Rubius “RIP” Colley
Golden Retriever/Collie mix
Reddish bronze fur, white belly
Friends: Generally hangs out with everyone having no
hang ups with other cultures and races.
Spends most of his time with other boarders from the lower class
Rip is from a huge family and is constantly surrounded by relatives from
the entire age spectrum. He lives with his immediate family of two older brothers one
older sister one younger brother, two younger sisters, Grandmother from
his father’s side, Mother, Father, and a few miscellaneous cousins.
He is closest to his father who is the Chief of Police for the
entire lower area of the city, and his youngest sister
Dad dislikes skateboarding but he understands that it has kept Rip away
from the drug crowd. He
tries to motivate Rip in his mechanic skills beyond the level of fixing
boards. Rip very much
respects his father but would never admit it to his friends.
None presently. Likes
chasing girls with bushy tails up trees.
Scabbed up knees and elbows
and some nasty scars on his shins under his fur.
carries at leash and collar around in his pants pocket to make fun of
leash laws. He will wrap in
around his waist or arm.
More versed in street skating than vert , but he’s good enough
to represent his skate park in both.
Up on the latest in electronics, he likes playing with computer
code and the internet over game systems.
Script-puppy level compared to other local hackers.
Cookies and other junk food, hanging out in populated areas, figuring out how to skate on everything from wooden ramps to
mall escalators, pulling “harmless” pranks
Dislikes: Physical fights, anarchy, seeing his friends depressed
Personality: On first impression Rip’s spontaneity and hilariousness outshine the rest of his personality. Rip always has something sarcastic to say. He comes up with ideas for pulling off feats that most would deem suicidal. He pushes himself to the extreme mostly out of curiosity, and puts more thought into what flavor of ice-cream he wants than the consequences of kick-flipping off a slanted glass roof. Underneath, Rip is generous and considerate of others, being used to sharing everything with his siblings. He will go out of his way to help his friends even if it means suffering through extreme discomfort like standing in acid rain or riding a dingy train for hours at midnight, though he isn’t above complaining about it. When he’s had enough from someone he’ll express it. He has a stubborn streak when it comes to enforcing his own beliefs or proving himself.
Rip grew up well loved in a large lower middle class family.
He was introduced to the local skate park at the age of 9 by the
other kids in his neighborhood. It
was more of a recreational thing until he figured out how the hover
engines on the boards worked. It
became his obsession to tweak them and test their limitations.
By the time he entered his teens, Rip was getting paid by other
skaters to fix and install their equipment and had a place on his
park’s team. The park keeps him too busy to get involved with his
school’s drug and gang scene, but up to the beginning of his enrolment
in a private High School all of his friends outside the park were rooted
in it. Their influences
rubbed off more than he would like to admit. Everyone on
the police force knowing his face from a framed picture on the
Chief’s desk only added to his rebellious streak.
“The Border Collie may
become compulsively riveted on things with moving parts, things like
analog clocks or dripping faucets, neighborhood cats, or the youth
soccer team at the playground, and either stare fixedly for hours or try
to coordinate the last great roundup. Left to his own devices, he may
become an escape artist, all the better to chase cars, frolicking
children, deer, or livestock, all without rancor but with the innate
drive to herd. His compulsion can be the death of him if he runs into
the street or chases and nips at children. Unlike some breeds that are
active outside and quiet inside, the Border Collie can be a household
busybody, into anything or everything to assuage his curiosity and his
Type A personality.”
retrievers have become useful as guide dogs for the blind, deaf and
other handicapped individuals because of their intelligence,
trainability, well-rounded temperament, as well as their ability to get
along well with people.
particularly forgiving dogs and will allow you to make many mistakes
while still wanting nothing more than to please and be acknowledged for
it with a scratch behind the ear. As a testament to their desire to
please, the first three dogs to obtain Obedience Trial Championships
were Golden Retrievers.
As is common with
the retriever breeds, this is a breed slow to fully mature both mentally
and physically. At a year of age, they will have their full height, but
their full weight will be another year or two in coming. Mentally, they
remain puppies for a long time (up to two or three years of age) and
many retain a very playful and clownish personality for most of their