so I am new to this forum and am excited about talking to all of you. I have a three year old Jack russel mix beagle named Maggie, and a nine year old black lab mix border collie named Annabelle. two rats, Millie and Nellie, two horses Sampson and Doc, and five cats, Baby ruth, dipstick, casper,tiger, and shadow. I absoluely love all animals but am really devoted to my riding and horses, but i make lots of time for my dogs and cats and rats. I own Maggie but Annie is the family dog,we got her as a puppy. I got Maggie as a puppy for christmas, I went to pick her out, we found them in the paper, all of them were shivering and living outside with no shelter and when every the made noise the people kicked them, and Maggs was the last girl, so I got her, she was full of worms and ticks, it took about three months to get over all that, now three years later she is a happy healthy pup. the only thing is that she won't get on her back or side in fear of being kicked but she is sarting to lay on her back for me to rub her belly she is a great jumper lol, and has learned so many tricks,she is an intelligent dog. yeah so that is about it, hope to talk to you all soon!