- 6 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
My FI has wanted a coonhound forever- almost as long as I have wanted a great dane, he compromised for me, and after about a year of searching for a responsible, reputable breeder, we got on a waiting list and we got Prudence, a beautiful black great dane, just after christmas. She is now almost 6 months old. We had always planned on getting 2 dogs, we were thinking that when Pru was around 2 we would start looking into rescues for “his” dog (since Pru is “mine”, but you should see them cuddle on the couch 😉 )
Well, earlier this week, Prudence’s breeder text me asking if I knew anyone interested in a Black and Tan coonhound (she didnt know that was FI’s favorite breed), her friend is very involved in rescue and will fostering a dog they will be transporting here from NC so she isn’t put down. I asked for more information and she said she is 2, very sweet, and they will find out more as soon as she can.
I got an email the next day from the woman who’ll be fostering her. She gave me her phone number and suggested putting in an application with the rescue, just incase. The phone call went really well, and she added me to the rescue’s fb group, posting that she had a good feeling about her ‘match’ of me and the BandT.
FI is over the moon thinking about having her home, but the thought of Pru still being a pup is weighing on me. Of course, with the hound being two (the age we wanted Prudence to be when we add dog number 2), she wont be puppy crazy mode, and she was an owner surrender so Im hopeful there are some manners, even if its not formal command, but is Prudence going to be jealous? Will this be stealing time away from her, or will she enjoy a playmate all the time? Pru is really good with dogs, and LOVES being with my parents’ and my sister’s dogs. We are planning on doing training classes separately so they have time with us alone, but will she have a crazy teen phase and be out of control?
Of course this all hinges on the new dogs temperament and if Prudence likes her, but if their meeting goes well, I dont want to start this ‘relationship’ with mixed feelings about the new dog
Im TOTALLY over thinking this, but Im looking for advice- the situation seemed like fate before, but will this be a bad call for Pru?