It's been OK, life with a dog. It makes the Complete and Total Loser get out of bed a little earlier, and he's been walking two miles a day. He won't miss picking up the poop, though, and even though he's only vacuumed a few times, and small areas, the filter was clogged with dog hair, despite his frequent brushing.
And this is a small dog, weighing less than twenty-five pounds.
The Loser will miss having a being to talk to. He's enjoyed hearing her breath in bed next to him.