This is a blog about my life, which largely revolves around a dog rescue operation. I write mostly, but not exclusively, about dogs. I am gay, with a very understanding partner (now husband!); Democrat; liberal; Kansas native and a current resident of "real" Virginia. My husband and I live on 7 rural acres near Charlottesville, Virginia. We have 7 large dogs of our own, and we foster large breed dogs for several different rescue organizations, primarily Promises Animal Rescue, (www.promisesanimalrescue.org); Green Dogs Unleashed (www.greendogsunleashed.org); Animal Connections, (www.animalconnections.org), and occasionally for other groups. German Shepherd Dogs, Great Danes, and rottweilers are among our favorites, but we love most large breed dogs and mutts.