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Lynda Loveland: We're officially nuts!

Posted July 25, 2012

Lynda Loveland

What could be more chaotic than one dog, one pup, four guinea pigs and two fish?

How about one dog, four guinea pigs, two fish and TWO pups! Yep, we pulled the trigger and got a second pup, because we didn’t have enough to do as it is. Chester with Lynda's son Caiden

But I gotta tell ya, he’s the sweetest, most lovable thing EVER! We named him Chester. That’s a picture of him sleeping next to my son Caiden. When he and his sister run down the sidewalk, they look like panda bear cubs from the back. Yes, it’s a little crazy at times, the accidents and the occasional barking at night. But it’s really been fun as well! We all get a kick out of watching them play and tumble all over the yard (and house).

The kids are stepping up and helping out, which helps, at times. They assist in cleaning up messes, take them outside, brush them, feed them and take them for walks. The pups have also motivated the kids to pick up their toys, otherwise they become sheepdog souvenirs! Lynda's puppies: Pippa and Chester

The canine additions prompted us to come up with our first kid job chart, complete with opportunities for earning extra cash! We just started. I’ll let you know how it’s going next week.

Lynda is the mom of three and co-host of Mix 101.5 WRAL-FM's Bill & Lynda in the Morning. Find her here on Thursdays. Click here to see her Facebook page.


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  • Huey Jul 26, 2012

    You have my sympathy. 8^)

  • hockeygalnc Jul 26, 2012

    Very cute! Just don't forget to get them spayed and neutered as soon as you can. Otherwise you will have more panda bear puppies in your house! There are lots of low cost spay/neuter programs in the area that anyone can use that will do dogs for about $100-$125 including vaccines.

  • Questioning Jul 26, 2012

    Those pups are so adorable! Who could resist?

  • americaneel Jul 26, 2012

    thecatsmeow67...Bet your house smells wonderful

  • JAT Jul 26, 2012

    I knew you would end up getting puppy #2!

  • katizs Jul 26, 2012

    plus I forgot to add - 3 kids = 6yrs, 11yrs, & 13 yrs

  • katizs Jul 26, 2012

    Join the crowd :) I have 3 dogs (Minnie a MinPin, Doggie Dawg minpin/beagle mix & Job a greyhound) along with cats: Ms. Gordon, Indy, Reitzel, Buckwheat, Stubby, Smokey, Ashes, Snow White & 3 kittens we just found, also Robo the chameleon, Geek the leopard gecko, Miracle the rat, along with a crayfish, spotted salamander & fire belly toad!

  • clnh4405 Jul 26, 2012

    Lynda, what happened to your other dog, the Australian Sheperd?

  • thecatsmeow67 Jul 26, 2012

    gotca beat Lynda with the chaos :). Try 20 chickens, Toby Keith and Misha who are 2 cats ( 1 is 40 lbs), a bassett hound named Molly, 2 fish, 2 hermit crabs ( Shelly, and Hermie) and last but not least our latest additions Percy and Annabeth ( 2 rabbits).