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MY FAVORITE QUOTE: “The road to success is always under construction.” Arnold Palmer


MY FIRST PET: Goldie (goldfish), Blackie (blackfish) and Froggy (frog), all in the same fishbowl. Sadly, it didn’t work out too well for Froggy or Goldie… Blackie decided he was King of the castle.

WHAT I WOULD TELL MY YOUNGER SELF: Thank you for your love of family, friends and animals, learning new things, travelling the world, and exploring different cultures.


SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T USUALLY KNOW ABOUT ME: I was on the Dean’s list at the University of Montana before I was a Junior in High School.

I have been an animal lover since the day I was born. My mother had 2 cats but soon developed allergies to cats after she had me so she gave them to friends. Loving all animals as I did, I would coax the occasional “lost” cat into our apartment until my mother started sneezing and the neighbors would come to claim their cats back. Hence, my first pets being confined to a fishbowl. But we visited Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Aquarium almost every weekend. My “pets” at the zoo were the elephants, hippos and gorillas, while my “pets” at the Aquarium were the seals, penguins, otters and “Homer” the octopus. After moving to Montana, I had a few replacement “Goldie’s”, a temporary toad on a Girl Scout weekend named “Toady” (always so original with the early pets’ names), then several hamsters. Finally, I brought a stray dog home and Dad, a cat lover not a dog lover, reluctantly let me keep him. Willie became my parents’ dog as I was getting older and then moved away. Dad had finally become a dog lover! I also had a great opportunity to ride horses at a ranch whenever I wanted to. The owners were too busy to keep the horses and a mule exercised so up the mountain trails I would go with whichever friends could join me! Upon moving back to Seattle, I immediately got a brother/sister pair of cats, a few years later a stray rounded out the cats at 3. Due to my love of all animals great and small, I’m always eager and excited to see what new clients I will get to meet with Moxie’s. In my free time I enjoy helping friends in need, exploring the changes around the Eastside and cuddling with my cats.

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