2 or More dogs...
Oliver was an only child for about 2.5 years and very attached to me... to the point where he really didnt want to go to anyone but me. If I was sitting on the couch, he was in my lap. Stuck to me like glue. Now that I have Rosalita, who is even more of a "velcro dog"--extremely loving and needy, she has kind of taken over. She is sweet as pie, but very demanding of attention.
I try to be aware and give them both equal lap time, but she is constantly taking over and it seems like Oliver kind of looks on and sulks and doesnt take the initiative the way she does.
I cant imagine what it must be like to have kids and try to be fair and give them all equal time!! Has anyone else dealt with this and how did you handle it so the first dog (child!!) in the picture still feels loved?? I know more cuddles and separate walks, etc.. buta nything else??
The good thing about it is that people have commented how much more friendly Oliver is towards other people now that there is another dog around!
Holly, Oliver, Rosalita, and Scarlett