Warning: if you do not like animals then I suggest you pass over me and move onto the next profile as I am a serious animal lover and very passionate about animal rights. I love Mother Nature and I respect our planet earth to a fault. I am so sensitive to nature and wildlife that I have been known to stop and pull over my car just to make sure a snapping turtle would not get hit while crossing the road. Wild deer have been known to come up to me and take food from my hand while hiking our wonderful park systems with my golden retriever. I have volunteered my time to protect sea turtles in south Florida. I studied art, art history and Italian in college. Some of the creative things I do include painting, making jewelry, and turning old furniture into new.