Well, yesterday we bought a dog! Half a dog, really, as we've put down a deposit, and can't pick him up for a few weeks. But look, here he is, he's awesome!
To be honest, I'm in love. You know me, the cynical anti-dog guy, but all of a sudden that all went away as I held the little fella.
E found the puppies through Gumtree, and we drove over yesterday 'just to have a look' (my words), but yeah.. famous last words. The pups are 3/4 King Charles Cavalier and 1/4 Jack Russell. I pretty much straight away knew which one I wanted-- this frisky little rough and tumble one. They were born on our 10 year anniversary, so that's kinda cool. So, we are all pretty excited.
In the car afterwards we were writing down a list of name options. Little e suggested "David". Little i suggested "Christmas Tree". I think we'll keep workshopping that one.