meet the mutts, part one: {note: this picture was taken right after they’d both had their summer haircuts about 6 years ago…} Sam (Golden retriever/collie mix) born 12/01/1994 I got Sam when I was at a no-kill shelter in Phoenix looking for a missing cat.  I made the mistake (?) of walking through the dog side only to be greeted by 50 visiously barking dogs.  Except one.  Sam was wagging his tail, doing flips and in general trying to get my attention and get me to realize how cute he was.  Well, it worked.  They told me he could climb chain-linked fences but I told them I had a solid 6 foot fence so it would be fine.  He then spent the next 10 years easily flying over said fence.  He also had EXTREME separation anxiety which led to me getting him a Christmas present: Ollie (Chow/something small and sweet) born 11/01/1995 I adopted Ollie from the same no-kill shelter as Sam when he was but a wee ball of fur.  Once Ollie came home, Sam’s separation issue disappeared immediately.  Ollie turned out to be one of the best dogs I’ve ever met: confident, but unassuming and HIGHLY coveted by everyone that has ever met him, even by my non-dog-loving friends.  He’s just a cool dog.

meet the mutts, part one:

{note: this picture was taken right after they’d both had their summer haircuts about 6 years ago…}

Sam (Golden retriever/collie mix) born 12/01/1994

I got Sam when I was at a no-kill shelter in Phoenix looking for a missing cat.  I made the mistake (?) of walking through the dog side only to be greeted by 50 visiously barking dogs.  Except one.  Sam was wagging his tail, doing flips and in general trying to get my attention and get me to realize how cute he was.  Well, it worked.  They told me he could climb chain-linked fences but I told them I had a solid 6 foot fence so it would be fine.  He then spent the next 10 years easily flying over said fence.  He also had EXTREME separation anxiety which led to me getting him a Christmas present:

Ollie (Chow/something small and sweet) born 11/01/1995

I adopted Ollie from the same no-kill shelter as Sam when he was but a wee ball of fur.  Once Ollie came home, Sam’s separation issue disappeared immediately.  Ollie turned out to be one of the best dogs I’ve ever met: confident, but unassuming and HIGHLY coveted by everyone that has ever met him, even by my non-dog-loving friends.  He’s just a cool dog.