My parents held out not even three months. Our dog Daisy went to doggie heaven in March and we had her for 15 years. Daisy was a black lab who is missed very much. And what do my parents do? They search CL looking for a dog, and not just any dog, a lab. And yes, they found Lacy who happens to be a black lab. They love Lacy already-even if she already chewed the squeaker out of 2 toys. Good dog!