2:22am PDT - Yikes! I'm really tired. I just couldn't go to bed, leaving the first page blank! It's not like I have to be up at the crack of dawn like so many others. I'm more of a night-owl anyway. But I do have to be mobile by 10am. I know, for some that's already their 2nd or 3rd coffee break. I'm not complaining. I'm grateful for the life I've created. I love being a dogwalker. There's nothing better than setting a pack of apartment-dogs "free" in an oversized outdoor playpen - cheerfully referred to as "the dogpark". Those two little words still make my 8 1/2 year-old, four-legged daughter go wild with joy. She changed my life. Afterall, if she hadn't adopted me 8 years ago, I might still be among those looking forward to that 2nd coffee break at 10am today!