Staff Pet #1: Dee Dee came from Golden Retriever rescue in April, 2007, though Dee Dee isn't a purebred. She's part Golden, part Australian Shepherd and maybe a bit of Border Collie. She's got to be the smartest dog ever. (You hear that a lot from pet guardians, but in this case, well, it's true). She likes herding and protecting the house from anyone or anything that goes by the fence. Her two real loves: her tennis ball and Dad. Every morning she'll herd Dad out of the shower until she gets her walk. Every night she demands, and gets, tennis ball play time. Her favorite book? Why Tennis Balls for Dummies of course.