About 5 years ago, I had to put down my golden retriever. Reba was the best dog in the world. When I moved to teach, I didn't know a soul. Reba was my only friend. We did everything together. The day I had to put her down was tough. Raising a family since then, I haven't even thought about getting a dog. Raising kids keeps me busy. The other day while dove hunting, I started thinking about another dog. Not sure if it is the right time or not. We are a fairly busy family. I don't want to not be able to give the proper time to a dog. The wife and kids are gung ho.