“My daughter was the reason we got Ike.
I thought she shouldn’t grow up without a dog.
We met Ike on the street and that put the wheel in motion. We were just walking to dinner and encountered him. He was very friendly and his foster dad said, he was up for adoption.
I had to come to grips with my reasons for not getting a dog.
Primarily, I thought the city is not a place for a big dog, and I only wanted a big dog.
Also, we travel a lot, I didn’t want to pick up poop, and I just didn’t want another responsibility.
But that was only partially the reason, the other being that I hadn’t gotten over the loss of my last dog.”