After reading the thread "Dogs and Children", it has made me realise that the plan that I had for when I do get another dog, which was definetly going to be a "rescue", maybe isnt such a good idea after all. I dont think it is too early for me to make plans even tho I still have my Geisha with me, but because of the size of my house block I really do need another dog. I do not mean a guard dog, or a rottie or even a GSD, I want a dog that I can have inside with me, sit on the couch and cuddle keeping me company, again this is when I am on my own. But I DO want a dog that will bark if someone comes to the door or pulls into the driveway or can warn me if someone is walking past the areas that I cant see from the house. Just like Geisha used to do & yes, I know I can never have another one of her. I didnt really want a pup as I think I am too old to put up with puppy poo etc. A Staffy has always been my first choice, any ideas to run past me??