I've had dogs my entire life. The only disadvantage of having one is it doesn't live long. My last one (a kurzhaar) lived with us for 13 years. This is a huge period if time! Of course it's enough to attach to it. I mean him. His name was Joy. My dad used to be a hunter so he decided to get a dog for hunting (the second one). Deutsch Kurzhaar is a German Short Pointer. It was easy to describe how he looks to people who didn't see him before. I called him a Dobermann with floppy ears :D
He left only positive feelings and funny memories.