About Me

I believe in giving back to the community

My newest fur babies came from a local shelter. DiDi (black) and Dexter (brown) are brother and sister, I swear! They are "double trouble." I've never had two puppies at the same time and it's definitely a challenge. But, they are sweet babies and get lots of love and attention from the whole family. 

My Pets

Photo by Marci Lambert

I'm thrilled to combine my passion for writing with my passion for animals.


I was born and raised in Indiana but now live in Memphis, TN. While I miss my Indiana State Fair roasted corn, I adore my sunny, warm Memphis weather. 

During my youth, I went to school for 300 years and collected several degrees. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. In the beginning, I was a mental health counselor. Then I moved to health care marketing and strategic planning. After my two kids were born, I spent time teaching. Eventually, I chose to become a non-employed mom and spent my time raising children, dogs, and volunteering. 

Most of the past decade I've spent volunteering with animal organizations. I was blessed to be part of a small team who opened the first low cost spay & neuter clinic in the mid-south area (www.spaymemphis.org). 

Now that the kids are in college, my days are spent tapping computer keys and playing with puppies. I think I've finally figured it out!

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