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Old 02-11-2016, 01:05 AM
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Maybe I'm crazy, but I'm already thinking about getting Ponta a friend 🙇 I'm just worried that he's lonely while the SO and I are at work/school. Our cats kind of stare at him but stay out of his way (he's too hyper for them). I asked the man of the house what he thought and he said he would love another one with no hesitation... But what do you guys think? Is it too soon? He's only been home for a month and I'm already hankering after another one 😰

There is a pup from the breeder's mom (she breeds chis as well) that we fell in love with, and she should be ready to come home in about 6 weeks or so. So that'll have been 2.5 months with Ponta as the only child (he'll be 8 months old then).

Am I being ridiculous or do you think they will be fine? I guess what I'm asking is how long should we wait until getting another one so that both of them are able to get settled in nicely?

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Hey if you want one and hubby is willing, GO FOR IT! Ponta will love her.
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Go for it. I had 2 chis for nearly 3 yrs when I added my third and it took them a while to come around to her but they did eventually. I then added a 4th 6 months later and it was the best thing. For me personally, I've found that getting my chis closer together, in age, worked wonders. I think you should do it. As two is far better than one. Chi's usually love the companionship of other chi's. Also, I love a boy girl combo. You really get the best of both worlds. Although over the years I've grown most fond of having at least 2 girl chi's. I love my boy. Also girls are fun to shop for:blush:
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Hey if you want one and hubby is willing, GO FOR IT! Ponta will love her.
Yes, I'm surprised how ready he was when I asked! I thought for sure he would say a big fat NO! 😂 Ponta is such a joy to have around. I can't imagine life without him. I really hope so! Thanks for the input.
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Go for it. I had 2 chis for nearly 3 yrs when I added my third and it took them a while to come around to her but they did eventually. I then added a 4th 6 months later and it was the best thing. For me personally, I've found that getting my chis closer together, in age, worked wonders. I think you should do it. As two is far better than one. Chi's usually love the companionship of other chi's. Also, I love a boy girl combo. You really get the best of both worlds. Although over the years I've grown most fond of having at least 2 girl chi's. I love my boy. Also girls are fun to shop for:blush:
Thank you Meiosha! OK, so it seems like getting them closer in age will be better. I wasn't sure if Ponta needed more time to settle in. Ponta is good with other small dogs and he doesn't bark at them, so I hope they will get along. Yes, I thought maybe having 2 might be better. I am still nervous about making the jump. How was it like for you adding the second? Ponta is really clingy right now, I think it's because he's lonely when we're gone. Not that I mind the cuddles 😃

I also don't know anything about getting a really young puppy. She'll be 12 or 13 weeks when we get her (if we do go with the one we're eyeing). So I'm sure I'll have lots of questions about that!

And yes, girls are fun... I keep wanting to dress up our cats and Ponta with girly things (they are somehow all male, lol) so maybe now I can stop with that 😆
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The best thing I'd ever done. That is, once they got used to one another. And they were both puppy. After getting my first chi, I got my second, 2 months later they are only a few months apart in age. My youngest 2 are 6 months apart in age. Having two is fun and very manageable. Someday I think I'll stick with two only. 4 is good right now cause in so young. But in the future I'll stick with 2. I think you'll love having 2. And so will Ponta. Is she a long coat?
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The best thing I'd ever done. That is, once they got used to one another. And they were both puppy. After getting my first chi, I got my second, 2 months later they are only a few months apart in age. My youngest 2 are 6 months apart in age. Having two is fun and very manageable. Someday I think I'll stick with two only. 4 is good right now cause in so young. But in the future I'll stick with 2. I think you'll love having 2. And so will Ponta. Is she a long coat?
Oh I'm so glad to hear that! How long did it take them to get along? I think we'll stick with 2 unless we move to a bigger place. They aren't that big but neither is our apartment, lol.

Yes, she is a long coat. She probably won't be a tiny. She's charting to be around 5lb, which is the same as Ponta so I think it'll be nice they are around the same size. She's white with sable spots, very cute! I had always wanted a lighter colored long hair (we almost went with a cream colored boy instead of Ponta) but the man really liked Ponta so we picked him 😃 I think she'll have a smaller pointer muzzle than Ponta but I'm not really sure (she's only 6 weeks so it's hard to tell).
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We got Harley when we had only had Bambi for around a month. We hadn't planned on getting a second, it just sort of happened because he needed a home.
Best thing we ever did, they were best buddies and two Chi pups were easier than one.
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We got Harley when we had only had Bambi for around a month. We hadn't planned on getting a second, it just sort of happened because he needed a home.
Best thing we ever did, they were best buddies and two Chi pups were easier than one.
That's like what happened with our cats. I guess it was kitten season when we got them, because we found them outside about a month apart too.

I'm glad to hear two is easier! Why do you think that is?
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