“We got my dogs for my wife. That’s my first answer. Second answer is, my wife has been partially disabled from Lyme’s Disease, so we got the dogs to keep her company because she’s home alone a lot.
The best moments with the dogs have been getting the regular exercise from walking them.
Now that they are a little bit older they can be walked off leash. It’s the freedom to walk them without managing them so tightly.
The worst moment was when Penny broke her leg when she was 1 year old. It was on my birthday, I might add. She jumped off my brother’s couch and screamed bloody murder, so we knew it was more than just a sprain. We rushed her to the vet immediately. That took 6 weeks to heal. We didn’t have Parker yet, and keeping her calm was a real challenge because she was still a puppy.
Parker calms Penny down. He plays with her regularly so she gets her energy out of her system. They engage each other in wresting and play and she has a constant companion on walks.
Penny was a sad puppy before Parker came along. She would hide under the couch and cry a lot.
As soon as Parker came along her mood changed immediately, she was much happier. She still hides under the couch on occasion, but there’s very little crying.
They have brought a playfulness and a sense of innocence to our lives.”