I am trying to answer what I would think to be a common question. Should I get a second dog. I have Moses, a male (desexed) golden retriever, who is 4 and I love him to bits. He is the perfect dog, has lovely manners and is no trouble at all around the house. But he seems lonely. Seems lonely, I mean how can I really tell? He loves other dogs down the park but does not get the chance to play often. In the past I have always had two dogs but by fate rather than choice. On one hand I am enjoying how easy it is to live with Moses and worry that I may not be so lucky with the next dog. On the other, I wonder if I am being selfish, my other dogs always loved one another and I work from home and have a good size back yard. There is no way that I wouldn't love it once it became a member of the family (dogs being so easy to love).
If I were to get another dog it would have to be smaller than Mo because I don't think I could walk two big dogs by myself. He is very gentle but do you think that a small dog might get injured by accident? Like if he sat on it or something. I always get the best advice from the website so I would appreciate your opinions and ideas.