It is so hard to refuse an offer of a puppy because we never buy a dog and all our 5 dogs (since the very start) were all gifts to us. But now that my wife is not here anymore I guess I have to refuse. Our 2 dogs are both 9 years old and it is timely to have a new dog. However, I am not keen on having another pet at this time. My wife is the lover of pets although I am also a pet lover but now as much as my wife was.