So, the wife and I went to the local animal shelter a picked out a dog. It's pretty disheartening walking through a shelter. You kind of want to take them all home. Including this cute chocolate Lab named Latte. Good news is that the shelter was doing a brisk business on a Thursday, and the dog we finally settled on has to wait until Sunday to get the snip-snip. We go get him on Monday.
Settled on a Shar-Pei/Akita mix named Luda. A great mix of Japan and China. Tempraments match up and he looks to be a good dog. But the name, well, according to my wife, "luda" means woman in russian.
So we're going to rename him "Louis Girdley Wu."