Well, I've promised my wife we could get Zoe a sibling and, at 10 years old (Zoe, not my wife) she could use one to play with. And the day has come in a good way I think. Dana has a friend in Tyler who has decided she is too old to properly care for her small 3 year old poodle. The poodle or poodle mutt has been on our list of desired dogs and getting this from a friend is the best of choices. So it would appear to be kismet. The only reason to put is off has been money. Dogs are expensive if they are well taken care of (and why else would you have one). Zoe has allergies that cost us more than I'd like to think and just getting the annual vaccines, monthly drugs and ALL THE TREATS is a lot. So I've been delaying but it looks like we'll drive the four hours up to Tyler in the next couple of days and collect a new family member.
Chaos to follow.