As life would have it I have 4 boys, all who have wanted a dog at one time or another, actually all the time... So when my oldest son was in 5th grade and we moved to the country he got his dog. This was by far the most perfect dog possible for our family. I would list all the great things about her, but you would think I was exaggerating. We all loved Pepsi and she saw us through some pretty tough times.
They both had grown up in those 9 years, and it turned out Dusty got to be with Pepsi a few more times, before she went to sleep under a tree in the front yard for the last time. She died in the least offensive way she could, because that's the kind of dog she was.
And now guess who wants a dog?
Here he is at almost a year old, with a friend's dog.