My name is Janice and I’m the voice, webmaster, and sometimes the photographer behind this site. I guess I’ve always loved small dogs, but it wasn’t until I was 9 and struggling in school, both academically and socially until my fourth grade teacher suggested to my parents that a small dog would be the answer to all my problems. Knowing little about dogs or struggling kids, my parents agreed and we got a toy poodle named Tinker.
That was 51 years ago, if I am so bold as to date myself. I now have my own family which consists of my husband of 40+ years, my sons, Aaron and Nick, my daughter, Elizabeth and 15 small dogs (Shih Tzu, Maltese, Yorkies, and a toy poodle) and one medium sized (overweight) English Bull Dog. Oh, I guess I shouldn’t forget the two cats and the fish tank. Why so many, you might ask?
That was 51 years ago, if I am so bold as to date myself. I now have my own family which consists of my husband of 40+ years, my sons, Aaron and Nick, my daughter, Elizabeth and 12 small Shih Tzu dogs and one medium sized (overweight) English Bull Dog. Oh, I guess I shouldn’t forget the two cats and the fish tank. Why so many, you might ask?
Well, I’m also a breeder, a writer, business owner and webmaster. Dogs have always played a part in my life in the past, but not necessarily the main focal point. Now, they've moved onto center stage.
I have "retired" from my day job of working with children and owning a Child Care/Preschool in Texas U.S.A. Now, I have time to devote to my passion and pick up where I left off in my twenties -- Veterinary Technician. I picked up a few degrees along the way including a masters in psychology. Even though I thought I was studying people it turns out that everything I learned helps me understand animal behavior, which should not have come as a surprise.
I found that not only do I love living with them, but I like writing about them as well. I believe I can add a different perspective to the world of small dogs with the knowledge and experience that I have acquired through a life time of living with, loving, and learning about small dogs.
Now, I do get some help from time to time from my family. Elizabeth pitches in when time allows to write, photography and video-graph puppy antics.
Aaron helps with the dogs, maintenance, and anything else that might be needed.
Nick is a great resource for Marketing and general Business Information. My husband lends moral support, legal support, and a great deal of patience as he tries to maneuver around the houses with so many dogs.
I'd like to continue to brag about myself, but I think you might be interested to know that one of my latest passions have developed rather recently. Did I say I was a webmaster?
For a techno-phobic who required instruction on how to turn on a computer, becoming a webmaster seems a little far-fetched, but it is true, thanks to a company I happened to stumble upon called SBI Solo Build It. It helped me, step by step learn how to build this website as well as two other sites (One for my Preschool/Childcare Center and one for my Breeding Business)
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