Well I did it... I finally got the dog I've been wanting for a few months now. I've had doctors and therapists and some of you recommend a dog for theraputic reasons. I knew it would work when I dogsat for a friend's pup for two weeks. I was virtually pain free and feeling really happy and more productive. When he left my pain returned and so did my depression. So, now I've got my own pup. It is a little tedious right now because she needs to be potty trained and that means you know what to clean up around the house, the car and having to get up 1 -2x at night so she can "go". BUT, she is so cute, so sweet and such a pleasure. She's teenie so she perfectly sits on my lap or across my chest when I lay on the couch or in bed. I'm going to be able to register her as a service dog, too. That way I can bring her with me wherever I go.