Furry Friends Friday: K9 and DVD

May 18, 2012


It’s Furry Friends Friday, sponsored by Pets Add Life (PAL), whose mission is to spread the joy of multi-pet ownership. We love this mission and we’re here to help!

Each week, we feature a new multi-pet household and today we have a wonderful story of how two dogs impact a couple’s life.

Corin writes:

My husband (Matthew) and I adopted Doggie Valentino a little more
than a year ago. My husband had a dog when he was a teen and had
always wanted to adopt another one. But I was scared of the work and
responsibility. I had gone back to school and was busy trying to obtain
a bachelor degree. Finally, we both agreed that it was time to adopt
and we got our little guy from a local shelter.

Then, about about a month and a half ago, we had toyed with the idea
of adopting again. My husband witnessed an accident when a car hit a
stray dog and he saw the dog take its last breath. He came home
visibly shaken and he said, “I think it’s a sign that we need to take in
another dog and spare his life from the shelter.” That’s when we
adopted Kubrick 9. We call them DVD and K9. Those two little guys have
definitely stolen our hearts. DVD is shy and reserved, always scared of
noise. K9 is the complete opposite… curious, hyperactive, and never
afraid… we often call him ‘the little tank.’

Both dogs have such different personalities, and it has been a difficult
period of adjustment, but so far, they seem to be getting along better
each day. Our nervous and shy Valentino seems to have gained tons
of confidence. And Kubrick is such a challenge! He’s a year and a half
and we think he was never trained, because he thinks rules don’t exist!

Still, we love them and I now understand when people say “I couldn’t
imagine my life without my dog(s)” because that’s exactly how we feel.
My husband and I used to travel a lot before the dogs and for a while,
we stopped because we thought it would be too hard… but soon, we
realized that with a little planning and finding pet friendly places
(Motel 6 is definitely our favorite place to stay!), it was still possible to
travel. We even started a youtube channel to share our experiences! Check it out here.

I’m sure both doggies have added tons of years to our lives. I find
myself less stressed and enjoying coming home to unconditional love
from both of them.

Wow, we love that story! Thank you so much, Corin, for sharing. Readers, if you want to learn more about these adorable guys, here’s where you can follow their adventures:

Blog: Traveling with DVD
Twitter: @DVDinLA
Facebook: D-Valentino-Dorio

If you’d like to be one of our featured Furry Friends, email the staff at caroline(at)romeothecat(dot)com with your story and photos! Dogs, cats, fish, birds, and all other creatures welcome!


Artemisia, Fenris, Socks & Scylla May 18, 2012 at

We hope lots of people will adopt more pets. Those two doggies are cute and look so happy together.

Savannah NanaMo May 18, 2012 at

I really appreciate the stories about multiple pet homes and how people manage to make it work so the dogs and cats are all well cared for. Thank you

Marg May 18, 2012 at

Great story. Those are too cute doggies. What a great story. It is so great to hear a story about someone thinking about giving a dog or cat a home to get it out of a shelter. Good stuff.

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