Ok getting a dog was NOT spontaneous. The decision was labored over for months. I had been telling DH it was time for a dog for a while, but he insisted we get a puppy...which I didn't want (I prefer rescue dogs). And puppies are sooooo much work! But in order for me to win he had to win too...so we got a puppy. She is a Goldendoodle (golden retriever + poodle) and her name is Sunny because she is a pretty blond and we live in the Sunshine State. We picked her because she is the one puppy in the litter who stayed by DD's side the day we met her. 2 months later they are still buddies...its tough, because Sunny is a puppy (crazy and teething) and DD is 3 (bossy and still learning how to interact with a dog), but we are all growing together. Its gonna be great and I feel very lucky to have added a wonderful member to our family.