When I got Barley I was really hoping for one big thing.....a playmate for Whisky. While I have wanted another dog for myself for a while, this pet was really more about giving Whisky a buddy. I was once told by someone, "Don't get a dog for your dog." That person was an idiot. Barley was EXACTLY what Whisky needed. He needed a four legged friend, he needed a playmate, he needed a buddy. If there is any doubt as to whether or not I made the right decision I'm pretty sure that this will put that to rest.