We want a dog! ... or should I say 'er indoors' wants a a dog! So far her forays into this particular subject have been countered reasonably sucessfully so far with "It would upset the cats!" "We're out all day - it will trash the house!" "Who's going to take it out for a walk when its pissin down?" "I'm not paying £500 + for a stuffin dog" 'er indoors idea of a dog is one of those yappy little ankle biters so my next counter attacks was "If we're having a dog I want one that eats other dogs for breakfast (or at least cold callers and/or Jehovah's Witnesses"! However ... she came home last week and said she'd been offered a 8mth old chocolate lab, pedigree as long as your arm free to good home. Why is it free? .... "Cos the girl that has it has a dodgy hip and can't walk it ... oh and it trashed their sofa!" Well there ya go ... see point 2! The problem is I seem to be slowly coming around to the idea (probably as it wont talk back) only - point 4 applies ... there's no way I'm forking out £500+ for a dog and I certainly don't anything with "doodle" on the end of it! Local dogs home seems full of Staffy's - not keen, besides wouldn't want to be mistaken for a chav - even without wearing a dodgy shell suit and I'm running out of reasons why its not a good idea! Suggestions????????????????????