Pets are just such a wonderful addition to the family. My kids and I have a German shepherd, just a gorgeous creature and such. We also have a bunny family living in our backyard as well. It is just beautiful to see them in the morning time on the crisp white snow (when we had some snow..lol)
As a family we have always had a dog as a pet. When I moved out on my own I also got a dog from the humane society. My dog is 15 1/2 years old and my live-in sister has a 12 year old male dog. When my girl dies I won't have another pet for along time.