Teddy is a Boston Terrier and I have had him since he was a puppy. He belonged to my family but always had a bond with me and when I went moved to Columbus he came with me. I always felt like he needed a friend to play with but it was just never the right time. Then I met Alex (my husband), and he fell in love with Teddy. Secretly I think he loved the dog before he loved me.
Fast-forward three years and we noticed that Teddy was starting to slow down. He was getting older and we could tell a huge difference in his demeanor. We took him to the vet and she said he was fine but was just getting older and maybe could use a pal. So we started talking with people about the possibility of adopting another dog. A few weeks went by and my brother called and said someone was giving away a Boston Terrier, Max, and that he would go to the pound if we did not come there and get him immediately! The only problem was that they lived in Indiana – a three-hour drive from us – and it was already 5 p.m.
Alex said there was no way he was going to let Max stay one day in a pound and so we hopped in the car and drove and picked him up that evening.
Max is not an easy dog to live with…he has anxiety issues, he has chewed up so many things we’ve lost count and he has a pee problem. But for the last year and half he has helped Teddy transform back into the high-energy dog he once was. Max and Teddy have been inseparable from day one, despite the fact that Max had never been properly socialized; he just took right to Teddy.
These two dogs love each other so much; from the minute they wake up they are together. They love taking walks, eating their kibbles and getting baths together! Even when we go to bed at night, they like to snuggle with each other and sleep. Going forward, I’ll always have multiple pets because you just can’t beat the feeling you get from knowing that there is always someone there with them and they are never alone.
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