We lost our lovely Dobie just before Christmas and missed her terribly. Looked at getting a rescue, but they can be a bit risky when you have grandchildren. So we thought what about a puppy. Should we take on something so full on - my husband works 4 days a week - and although I am retired, have this beastly pmr. Since the last dog died there seemed no reason to go for a walk, and therefore missed a lot of my friends. After much deliberation decided to get a puppy, obviously a challenge, but might as well be in my box if I give in to pmr and let it rule my life! Now I feel in charge and in a couple of weeks can take Sasha out for walks and catch up with friends, most of them have begged to come and see her, so a Positive right away. All have fallen in love with her as we have. She has energised me (also worn me out at times), but I have felt happier and pmr is running my life any more - I am!!!!!