Above is our frog pond. You can see a nest of eggs.
Some personal information
I live in a small country town on the Murray River in New South Wales, Australia close to the famous wine region of Rutherglen.
I am married with a daughter and granddaughter.
My family are very special to me. They are always supportive of my practice of filling our house with dogs and of my tendency to volunteer my time and skills for fundraising and other community based activities.
I work from my home office with my four dogs as my support team. Please go to my website design page. For information on website design.
Our dogs are part of our family. We have four, two Labradors and two small dogs. Both our small dogs we have adopted from Albury Dog Rescue.
For many years we raised Guide Dog puppies for Guide Dogs Victoria (GDV). Our six year old female black Labrador, Gopi is a reclassified Guide Dog. She didn’t quite make the grade as a working dog, but she sure makes the grade as our loved companion! Gopi is in charge of making sure that meals are served on time.
Our first small dog is Ruff, a Chihuahua cross who was
surrendered as tiny pup along with his two siblings and mother. This little boy is a delight, with the possible exception of his smoke-alarm pitched bark! His self appointed job is to make sure that all the soft toys are played with regularly, preferably 24 hours a day.
Zarek is our second Labrador and third dog, in February 2008, at age ten, he moved back in with us after guiding his owner around Melbourne for over eight years. Zarek’s main jobs are to keep the beds warm and to be on stand-by to retrieve dropped food items.
He is enjoying his retirement with us, living in comfort and security. We raised Zarek for GDV in 1998 and kept in touch with his vision-impaired owner who asked us if we would like to take him back as our own when he retired as a Guide Dog.
Our fourth dog is little Millie. A Miniature Schnauzer cross Maltese, adopted from Albury Wodonga Animal Rescue. We were supposed to be fostering Millie but decided that she needed to live with us. Millie’s job description is in charge of water quality, which she is happy to monitor by getting as wet as possible as often as possible!
We also have a cat, three birds and two fish!
I spend many hours maintaining the Albury Wodonga Animal Rescue website which I created.
The site has been an outstanding success in getting word of AWAR’s work to the public and getting as many dogs as possible out of the pounds and into loving homes.
My husband and I own a camper trailer and take off as often as we can on camping trips to explore our wonderful Australia.
I also enjoy gardening. We are slowly developing a water-wise garden and have incorporated a frog pond in one corner, which allows us to listen to frog ‘songs’ at night. The little amphibians who have colonised our pond are Barking Marsh frogs and Perin’s Tree Frogs.