A while ago, I introduced you to Baby Bea, Farm Buddy's sister's new puppy. There was much agonizing about getting a new puppy because they were worried that the old dog might feel upset and upstaged by a new puppy.
It has been my experience though, that most, not all, but most, older dogs enjoy having a puppy around. It is the nature of dogs to be a part of a pack and pack means older dogs raising and training the pups. A puppy can often bring a lot of new life and joy into an old dog's world and a good old dog is the best trainer a puppy can have.
Linda was going to put off getting a puppy even though she really wanted one, but then a friend of hers who raises Goldens had just the right puppy and the temptation was unbearable. While FB and her sister were obsessing over this, I told them that Linda should just get the puppy. Life is short and if you have the time, space, money and energy for a puppy then you should have one. If you have a pair of sweet, older Goldens who love company, than you should definitely get the puppy.
Fortunately, I was right. Sadie adopted little Bea after the first few days and absolutely loves her new puppy.
So does everyone else.
Bea has been a big hit....
and, she is learning all she needs to know from her mentors.
There is nothing like a good pack.