The conversation topic is a familiar one, both with Big Bro and with Little Bro.
This morning, though, it was all Little Bro, as Big Bro is sleeping in today...
So, here is the gist of our conversation:
I think that we REALLY need to get Elliot a friend.
(Not like I have not heard this a thousand times before, but I always enjoy hearing the boys' rationale for getting a second doggie)
Well, you know, he gets into laundry...
Yes, I know that ALL too WELL...
Well, if he had a friend, then he wouldn't do that!
Then, we would have two dogs getting into the laundry.
No, that would not happen. That is not how it works, Mommy.
How do you know this, that we would not just have more snagged socks and undies, towels and t-shirts that would be chewed on, etc.?
Well, I have a brother right?
Well, I don't chew on the clothes and neither does my brother...
You see, if you have a brother, you don't chew on clothes.
Elliot chews on clothes because he doesn't have a brother.
Since we can't get Els a brother, we could get him a friend, because brothers are supposed to be best buddies. See Mom, Elliot really needs a friend who can be like his brother!
Well, that is a neat way of explaining it, but for now, think we will keep with just Els.
You know, your friends just got a puppy. They named their new puppy Bella.
Maybe he can have a play date in a few weeks with Bella. You boys could all play together and Elliot and Bella could get to know each other.
Luckily, for this morning, this seemed to appease Little Bro enough that he went back to eating his breakfast and dropped the "Let's get a second doggie" conversation for now...
He is probably right.
Elliot would probably like a friend...but the thought of two dogs just seems a little too much at the moment.
We love Els, but he keeps us busy all on his own...he has a myriad of doggie toys, but has an affinity for the laundry he can snag!
|Our Dear Pup, Elliot, a.k.a. Els...to know him is to love him!!!|
Just curious as to how many readers have two or more dogs.
What are your thoughts?
I am not caving in, at least for today...but sometimes, it does sound tempting to get a second doggie.
For now, the only extra doggies we will be getting in the near future are the stuffed animal variety.