Today marks the day I adopted R0ndo the border collie as my second dog. Frieda had been gone a few weeks and I was in need of filling the void she left. R0ndo was found at Border Collie Rescue Northern California and my sister (who checked him out first) ordered me to come up and get him: he was -the- dog for me (she's expert about these things). As usual with things canine, she was spot-on: he became my dog on this day seven years ago.
This is the first picture (of many to follow) I took of him that day.
R0ndo had a laundry list of "issues", but he was smart and young and quickly became the companion I needed so much. He's Mr. D, Steady-Eddie, the Dude.
Because of the holiday and all the people cluttering up his favorite places, we'll do it up later this week. I'm thinking the dog beach at Huntington Beach (Apache doesn't like the beach, so it'll just be R0ndo and I- an extra plus for him). Ironically, his physical age has caught up to mine. But he's in -far- better shape!