Since Morty passed, I've been thinking about getting a dog. A friend of mine's Rottweiler just had a litter of puppies and while they're so sweet, I don't think they're the right breed for me.
I decided to check out the local shelter to see if maybe a dog would jump out at me. Well, not literally jump, but you know what I mean. The last dog we had years and years ago, we adopted from a shelter. I think it's true-- the animal chooses you. We adopted a black labrador dog after she couldn't get enough of us.
We named her Pickles, because that's what the kids wanted to name her. Pickles was their bests friend and such a trusty companion for me, too. She was such a good dog. I still miss her.
That's why I was so surprised & excited when I walked into the shelter & someone had just given up a few Labrador puppies the day before! I'm not sure how you could give those pups up!