Raising 2 Big Dogs: Double the Trouble, Twice the Fun

I’ve always been in a one-dog family, but now that we have two large dogs, I’m convinced we’ll never go back to one dog.

Two large dogs lounging on the patio outside in the afternoon sun
My two boys, Duke (the chocolate Lab) and Silas (the Rhodesian Ridgeback/Lab mix), enjoy lounging on our patio on a warm spring day. (Photo by author)
Small terrier dog halfway under the blankets in bed.
Small terrier dog halfway under the blankets in bed.
Scrappy was barely 10 pounds but could push us each to the edge of the bed so he could lay horizontally across its width. (Photo by author)
Two big dogs lying on the rug in a bedroom.
This is where my boys sleep most days while I work from my desk. (Photo by author)
One big dog is inside an inflatable pool while the other dog looks at him
One big dog is inside an inflatable pool while the other dog looks at him
Duke loves his kiddie pool, while Silas is uninterested in getting wet. (Photo by author)

Proud grad of CA public schools. Committed to justice and leadership development. Wife and mom of 2 girls & 2 big dogs. Oh, and I love to eat almost everything!

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