A pair of pyrs
I never could go very long without dogs around the house. I adopted a pair of Great Pyrenees (mixes) from the Florida Great Pyrenees Club. The club rescues dozens of dogs every year from kill shelters throughout the south eastern US and is always in need of foster homes or permanent homes for abandoned pyrs. If you or someone you know is thinking about adopting a big dog or even just making a donation, visit http://www.floridapyrs.org/index.php/Dogs-Available/.
The club often has puppies, family dogs, or working (herding) dogs available.