For all of you who participated about my thread months ago about my INTJ falling into an attack of Fi, and for everyone who suggested I get the man a dog...
I did it. We got an adult dog instead of a puppy...I got to pick the breed, actually (she's a 6yo Weimeraner). I absolutely adore her, and I'm not an animal lover.
I'm voluntarily eating crow on this one (although I'm glad I stuck to my guns about no puppies and babies at the same time): I'm SO glad we did it. Seriously, I think it spoke volumes of love to him, and restored a lot of trust in our relationship. It obviously means a ton to him, and I'm really glad we did it. I suggested at random that we go see this rescue Weim one Saturday, and his face lit up so much. We've had her a month now, and she's really a sweetie.
I suppose all that mush was to say "thanks". If you hadn't said anything, I wouldn't have taken it so seriously, and it's obviously something that he really benefits from. I recommend it to all INTJ lovers, actually...it's unlocked something pretty nifty in him that I didn't get to see often otherwise.