Monday, September 8, 2008

The Dogs who Own Me

Yes, I know, my blog title is I love dogs. I think I'd better introduce my fur-children:

  1. Tommy is a 12 1/2-year-old Border Collie/Terrier mix. I've had him since 1997. I got him just a few months before I met my current husband, Kim, so Tommy is our firstborn. He's as bright as they come. Now that he is older, he has slowed down a bit and has, over the past three or four years, lost most of his teeth, but he is still handsome and a great companion.

  2. Polly is a 10 1/2-year-old Border Collie/Jack Russell Terrier mix (so they say -- personally I think she's about 80-percent Australian Cattle Dog. See photo to left. She is a real character. She "talks" with growls (a friendly greeting would go something like "grow-roo-roo-rooo!" and teases the devil out of the neighborhood dogs. She was a rescue from Border Collie Rescue and a birthday present to me from my husband in about 1998 or 1999.
  3. Beggs is the beagle you see in my profile. She just turned 6 years old and is every bit a beagle -- loving, wonderful with children, great sense of humor, and stubborn as a mule.

More on these guys later. They are our fur-children and the lights of our lives.

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