Tracy, you are an angel!
Phyrie, I love the new avatar. Kiba is so handsome. I still am thankful that you told me about the clown face. It so suits!
Sandy, I am pleased that you also think it's a good idea right now. I agree that with Cheyenne being 9, it could be upsetting to her. If Oliver were not doing so well, I wouldn't even consider it. I've discussed it with both boys this evening and they really want a little sister for Oliver.
Can you imagine Oliver with a new baby sister? He loves other dogs and always wants to be friends. A little puppy would gravitate towards him and I'm quite sure, he would enjoy teaching her where she belongs in the grand scheme of things (with proper supervision of course, and as if I have to explain that to anyone who knows me). If I am able to find a little girl before the summer ends, Ben would love her to start off in her crate in his room. He knows exactly what is expected as Oliver slept in his room until he went away for a weekend. Ben and Elliot no longer go away on weekends.
I can see Oliver and ? playing and running together. I have successfully introduced new puppies before. I so appreciate your support Tracy, Phyrie and Sandy! I know that if one of you thought it was a bad idea, you would certainly let me know. I am consumed by this, but that's how I roll.