Throughout her life, she has had two major passions:
animals of all kinds, and children with special needs.
She has a BA in Speech and Hearing Therapy and a National Diploma in Animal Health Technology.
She has a particular interest in two exceptional kinds of children – those who are intellectually gifted but also those that have learning disabilities.
She has worked at schools for disabled children and children with cerebral palsy, and was involved with riding for the disabled for many years. She also homeschooled her own three children.
She has been actively involved in animal welfare for 30 years and has had a variety of animals pass through her home; from snakes and chinchillas to horses and cows. She also breeds English Cocker Spaniels.
Feel free to check out some of her writing samples below.
Yikes! The dog has chewed up the Christmas presents under the tree, including Aunt Annie’s large box of chocolates! The urgent questions become: are dogs allergic to chocolate? Is it bad for them? What should I do? Our dogs often end up eating things they shouldn’t, and one of the commonest is chocolate. Some people…