That's right.....my very first chin was a rescued from a local dog shelter in Georgia. I was 20 years old, just gotten married, pregnant and in the Navy. I believe I went in for a cat, but an adorable puppy who was a black and white ball of fluff and big brown eyes caught my eyes. I wanted it! But so did twenty other people. The staff there insisted that I take a look at the mother of the puppy. They explained to me that the Mother and puppy had been taken from a local puppy mill. The mother was found in a small rusty cage, caked with her own feces. They warned me that she wasn't much to look at because she had a sever case of mange. They weren't lying........she was UGLY! But after looking up the breed, I felt that with lots of love and care she would be a beautiful chin again and she was. I fell in love with Bitsey's black and white silky coat, her personality, silliness and intelligence. She was too smart for her own good. I found myself researching her kind and thinking what a hidden gem the Japanese chin were. I'd never seen them anywhere. No one seemed to know what or where to find one. I had owned other breeds, but none were like the Japanese chin. I felt that more people should get to know them and I wanted to try to share this little dog world secret.
I grew up here in Bryan / College Station Texas. Graduated from Bryan High in 1992.
I joined the Navy right out of High School. After serving the Navy as a Yeoman, I searched for my next career. I got my Office Technology II Diploma and work as a secretary for a bit, then a Sales Rep for Estee Lauder, a Sheriff Correctional Officer and Factor worker (I built bomps for the military).
When I got laid off at the Ammunition Plant, I decided to follow in my Mother's foot print and become a RN. I got my RN License in 2009. I currently work at an inpatient rehabilitation hospital.