Thanks mutt, that's more of what I mean. Current pup is spayed. Having new pup unfixed (just until it happens!) might be helpful.
DH is talking about this one a bit more. I'm keeping my mouth shut. But at one point I mentioned weekend plans and he said "but what if we have that dog?" So I feel like this may be happening.
Our recent dog history: got a "free to good home" yellow lab as newly weds. He was 1, not fixed, not house trained, only knew how to "shake." Monster.
He moved with us through two camps and three states. Perfect camp pup. When he was 8 he went for a romp in the woods and never came back. We were DEVASTATED. Searched shelters, as recently as a few months ago.
We couldn't face a summer without a pup, so we got Jewel the Weimrador. Free to good home, 6 weeks old.
Right after Jewel turned 2 we lost Dolly, my cavalier. She was only five. I was heartbroken. Jewel lost her mind, started growling at people, having accidents, etc. luckily I convinced DH to keep going and she came out fine after she grieved.
SO since it was MY dog that does it was MY turn to pick a new one. But it was camp time, so DH said "Jewel is your dog now." I bought her a pink collar and painted her toenails.
And that's why DH gets all the say in this one. It's his replacement camp buddy. Jewel likes DH, but she loves me more. She's an introvert.