The dog is named Tully. He's a blue merle Australian Shepherd, born in March of 2009. He loves dog parks, chewing, hiking, other dogs, and his kitties. His little feline friends are named Taz & Rico. We saved Taz's life one day when we happened on a pet fair at the Jefferson Parish Animal Shelter. She's been "thanking" us ever since. Rico is a silly fat cat we got in 2004 from Angel's Wish in Wisconsin. Yes, a cat from Louisiana, one from Wisconsin, and a dog from Buckley, Washington. We get around.