I've had dogs all my life. My first was a poodle named Sophie when I was 7 years old. Then we had two airdales, Bunty and King, during my teen years. Jake was a terrific Golden Retriever who lived to be 14 years old. And Jes, my Olde English Bulldog, came to live with me at the too-young-age of one month. She's now 3 years old and we're still rockin' it together.