We went from a no dog family to a dog family. Having a dog or now I should say "dogs", have been a wonderful experience as a family. It has had its ups and downs, like what do you do with them when you can't bring them along, or having to pick up everything in site so nothing gets chewed while we are away, or how do you contain Henry's energy when someone walks in the door, or the most difficult one when Kirk and I get up at 5a.m. to walk and really don't want the extra energy level of the doggies, it is impossible to sneak out the back door without them. As soon as I turn on the light they are bouncing in our bed and antagonizing the cats without even trying. They end up coming. The up side is there is literally always a warm toasty doggy to cuddle with, crumbs never hit the floor...ever. Even if it is not edible. They provide constant entertainment, especially when Henry runs down the hallway and gets surprised attacked by the cat and sends him in a tizzy screamin like a girl. There is never a dull moment. They are well loved and they love us just as much. I think they are keepers and they have found their "forever family".