I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and animal lover. A few years ago my husband and I moved from Houston, TX back to his home of Pincher Creek, AB to help look after some relatives. I was looking for a second career and have always loved reading and writing. I stumbled upon Hub Pages a few months back and have found the place I can experience both. I find the research of each of my hubs to be the most exciting part of each hub. I have a deep connection to thoroughbred horses and love the sport of horse racing. I have replaced my empty nest with two very entertaining dogs that consume my life.