There has been increased chatter at HeroPress HQ of late about the possibility of a canine addition to our family.
I'm a staunch cat person myself, but Rachel is allergic (or so she says!) and anyway she has wanted, for the longest time, a dog.
We watched Crufts earlier this year and became enamoured with a dog named Colin - to the extent that now any dog we see is referred to as 'Colin'.
However, as well as constantly reminding Rachel that we already have Barney to care for, I've also suggested that maybe we should wait until we can afford to move to a bigger house - but Rachel isn't letting this one go.
If nothing else, we've settled on a breed we both like: Havanese (pictured above). This breed has a lot going for it, on top of its small size: it's very good with children, it's easy to train and it doesn't shed fur.
As to actual potential names for this mythical pet: obviously Colin is a strong contender, although Jake (as in Adventure Time) is also in the running although I was overruled on Krypto as Rachel said it reminded her of Kripke (from The Big Bang Theory).
Ultimately, Colin (or whoever) would be Rachel's pet as Barney is mine, although we would both be responsible for both animals.
A final decision is far from being made... although I suspect a resolution is getting closer. It wouldn't surprise me if Rachel didn't come home from work one evening with a Havanese puppy in a basket.