I was told a year ago to get a dog by my doctor. I was feeling depressed, and my doctor assured me it was the first step to feeling better about life in general. She was 100% right. Granted, it had to be the dog that I've always wanted. A very good friend of mine had two pugs (sisters) years ago, and I fell in love with the funny, dorky personalities of these dogs. I always promised myself that I'd get one some day.
Funny enough, I found Gizmo on Kijiji of all places. She has become a huge part of my every day life, and I thank her for making me laugh several times a day.
Oh, and I have one VERY smart doctor!