We lost Buddy, our fourteen-year-old cockapoo, back in May. We swore we wouldn't get another a dog. That lasted about two weeks. We started hunting for a rescue dog but we couldn't find one that was even a close fit for most of our criteria. Then we knew we were going to be taking a long summer holiday and didn't want to bring a dog into the house and leave for a month. That pause gave us more time to evaluate the possibilities and stretch our want list into getting two rather than just one new addition to our household.