I love animals. I love pets. I have loved all my cats and dogs with every piece of my soul. I am, for the first time in 17 years, without a dog. I am enjoying dog free living. I would gladly have any of the five lovley dogs I’ve owned back, but I can’t. I am really enjoying my break from dog ownership. For most of the past 17 years, I’ve owned 4 dogs at a time. Fun, but not easy on the wallet and no good for sleeping in on the weekends.