We got Shelby when Jake was 14 months old. Jake is a very clingy boy. Shelby is much more independent. If you are thinking of getting another Cavalier for your Cavalier...think again. It may be that you end up with two clingers rather than 1!! Jake's personality and dependence did not change with the arrival of Shelby. My thought was that the two of them would bond and they have but more to me than to each other. I know this is not always the case...but in my case it is. I adore both of their personalities...so different yet each precious.
I have to say that two is not necessarily double the work but more than double. We were hit two years ago with patella surgery and cancer surgery in the same month!!! The patella was planned and arranged the cancer just popped up. No way was I prepared for the expense...but we made it work. This is truly the main reason we have chosen not to add a third.
Loving mom to Jake, Shelby and Micah