Josh and I don't have kids yet, but we do have two furry friends that think they are our kids.
We adopted both of our dogs without knowing much about them. Riley (the big lab/shepherd mix) came from a Walmart parking lot where a man was giving away puppies for free. June (the little terrier) came from an ad on Craiglist. We lucked out, though, and both of our girls are sweet, playful and generally well behaved.
And now, because I am too tired to write an actual post, I will shower you with pictures of the furballs: