This past summer, my kids, dog and I went to a cabin by a lake for a week. We enjoyed the quiet mornings and, in the afternoons, went cave exploring and ax throwing. It was a great vacation except for one thing. My son couldn’t seem to enjoy himself on vacation because he wished for something more. You see, we’d previously discussed getting another dog since our toy poodle passed away in February. I’d said we would wait until after vacation.…