About ready to break down here. I am serious folks (for once) and I urgently need your help. My daughter has almost talked me in to getting a dog......VERY almost. We tried the dog thing when the girls were younger and ended up with the snottiest lil' creature you ever laid eyes on. Paid good money for that runt too. It's now been over ten years since we've had a pet. And I'm not kidding myself in regards as to "who" is going to do most of the chasing.......that'll be me. I've gotten her to agree that if we do get a dog, it's going to be a small creature along the lines of a Shih Tzu. Non-shedding and quaint. Talk me outta this people. Tell me everything I need to hear to do the right (smart) thing. She (my 21 yr. old) wants this so bad that she's even volunteered at our local Humane Society. She's making me feel guilty, the lil' rat. Volunteering by a girl that has trouble getting out of bed. What's up with that ? HELP ME PLEASE !