Mine is a combination of two of the things I think most define me.....my love of South Dakota (sodak) and the place dogs have always had in my life (grrl). Besides the obvious gender thing, 'grrl' is also a brief tip o' the hat to my 4 year enlistment in the Marine Corps.
My avatar is a 'brown-eyed' Susan, which I have always maintained were named after me!
"You'll never get a Purple Heart hiding in a foxhole." Capt. H. P. Crowe, USMC; Guadalcanal, 13 Jan 1943
'I'm not a vegetarian because I love animals. I'm a vegetarian because I hate plants." A. Whitney Brown
"Everything takes longer once a cat gets involved." sm