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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-13-2007, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Hi All: I know so much about your dogs- Curious about you. We know that Melissa is a wonderful photographer. I work for the Documentary Series "Frontline" on PBS- I do the on-air promotion for the show. I am fortunate that I get to work from home quite a bit to care for my furbabies.

I know a lot of you have many human children- that is certainly 2 full time jobs combined.




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Hi - besides being a Mommy to my 3 Havs, I have a 17 year old boy, and a 19 year old boy in college. My husband & I own our own Insurance Agency and work together 1/8 of a mile from home. Which is exactly why he could not argue getting the dogs, as we run home all day when they need to go out. My spring/summer passion is my gardens, which I work on for months on end, I hate the cold winters (unless on the couch with fire going), and cleaning is not really my thing - so I guess my winter passion is my puppies & making sure they get enough exercise inside. I do try to leave work around 2pm so my afternoons are wonderful spent with the pups.
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I am primarily a stay at home mom to 5 children, 3 boys, ages 14, 11 & 2½ and 2 girls, ages 9 & 4. I also watch my 2 nieces, ages 10 & 4, full time while their mom works.

My family owns a business, so I do work occasionally, but rarely... normally at tax time, when they need me to translate, or when we put out new catalogs. On occasion I work from home. (try not to though!)

My oldest son is homeschooled (along with my youngest 2), and I spend a lot of time 'teaching' him... then all his friends come over a few days to practice their Spanish.. supposedly with him, but I normally end up doing it. We have 2 that we claim as ours, because their here so much.

My kids are my world, my oldest 2 boys play tournament soccer, so we run a lot with that... the girls have just decided they both want to play soccer too, so this season will be particularly crazy.

Let's see, I think that's about it for me. I'm pretty much a soccer mom, jeans and all.

Quick, lets get the treats out of the bag before Mom sees!

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Good thread, Missy!

I'm a SAHM with 3 kids (2 boys - 17 and 15 and 1 girl - 12). We have two cats, Gigi and Shadow, Ricky our Hav who is 8 mths. old and #2 Hav on the way at 7 1/2 mths. I was a pastel artist, painting with dry pastels, exhibiting and selling my work. Due to a busy family life and health problems, I stopped painting, but then got into a bit of computer graphic art. I've left that because sitting at the computer too long isn't good for my neck/shoulders and back.

I've done rubberstamping and card-making and I started scrapbooking a year ago and love it!! Guess I have to be doing something creative! lol
I haven't done any s/booking since the fall because I got very busy raising our new pup, and we reorganized the garage that I was/am using as my studio - still lots to do in there, but when it's all done I'll send pics. I am on the way to recovering from back/sciatica problems that have plagued me for years so am looking forward to doing more with Ricky and the new guy. I'd love to attend obedience/agility classes!

I, too, am a soccer mom of one of our boys, Alex the oldest. He's been in regional competitive soccer since he was 10, playing since he was 6. At 17 this year, he says this might be the last season, so we'll see. We love it!! Our plan is to attend the games with our pooches which should be fun.

I am perfectly bilingual which is pretty much necessary in this very French province, Quebec, and am married to an Italian. Our kids speak French a lot, as well as English so we're often gabbing in a mix of both languages. We have a huge family, esp. on my side, so gatherings are loud, food is plentiful and there is a lot of fun.

O.k....... now I'm just rambling........




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Marj, do you and your kids speak Italian also?

Quick, lets get the treats out of the bag before Mom sees!
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keep em coming! I am loving reading about you all. although, I feel a little lazy after reading what you have on yoru plate- Jodi, 5 children and a business? marj, 3 kids, 2 cats, almost 2 dogs and 3 languages? Laurie, 2 boys, 3 havs and a business? Lynn, you are about to get very busy...

I love gardening too. hate new england winters , but alas we both have good jobs here.




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Here we go....I'm married (almost 28 years) and have 4 married step children. My husband didn't want any more children...we have two. A son, 24, who STILL lives at home and a daughter (23) who graduated with honors and works in Ohio. She owns Zoey, the Havanese that we bought for her when she discovered how lonely she was 7 hours from home. (Jackie is a member of this forum) Jim and Jackie were both three sport atheletes so I can relate to you "soccer" mom's out there.
My husband didn't want any animals when we got married....we've had 4 dogs and two cats during our marriage...and now have just two dogs. Do you see a pattern? My poor husband....
Anyway, I am a teacher aide right now and have been either teaching or aiding in Special Education for 26 years. My husband is a retired State Trooper. He still works a full time job to support all of the "things" he didn't want when he married me!!!! Oh, we have 13 grandchildren as well. I love them all...
My hobbies are golf, photography, working with my church youth group, and volunteering with our local Rainbow Riders, a theraputic riding center. I'm hoping to use Izzy as a therapy dog in conjunction with the theraputic riding. She LOVES kids! I guess that's the main points!
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My husband and I own a gym on Long Island. We have 2/2 legged children, both married. We have our 2 Hav babies, and 3 cats (2 Maine Coons and one all american black cat). My Mom also lives with us.

I'm lucky - I only work part time and able to take Kodi and Shelby with me. They love getting to the gym and running around greeting everybody. Lately, I have been trying to leave them home alone at short intervals. We are up to an hour so maybe we can got out to dinner now. And my Mom is home a lot and stays with them. She really loves them, too.

I am really totally in love with these dogs and have started reading about showing and breeding. I am truly considering this sometime down the road and have already been hinting about Hav #3 (but not for a few years yet).
PS - I am a hobby orchid grower and quilt (when I can find the time)

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Its funny you say that, hubby & I have been saying that once both kids are out of college & on their own, that we want to sell our business. he says "so what are we doing to do" - my response Breed Havanese
Not sure if he liked the idea, but he didnt say NO WAY!
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I left my executive job (and do miss it sometimes) to be home with the dogs and be available to my daughter, who will be graduating from high school this year. I spend a couple hours a day helping out at her school during the year, but this is my last year doing that. I only have a few weeks left and then I'll be home (sorta) full-time.

Even when I'm home, I don't seem to be there often. Last year, I spent 2-3 weekends a month on the road for dog shows. During the week, we do a lot of other doggy visits (socializing, training, etc.) so we seem to be on the go all the time. My dogs know that when I open the front door, they get to run straight out to the car door or to the motorhome because it means we are going for a ride somewhere!

This year, I'll be home a lot more, but next year, I plan to be on the road often again.
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