But we had a huge blessing of getting a new roommate, who owns a dog. Our new roommate is great, and so is his dog - Jessie. Jessie is a 7 year old border collie x dutch shepherd and has been wonderful at helping to distract me from missing Archie. While she can't replace him, she's very wonderful in her own special ways. Dogs have a miraculous gift of cheering people up and making you feel better.