Tinker is a one year old full-blood Yorkshire Terrier. He has been with us since he was five weeks old. Tinker lost one sibling to death and his other sibling to early removal. By the time we took him, he had stopped eating. Tinker’s rough start is still visible today. He worries about and changes expresses that through barking. We work hard to keep him socialized around lots of people and new experiences.
Tinker would make one of the world’s best rodent catchers, the original purpose of the breed. He loves to chase balls, squirrels, birds, and anything small that moves. He loves to go on long walks and is very upset if I leave without him. I’m blessed to bring him to work with me, where he acts as a sometimes love bug and a sometimes guard dog, depending on his mood.
Bitsy is almost two years old and is also a full-blood Yorkshire Terrier. She was added to our family after Tinker, in hopes of helping him overcome his early traumas. Bitsy, called Cricket at the time, was loved dearly but not treated well by another dog in the home, so we gave her a new home. She has helped Tinker with his eating issues and given him a much needed playmate.
Bitsy had never walked on a leash, on grass, or on stairs when we adopted her. She quickly learned that she loved the outdoors and going on adventures. She is much more calm than Tinker and does not know a stranger. Bitsy’s favorite things to do is bark at cats, steal Tinker’s chewies, and go outdoors.
I’m an Administrative Assistant at Christ United Methodist Church. My husband pastors two other churches, Norwood United Methodist and Faith United Methodist. I’m a mother to five children, oldest is 27 and youngest is 14. My degree is in art, graphic and web design. I have worked or volunteered for most of my adult life in administrative, design, or event planning roles for churches and nonprofits.
My hobbies and interests include do-it-yourself projects, worship arts, flute, piano, Appalachian culture, and being in nature.
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