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Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:02 PM

Dog Can't Believe His Family Got A New Puppy Without Asking Him First

"What. Have. You. Done."



Thatís how this pup named Kevin likes his familyís attention. And for four long years, thatís exactly how he got it.

Then suddenly, everything changed.

The laid-back dog is the cherished pet of Carleigh Johnson Stroup and her husband. They've been doting on him from the beginning.

"Kevin is so sweet and loving," Stroup told The Dodo. "We can never lay down without him immediately laying down with one of us."

You might say Kevin ruled the roost. But not anymore.

A few weeks ago, Stroup and her husband decided to grow their family by adopting a new dog ó this rambunctious little puppy named Lyle.

Turns out, however, that they forgot to consult Kevin.

And with that, the quiet, easygoing lifestyle that Kevin once enjoyed at home ó free of annoyances or competition for affection ó was over. Lyle brought with him a whole new vibe. A playful puppy vibe.

Kevin, initially, wasn't coy in signaling his feelings on the matter.

Here's video of Kevin's reaction:


"Thatís absolutely his signature, 'What. Have. You. Done.' face," Stroup said.

Sorry, Kevin. This is your life now.

Despite being, as Stroup put it, "the absolute opposite of Kevin," little Lyle simply adores his new big brother.

"He only wants to go where Kevin goes," Stroup said. "Heís just absolutely obsessed with him."

All of Kevin's unfettered nap time is now a thing of the past.

Lyle's like a conjoined twin.

Stroup said that, although it took Kevin some getting used to, he too has come to enjoy the newcomer's youthful charms.

"Even after all of Lyleís attempts at ruining Kevinís peace and quiet, theyíve become inseparable," Stroup said. "Kevin appreciates having a brother to hang out with when we are gone."

In time, Lyle will no doubt mellow out to an energy level more fitting to what Kevin is used to. Until then, at least, he seems to now be enjoying the ride.

And as for their parents' love and affection?

Fortunately, there's still plenty of it to go around.


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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:21 PM

1. Cute and wonderful to see. Dogs do need companionship too, especially if you're gone...

during the day for work. I recall when we left the house one time, one of us had forgotten something and came back into the house, and our single, older dog was howling/moaning...all alone obviously. It was at that time we decided to get another dog/companion (we ended up getting two new companions, my parents had two puppies out of a liter of five (3 died in a house fire, the other 2 were okay, managed to get out of the house)...I took the 2 puppies since my folks were going to be pretty busy on rebuilding, and we had planned to just keep one. The two puppies got along so well together that we decided to keep them both together and keep.

The 3 dogs are all very happy and I wouldn't take a million bucks for them.

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Sat Jun 22, 2019, 07:31 PM

2. Our guy has been a "loner" since we adopted him 2.5 years ago

He loves it that way. He gets all of our attention.

My sister brought her dog over and he initially treated him the way he responds to all other dogs: he sniffed him and was ready to move on. Then when we "dogsat" my sister's pooch, our guy was visibly put out. He'd mope around and generally ignore this four-legged guest. He'd literally look away when my sister's dog approached. It was very much a "go away" type of attitude. Such a selfish (but lovable) fellow we have.

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Sat Jun 22, 2019, 08:42 PM

3. i had 2 cats, then 1, needed spares, pansy HATED the spares. but she was all show. saw her on same

bed. then i got a 3 cat sized desk + all 3 would be on it. growled to her last day.

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