Animals: At the Heart of All I Do

Animal Lover/Supporter of Humane Education

All my life, I have had a profound love of and respect for animals of all shapes and sizes. 

I've made it a point to advocate for humane education and animal advocacy issues; this includes writing to government officials on behalf of the causes concerning me, volunteering, and blogging about issues like puppy mills, dog fighting, and the use of pregnant mares by pharmaceutical companies to draw urine for making drugs -- and making profit. Animals need us to represent them, and I've been their voice whenever possible. 

I've also made it a point to rescue and adopt animals into our home through the years, and all have made me very proud and happy. My current work includes writing for Dogs on Deployment. Military family pets need our support and I help raise awareness. See the YouTube clip below or learn more from my blog at

In the past, I've had the pleasure of working as a certified dog trainer, dog handler, veterinary assistant, and even as a zoo docent handling small, educational animals and conducting exhibit tours. Animals have always fascinated and delighted me, and that would include my Lucy, the Jack Russell Terrier pictured above. What more could I say besides, "I Love Lucy!"

Check out my blog!  It'll make you think, make you laugh, and encourage you to go play (fetch).