I love all animals. In addition to being owned by 3 Cocker Spaniels I also belong to a twenty something Quarterhorse gelding named Beau. Yes, I know how to care for and ride horses too! I worked for the National Geographic Magazine from August, 1982 to February, 2011. Retirement gives me more time to spend with my furry critters and follow my passion in taking care of other peoples pets. I enjoy photographing animals and nature. Don't be surprised while I'm taking care of your best friend that you might end up with lots of snapshots. Most pets seem to enjoy it and I know the owners definitely do. However I do have a couple of camera shy clients. Have to catch them when they aren't looking.