About 10 years ago my husband and I did one of those quizzes how well do you know your spouse. One of the questions was, "If your spouse could do anything in the world what it be?"
My answer was to write and raise Labrador Retrievers. The seed was planted and now that my kids are older I am pursuing those goals, kinda.
I have written and published my first book Catch Up: A Guide to Understanding and Using Today's Technology. I also write on my blog www.RetiredHousewife.com.
As far as the dogs go I became involved with the Warrior Canine Connection an organization that trains service dogs for our wounded warriors. I have fostered two Golden Retrievers and fell in love with the breed. I don't know that I will be taking on another puppy, but I'm pretty sure there will be a Golden Retriever in my life.
In the meantime I have my black Labrador, Jet and my crazy Calico cat Pumpkin to keep me company during the day while my husband is at work, my daughter is away at college and my son is in school.