Aw, Gyps, you can come be part of my family! I have to say, as far as animals go, my family is great. My sister-in-law has a Rotti and a lab while my brother-in-law has a Husky. My Mom was very intimidated by Ranger at first, and this is when he was a 45 lb. puppy! However, we all spent a weekend together and she fell in love with him! Then, my parents kept him for a weekend when hubby and I went out of town, and I almost thought I wouldn't get him back! My Dad called and said they missed Ranger!
If I have any issues, it is with friends who find it ASTONISHING that a 5'2" petite woman wouldn't want a little Mojo (the bad) and has a Big Paw! I got a comment the other day, "You do realize your dog is bigger than you, right?" Well, THANK YOU Sherlock for the observation! Since I like the person, I took a deep breath, and said, "Yes. I like it that way. Real Women have BIG DOGS!" People do always comment on how clean my house is...like it is impossible to keep a house clean when you have animals, which simply isn't true! If you take care of your animals, it isn't a problem!
At the end of the day, though, Ranger is worth all the stupid comments we get!
Come on over, Gyp, I got room at the Thanksgiving for all your animals...espe cially Sammy and Pippin!