I was an only dog for most of my life. I vaguely remember there was another dog when I first came to my home, but she soon went over the rainbow bridge, then it was just me. Life seemed pretty good. I had the house to myself, didn’t have to share toys, treats or food. I pretty much got to do what ever I wanted to, and everywhere we went, people thought I was the cutest dog ever. Then when I was 6 years old, everything changed. Mom and dad thought getting a puppy would be a good idea. They really weighed the pro’s and con’s, thought long and hard, and even asked my opinion. Apparently asking my opinion was just a courtesy, and didn’t count anyway, because they brought Torrey home. Oh sure she was a cute little fur ball, about the same size as me actually, but to MY house? Really? And it soon became apparent that she wanted to play. Huh….play? I had never played with another dog. After a couple of weeks I realized this wasn’t so bad, I could jump on the couch when I had enough of this playing stuff. Then, she figured out she could jump on the couch too. And then one day we caught in the chair together, busted! I tried to maintain my dignity and pretend indifference or dislike for Torrey, however that became harder and harder to do. She is always so damn happy and bouncy, how can you not love that? She started coming to work with dad and I, the shop was my place, she even got her own chair too. She did prove to have great artistic ability though. Now I’m so glad that Torrey is part of our family. She’s been around for a year and a half now and I have learned how to play, how to bark, (not good mom says) and generally how to be more dog like. She also keeps me company when mom and dad have to leave me behind. I used to hate being left alone, I would bark and whine, and kick up a fuss. Now that I have a sister, I’m not alone anymore. And I LOVE to play and wrestle. Torrey is lot’s younger than me, so she likes to play more than I do, but she understands when I’ve had enough. I need my beauty sleep you know. I would really miss Torrey if she left, and I know that I would be bored and sad being an only dog again. The PAL campaign wants to help people understand how much fun it is to have two pets, both for the pets and the people. They have some great videos on their youtube page that asks some pets what their opinion is on being an only pet. They also have a facebook page where people can take the pledge to adopt a homeless pet when or if they start looking for a second pet. So visit the PAL ( Pets add life) facebook or youtube pages and make the pledge to adopt a homeless pet and give them a second chance at a great life. Today is the Monday Mischief blog hop too, go visit all the great pets!