We have been pet free for awhile. MK reminds me frequently that I promised a dog after our last cat, and I'm making good on that promise. A friend of mine is selling some German Shepherd puppies, and we picked one out. This seemed like a good time because with summer here, we have time to devote to its training. We won't get it until July 11, and it will probably take that long to decide on a name. T. Willy is set on Ruby; the Big Man likes Scarlet; and MK likes Emmylou. I go back and forth, but I'm leaning toward Emmylou. So I'll keep you updated, and here are some pictures we took when we went to see her.