Samwise Posted January 11, 2016 Share Posted January 11, 2016 We've had our greyhound, Sam, for almost two years now (he's just shy of five years old). We love him dearly, and although he is very affectionate and demonstrative for a greyhound, I've found myself longing for a doggy-er dog, one who will play fetch, snuggle enthusiastically, and who is generally more people oriented than Sam. I've posted about it on here in the past, and have been idly looking at adoptable dog posting for several weeks, but after our move to NYC in August and our wedding in October, it's gotten a little more focused. Well, I think we've found the dog that fits the bill! We are fostering-with-intent a lively adolescent (1-2 y.o.) dog, who was billed by the rescue group as a beagle mix. I personally suspect is a Beagle/Italian Greyhound (most likely) or Beagle/Whippet mix, since though he has a beagle colouring pattern, his build is very slight (he can't be more than 20lbs) and his personality is milder than the beagles I've known. He's friendly and very people-oriented, loves to snuggle, but isn't vocal and is fully house-trained. If we do decide to get a second dog, it will be him. The foster period is more to see what our home is like with the two-dog dynamic. We're both very open to seeing if it works, but we're also willing to return him to the rescue if it doesn't, since he's become comfortable with us so quickly that he would probably be happy in any home. The trouble is, I keep feeling guilty for wanting a second dog and for bringing one into our home. When I'm petting our foster, I feel as though I'm somehow betraying Sam. My husband's not helping, since he keeps reminding me "not to forget about Sam." DH was perfectly happy with just us & Sam, so he's a little skeptical of this new addition, but is humouring me to see how things go. As for Sam, he was mildly curious at first, but now generally ignores the foster. DH joked that Sam thinks the three of us have gotten ourselves a pet, and that's fairly accurate to how he's been acting. Am I just anthropomorphizing Sam, or could he really be jealous? Are these concerns totally off base? Quote Sam, formerly known as Macabres Mandate Featuring his humans Alexandra & Paul Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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