Cathy and her husband of 45 years, Jim, moved to the area four years ago when he retired. Before that, she and Jim had been frequent visitors to the Wood River Valley for over 17 years when their children moved here full time. Cathy has always lived with dogs, her mother raised and showed German Shepherds and she has shown her own dogs, Bearded Collies, in conformation, herding, and agility over the past 20 years. Cathy started volunteering here at Mountain Humane about two years ago, but only with the cats as she knew she couldn’t resist bringing all the dogs home. Cathy and Jim’s mini-“ranch” now includes one cat, two dogs, two donkeys, eight chickens, and nine fish.