buddy1It was on this date in 2009 when the creature who now prefers to be called B-Dogg to the Max arrived at my humble abode and this is the first photo of him I ever took once the rescue lady had left.

To his credit, he waited two and a half days before asserting complete control of the environment and my life, allowing me to maintain my delusion of dominance long enough that I did not feel totally overwhelmed. I’d tell you more but he wants to go out for a walk now and, believe me, you don’t want to know how he gets when he doesn’t get what he wants.