My favorite quote: "Dogs are not our whole lives but they make our lives whole" -Roger Caras
After having moved from MA to Northern CA to Orlando, FL in the last 7 months for work, I am finally able to set up a home base here in Long Island.
I am a generally shy person but can be quite funny and sarcastic when I get to know you and feel comfortable being my true self. My true passion in life is training and working with dogs and I am making it my career by training service dogs for the disabled. My family, dog and friends are the most important things in my life and I would be lost without them. I love taking pictures, but I am not great at it. I love the outdoors and going for walks and hikes, but I am not a huge camper. I have grown up on the ocean and don't know if I could live without it. In the summer I am always out on the boat or hanging by the beach with family and friends. I love skiing in the winter, but stick to the easy trails (no black diamonds for me!).
I am the kind of person who is always excited to learn new things. I love watching NatGeo, Discovery Channel, and Animal Planet. (I might have shed a tear when I found out that Steve Irwin died ;) ) I love to travel and see new places, and many on my to do list are famous zoos and aquariums or are well known for their wildlife.
I am not a huge music fan. That being said I listen to whatever is on the radio while driving to work. I am slowly starting to appreciate some country music, but mainly I like music that is positive and upbeat or has a good message. I have a very hard time with hard rock and anything with screaming lyrics. I used to take piano lessons when I was younger, but I just don't seem to have the knack for instruments. However I do hope to someday learn at least the basics of guitar.
I am looking for someone that I can have fun with, will make me laugh, and who will be able to push me a little out of my comfort zone yet respect it at the same time. A college education and/or a stable trade/career is important to me.
If you are interested please don't hesitate to message me. But please understand that I do not live on my computer and it may take me a few days to respond to messages. But just a hint: Please use full sentences and punctuation, and say more than just hi. Unless you have an amazing profile I will probably not respond to 1-5 word messages. I also don't like to be the one to hold up a conversation. If you ask a question I will reply with more than just a few words and I expect you to do the same. :)