You may have read that one of my favorite "jobs" is being "Mom" to my precious pets... Let me introduce you to them.
First, there is Mandy. She is a Shetland Sheepdog (Sheltie). She is a very loving, sensitive little girl who stole our hearts the first time we saw her.
After having Mandy for a few years, we decided that she needed a companion-- and as chance would have it, the people that we had purchased her from has a couple of puppies available. We chose the most adorable little bundle of fur and name him Kolby. He is much larger than Mandy, but is so submissive and gentle with her. He totally adores her, as she does him. They are best friends!
Then, someone apparently decided that we needed a cat to go along with our two dogs, because one afternoon, a scrawny, starving little kitten appeared at our home. He was in pretty rough shape and had a bad wound on one of his legs. We really didn't think we wanted a kitten, but just couldn't turn our backs on him, so we fed him and took care of his leg. He flourished.. and Mandy and Kolby accepted him as part of the family. We decided to name him Mr. Fat T. Cat, or Mr. Fat for short... and he definitely lives up to his name! ;-)