While there are over fourteen bazillion reasons not to have a dog, there is only one that trumps them all. He's the one on the left in the picture.
We got Charlie in April. Yes, now we have four children. At least that's how it seems to me. And this one is the least trainable so far. They say there are no bad dogs, just bad owners. Hmpf. Since this is a long term commitment I guess we've got time to get better.