Well, Darren and I have adopted a dog from an animal shelter. His name is Albert but we call him Albee for short. He is Jack Russell Terrier aka Jack Russell Terrorist and he is very cute. He has not really lived up to the terrorist label of this breed - they just need a lot of input and exercise! He is friends with everybody he meets down the street, but once we are home he growls at anyone going by. He loves baths.
We had adopted another dog we called Seamus, but before we could get him home he threatened the vet and two handlers at the shelter and it turned out that he had a 'Jekyl & Hyde' personality. He would not back down from his growling and teeth baring so he was put down - the shelter cannot knowingly release a dog of that unpredictable nature back out into the community. We were pretty sad about that. But on reflection we decided that the decision to adopt a lost dog had been made so a week or so later we went ahead with Albee.
It has been ten years of being a cat owner only and I am still getting used to how dogs want to be with you all the time and join in with whatever you are doing - including having a shower! The cats, Gus & Bella, are adjusting to the new arrival as well as could be expected.
I look forward to when all the Soupistes can meet the new friend.