We were also discussing a new (rescue, not a puppy) dog. Still hashing out the details, but we're thinking some time this spring or summer.
Damn, we're quickly returning to our "Zoo" of the 80's and early 90's when we had 2 dogs, 2 cats, 4 rabbits, a koi pond, an aquarium, a chinchila, and a couple love bird and parachetes. Actually, I doubt we will have an aquarium, bird, or chinchila again. But Some large American Checker rabbits or English lops are possible.
And that is still nothiing compared to before my sister was born and we had a small chicken farm with a variety of livestock.
Speaking of chickens, the avian bird flu has reached Turkey. And predictions on when it reaches the U.S., and via what route? I'm thinking a far flying albatros or boobie will get it near the Asian coast line and carry it to South America, and then it will proceed north.