I've always had dogs - when I was a kid, single, married, before kid, after kid, after kid grew up.
I used to jokingly tell my son that I would be so sad when he went off to college, that I would be forced to get a puppy. He just rolled his eyes at me. And yes, I got a GSD puppy, and then another. Boy, I showed him, lol.
Diane in Okla.
CARLY ........ Ch. Lauremi's No Reservations (AKC GCh pointed, HIC)
RUSSELL .... Lauremi's Paix
and absent friends... SAGE ~ 2010-2015