What breed are these adorable dogs? You're living my wanna-be lifestyle, in the doggie arena. Always thought I'd be a dog breeder; we don't even have one right now. I love them, though.... all of them. We're making do with three cats, which isn't the same, though we love them too.
Many congratulations on your weight loss! I, too, have watched my mother deteriorate because of poor choices (mostly because of no exercises). She'll be 90 in November though, because of genetics and her interest in health-giving foods. She shares with me, though, a weakness for desserts.