Ridley is our 8 year old border collie mix. He is sweet and mild-mannered and well-behaved, and he has even built a friendship with a neighborhood cat who often wanders into our yard. Instead of licking, he likes to sniff peoples’ ears—and babies’ ears are his favorite. He is fascinated with kids and especially loves the ones who feed him Cheerios from their high chairs. He enjoys going on runs and hikes, and he knows how to pinpoint which guests will scratch his ears. His one flaw is a fear of thunderstorms and fireworks, and his retreat usually leads him to hide in the bathtub.