Is adopting two "middle aged" pugs good for our 13 year old?
My wife and I have a 13 y.o. sweetheart of a pug (aren't they all?) that suffers from degenerative myelopathy and therefore is fairly wobbly on her hind legs (unless there is food involved!). The vet assures us that the condition does not cause her any pain and our perception is likewise. It is, of course, a degenerative condition and I have now started helping hold her up when she poops. Until a couple of months ago she had a lifelong companion that we lost due to a collapsed trachea. My wife and I are considering adopting a pair of pugs that are 4 and 5 years old. There are multiple reasons for the adoption including not wanting Kiwi to be lonely when we are gone for a portion of the day. These two pugs come at the recommendation of both the foster mom and the coordinator of the pug rescue organization we are working with. Our concern is that Kiwi will be "left out" or be a "third wheel", something we can do nothing about while we are out. We will be taking Kiwi to meet them tomorrow but Kiwi may not be herself at the meet and greet as she tires easily (the journey is an hour+ away). Are our concerns legitimate or am I anthropomorphizing too much? Any kind and honest input is welcomed. Please help!