I am lonesome---dogs are great companions! BUT they can be destructive---it would be here ALL day long by itself---I have NO yard---NO fence in what I do have---DO NOT think my neighbors would appreciate the barking since they are RIGHT on top of me.
ALSO---I spent WAY more on the Vet than I EVER did at the pediatrician! They are EXPENSIVE!
I want to pick up whenever I can and go see the grands--that means boarding---OR dragging them along.
BUT they are good company---and an alarm system---NOT that I EVER worry---I have my trusty G U N----loaded and ready----One of the things that DOES NOT KEEP ME UP---is fear---well of anyone harming me anyway!
So I start looking at breeds that might be desirable--considering ALL the above!
My friend Sonja--is somewhat of a DOG snob---she gets something like
KING CHARLES CAVILER SPANIEL
I am more of a Lab person (WAY TOO BIG)
Then there are friends Debbie & Jim--who have a Bishon (SP?)---Sophie is more feminine than I am--I would be SLIGHTLY intimidated.
I like beagles---
THEY ARE HUNTING DOGS--would be miserable here.
Then there is Debbie & Bill---some other kind of fru-fru dog---that she can't leave alone for long at a time!
OK---WAY TOO HIGH MAINTENANCE!!
I looked on the local 4Paws site---dogs are all too big---
SO--I'm back to no dog---don't suggest a cat--HIGHLY allergic---cannot pet them--even though I do like them
THEN there is son Scott-who has a GREAT PYRENNES
Mutt and Jeff--living together in not always harmony!