Our FamilyI grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After college I taught elementary school for a number of years in Pennsylvania. The cold weather brought 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 with a house full of cavaliers and fun, new friends and a very busy life. I wouldn't change a thing!
Steve is a 4th grade teacher here in Gilbert and this is his 28th year, wow! When he's not teaching or 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 Pittsburgh so we don't get to see them very often. Matthew is a surgeon and Gina is a perfusionist so they are always very busy. Their baby, Matthew Jr. is now three years old, our first grandchild and the apple of my eye. Oh, grandchildren are such a joy!
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