In May we went to Humboldt and bought a german shepherd-black lab cross and named her Meisha. I was thrilled as I've wanted a dog for a decade. Meisha definitely has a strong willed nature and can be a handful, but she is also very smart and snuggly, not to mention a speedster.
Meisha has given a lot of joy to Tressa and I. We recently brought her to a dog park and all three of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She is almost 50lbs now and though we usually do not pick her up anymore the picture below is a fun one.