The boys (especially Max) kept asking for a dog that was not a "parent dog". They complained that Popcorn wouldn't play with them and they wanted a dog that would play with them. Sheldon and I took them to the Humane Society after we got moved into our house to "look" at the dogs. Well the kids (and Sheldon) fell in love with a puppy. We ended up adopting a pit bull/lab mix, Lucy. The kids have loved loved playing with her and everyone loves her to pieces.