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How many dogs are in your household?

For my birthday in 2008 my boyfriend (now husband) got me the only thing I wanted: a dog! Well, not a dog exactly, a dog name tag in a jewellery box, as he knew that choosing a dog might take some time.

Cresswell arrived in our home a few weeks later and everything was perfect. However, over that year I started to worry about Cress during the day when I was at work. I worried he was lonely, or barking, or suffering from separation anxiety or all of the above. So by the time my birthday rolled around in 2009 all I wanted was a second dog, so they could have each other whenever we were out. Hence the arrival of our little girl, Edwina.

Several years on, Cress and Eddie are like any brother and sister team. They have their disagreements, tender moments and extended play sessions. But mainly they are inseparable. They spend every day together eating, sleeping and lounging around. And on the rare occasion when Eddie goes to the groomer alone or Cress has a vet visit there is much celebration and sniffing when they are reunited. In our house, having two dogs works really well for us but we know, like kids, there are many reasons why people have one or many dogs.

How many dogs?

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Today I wanted to ask you how many dogs you have and why? For example, I know people who have one dog because that is in their rental agreement, while others just want one dog to dote over. I know Brady Bunch dog families that have come together and there are big dog families who all came from one litter. There are also amazing dog families who foster dogs looking for homes, so their numbers regularly expand and contract.

Tell us your perfect dog number and why in the comments below!

Images in order across by: @babybear_bkk, @maika_kikitoyjiji, @miki_moni, @pshundar and @carli_calahari.




Lisa Miller is a blogger, digital strategist, business coach, zoologist and crazy dog-lady! Lisa lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, two kids, two dogs and two cats. That equates to a lot of fun and vacuuming. Her dog’s names are Cresswell and Edwina (or Cress and Eddie).

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