Each week, we feature a new multi-pet household and today we’re featuring two adorable, goofy Golden Retrievers, Clifford and Cosmo.
Clifford and Cosmo run the Henson household in Columbus, Ohio. Their male staff member, Mark, runs a very cool retreat center called Sparkspace. Am thinking Mr. Mark needs to consider a pet retreat center called, well, BARKSPACE. Agreed?
Mark is also an expert on creating more exciting, happier and more productive work places. Here is a blog post he wrote recently that was inspired by Clifford and Cosmo.
But first, read all about them!
These guys are 8 & 9 years old, respectively. The Hensons adopted each of them when they were about a year old. Cosmo came from Golden Endings Golden Retriever Rescue . He had been abandoned and the rescue gave him the name “Doodles,” which the Hensons quickly changed.
Clifford came from the Franklin County shelter. They didn’t have room for him and Golden Endings didn’t have room either. Mr. Mark’s wife, Eve, had a contact at the shelter and they knew she loves Goldens, so they called her to see if she wanted one. He had been dropped off at the shelter. Mr. Mark says, “It’s hard to believe anyone would abandon or give up these dogs. Both are absolutely beautiful and the best dogs ever.”
The Hensons knew they wanted multiple pets. Mark says, “We’ve always been fairly busy people, yet we love Goldens, which are high-energy dogs. We knew that having two would be good for them since they love companionship and would play with each other and burn off a lot of that Golden energy together.”Mark points out that two dogs aren’t really more work than one, but certainly they go through twice as much food and twice as many vet bills. “But,” he says, “it’s worth it.”
According to Mark, the two guys are best buddies. He says that even at 8 & 9 years old they still wrestle and chase each other around. They also sleep side-by-side or touching paws quite often.
I asked Mr. Mark if he thought multiple pet households were a good thing and he answered an enthusiastic “YES!” He says, “Dogs, especially, are pack animals, so they really thrive when there is more than one in the house. We also love having the extra energy in the house that two dogs bring.”
Well, I couldn’t agree with you more, Mark. Two pets are something very special! Twice the fun, twice the love, twice the snuggles! Thanks for sharing!
Readers, do you want to tell us your multiple pet household story? Please email the staff at caroline(at)romeothecat(dot)com.