Yes, you read that correctly, there has indeed been a new addition to the Bradley family home. In the shape of a second cockapoo, young chocolate bitch Lola.
Alfie is 21 months old and has a lot of energy. Even with two walks a day he is still buzzing with excess energy that makes him that little bit naughty around the house. That’s not to say he’s still not my adorable cuddly teddy bear of a dog who lays under my desk when I’m writing or beside me at my bed when I’m resting, it’s just there are times when he’s a little frustrated and I see a need for something else in him.
I’m a member of a cockapoo group on Facebook and many of the members have more than one poo, and these poos were always portrayed as happy contented poos because they have each of the to play with. So, as we have a newly paved back garden space for them and I’m at home and have the time for two dogs we decided to go ahead and get another.
Welcome home Lola.
Now, it’s not been a walk in the park with her. And I don’t just mean having to get up in the night to take her to the toilet because she very wonderfully won’t mess in her soft mesh crate or having to clear up the occasional wet patch where she forgets she has to go outside to wee, no, I mean the fighting between Alfie and Lola.
It would appear Alfie is a bit surprised by the new arrival in the house and expects her to submit to him if she is here, but Lola has other ideas. Coming from a house full of other dogs she seems used to the hustle and bustle and is willing to fight back when Alfie wants to push her around. This results in quite some battles which, to be honest, can be quite upsetting to watch. I’ve been told by the cockapoo group on Facebook that this can happen quite often and after a few weeks will settle down when they find their feet.