I have never posted in this part of tPF before as my life is animals day to night. I enjoy escaping from them by logging into tPF and thinking about self endulgence for a while. DH and I are owned by a Schnoodle (Petey), long haired tweenie dachshund (Milo) and a mini-doxie (Hali). We have 2 cats (one is handi-capped [Orchid], and the other saved from being shot-to-death [Carmello]), a quaker parrot (Queequeg) and an aquarium. I own and operate my own pet grooming and supply boutique, as well act as a volunteer OSPCA Agent (stops animal cruelty). In addition I operate a rescue that takes animals my town normally drives out to the dump and shoots to death, and attempts to rehome them, and at the very least offer them a peaceful euthanasia. Presently we have a foster kitten that is one of 3 that were brought in while only a few hours old - cords still attached. Two passed as they simply were not strong enough, and Wilbur survives. He is just over a month old and full of "spit" and vinegar (as any healthy kitty should be). This is my life - and I hope to contribute to this section of tPF from time-to-time, when not overwhelmed with my all-pet-consumed life.