So I’m new to this whole blogging concept, but I had a dog blog in mind for awhile now that I thought might be fun, so here I am, finally starting one.

First of all, as you may have guessed from the nifty little image there, I have two collies and a mutt. I adore them and spend every moment with them. Whether I’m cleaning up after them, chasing them down to get that sock from their mouth, going for a ride in the car with them, walking them, or just laying around with them; they’re never far away and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Next I’ll introduce my doggie crew, or pack, to you.

This is Lassie he’s a male, purebred Collie, and he’s five years old. His birthdate is October 9, 2004, and he came to live with me on December 8, 2004. He’s the first dog I’ve ever owned. I was thirteen years old when I earned and saved up all the money needed for him (and his plane ticket to get him from Oklahoma to his new home here in Utah). I babysat all the time to get him, and he was well worth all the work and the waiting! I did so much research on the Collie breed, too, and owning and caring for a puppy. He’s a fantastic dog, so I think I did a pretty good job. ;]
Lassie is my best friend, and my partner in crime. It’s rare to see one of us without the other. People are often amazed by his devotion to me, but that’s just who he is. He’s my baby boy and we do everything together. He knows everything about me and I know everything about him. I don’t know where I’d be without him, his friendship and loyalty has helped me through so much.

Ella, a female Lab mix, was next to join my crew. Ella was a rescue that I adopted on September 30, 2006. She was born July 26, 2006 and bounced around from foster home to foster home until she was adopted by me. I was told she was a Lab and Australian Shepherd mix, but I don’t see a bit of Aussie in her, I think she’s more like a Greyhound with her long neck and incredible speed to go with her love for running. Ella is boxy and sturdy, but so beautiful, and she has a heart of gold. She loves everyone, really, even if you make her nervous or aren’t too fond of her, she’ll still love you. She loves to play in the water, but baths are just okay. She’s excitable and will do her happy dance for you whenever you come home, or just walk into a room. She loves to bring you presents (shoes, toys, socks, paper), but you can only look at it! You can’t actually have it! Ella also loves to talk and will go around telling everyone they’re “ruuuude!” often. Ella and Lassie are the best of friends, though they do get on each other’s nerves at times, but that’s just what siblings do. ;]

Our newest addition to our little crew is Petal! She’s a purebred Collie and just barely six months old. She was born December 6, 2009 and joined the family February 16, 2010. Petal, still a young puppy, is full of so much energy! She keeps me, Lassie, and Ella very busy, but we love her. She’s a silly little thing and has recently discovered that she has a very beautiful voice, so she talks allll the time now. She’s a good girl though, she knows many commands already, and loves to learn, play, and run. Her and Lassie have a blast playing hide and seek with each other, and her and Ella love to run and jump together. Petal loves to go “snorkeling” in their water bowl and will stick her entire head in there to get the desired toy from the bottom of it. One of her favorite things to do, though, is hanging her head out the car window. She absolutely loves doing that and the second she’s in the car she’ll start barking to have her window rolled down for her. She’s such a pretty puppy and everyday she’s getting bigger and bigger and looking less and less like a puppy. I’m curious to see how she’ll change as she grows.

I suppose I should introduce myself, as well. Well… my name is Marquie, I’m nineteen years old. My birthday is May 26, making me a Gemini, if you’re into the Astrological signs.
Clearly I love dogs, very much, haha. I hope to one day certify Lassie and Petal as therapy dogs, so they can visit nursing homes and other places. I love to write, which was another reason for me putting this blog together, to combine my love for my dogs and my love for writing.
I’m one of five children and am the oldest. My favorite color is blue. I love music, Drake Bell being my all time favorite artist. I still play computer games from my childhood, and still love reading little kid books, and watching cartoons from the 90’s.
I often get weird, or even disapproving, looks when I tell people that, no, I’m not going through college, and no I’m not driving just yet, and no, I’m definitely not dating. I have no interest in college, and had no interest in driving until just recently, and dating? No thanks! Maybe later.