About the Author
A little about me~
I am an Alumni of Washington State University and I received my degree in English with a focus in medieval literature and literature in general, as well as Cultural Anthropology. I know, I know. What in the world am I going to do with a degree in that? Honestly, I don’t know. But I would rather get a degree in something that I am genuinely passionate about instead of something I studied just to earn a big paycheck. After graduation, I plan on studying to receive my certificate in animal training with a focus on dogs. Job wise, I would love to do anything in the field of writing or editing, or even start my own training business, but we’ll see what I find!
A bit more back history on myself now. My first show dog was a Smooth Fox Terrier named Disney and together, we had a wonderful 9 or 10 year stint in 4-H. I had to make the hard decision to say that final goodbye last July when the cough that we though was allergies turned out to be the onset of congestive heart failure, but I treasure those memories I have of him. Although his tags clink like they always used to, they now rest on my keychain and his collar and paw print hang on my wall with his ribbons and medallions. After Disney came Liberty Bell, my mother’s beautiful, but rather bossy Aussie. I know, surprise, surprise. A bossy Aussie! Those never come around… Bella and I had a few good years of showing together before I left for college, but the bond that was there with my boy and I just didn’t click between her and I. She was definitely my mom’s dog. So, for the last 4 years, I’ve been on a bit of a showing haitus. Last June, I welcomed a new little ball of fluff into my life- the infamous Miss Xeva (also known as Morning Mist’s Wicked Woman).
My passion in showing has always rested in Agility and Obedience. Rally was fun, but I never enjoyed it quite as much as the other two. Showmanship, while Disney and I did excel at it, never felt very challenging. Then again, Disney was a bit of a push button dog in that ring. I was fortunate enough to have found a breeder who wanted her retired 3 year old champ to go to a 4-H home, so the Showmanship ring was nothing he didn’t know! Now, this isn’t to say that Disney and I breezed through the rings and won every ribbon there was in sight. Oh no. Quite the opposite really. That little old man challenged me every step of the way, and I will never stop thanking that stubborn little terrier as long as I have a furry friend in my life.