Took me 15 years to convince my husband that he needed a dog in his life. Took less than 10 minutes for him to fall in love with Stanley. We think Stan is fairly happy with us too. He pretty much rules the house, sleeps where ever (when ever) he wants, runs on the beach with his pack, gets treats from absolutely anyone he meets and basically is treated like royalty. We even call him his 'Houndship'. His separation issues means that he's never far away and here he is on one of our walking adventures.