One of the things we promised ourselves we'd do once we had a house with a yard is get a dog. So, today we went over to Roseburg, to one of the rescue centers, and picked up this handsome boy. This is Luca. He's a little over 1 year old, and a Border Collie mix (with unknown parentage). The rescue center got him as a stray, but he knows "sit," is super affectionate and snuggly, and doesn't like getting in cars, but knows what to do once he's there. He's a good boy.
Got a cheapo IP camera to keep an eye on our cats while we were gone (caretakers come by every other day, but we're worrywarts). It's marketed as a baby monitor, so it has a 2-way microphone, allowing us to chat (i.e. utterly confuse) the kitters.
Pictured is Alistar under the dining room table(cropped out of the 1080p snapshot for privacy).