My parents own two dogs, a golden retriever and a border collie.
I am head over heels in love with their border collie. She is sweet, well trained, very smart, and completely fearless. Exactly the kind of dog I will need with the kind of life I plan to be living.
She is always fed, sheltered, and given proper vet care, but is pretty much ignored otherwise. My mom is always complaining that she wants to get rid of her because she's so energetic.
I'm soooooo tempted to take her with me when I finally get out of here.