Welcome back! I'm sorry that you had a bad experience here before, hopefully this time around will be better. I've never gotten anything but wonderful support, understanding, and ideas from the folks here.
I am also a huge dog (and animal) lover! I have 3 golden retrievers, among other animals. In fact I'm still aiming towards going to veterinary school (as long as this pain lets me
, but I can only take things about
one hour at a time right now, so no sense in worrying about
what is still a year or two away - or so I try to tell myself). And I too am a huge nature nut. There is nothing I love more than being outside with my animals. They are such loves, and the best source of support and pain relief for me.
Again, welcome back! We're happy to have you, so keep posting!