We bit the bullet and got a dog! We promised the kids that we would get a dog when we moved here and so here she is. Rio!
First bath about a month ago.
She was one one of the smallest and mild mannered of the litter, plus her markings are neat. When she was born she had the marking of a diamond on her back so we got to thinking about a name. Diamond Rio came to mind and so Rio it is. She is a Border Collie (dad/neighbor dog) and Heeler mix. The mom is a Red Heeler but she had Blue Heeler puppies as well. Rio is a Red Heeler. These dogs are known for their work on ranches with cattle. They like to "round em' up". Our friends were kind enough to give us the puppy so all Neal has to do it work it off with a little hard work on the ranch.
If we can teach her not to chase cars and jump up on people then I will be happy. There is nothing more annoying.
Mark even secretly likes her.