With so many animals in our lives, a cast of characters is in order for those friends and family from afar who do not know our "furry babies" by name or by sight.
Jadzia - She is the border collie that started the madness! We adopted her from the Seattle Humane Society in April 2003 at just a year old after being abused and abandoned. With time, love, and care she has grown into a phenomenal pet and sporting dog. While Jadzia will never be competitive, she plays any game we teach her for the sheer love of activity.
Curzon - Our second border collie and only male, Curzon was brought home from Hubbard Stockdogs in Bonanza OR in December 2003. He is our playful boy and the light of my life, with his happy grin and "let's play" attitude he will never fail to make you smile. Curzon is just as competitive as we are, and especially excels at flyball and frisbee.
Ezri - Our third border collie and newest addition to the house, Ignited's Ezri Dax is the daughter of Ignited's Santa's High Flyer (Prancer) and Quicksilver's Record Time (Race) born on July 15, 2008. While still quite young, Ezri is showing a phenomenal capacity for learning that even dwarfs what we saw with Curzon as a young pup, and she is picking up new games and rules every day.
Phoebe - The odd one out, Phoebe is a Jack Russell Terrier from the Fleck kennel in Woodinville who has had a rough few years. She was originally discovered by a flyball teammate who worked as a vet tech with the vet who runs the kennel, and was soon adopted out to another teammate who needed a companion. After a few years, Phoebe came to live with us in May 2008 as her previous owner could no longer care for her. She is currently the primary height dog for our flyball club and will do anything for a tennis ball.
Onyx - At just nine pounds, Onyx is a sleek and small black cat with a big attitude. She loves to be petted and to watch over the house, but is picky about her attention and can turn in a flash. She was adopted from Purrfect Pals in June 2001 along with her littermate Obsidian.
Obsidian - Large, fluffy, and surprisingly dominant, Obsidian is the cuddly boy who teaches all the dogs who is really boss in our house. He's about 14 pounds and has smacked sense into just about every dog who has lived in or visited our home, yet is a huge cuddlebug and likes nothing more than to be petted and snuggled.
I will post pictures at a later date, but for now you can see photos of the dogs on my Facebook album here.