Today I am very proud of my daughter. She always wanted a dog, but I wasn't sure if she was old enough to care well enough for another living being, and if it was only for the love of cute little puppies. So we went to a dog shelter and I got her an older dog that needed a family more than that cute little puppy. I wanted to know if she'd get tired of going for walks and stuff like that. But it wasn't like that. I had promised her, if she took good care of good old Richie, she'd get a puppy after 1 year (as I'm a dog lover myself and didn't mind having an additional family member). 1 year is over and yesterday she went to me by herself and told me she didn't need a new puppy, because we now have Richie. All she wanted was a doggyfriend, not a toy.