Recently I got a dog and named her Olive Oyl like Popeye's girl. We're living by the ocean in a town known for sailing so it seemed like a good fit. She's an Australian Cattle Dog also know as a Blue Heeler. They pretty much look like a dingo or a coyote. They're working dogs used for herding, but since we don't have any cattle she keeps her skills sharp by herding the cat. If you want a dog and are wondering if you should make the plunge, I would now say just go out and do it. A lot of work at times, but definitely worth it.