（Contributed by Kelly）
So, I am thinking about getting a dog for the family. My girls are getting older and are around a lot less since they have teenage lives to live. This means the apartment can get really quiet and frankly boring. I find myself alone a lot so I figured a companion would be nice. I have always loved animals but have hesitated in getting one because I always had girls to take care of and didn’t have enough time to spend with one.
Now I have more time and am ready but what kind of dog? Should I get a puppy and if so what breed do I want? Obviously living in an apartment means that the dog has to be relatively small but I don’t want a yippie one. So I guess I will be doing a bit more research on the breed of dog I want and go from there….One step at a time….