Everyone who loves dogs seem to love
one breed above all others, and I am no different. In 1987, while
attending U.C. Davis School of Veterinary Medicine a fellow student introduced
me to Kelpies, a breed of stock dog imported from Australia. He had a
litter of puppies from his female, Ruth, and one
little black and tan female puppy stole my heart. Jesse was my first
Kelpie and is now gone. She lived a full 16 years and I miss her.
I have had several other wonderful Kelpies come and go, but Jesse remains
my favorite. We have a new addition to our family, Logan, a
red and tan kelpie. He is a great dog - intelligent, good natured
and handsome. For more news of Kelpies click on the link below --
More Dog Stuff
is complete without a few cats, although Marvin would argue differently.
We currently have two inside cats, Pete and Jack. Each is as individual as are all humans.
Pete tries our patience constantly, but is also the most amusing cat we've ever
had. Jack, or Just Jack (of "Will and
Grace"), is a solid fifteen pounds, playful in a slow, lazy way and my
definite "lap kitty". I'm a firm believer in having at least two cats - no one can
play with a cat like another cat!
For more photos of my cat family click on the link
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A great pet
food I have found - -
One of the vet school classes I attended discussed how pet food is made
and it isn't very nice; animals with cancer and other diseases, animals that
have been euthanized with chemicals, and animal meat that hasn't been handled as
potential food should be and has become rotted or rancid are included as a
source of meat. For the last year
I have been feeding a healthy alternative -- for more information click here:
Flint River Ranch Pet Food
Marvin and I are fortunate enough to live where we can have horses in
our lives. We currently have three Quarter Horses and a Paint
gelding. The older mare, Dewey, is a kind, wonderful sort of horse
that everyone should own. She is the mother of one of our four, our
gelding Max. The second mare Tuesday is just pretty perfect - a correct, muscular athlete. For our
fourth horse we
have a palomino paint gelding Cash. He's a sweetheart and is
definitely fun to ride.
More Horse Stuff
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I have other things in my life I love. I love gardening, something
I share with Marvin, and we have a very beautiful perennial garden.
I love my profession, veterinary medicine, and am currently working at a
small animal practice in the town we live in.
I have always had a creative side I have needed to
feed. I have a small company that creates and publishes web sites.
The first web site I designed was for one of my best friends who breeds
and sells Morgan Horses.
I design, create and sell jewelry, specializing in
unique silver focal pieces and natural stones.
Thanks for your interest in
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This site updated
March 25, 2013