Nearly seven months after the death of his wife Beth Chapman, Duane "Dog" Chapman is without a TV show. "He is working on a pardon from the state of Texas, which could help him realize a boyhood dream: becoming Sheriff Dog," says Adam Popescu in a New York Times profile of the reality star. "(In 1976, a failed drug deal led to Dog’s murder conviction. Dog says he didn’t pull the trigger — he was in the car — but, according to Texas law, he was an accessory.) He would be a real sheriff, in a real town that needs cleaning up, he said." Popescu adds: "Dog says he has 12 children, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He also says he has had four wives, been convicted of robbery 18 times and captured 10,000 fugitives. And he claims God promised to make him famous." As Dog explains, “I need the attention. I wake up every day and say, ‘Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the baddest bounty hunter of them all?' I need love.” Meanwhile, Dog is trying to make money doing what he knows best -- bounty hunting because "I'm broke."