Third year attending here. My SO is also a doctor so we spend about half the month at work and half the month at home. We've been discussing getting a pet lately and deciding cat vs dog. Honestly, dog seems like the better option, but I'm not sure if it's a bad idea given our schedules whereas a cat kind of takes care of itself. Am i overthinking this? I'm sure there are plenty of other EM docs who have dogs and physician SO's, but none that I know of. Is it a bad idea to get a dog as an EM attending?