Ben and I have always shared a love of dogs, and they have been an important part of our lives since we first started dating.
The larger dog in the picture is Leonidas ("Leo"). He is a 12 year-old Beagle. Ben got him back in September of 2008, right when we started dating. Leo is very sweet, kind, and gentle. He has always been a little chunky - he was the biggest of his litter. He loved to eat and is generally pretty chill. He is also incredibly patient with Lucas. What I love most about him is that he knows when someone is upset, and he will come lay next to you to make you feel better.
Luna is a 3 year old Beagle mix that we rescued last year from a shelter in Long Beach. She's very lovable and always wants to be near us (or on us), loves being pet, and is very playful and energetic. However, her "happy place" is to be on our laps. If she isn't on our laps, you can find her playing fetch with Lucas! She just never gets tired of playing, and can never ever get enough attention. She follow us around the house - it is the sweetest thing!