What a cutie! Caramel, it's been long enough for you without a dog of your own. I do hope you have one soon. I know all of the excuses, but I too added another puppy to the house (Henry) since we last spoke. He'll be 2 in April and he has kept Oliver young.
Follow your heart and answer that "I want, I want, I want". There are no more "sensible" reasons. Yes, I am a bad influence.
I swear each Spring, several of us go through Puppy Fever and the year Henry came home, Tracy added Idun, another member whom you may or may not know added Izzy, another member added Stewie, and so on. We seemed to have a plethora of new pups in 2009. It's time for another "Puppy Boomer" generation.