vansant

      Bother-in-law Gary had a cat to relocate too, but I’m allergic and dodged that bullet!

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  4. Jackie Ford

    I hear ya we had 4 kids, two Newfoundland dogs and a husky all at the same time fun times lol

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    • Amy Vansant

      We get a niece and her friend from the Naval Academy this weekend, so our house has definitely moved from quiet as a church to chaos. I’m sure she’ll make me pancakes though, so it’s all worth it. 🙂

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  5. Jackie Weger

    So funny. Love the sheets! I use ’em too. I’ve now a shower curtain for a window curtain since the cats shredded the fabric drapes to climb topside the rods and survey their kingdom. I’ve already sent two sofas to the burn pile…I live in a dog house and a cat house~which is not the same as a whorehouse. Tweeted and shared the giveaway.

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  6. Terri Rinko

    I’ve never had a pet and feel deprived! So much fun and companionship I have missed out on! Maybe someday when situations change.

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  7. Joanne Kocourek

    Love this post, Amy. We have 3 Goldens (4 until 2 weeks ago) and often have dog blankets, etc. Yet, I can’t imagine life without them. Fortunately ours are all superbly trained service dogs and that alone more than compensates fot all of the Golden fur. Our furniture is covered with comforters.

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  8. Gina Smith

    This is so funny. I really enjoyed reading it. That many dogs all at once would be a shock. We have 4 dogs and have had as many as 5. But ours came in gradually. I didn’t have animals until I was an adult and now I couldn’t be without them. Mine are all rescues and several of them came with separation anxiety and it helps for them to have each other when we leave.

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    • Amy Vansant

      I always thought if I was alone I’d end up adopting everything I spotted! Turns out it is a LOT of personalities to juggle! I’m sure I could get used to it though. 🙂

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  9. Suzanne Walker

    I haven’t had any personal space since I had my daughter 30 years ago. I have always had pets and they love to follow me everywhere. I can’t take my dog anywhere except just to ride because she always has to get out of the car with me (a shepherd/lab mix means she is big enough to get her way). I kid the zoo that if they trip me on the stairs they will be living without me – doesn’t seem to matter. But aren’t they wonderful!

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  10. Nancy

    Have a rescue greyhound that’s over 100 lbs, very large boy!! Would luv to add more except he seems to like the solo life with no siblings!! 😢

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    • Amy Vansant

      We talked about a second dog lots of times but didn’t do it for the same reason. Gordon likes being king of the castle!

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  11. Jane Geiger

    Amy,

    Loved your post! But I have a huge question?? What is personal space? I haven’t had any for so many years (albeit by personal choice!), I’ve forgotten what it’s like.

    My husband (who’s an animal lover, too) and I at our highest had 18 furbabies at once, along with 2 bearded dragons (Aussie lizards). And all in a ranch style house!

    We’re currently down to 4 dogs; a Maltese, 2 Jack Russells, a Dobie-Lab mix; and 4 cats; a long-hair tuxedo, 2 shorthair blacks, and a gray and white shorthair tuxedo.

    They all follow Mom and Dad around the house all the time; can’t even close the bathroom door, because they all want to be petted. It’s like an assembly line, one comes in, gets their pet, the next one comes in and the first leaves, ect.

    The dogs are crated at night, but all the cats sleep with us. And I always say my house doesn’t have dust bunnies, it has dust RABBITS! But I wouldn’t be without them.

    Gordon and Lucy are gorgeous, and Brock looks like a sweetie. Enjoy them!

    Jane

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  12. Teri Miller

    I love dogs, but the past few years have been full of cats. As many as 5 in a small apartment. That’s a lot of personalities!! I’m back down to 2, and I miss the others.

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  13. Sharon Baker

    Have had digs mist if my life. Since my last one passed I haven’t replaced. Loosing him was so hard

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    • Amy Vansant

      Mike and I will probably curl up and die too when Gordon does. You can even ask how old he is without us tearing up. 🙂

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  14. Sharon DiPrima

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  15. Patti Griner

    At one point I had 5 dogs! I know exactly what you are feeling. They ALL slept with me in my queen size bed while my son slept in his crib and my guy slept on the couch! Feeding time was a joke, but I had a fenced in backyard and a doggie door so they could come in and out at their leisure. They always had to be with me, and even tried to get in the bath with me a few times! But I loved them all, and they showed me their love in so many different ways.

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  16. Robyn K

    I love your dog adventures. Thank you for making me laugh and smile. 😊

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  17. Elayne Coakes

    I know the feeling about unexpected guests – ours were cats. We had 2 and then our daughter came home with a stray whose ‘home’ – a local pub, was undergoing renovations and she couldn’t stay. She was pregnant. The vet said,’well she is only about 10 months herself, so only 2 kittens at most’. You guessed it. 6! 9 cats now in our household. We had to keep them until they were weaned. One of our existing cats was not best pleased – she was part siamese and showed her disgust by going out as much as she could. but it was so sweet when all 6 kittens climbed on my lap – extended down my legs and snuggled in for a love… we kept one kitten, the runt of the litter, but the rest and mum went to good homes. Mum was neutered!

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