Hello. I have just joined the forum and am hoping to discuss everything doggie. I've had dogs all my love, always big ones, and I am currently the loving and lucky mum to a fourteen month old Golden Retriever named Jemima. Before her I was four years without a dog and really, it was harder than giving up smoking! My dogs before Jemima were Newfoundlands and another Goldie who lived to be fourteen. I also have two cats, Betsy and Stella, both of whom were rescued from bad situations. They don't mind Jemima, but they still don't like each other!