The Indians have a saying: When God separated humans from the animals, he let a crack form between the two. The crack widened and widened, to the point where the races would be separated forever. However, at the very last moment, a loyal dog jumped over the gorge to be reunited with his owner - and from that day, dogs have always held a special place among humans; as we have among them. Listen to the Indians and get a dog before you go. Puppyfind.com is a good place to start looking.