It's been over 3 years since my lab passed away. I will never forget how horrible the day was when he had to be put down. He was 15, and I had him for 13 years. I love dogs, but I have been reluctant to get another one, because I was avoiding the pain of losing him/her. But I got a FB message from a friend who's sister in law had just passed away. It was her dog, and the husband can't deal with the memories or taking care of it. She shows up today after supper time. Her name is Lulu. I will treat her well. And I'll post pics later. She is going to be very shy in the new environment at first, but I think she'll warm up to the big yard and the 80 acres of pasture land. I'll just have to teach her that cows hate dogs. I'll keep a close eye on that. Pics later.