In the last two months, I had to put both my two old timers to sleep. Not a good time. One was so old and senile he could no longer get up. The other came down with a malignant cancer. I've looked into shepards. I've always liked them. They're smart, but sometimes nippy. But I think I'm going to go with something a little bit more mellow this time. My wife wants a french bulldog, while I'm more inclined to get a retriever or a lab. That would be an odd mix, but what the hell? Should be fun. Might throw in a couple of kittens as well.
I miss my old dogs.