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Becky works with her brother at Mark Porter's Greenhouse and Nursery in Fayetteville GA. Doug has been a registered nurse for the past 8 years and is now in the process of a career change. We live with our 3 dogs, our "kids" rather, Freckles, Zack and B.G. Our time together is sometimes restricted due to conflicting work schedules and other commitments. When we do have time together we like to spend it traveling in the mountains of North Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Our hobbies include photography, hiking and camping. Becky also likes to garden and Doug likes to build webpages and learn graphic design.

As you may have guessed we are very fond of our dogs and dogs in general. We found the following list of things you can learn from dogs in "Country Magazine"...

  • Never pass up the opportunity to go on a joyride.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • Practice obedience when it's in your best interest.
  • Let others know when they have invaded your territory.
  • Take naps and stretch slowly before rising.
  • Run, romp and play daily.
  • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
  • Be loyal to your friends.
  • Never pretend to be something you're not.
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • On hot summer days, drink lots of water and relax under a shady tree.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • When you're happy, dance around excitedly and wag your entire body.

One of our dogs is a Rottweiler. Her name is B.G. and came to us as a neglected stray. We have found that the breed has a unearned reputation as a viscous and dangerous dog. Much to the contrary, Rottweilers are a loyal and loving animals when raised in a gentle and loving home. Click on the banner to go to the Southern States Rottweiler Rescue web page to learn more about these wonderful dogs and how you can either adopt or donate to their cause.

Southern States Rottweiler Rescue

We also are very much nature enthusiast. We encourage recycling and conservation of energy, and resources. We like to learn as we travel. Much of our time traveling in the mountains is spent as an educational experience.