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Michelle, M & M's mommy
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My Dh and I are seriously thinking about rescuing a 2nd Golden as a brother to our 1 year old Molly. She loves other dogs, okay, she loves everyone, LOL. My only concern is that we have a small house and I am not sure where we would put another cage or if having another big dog will be that much more space taken that we would really feel it. We have a large backyard, but Molly prefers to be with us wherever we are, which is fine. I also worry about Molly and how she will do with another dog in the house. Can I hear from those of you who have more than 1 Golden?

Thanks!

Michelle
 

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Scouts Mom
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Does Molly have to be crated when your not home? Many goldens do well without a crate, then again many do not. Just something to think about. It would help with the space issue.

My husband and I have the same issue about adding a second dog and Scout hasn't used a crate since she was about nine months old. Don't you wish they made pocket sized gr's?
 

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We have 2 in a very small basement apartment - but that's what walks and trips to the park are for :) They want to be practically on top of us at all times, so I don't think they feel too deprived ;)

We got Burgundy almost a year ago, she is Bailey's mother - but they hadn't seen each other since Bailey was 8 weeks old - so I really don't think they realize their relationship. They are the BEST of friends now, they are always lying together with their heads resting on each other... It is so nice to know they are never alone. It really alleviates some of the guilt involved if something "comes up" and we have to be away from the house longer than usual.

I say go for it!
 

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We have 2 in a very small basement apartment - but that's what walks and trips to the park are for :) They want to be practically on top of us at all times, so I don't think they feel too deprived ;)

We got Burgundy almost a year ago, she is Bailey's mother - but they hadn't seen each other since Bailey was 8 weeks old - so I really don't think they realize their relationship. They are the BEST of friends now, they are always lying together with their heads resting on each other... It is so nice to know they are never alone. It really alleviates some of the guilt involved if something "comes up" and we have to be away from the house longer than usual.

I say go for it!
mm03gn,

First let me say that your Bailey is beautiful! I don't know how to word this question without sounding dumb though. What is wrong with Bailey's muzzle? I don't know if it's just a shadow on the picture of her or what. Was she injured? It doesn't look like an injury but I've never seen a golden like her. Sorry, I hope I don't offend you by asking, she really is a pretty girl.

Sorry off topic!
 

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It's called a zipper nose. There's lots of goldens on here that have them. If you do a search for zipper nose you'll probably be able to see pictures.
 

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Scouts Mom
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It's called a zipper nose. There's lots of goldens on here that have them. If you do a search for zipper nose you'll probably be able to see pictures.
So it IS like a cowlick! I was actually going to ask if that's what it was, but thought I'd sound goofy. It's really cute! Thanks for clearing things up for me.
 

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Michelle, M & M's mommy
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Molly does not have to be crated, but she uses it as a safe place when she needs alone time or gets startled by noises outside (thunder). She also sleeps there at night. This works well so we would want that safe comfort for her brother. I've wondered if they would use the same crate or if that is asking too much for Molly to give up her "room". I also prefer Molly to sleep in the crate at night because I worry she will find a stray barbie or lego toy (how many times I pull those things out of her mouth!) at night when I'm not there to make sure she doesn't choke. However, LOL, I do leave her out when we go out somewhere. I don't work so I'm home all day most of the time.
 
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