So. Glenn wasn't really ready for a puppy when Darby came to live with us; he wanted the freedom of no dogs at home for awhile and I wore him down. (smile) But, I resigned myself to having just one dog, even though I wasn't too happy about it. I decided one dog and a marriage was better than two dogs and a divorce!
Then Bonnie came to live with us when Erika left to do her internship and Christian's work hours wouldn't allow him to keep her. At this point, Darby has spent most of her life either with her litter mates or with Bonnie for company when she couldn't be with humans.
When Bonnie goes to Erika and Christian in their new home in Virginia this fall when the weather cools off enough to allow her to be shipped, can you imagine how lonely Darby will be?*
I think Darby needs one of these:**
Now, I just have to convince Glenn.
* (I think Bonnie will be lonely, too, but she spent the first five years of her life as the only dog -- a position I think she just might be happy to resume!)
** This little tri-colored Cardi is named Pumpkin. Her registered name is (tentatively) "Coedwig's American Pie" and Leda is reserving her for me for a bit while I work on wearing Glenn down again!