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Erin Garner

"Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. ~Sophia Loren"

Phoenix, AZ, USA
female, age 45
Speaks: English
Joined Mar 6, 2005

Moments in Time...
Hello Potential Friends!

I have grown tired of receiving friend requests from people that I accept, yet never hear from again OR better yet I become part of the multitude of invites / spam / petitions that get circulated. I honestly don't mind the "once off", but to have multiples from the same cause / group starts to do my head in.

I want to KNOW the people on my friend's list not just accrue numbers like a statistic.

So, PLEASE if you want to add me as a friend, I ask that you send me an introduction (like the "old" Care2 way) AND friend request or just wait for me to send you a friend request from your introduction. 

We Close Our Eyes ~ ©Oingo Boingo

We close our eyes
We close our eyes and dream
And the world has turned around again

When everybody is running in the big race
And having a good time
Who am I to cast a shadow
Who am I?

I looked death in the face last night
I saw him in a mirror
And he simply smiled
He told me not to worry
He told me just to take my time

We close our eyes and the world has turned around again
We close our eyes and dream
And another year has come and gone
We close our eyes and the world has turned around again
We close our eyes and dream ...

And if you come to me
And if you touch my hand
I might just slip away
I might just disappear
Who am I?

And if you think I'm worth it
And if you think it's not too late
We might start falling
If we dont try to hard
We might start falling in love


We're on the healing path
We're on a roller coaster ride
That could never turn back
And if you love me
And if you really try
To make the seconds count
Then we can close our eyes


We close our eyes and the world has turned around again



Once upon a time I had money in the bank and a brain in my head! However, since deciding to make my dream come true I am without (both)! But it's ok because I am blessed with good friends and a loving family to get me through the most trying of times. Not to mention I have been privileged with the love of not one but FOUR purring fur-kids! 
I am told it will all be worth it in the end, fried brains are rather they say!!! 

In an Emergency Don't Forget About Your Pets!!!

Here is a DIRECT link to the Pet Emergency Plan set up by US government at - the advertisement here at Care2 makes you go hunting for it, so I thought I'd make it easier and post it here.

  Pet Emergency Plan Video / List

It seems simple enough,  but I don't even have an emergency kit for MYSELF, let alone my three fur-kids - I really MUST get on that...

I just HAD to put this emot. up from millan.net


Personal Professional Contact Singles
Joined Mar 6, 2005 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Job Search, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Ask the Vet Techs, Care2 Feedback and Suggestions, Half Full - Half Empty, Serious Shutterbugs, Whale Call Cafe, What's Up?
Hometown San Diego, CA 
Birthday Feb 28, 1973  
Languages English  
About Me Fun, loving, fairly spontaneous, active, caring, romantic, outdoorsy, eco-conscious, diligent, and NOT a quitter! I try to always see the positive side of things and smile a lot!
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Pets Cats: Isikhukhula - 5y2m, Topaz - 3y5m, Owlie - 2y8m, Barnabas Collins - 4m2w  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions Spiritualist  
Eating Habits Whatever, Whenever, However  
Wild Fact About Me I have worked (veterinary) on rhino, wildebeest, and impala IN the field!
My Philosophy Always be kind, you have NO idea the kind of day someone might be having. Smile, it might just make someone else smile in return.
What Gives Me Hope The peaceful sunrise of a new day.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Sitting down and having a nice LONG think about whether I was truly the right person for this job or not while figuring out if I was actually sane or insane for taking the job in the first place, then I'd find someone insane enough to take the position from me!
What/who changed my life and why Prof. Solomon and Dr. Jeffcoate (Glasgow Veterinary School) and Prof. Venter (Onderstepoort Vet School - SA) because without them I might not have been accomplishing my dream right now! Thank you!
What Bugs Me Dishonesty, Self-absorbed people, Abusive people in general!, George W. Bush!!!!!!, Nonobservant drivers!, Drivers that go 1/2 the speed limit!, Superficial / materialistic people!, Drowning sharks for shark fin soup!  
Passions My Veterinary Career, Photography, Movie Watching, Reading, Encouraging people to adopt not create!, Caring for my fur-kids!, Loving my family and friends!, Spreading happiness and smiles!  
Inspirations Nelson Mandela, Richard Branson  
What Scares Me Losing the ones I love!, Becoming paralyzed and not able to work!  
Role Models My Dad, Handicapped Athletes, Dr. Kelly Alcala DVM, Dr. Mintzer DVM, Dr. Biggs BVSc  
Quotation Live for the moment and NEVER give up. Perseverance is the key to everything in this life; dreams do come true!
Interests Check out activities listed above  
Books Various Others, Author: Jeffrey Deaver, Author: Bill Bryson, Documentary-type Autobios, National Geographic Mag  
Music A varied array of musicians and styles  
Movies The Bourne Trilogy, The Bucket List, Eight Below, The Lion King, Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Caribbean, Shawshank Redemption, Dances with Wolves, The Color Purple, Sahara, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Romantic Comedies (feel good movies)  
TV Shows Harry's Law, Person of Interest, Unforgettable, Shows Gone Bye-bye, Documentaries, CSI(s), Navy NCIS, The Amazing Race  
Favorite Foods The Swordfish lunch I had in Crete, Italian, Mexican, Good ol' US grilled Steak  
Favorite Places San Diego (home), Kauai, South Mountain - Phoenix, Baja Mexico, South Africa  
Can't Live Without Perseverance, Hope, Pets, Family, Friends, Dreams, Smiles, Oxygen  
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