Reading the comments on the last post I noticed several people mentioned that they prefer dogs to cats. Up until about 20 years ago, I did too. When I was a child we had a dog, Pixie, who I loved with all my heart. I remember when she got sick and died (or was put to sleep, my parents never really said) how heartbroken I was.
When Rich and I bought our first house, we had a dog practically before the ink on the closing papers was dry! This is Missy. Sorry, crappy picture of picture. Missy lived to be 15 years old.
Than we had Ginger. She came from the Michigan Humane Society and she was the best dog you could ever hope for. She lived to be 14. Sorry, another crappy picture of picture.
After Ginger was gone we decided not to get another dog. By that time we were empty nesters and wanted to be able to leave on spontaneous trips once in a while, which would be hard to do with a dog!
Somewhere in between those dogs we got our first cat, a 5-year old named Stacy and that started my love affair with cats that continues to this day!
But I do love dogs, too and really miss having one sometimes!