If anyone out there thought I was insane before with all the animals I have please let me solidify this feeling with the announcement of my new puppy -- Frank! I did not seek out a new addition to my already full house but I have been thinking for some time that Poppy would enjoy a larger dog to play with as her version of play with the Lilly, Sparkle and the cats really amounts to torture for them.
Out of the blue a ten week old labradoodle puppy needed a home and I knew he would be the perfect fit for me. I brought Frank home Tuesday night and he and Poppy have not stopped playing since. I have never seen her interact this way with another dog before and it makes me so happy that they have found each other. As for the other animals, the cats really couldn't care less and the little dogs are happy to play with him on their terms. This mean five minutes of play before they get bored and jump up on the sofa to avoid him.
I also realized how quickly I had forgotten the 3 am trips outside and constant monitoring for peeing, pooping or chewing on something. That said he is an absolute joy and a welcome addition to my family.