I have had pets and animals my entire life. I can’t imagine not living with the companionship of animals.
As a youth my best friend Thunder a beautiful Palomino and I spent many hours together. It was not unusual to see both of us at the local Malt Shop. I shared my love for my horse with many friends. We spent our summers riding and enjoying our horses at many functions.
As a young adult I acquired my first Sheltie. This became my introduction to the Dog Show world. I raised and showed Shetland Sheepdogs for 12 years. I finished Champions and several dogs that I bred were shown in Obedience and they achieved top titles. Also at this time the first Herding Instinct testing started. WOW what fun… to see a dog instinctfully herd was amazing to me. I was a member of the Greater Kansas City Shetland Sheepdog club and served as President, Secretary and Treasurer.
I worked as a Vet Tech for 10 years. This was a great a learning experience. I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to share with many from the animal hospital their wonderful pets.
Our family moved to a small town in the country. This where I was introduced to to the Boer Goat. I acquired a herd and once again started showing and competing at the Livestock Shows. I became a Director for the ABGA and served one term of three years. Boer goats originated in Africa and are a very large meat goat. After 7 years it became apparent I could no longer keep up with a herd of goats and herd was dispersed.
I was given a Bengal cat. WOW what a beauty and so exotic. They are indeed a hybrid cross with an Asian Leopard Cat. After studying the breed I purchased a beautiful male to show. Now I was introduced to the Cat Show world. Who knew they had cat shows! I was so in love with the Bengals and cat show world I studied to become a judge in TICA. I am currently a Provisional Allbreed Judge in TICA. I can honestly say nothing makes me
happier then when I am judging at a TICA show.
I have loved bulldogs ever since I can remember. Every time I saw one I had to go visit with it and play. I had a neighbor who had a bulldog whenever he went outside with him, if the dog saw me outside he would come running to me instantly. I truly adored that dog. We were best buddies until I moved away. I then met my first Frenchie… I knew immediately I had to have one. I purchased my first female and male and immediately started showing them. I fell head over heels in love with this breed. Their clown like behavior and their devotion to me made a perfect match. I can’t imagine ever being without one of these incredible dogs.
Thank you for sharing this journey with me.
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