First came Cody. I adopted him soon after I moved to Montana, before I met the Best Husband Ever. My reason for relocating to Big Sky Country was to work at an animal sanctuary for blind and disabled animals. When he was a puppy, Cody moved to the sanctuary from a shelter in Wyoming because the folks there thought he was blind. He's not, but he is vision impaired. That doesn't stop him from have a blast with a ball, though, and Cody is rather amazing at catching pieces of carrot tossed his way. I adopted Cody in early 2006 after he beat a case of parvo. Yep, he's exceptional! Cody looks like a white lab, and is probably some sort of Labrador/Great Pyrenees/Akita mix.
In October 2008, Cody got a new brother -- Jackson! The Best Husband Ever and I adopted Jackson at a Petsmart adoption day. He had a rather dopey name at the time (which I cannot remember!), but also a happy face and gorgeous eyes. Jackson was an old puppy, or a teenager, I suppose, when we adopted him. He likes to run like crazy, is super smart (he's our Petsmart puppy school star!), and can jump fences with ease. We don't really love that aspect of Jackson, as it means he can't enjoy our fenced backyard, but we still think he's great. Jackson is a Rottweiler/Australian Shepherd/Basset Hound mix. I have no clue how that last bit got into him.
Last but not least came Lio. This crazy little chihuahua came to us as a puppy from (to my shame) a pet store in late summer of 2009. However, he is my little baby! I never thought I'd be a chihuahua person, but now I'm so glad that he's in our family. True, he refuses to be potty trained and he likes to lick the inside of ears (yes, ears) with ridiculous abandon, but he is so sweet and precious. It's a good thing he likes big dogs, because wrestling is another of Lio's favorite pastimes:
There you have it -- the canine branch of our family. They're very pleased to meet you!