One of things I really wanted was a dog but as an apartment dweller, I couldn't in good conscience get a dog. Now I have a house.... and Ta Da.... I have a dog!!
His name is Theo and he is an 8 month old Lab/Burmese Mountain Dog cross. He's a pretty big boy, weighing in at 85 lbs. I think he will finish up around 100lbs or 125lbs. His feet are pretty big. I'm complete deluding myself that he has hit his adult height and will just fill in.
He's a really good dog. We've had him for a week and he is already a member of the family. The kitties were less than impressed with his arrival but have started to ignore him. They are most upset when he gets excited and tries to play with them. He has a tendency to bounce and they aren't fans of the bouncing. They will now exist in the same space as him and occasionally rub against him. Last night I watched him lick Tweak's ear (well the whole head got licked but I think he was aiming for the ear), four days ago she was so afraid of him that she may have soiled herself when startled. Oops.
He is fitting in nicely. Now I have to build a fence so they can play loose in the yard....