yeaahhh... I feel ya. I keep coming back here and posting on Glitch because we have conversations like this. It's been an awkward day. I'm wondering if I could get a dog and move to a cabin deep in the woods.
I love sheepdogs! Best dog friend I ever had was an Australian Shepherd. Miss her terribly. I'd be your 20 acres next door neighbor. :) We could meet up for supply runs to town. Gotta have coffee and chocolate ya know.