This is our 4 legged son, Gideon. His original family relenquished him to a rescue organization in the summer of 2009 after losing their house and we adopted him shortly after.
He is 4 years old, 30 pounds, and an American Eskimo/Border Collie mix.
He is smart and funny and has been a wonderful addition to our household but he has some weird quirks. He refuses to go outside when it rains but he loves the snow and will even lay down and take a nap in it. He also doesnt like baths. He hides when he figures out what I am trying to do and wont come out from his spot under the bed even for a treat. He likes the kids but he growls and barks at them when they try to get on the bed. Only is he is under the bed though, he doesnt care if he is standing next to it. He also takes disgusting things out of the trash and brings them under the bed. Its so gross.
He does the 'herding' thing to the kids and other dogs if they run around. His 4 legged cousin, Vader, who is a black lab and outweighs him by 70 ppounds is constantly being herded around the back yard.
I will post some pics later of Gideon and his 2 and 4 legged friends.