October 23. 2008 I lived in canine companionship for a whole 2 years. I picked up my Isabella-girl, Schnuggliputz with great trepidations ( outright fear!) from the shelter. I could not believe I would follow through and would really act on a vague notion of mine that desired more life around me and at least some companionship, that was after the demise of several Beta Fish and my Parakeets persistent turning of their backs to me.