A dog, yes I am thinking of getting a dog. Well adopting a rescue GSP or German Shorthaired Pointer from http://www.texasgsp.org/. Of all the canine breeds I think its one of the best looking. It meets all of my criteria handsome, sporty, rugged and intelligent. For one of those til death depart decisions, I feel if you're going to have to look at something for the rest of its life. It better be good looking :) right?