Initially I got Willow as a companion for Maple, my German Shep. She doesn't like being an only dog. I don't deal with grief well. Neither does Maple, who got anxiety with Willow out of the house for 24 hours (started getting nervous and getting anxiety pees). Neither does the current Mrs. Two Barrels, who keeps saying "I killed Willow" (for giving her the rope toy). I find its best to keep myself busy when I am stressed. So today I passed on the B- quality surf and got a shelter pup. A mutt for sure, little lab, little hound, etc. He is a rascal. Probably be about 50-60lbs. Took him to Kennebunk after we got him and he got wet. A good sign. See you at the crossroads Willow.