If Dylan had his way we'd change her name to Bessie the Cow Dog. But we're sticking to her given name, Nellie, because it's cute as can be all the same. So adopting a dog was a big one on my list (#6) and we couldn't be happier with the company of this little canine friend we've acquired.
Dylan's favorite thing about Nellie is that she's a better than average "fetcher," which we spend lots of time doing to tire her out. My favorite thing is how she flops down on my feet upside down when I tell her to "lay down".