i am a dog person. don't get me wrong, i really do love all animals, but dogs...they are my favorite. in particular is my dog gretel. we adopted her from our local humane society about 3 years ago. she is the sweetest dog EVER! she is there for me (all the time), and lets my kids pretty much do what they want with her. she is a beautiful dog (german short-hair pointer), and has the softest face imaginable. her jowls are super squishy giving her the nickname "mushy-pie".