Thought I better introduce myself and my kids, as there's sometimes a need for advice on them...
My name's Andrew and my partner's name is Jess. We have a pair of cuties.
Our first is Amy. She's apparently a Border Collie cross Staffie, and we adopted her from the RSPCA when she was about 10 months old. She's almost three years old now and very happy. Less than a month after we got her though she somehow ripped herself open (was about an 8 inch wound!) when she was at home one day, and we never found what on despite scouring the yard for sharp objects. Fortunately the laceration was only through her skin and there wasn't much blood. Cost about $1000 to get her fixed up, but it was worth every cent. She still has a scar but it doesn't affect her in her day to day life.
Our second is Chloe. She's a Great Dane cross Bull Arab. A friend of my partner's bought her without telling her mum, and we were keeping her until she did. Well, her friend's mum said no, but we couldn't bare to part with her. She keeps Amy company during the day anyway, and they get up to all kinds of mischief. She's around 10 months old now and still growing we think.
I'll post up some pics when we get some good ones.