I'm Randy (aka Rick). I'm a Maritime kid who is presently residing in Halifax with my wife and three wonderful mutts:
Monty - age 8ish; terrier / porty / ?? mix
Lucy - age 2 1/2; border terrier mix
Jack - age 1 1/2; yorkie / silky / devil mix
I grew up with dogs. My first dog as a kid / teenager was a black lab / old english sheepdog mix named Thumper (big and goofy! He went over the bridge about 17 years ago ... I still have a lock of his hair in a shoebox). He had similiar markings to my (much smaller) Monty. When I first started dating my now wife, she had a cockapoo named Bambie.
I've tended red eared sliders many years ago.