"You always have to take it to the edge of Chaos!!" sputtered my husband to me during a frantic get-the-kids-ready-for-school-and-out-the-door morning... this, in response to a "family" decision to bring home a long-awaited new family member that had been missing for many years from our life -- a DOG.
"Don't Do It!" was the answer I got from several friends when socializing this possibility with them. Why? My friends were not animal haters. Several of them were dog owners themselves.