Hi everybody. Welcome to my blog. I have been a dog lover since birth. Some years back that loved melted into a love of birds. Join me on a journey past and present with me and , at this moment, 3 rescue dogs and 13 birds. I was never allowed to have a dog growing up, so when I moved into my first apartment I made it a goal to make up for lost time. Let me fill you in on some of the people in my life who have no doubt helped mold me into the person I am today. Most of my family is estranged because so many of them are so...well, strange. One of my favorite cousins was, and still is one of the most oblivious people I've ever met. After having a family dinner at his mom's house he stood talking to my sister while he watched as she scraped dish after dish of what food was left on the plates into the drain. After scraping several plates she looked around for the switch to the garbage disposal. She asked my cousin where it was. His straight faced answer? We don't have one. Then there is my beloved niece who at age 22 looked at me one day and asked if it was the sun or the moon we fly over to get to Iceland. Seeing a thread here? Don't get me wrong. I have racked up several clueless moments myself. Still to this day I continue to show not how much I know, but how much I don't know. After moving into a new neighborhood, I found a group of people who walked their dogs at a nearby school. One day I was listening to some women talking about 'Coach' purses. For the life of me I couldn't understand why anyone would need a special purse to ride a train. I got my first dog 30 years ago, and my life has been one long ride on a merry go round. Please join me as I share 30 years of experience and laughter as I tell you about the day my life went to the dogs. I will be posting every few days, so please check in and share with your friends.