I am not an animal person. It's not that I dislike animals, I just don't love them like some people do. And I think people who dress their dogs up in clothing are weird :) BUT, I must admit, I have fallen hard for M's roommate's dog - Bama. He's a black lab and the sweetest and gentlest doggy I've ever met!
He's so dark in colour that he kinda disappears when you try and take a picture of him!
I love taking him out for walks, but am not into the cleaning up part since he's a very large dog, which makes something else very large as well. That's M's job! It's nice having a companion to snuggle up with on the couch, that's for sure.
If I were to get a dog I'd have to wait until I have kids and a house. Even then, I'm not sure because a pet is such a huge commitment and I like to travel a little too much. At least you can bring kids with you when you go away, but a dog, not so much. Ah well, something to contemplate in the future...