“I had Nikki 2 years and she was queen bee of the house and then the dynamic of the house changed.
I met my girlfriend and Nikki fell in love with her, then I fell in love with her.
And then we got Winston and the family unit became complete (for now).
Winston was an impulse love at first sight dog. And then he turned out to be a huge pain in the ass.
The first year of his life was difficult.
He was sick with pneumonia. He was indoors for 5 months, so that stunted our ability to socialize him for a while.
At first Nikki didn’t know what to do with puppy Winston. She looked at me as if to say, what did you do?
The first year, Nikki was intent on being an only child.
Eventually Winston wore her down and now they are the best of friends.
The best thing is having them both together. It’s rewarding watching them complement each other. Nikki has made Winston more affectionate and Winston has made Nikki more playful.
The worst thing is that we travel a lot and there is nothing worse than walking into an empty house.”