I have been home from my job for 15 months but hope to return next month. Bear, our purebred black lab we adopted December 2003 is the best thing that has happened to me. He is 16 months old now and loves the offleash. He is also a little thief; anything from remotes to phones to dishracks...you name it. The reason behind my nickname is because he OWNS me......at 90 lbs, he had better! Tee Hee I tried uploading a picture. Guess I did something wrong................