Our son Conor has had deerhounds around him since the day he was born. The whippets joined us as a more suitably size playmate when he was about 5 years old and he finally got his long awaited chihuahua when he turned 12.

The name Conor is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Conchobhar which means "dog lover" or "wolf lover", it can also be translated as "Lover of hounds" or "Hound nobleman".

We've always taught him to have great respect for all animals and never left him unattended with any dog while he was little, children and dogs make the best of friends if both are taught right from wrong at an early age. We believe children that grow up with animals have a gentle and compassionate personality and the dogs benefit from having a friend who's always willing to play a game with them.

We've gathered many photos of Conor with our dogs past and present.

The gallery below shows some of our favorites