I like the simple things in life. I am not a partier. In the spring and fall, I love the outdoors. I don't like the summer heat in the valley, unless I am near the beach. I find the beach to be very relaxing as well as the crackling of a fire in the winter. I love my 2 dogs. I have no children, so needless to say, I treat them like children. I like to go on day trips, to the movies, sometimes to the Gallo Art Center, and out to eat occasionaly. I love to cook. I am not a serious person. I love to laugh and it doesn't take much to get me to laugh. I am looking for someone with common interests. Someone to walk the dogs with, chat, go to a movie with, or just hang out, someone I can be myself with. And, please, you must live in the Modesto area. Oh, and another thing, must love dogs. Who knows where it might take us. Mistakes I've made in the past were rushing into relationships and later finding out we were not friends. I once read a quote that said "Be friends first, because later in life, having a relationship with your friend is what matters the most". And, no bed buddies, please.