We were never doggy people. We have two cats. But after five years, we have finally caved in to Junior's pleadings and bought a puppy. He's called Charlie and he's a Bichon Frise. He really is the most wonderful addition to our family. He just gives and gives.
So I am now fully doggy.
As a side comment, I haven't been "in the market" for twenty four years now, but if anyone is looking for ways to "pull", then get a little puppy. You get oodles of awed, delighted glances as you go about your way with him or her.