“I love dogs! My pets have always been treated like one of the family and join me for road trips and hiking adventures.There is little else that brings such happiness to my heart than a smiling pup. All breeds and all sizes — they are magnets to me! I can’t help but re-route my path to go say hi to a big animal; especially the large breeds dogs such as Great Danes, Turkish Shepherds, Newfoundlands, Leonbergers, Great Pyrenees, St. Bernards… I can’t get enough of them. Most animals are like that. Their personalities are always apparent if you sit with them for a moment. I love to stop and tell them how beautiful they are and most of the time, I get a great big kiss out of the conversation! These amazing animals bring me so much joy and are often inspiration for my photography and paintings.”