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    Default Having Second Thoughts About Second Dog...

    As many of you would know from my thread asking for names etc, I secured a GSD male puppy, due to fly down to Tassie approx. early June.

    I am honestly having second thoughts due to my incredible bonding with Logan. I have spoken with a couple of members about this privately, and would like to hear other input and opinions.

    Most of my life I have always been surrounded by more than one GSD at a time. I have loved many, but one alone stands out as my ultimate 'heart dog' - the one above all others.

    I know this is going to sound stupid/silly/weird/freaky...DA is loony...but if I believed in reincarnation, I would swear that Logan is her. Everything she does is so identical to her, but nothing like other GSD's I've had, if that makes sense?

    I feel this terribly selfish desire not to share her with another dog. I feel this strong desire to not share myself with any other dog but her. The very quick bonding I have developed with this girl is very, very strong. She is literally fitting into my life as if she was always with me -look, it's hard to explain, can only hope you all may know what I'm trying to say.

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    If Logan is totally forfilling the love, bonding, sense of being complete.
    Stay with just one GSD.
    This way your focused on her and she on you and the family!

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    You dont sound strange and you dont sound weird ( well any more then usual anyways )

    Those types of bonds dont come along often. Yes we all love ourdogs etc but those 'special' bonds ,where the dog honestly is just an extension of yourself,are few and far between.
    I am lucky to share such with The Loppster and absolutely understand what you are saying.

    I say whilst you are enjoying the time you have dont worry so much about adding another dog to the mix. Enjoy it some more and perhaps 6 months down the track think about things again .
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    Well, she is going everywhere with us. She walks twice a day with me, and the nightly walk with some other members of the family. She is getting a LOT of exercise, but so am I! (Shhh, I've lost weight God Bless her! )

    She fits in the car perfectly, but two would be a squeeze. I could not take two with me everywhere I go like I am with Logan.

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    I have found that when a very, very strong bond is felt it can be incredibly hard to divide your attention equally. This happened with me when I had Ben and another foster Sully. Sully went to another foster carer and is now in his forever home. He wouldn't have gotten to that home if I had kept him there because I would shower too much attention on Ben and not give enough to Sully.

    I guess in my silly round about way I'm trying to say, if you feel that Logan is it, chances are that she is. Same thing as I told you with your house question, it sounds like you've answered your own question

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    I think you're right Ange, and Bo and Cleas and Choppa. I've answered my own question. Now I think i need to talk to breeder of puppy asap to discuss my feelings. I think they will understand perfectly.

    She IS special, I have no doubt about that.

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    Then stick with the one.

    I'm the first to admit I love my boy Whippet more than the others. I love them all but him just a bit more, he's a bit more "mine", I'm a bit more his.

    Do what you want, let the breeder know as soon as you've made up your mind so someone else can slip up the waiting list.

    Ultimately the choice is yours.

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    Follow your heart DA.

    If getting another dog doesn't feel right, just stick with the one, Logan!
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    Totally agree, you follow your heart and your own instincts.

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    If you are having second thoughts then talk to the breeder, I am sure they will understand. Maybe you will change your mind down the track, but until then I think it would be unfair to bring another dog into your home when you're heart's not in it.

    Just enjoy Logan for now! If you are meant to have a second dog, you will KNOW...

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