Hi there, I'm Lulu's my girl, I'm looking forward to reading and learning a lot from this forum. I have an almost 7 month old chocolate spoodle (minature poodle x american cocker spaniel) puppy. She is just gorgeous, but has a little bit of devil in her.

I'm still wrestling with my guilt at heading off to work each morning and leaving her at home by herself for around 11 hours, 5 days a week. I have been considering getting another puppy pal for her. I'd love to hear what people think about that? Is it a good idea or bad? She just loves playing with other dogs and has quite high energy for a little dog, although when she stops the activity she crashes out to sleep for several hours (that's what she is doing now, after brunch in the park with some friends for a couple of hours and an hour bounding around the dog park).

I look forward to chatting with you all.