Most dog owners want a dog like Lassie. She helps in an emergency, doesn't scare the neighbors or wreck up the place when home alone. We are sometimes exasperated when medical care, the best in food and outerwear and continued companionship are just not enough to see this dream come true.
I promise. It's not too hard. You'll be surprised how little time it actually takes to get there. If you start on Mardi Gras by Easter, Lassie will come home.