So your cockapoo is all settled in, and life is good. He’s housetrained, socialized, travels well, and can make his own breakfast. Okay, so maybe he can’t make his own breakfast, but he can do pretty much everything else, as well as a few cool tricks.
At first, you might not be able to put your finger on it, but one evening as the two of you are snuggled up on the sofa watching a rerun of Cesar’s Way, you realize something is missing.
And then it hits you, like a big slobbery cockapoo tongue. It’s the pitter patter of another four feet. You want a second dog. Here are five signs you’re ready to get another cockapoo (as if you needed any…)
Planning two pawties is better than planning one
Any proud pawrent knows how much fun it is planning a pawty for your cockapoo, but waiting a whole year until the next one is such a drag. If your planning skills are going to waste in between your pup’s birthday celebrations, you know it’s time to get another cockapoo.
They’re far less work than hooman babies
If you’re feeling broody and want to add a new baby to your home, there are two possible options, a hooman baby or a furbaby. Guess which one wins hands down for us? The furbaby of course. Yes, a second puppy needs a lot of time and energy, along with patience and love, but the other type of baby requires so much more. And for so much longer. Within a couple of months, your new cockapoo will be house trained and self-sufficient, while a hooman will still be wearing diapers…and have no fur.
Your first cockapoo wants a playmate
Your first cockapoo, who you love to the moon and back, and will do absolutely anything for, wants a playmate, and you are only more than happy to oblige. After all, if two heads are better than one, then so are two dogs, right? Right! On a more serious note, your dog does need a companion, and who better to fill that spot than another cockapoo. You know the breed, have already done all the research and besides, your sofa is far too big for just you and CP 1.
Because how can something so right be wrong
You’ve had an awesome time in the park and are walking home hand in leash, and you know what you want, but the naysayers are telling you that one is more than enough. They say you don’t have more love to go around, that the one will feel jealous, that she’ll feel as though she’s been replaced. But all you can think is “how can something so right be so wrong”? Cockapoo people know this feeling all too well, and when it comes over you, there’s no turning back.
You have time, money, patience and the love for a second cockapoo
On a more serious note, when you know you have the resources, as in the money, time and patience, then it’s a sure sign that you’re ready for another cockapoo. Being a responsible pet owner means making time for training and socializing, daily walks and weekend strolls in the park. It also means having the money for regular visits to the vet, for food, the occasional treat, and toys. If you believe you have all of this, in abundance, for two cockapoos, then it’s time to add a new member to the family.
Other signs include following, commenting and posting on every cockapoo Instagram account there, hanging out at doggy care centers in the hopes of spotting your favorite breed of pooch, and writing lists of the most popular cockapoo names for 2018. If this sounds like you, you know what you need to do.