I recently told my boyfriend that I would like to get another dog sometime, not now by any means but in the future, something we've been talking a lot about lately. His friend and him both agreed that Dick is a singular pet, and wouldn't get along well with another because he's extremely jealous. For instance, whenever I pay attention or give treats to one of my boyfriend's friends pet that comes here, either on a playdate or just for a vist, Dick goes nuts! He starts acting out, one second he's playful with his new furry buddy, the next he's trying to attack him or tear him apart. Even if the dog is twice his size! Luckily, the other pets are usually more mature. That or they laugh to themselves about how stupid Dick is with his 'big dog syndrome'. He thinks he's macho when infact he's just a chubby little piglet ( Here he comes now! ) It's like he knows when i'm talking ( Or typing! ) about him.
He listens to when we talk, you can tell by his ears. Pets know everything we say, I swear. But anyway, back to the point of this thread, would it be wrong to go against Dick's selfish wishes and adopt a new addition to our 'happy' bunch? That is if my boyfriend, Dick and I are still together when the opportunity comes up.
I was thinking another smaller breed, maybe even a pug or a similiar choice so Dick won't feel inadequate, the way he does around larger dogs. But if the new dog is smaller, which most likely it will be especially if we get it as a puppy, then Dick might be a bully. He's some character, i've had many pets and though i've loved them all dearly and the same, i've never come across one quite like my Dick. Like my boyfriend's mother always says, 'he thinks hes people'.
I know many of you have more then one or two pets, have any of you dealt with jealous pets of any sort before? Really, they behave like children. And would this same scenario apply to lets say, a cat? Because i've had felines all my life and plan on having one or two of those again. Plus I have this really bad habit of feeding strays. If i'm not allowed to keep them, I usually end up taking them to the humane society in hopes they'll be adopted. It's better then roaming the dangerous streets. But please, help! Comments, experiences, anything will do.
Also, this is irrelevant to my thread but do any of you notice your pet reacts to an argument in the household or a fight? Dick either tries to join in, defend someone, bite someone or runs off with his ears back. He also dislikes alcohol and can tell when enough is enough.