I find myself at the age of 60 with a new puppy. I have raised two beautiful daughters to 23 and 24, and they grew up Labs all their lives. We finally had to put my last yellow down at the age of 15 about 4 months ago. I was not ready for another 15 year commitment, but my new wife was never blessed with children or dogs. One of our friends came up with a litter and had on female black unclaimed, you all know the rest.
$5,000 later (new fence and we had to fly her from Portland to SFO) we are totally hooked, and ready to spend another $7500 for a well drained artificial lawn. We have a smallish house and the front lawn is the only place for us to have our playdates, so needless to say the lawn has gotten trashed.
What did I just get myself into again?