Dec 2013 - we went looking for a small not too hairy terrier type dog and saw Earl ( a black labrador collie hairy and not small dog) looking at us through the window. When we approached he put his paw up to the window and we were smitten. We visited a few times to be sure and took him home Jan 2014. I cannot imagine life without him, he's a great friend to me, my husband and our son and enjoys scouting with us too and all the children on camp, comes home exhausted. Nickname amongst our friends is "number one son".