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    Default Tired of Negative Comments!!

    Hi all,

    Just thought I'd come on and have a little vent. I was so happy when I bought my new puppy Molly (9wks) home last week to be a playmate for Benson (11.5wks) but so many people that I talk to have made so many negative comments about having 2 puppies at once and it's really put a dampner on it all for me.

    It's got to the point that I won't talk to people about them anymore cause I'm just so sick of hearing it. What is with people? Why do they always have to say negative things instead of just being happy for me? Really, it's not as if it's effecting them in anyway so why be like that?

    I thought about it and I decided that I wanted Benson to have company during the day when I was at work and I'm prepared to have a full-on couple of months ahead of me, and I'd rather that, than have to turn around and go through the puppy stage again at another time.

    Anyway, that's my little vent.

    Thanks for reading.

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    Hey jewly
    Awww...don't get down Prove them wrong instead, rub it in if you have to too People just can't help themselves sometimes and it seems like these days they find it easier to criticise then praise/support.
    You know what you've taken on, you're prepared and informed about the pluses and minuses etc and your thinking about what's best for the little guys. Don't worry! You sound like a great doggy mum
    When I decided to get a 2nd dog I got : Why? isn't one enough? double vet bills, Misi's a Staffordshire she could turn on it/kill it
    When I finally found Lola, I got: You shouldn't have 2 girls together, has she chewed all your furniture? you don't even know what breed she is etc
    Well, Lola never chewed, and Misi's the boss but would never hurt her.
    So, chin up Jewly
    We all cop it at some stage

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    Hey just talk to your puppies instead, I'll bet they're pretty positive and happy!!

    Don't worry about it - eveyone has their two cents, whether it's about your dogs, your kids etc. Opinions and comments are easy to dish out, much easier than genuine interest.

    Tell them to mind their own business, it's you has to deal with the pups. If you don't have a problem then why should they?? Just a tiny bit like telling a mother of adopted twins that she's doing it wrong...

    Tell us about your puppy stories - we love them!!

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    I raised two Pug pups together once and it was twice as much work but 10 times as much fun. They are your pups and it's your choice. I personally found it a very rewarding experience.

    I had to deal with a lot of negative comments as well. Did people tell you they would bond with each other and not with you? A lot of people told me that. They also said it would be much more difficult to house train them etc. etc.

    Puck and Luther were actually a breeze to toilet train, competing with each other to earn "good boys" for a job well done. They played well together but were just as people minded as my other Pugs who had been raised as single pups around adult dogs.

    Forget about the knockers and enjoy your pups.

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    Thanks for all your lovely comments guys.

    I'm glad I can come on here and have others who understand where I'm coming from cause it really does help.

    I'll try not to let the comments get to me from now on and just go about enjoying my pups which I am. It's so great seeing them starting to bond with one another and I feel so much better about leaving them home alone all day knowing they have each other for company.

    Probably the worst criticisim came from the people that run the puppy school where I go. I'm glad I took Benson along but I'm really only putting about half of what they're teaching into practice cause I think they go a bit over the top. I want a dog and not a trained robot like their dogs. I also want my dogs to be a big part of the family unlike the way they feel about their dogs. They pen their dogs a vast majority of the time, and make them sleep in crates and only take them out to interact with when it suits them and that's not how I want to be with my dog.

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    I think it is pretty sensible to have 2 puppies at once. Puppies need lots of comfort, activity and love and who best to provide all that but a little playmate who is also growing and learning at the same time.

    I hate the thought of little babies on their own so in my view you're doing a good thing.

    Yes, it will be twice as much cleaning up and effort, but then you get twice as much love as do they, form you and from each other.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    you shouldnt feel like this just dont listen to them.

    also your little brown and white pup looks identical to one of the puppies my sisters dog had a few years ago.

    where abouts are you located?? if your pupps are wanting to meet a new puppy and play around my pup would love to have some new friends. you will just have to make sure you get your pupps vacinated. private message me if you like.

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    Yes,Jewly70, You enjoy your puppy's, And share those two little cutie's and there story's with us

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    When my choc lab Mokha was 4 months old I adopted another lab from a shelter. At first we were told she was about 6 months, then 18 months, turns out she was 1 with no training. It was hard work, I walk and train them seperately but having the two of them is a joy. I am getting the puppy hood through all at once. The only thing that worries me is that they will also get old at the same time as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank View Post
    you shouldnt feel like this just dont listen to them.

    also your little brown and white pup looks identical to one of the puppies my sisters dog had a few years ago.

    where abouts are you located?? if your pupps are wanting to meet a new puppy and play around my pup would love to have some new friends. you will just have to make sure you get your pupps vacinated. private message me if you like.


    Thanks for the offer, but I actually live in Brisbane, so Melbourne's a bit far to go for a playdate..lol

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