Luna – Australian Cattle Dog X Pointer
We adopted Luna in May of 2014 at an approximate age of 2 ½ years. Originally she had some serious issues with strangers and is extremely attached to mom. Training is a big part of her life and she loves having a job to do. Aside from training she loves playing fetch, staring down our cat, and playing with ‘her’ Ella.
Charlie - Siberian Husky X
Charlie joined our household in late January of 2016, although I have known him since 2014. The largest of our pack, he is very laid back like Ella, and high energy. Highly intelligent, we are looking forward to obedience, rally, and likely agility with him.
Ella – Jack or Parson Russell Terrier X (possible Yorkshire Terrier)
Ella was adopted in February of 2015 at five months. We were a little concerned adding another dog to our household, but Luna and Ella tightly bonded right away and love to rough house. She is very happy go lucky and still doesn’t have a favorite person. Training class is more tolerated with her rather than enjoyed.
Boots – Border Collie
Our old girl, Boots was born in August of 2000. Originally my dad’s dog, Boots came to live with us after my stepmother passed away. She can outplay the younger dogs when she wants to and loves to herd them instead of fetch these days as her depth perception is gone. She is all about my husband and loves to go on even the shortest of car rides as long as she is with him.
Sprite – American Eskimo (1998-2013)
My dad saved Sprite on his last day at the shelter and gave him to me when I was 18. When he was young Sprite was a running trouble maker, but he was always a loving, fluffy fur ball. Unlike many Eskie’s he was a poor watchdog, welcoming anyone that would pet or feed him.
Arianna (Ari) – Jack Russell Terrier (2000-2014)
Originally a close friend’s dog, Ari came into our home when he could no longer keep her anymore due to landlord issues. I later told him she was the greatest gift I have ever received. My vet once described Ari as ill-bred, which was entirely true. I always joked that she was JRT crossed with a pot belly pig – earning her the loving nickname of Piggy. She loved water and was eager to get wet either in her “Piggy Pool” or a mud puddle.
Miley – Terrier X (1997-2014)
I always guessed that Miley was terrier and Dachshund, but we always just told people “She’s a Miley”. She had been part of my life since I was 17 - saw me through my first marriage, divorce and second marriage. Always at my side, there were times that she was literally my only friend. I often wondered if she saw me as the mom or herself in that role. She was certainly the dominate pet in our house, never assertive, just having the air of being the ‘elder’.