Mike and Carol Brady have nothing on me. I am up to the same number of kids the Brady’s had plus a few others longer and shorter term guests. In other words, there’s no room at the inn!
We’ve now divided my home into the LPPL and the MelPPL — my roommate and adopted adopted daughter Mel’s space. I also have to report that although technically I own six dogs on paper, one of them, my soon-to-be 13 year old lab, Phoebe, has defected from the LPPL and hangs out in the MelPPL. So here’s the LPPL line up:
On the MelPPL level we have her guy Beauregard Lee, adopted from Mostly Mutts and came to us via a hoarding case in NW Alabama. We also have Lucy, a beautiful shepherd mix who has been staying with us while her family gets adjusted to live in South Carolina. And then there is the defector Phoebe.
There are some adjustments that need to be made. We use a lot more crates now! Because of temperament we do keep some separation when the humans aren’t home to supervise. I do not recommend this living environment for the faint of heart! You’ve got to be very dedicated to keep everyone and everything clean, happy and loved! But, what they give back to us is worth the hard work.