He is a sweet 'teddy bear' and whines like a puppy when he sees his human friends. He's a BIG lap dog, and leans on people when they pet him. He is absolutely non-aggressive with people, is not resource aggressive ... so, except for playing, he doesn't react if you want his toy or food. In fact, he seems to like physical attention, petting etc., while he's eating! He's not always so accommodating with other dogs, but it seems more like an empty threat, and he does tease other dogs but pushing a toy into their face, then running. So, yes, he does share, but doesn't hug. [Again, he's an 80lb dog, so I have to be careful that he doesn't jump up, lean too hard, and even watch where he wags his baseball bat tail.] That is his picture as my profile/avatar.Hanksimon your dog sounds naturally loveable, LoL, does he share and give hugs?
Not at all. We lost our "almost eleven" year old in November. It was a quick illness and we were very upset (still are). I did start looking for another dog within days of her dying. We do have a fourteen year old dog but the one who died was our walking companion. The fourteen year old can not hear or see so she doesn't go on walks. Anyway, we waited to even take walks without her. Found out a pup we want was born two days after our deceased dog's birthday. I am taking that as a sign (I hope) We plan to pick up the new one next month. Cross fingers and hope she is a good dog.Is it wrong to get another dog soon after a loss? I miss the companionship of my old dog? I don'[t want to replace the personality of the one that passed, just miss having a dog around to take care of and love.
I became a foster, rescue groups save pound dogs on the kill list from being killed & they ask for people to help, you mind them till they're adopted out BUT if you fall in love with them then you have 1st choice to adopt them that's how I ended up with my Patch.Is it wrong to get another dog soon after a loss? I miss the companionship of my old dog? I don'[t want to replace the personality of the one that passed, just miss having a dog around to take care of and love.