The boys have both begged us for a dog for years. Kyle began asking long before Nathan was even born. I always said NO. We were moving into a different house. We were having a new baby. Kyle was diagnosed with severe asthma and allergies. We just got new carpet. I always had a reason, but finally I decided that Kyle will be graduating from high school in a few years and we should have a dog. After a long and very dramatic search for the "perfect" dog, we finally found her. We're happy to have her as part of our family...she fits right in! Now, I don't know what we ever did without her. If she would stop peeing and pooping in the house, she would be perfect!!