i recently moved into a new house in bonny doon, several miles outside of santa cruz proper. there's eight of us plus two cats (soon to be three), two dogs (with regular visits from a german shepherd who lives down the street)  and a parakeet.  luckily the house is huge and on about an acre so theres plenty of space for us all.  this is rudy, my housemate's dog, who is the sweetest  cuddle bug and is often under the impression that he is a lap dog.