Ooookay, when I'm done college and everything and have a good job, and move to the country (that's Sean and I's plan :), I would like to get another dog for Diesel so he has someone to play with and relate to, the cats just don't do it for him LOL The thing is he is very protective and jelous when it comes to me. Even if I'm petting my kitties Diesel will come over and try to interfere or just act silly to get my attention on him. I don't know if he'll get along with another dog or just hate it cause I'd have to give it lots of attention too..... I'd get a female cause D's a male.... well this won't be for a couple of years but just wondering if anyone has any helpful opinions on the matter.
PS. The new family member would be a golden
***Edited By: Diesel Brown on 2/20/2006 11:51:05 AM*** Reason: add
Yeah, anyway...is this the same Sean that you were leaving last week? And now, you're making long term plans with him? Please, please, please...DON'T get another dog! From everything you write on here, you can barely handle one!
Diesel I honestly can't believe you are looking to get another dog. I know you say in the future but come on. So far you have been very inconstant about your dog and your life. One minute you want to get rid of Disel, the you are gonna keep, then get rid of him and back and forth. Then you say you are leaving this board. But then waffle on that idea several times. The you wanna leave your old man now you don't. Please pick a path and go with it. And for the love of dog don't get another dog anytime soon. i fear if you do you'll have problems with it as well. No more pets please.
i think you are just young and not sure what you really want in life yet. i have to agree with the others. you have changed your mind a few times and when it concerns your dog, that should be a given. if you really love your dog, you wouldnt have to ask wether or not to keep him. giving him up would not even be an option. maybe you should not think about another dog and instead, focus on the one you already have. give him all the love and attention he needs. spend more time with him and maybe some of his bad habits will stop. you said in another post that he was jealous. getting another dog could be a disaster . he may not accept it until he his secure in his relationship with you. it doesnt sound like that has been accomplished yet.
I'm sorry...but it's to the point where people can't even take you seriously. Look back at the number of posts that you have written about wanting to sell your dog, just last week was the issue with Sean. You can't seriously be thinking about getting another one.
Wow, these are the kind of responses I was expecting. Now I know I'm not posting on here anymore. I wanted to come back to the forum cause there are some very helpful people on here but thats one in about 100. Well if any moderators read this, be sure to erase my forum name cause I won't be back.
Your Welcome. Just trying to help. Please work on Diesel only for right now and have fun with him.....maybe try agility. JRT's like that. I know that you are not planning another dog for a couple years, so don't think about it until then, in the mean time, play with Diesel and cherish the time that you have with just him. It is a critical and VERY important time and he needs as much one on one time with you as he can get.
But my advice to you regarding getting another dog would still have to be not to do it. I'd say enjoy your little guy, maybe you could even get into an activity with him. There is no shame in having just one dog, especially one that has had lots of training, exercise, and attention.
Wow, these are the kind of responses I was expecting.
if these are the responses that you expected, then whats the problem ? you asked. you got replies. everyone is just givenG their honest opinions. they may not be what you want to hear, but like you said they are what you EXPECTED. if you can not accept all opinions, even the ones you dont like, then maybe its better not to ask questions . not everyone is rude, just honest.
Some of you keep commenting on Sean and I, well we have been together for 6 years and we have our little spats. The post I posted before was out of anger cause we got in a big fight that day. But what relationship doesn't have probs? And I didn't post that about him for relationship help resons, I was simply saying "sean and I might take a break and I have no where for Diesel to go, any suggestions?". And FYI sean and I do plan on getting married one day.
And all those posts about rehoming D were out of good conciece for him. I didn't think the life he has was good enough for his breed, but I was wrong. I realize as long as him and I are close, have a loving realationship and we understand eachother, then he'll be a happy dog. And he is a very happy dog, and I do love him so much. I never wanted to get rid of him cause I couldn't handle him, I just was thinking about him and his happiness and that's all. I wouldn't trade him for anything in the world, he's a great little guy and I love him so much.
I really don't want to leave this forum but everytime I post, looking forward to some good advice, all's I get back is negative remarks and very unecessary comments. (except for a few people who I love to hear from :))
***Edited By: Diesel Brown on 2/20/2006 4:57:14 PM*** Reason: add
Diesel.....I am reposting this in case you missed it....
"Your Welcome. Just trying to help. Please work on Diesel only for right now and have fun with him.....maybe try agility. JRT's like that. I know that you are not planning another dog for a couple years, so don't think about it until then, in the mean time, play with Diesel and cherish the time that you have with just him. It is a critical and VERY important time and he needs as much one on one time with you as he can get."
Also, I posted........
"BTW, a JRT and a Golden probably would not be the best match as both have VERY different temperments and energy levels. JMO"
IF you decide that someday you want to get another dog that is fine, but make sure you do LOTS of research on it and get something that will be compatible with Diesel. Make him your first priority. ALSO, taking D to agility and obedience may tell you how he will do around other dogs. It will be a bonding time, manners for him, and a time for you to see how he reacts to other dogs.
It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out what kind of responses you would get to this question. Maybe you should be one of those people who ask a question and then say, "I only want people who agree with me to respond." And besides, you can learn just as much from negative responses as positive responses. I guess the negative responses just hurt your feelings, to which I say, "Grow up!"
Diesel Brown, You bet not leave this forum! Some of us on here had lelf at one time including my self but came back why? b/c it's a fun site to be on and if all the old timers leave, this forum would be borning if it something you dont like to hear- just say thank you and go to a different topic. I didnt say anything wrong to you so why taKE IT OUT ON ME & TEACUP WE MIGHT NEED SOME HELPFUL INFO FROM YOU. First Katz try to leave us now you.I wish people will stop saying they're leaving b/c you be surprise how people feel about you & care. Think about it.
Diesel,I have stayed out of your posts for quite a while now but here goes.Maybe in the FAR future you would be able to get another dog.Maybe when your ready to get a dog you could foster a dog or babysit a dog.,to see how Diesel will react.We fostered a scottish terrier/poodle mix and she ddint like to be in a home with other dogs.She would use the bathroom all over the house be cause of it.And now in her forever home she has never once had an accident.You would have enevr guessed because she LOVED to play and snuggle with other dogs.But she didnt wnat them in her house.He may do fine though.My rottie is like that and will poush other dogs out of the way for attention...but he has no problem with them.I dont think a golden and a diesel would do good together.I think a schnauzer would be better.Tehy come in 3 sizes too.He needs something that can go all day long with roughhousing and playing.My female cocker would be great for him..because she has his attitude.
Plz dont get a dog until you have the time,money and the space for one.
To teacuphouse and cockerlover, Thanks for the replys, they were nice. Teacup- I laughed at your post, it was cute:) I know, I don't want to leave but I just wish some people would realize they can say what they want and state their opinion on things without being critical and mean about it. I went to some other dog forums but this one is the best one :( I was sad when I got so many nasy replies, but whatever, your right I just should ignore them. And I like a lot of people on here. Anywho, I'll just come here once and a while and only say positive things and not ask for advice I guess. It gets taken the wrong way... Thanks again ladies, from Sarah :)
P..s. I saw 8 Below, it was sad but it had a happy ending and it was soooo good. The dogs were amazingly georgus!!! :)
***Edited By: Diesel Brown on 2/22/2006 11:42:37 AM*** Reason: spelling