I grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After college I taught elementary school for a number of years in Pennsylvania. The cold weather took me to Arizona where Steve and I met, fell in love, and married. I became enamored with Cavalier King Charles Spaniels when my pet Maltese George died at age 12. One thing led to another and here I am, fourteen years later, with a house full of cavaliers and fun, new friends and a very busy life. I wouldn't change a thing except my hair color which changes all the time!
Steve was a 4th grade teacher in Gilbert for 30 years and is happily retired. When he's not golfing he helps me because I have gone to the dogs! I stay home and play with the dogs, feed the dogs, pet the dogs, laugh at the dogs' antics, nap with the dogs, bathe the dogs, love the dogs, and show the dogs. Whew, it is a lot of fun, but kind of like raising 6 or more toddlers. Now add 4 or 5 puppies to the mix and you can see how busy and happy we are! On a serious note I do health testing with veterinary specialists on all our cavaliers. Hips and Patellae are certified at age 2, and hearts and eyes are checked yearly.
My son Matthew and his wife Gina live in Philadelphia, so after decades in Arizona we made the move across country this summer to Pennsylvania! The gods were smiling on us because we found a fabulous home right in the kids' neighborhood! Matthew is a surgeon and Gina is a perfusionist so they are always very busy. Their son Matthew Jr. is now eight years old, our first grandchild and the apple of my eye. Oh, grandchildren are such a joy!