This is my Border Collie, Padme. She is one of the best dogs I’ve ever had the pleasure to own. Own. I don’t think of her as a pet. She’s more of a companion for me. I treat her like a member of the family (she sleeps on the bed with me some nights) and, I think, she eats better than I do, at times.
Her favorite activity is to grab a tennis ball in her mouth and throw it at me, usually to wake me up. She’s soon to be five years old. My Wife found her behind our local Office Depot along with several of her litter mates (who were all short-haired; she was the only long-haired one in the bunch.) We felt it was Fate that led her to us, so we took her in. We’ve had absolutely no regrets since then.
Anyway, I wanted to try to upload a picture, so this post is an attempt at doing just that.