Just a little friendly warning: if you don't like dogs, turn away now. This post is ALL about dogs.
My boss, Mr. H, and his wife love Vista. Like, they offer me large amounts of money and threaten to dog-nap her love. Since I'm clearly not giving her up, we took a little walk over to the Pocahontas County Humane Society (where Vista originally escaped from, if you recall) to visit the dogs. Because the PCHS doesn't have its own building, just space in the local rec center and a trailer for offices, the dogs are kept in runs when it's nice outside. They were still outside when we arrived.
If you are in the county or environs and are on the lookout for an ideal canine companion, I highly recommend checking out the dogs at the PCHS. I was so impressed with their temperaments--each and every one of them is so deserving of a forever home.
As for Mr. and Mrs. H, they're considering. We'll see how it goes!