My brother is 25, has a 19 year old girlfriend, they live together and for months she's been pestering him to get a dog. My brother loves them but he didn't think they'd have much time for it since they both work, and he already has 2 cats. Since its his house, and he lived in it long before he met her and she moved out of her parents house to live with him, he pretty much makes the rules. Knowing he'd put his foot down and he'd be pissed if she went and bought a dog anyway, she went and bought the dog she wanted- a pomeranian) and put it in their backyard. When he got home, he went outside and saw this dog- the girlfriend acted like she knew nothing about it, and he believed her. Thinking it was a lost dog, he went around to the neighbours and asked if the dog belonged to them. Of course everyone said No, so the girlfriend says 'he must be lost, we'll put an ad in the paper'. 3 weeks later my brother sees how much his girlfriend loves it, and he's getting fond of it also. The dog now has a name that the girlfriend has given him, and of course, there's no owner coming to get it. My brother would never give it to a shelter and the girlfriend knows it. Yes, women are clever!