I Want to be Your Dog
Every now and then I find myself jonesing for a dog. Of course, I have no space for any size pooch, and even if I did, my landlord wouldn’t go for it. But I still think about it. I browse the listings of potential roommates at PetFinder.com, and occasionally stop in and say hi to the visitors at my local SPCA.
If you need a new companion, the above resources are excellent. If you already have one, please get it fixed.
I had my last dog fixed mainly for behavioral reasons. Unfortunately for me, it backfired. The first thing he did when I got him home was to reregister as a democrat. :(