Animals I Live With is an occasional series in which we profile people and their pets. Want to be featured? Get in touch here.
Rhonda and her pal Jeb live in Toronto, Ontario, and might be found walking along Lake Ontario. Follow their wilderness adventures here: @rhartling
Just one amazing dog.
Jeb, Jebaroo, Jebadoo, Jebediah, Jebster, Buddy, Fancy Prancy, Twinkle Toes, Monkey and Monk are the most common ones - some others are a bit embarrassing for me to tell you.
3 years, 4 months.
I saw his photo on the Instagram page of a wonderful dog rescue, called Save Our Scruff.
We arranged a first date.
I can't recall the very first moment because I'm over 40. But when we first started going for walks, he'd stop and look up at me with the sweetest expression. As if to say, "isn't this so great" and "I really love you" - I'm sure I'm not anthropomorphizing here.
Outdoor adventures, like trail walks/runs and illegal swimming in the summer. If I had lots of money, I'd buy the beach and make it off leash.
A very wide array of sounds, mostly contentment sounds but some to express excitement. Oh and sometimes he wags his tail in his sleep. That's pretty funny.
Patient. Sort of. It's early morning and he's waiting for me to finish this so I can take him for a walk.
I'd like to say it was the peaceful early morning walks we have together, but it might be roughhousing with my husband.
Lots of exercise, raw turkey diet with extra steamed vegetables, Because Animals Superfood Supplement for Dogs, and a raw bone once a week.
About an hour or two before the alarm goes off, Jeb hops up into bed for some snuggling. He's actually my alarm now.
He used to wait till we went to bed but now he'll take himself up to bed when he's ready.
His depth of love for me and treats... not necessarily in that order.
That time he caught a squirrel, most likely.
Be careful when you ask for photos of someone's pet. I'll include one here and can WeTransfer you a couple thousand later on.