Great reading about you, Debra. You are a true advocate for dogs. I totally understand you not being able to replace your lab with another lab; I was the same way when my 13 yr. old German Shepard passed on.
I looked at so many lab puppies & thought I was crazy to not fall in love with a puppy, but look where it took me. GSD are awesome & so loyal. My father in law always had one by side. They too have passed on and leave us with good memories